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Recipe: Super-Easy Spicy Potato Wedges

This might be the simplest recipe I have ever blogged about. In fact it is so simple it’s almost a non-recipe. But these spicy potato wedges are so damn fine that I just had to share them. Quick and easy, these potato wedges are an ideal mid-week supper side dish and as you can see I served mine up roast chicken legs and salad. But they would also be great for sprucing up your Sunday lunch!

Chicken Potato and Salad

I whipped up these wedges by accident really. I was roasted up a couple of chicken legs and had some old potatoes sitting there looking sad. I didn’t want to roast them as I’m trying (and mostly failing) to reduce my fat and salt consumption, so I just cut them up into wedges and sprinkled with the first spice that came to hand. The result is a healthy and delicious accompaniment to pretty much any meal you fancy. Or, if like me, you become quickly addicted to them you can bung them in the oven for an afternoon snack. They are so sweet and spicy and delicious and awesome and all the rest yep. I added a tiny pinch of sugar as well to bring out the sweetness of the potato because I’m naughty like that.

Note to self, copious amounts of mayo is not helpful when trying to reduce your fat intake. Ooops.

Yep, I fail at being totally healthy. But tasty food is where all the fun is at!

Spicy Wedges

Spicy Potato Wedges (serves two)

  • 2 baking potatoes
  • 2-3 tsp garam masala
  • 1/2tsp sugar (optional)
  • 1tsp vegetable oil
  1. preheat your oven to 200C (fan)
  2. cut your potato into wedges shapes and dab with a paper towel to remove excess water
  3. line a small baking tray with foil and brush lightly with a little bit of vegetable oil
  4. pop the potato wedges into the pan and sprinkle with the garam masala and sugar if using. gently toss the potatoes to ensure an even coverage.
  5. bake in the oven for about 30-40minutes (totally depends on your oven) and turn them half way through.
  6. they are done when they are light golden colour and the edges are catching.

Enjoy!

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