Introducing an easy and delicious side dish perfect for any occasion – roasted potato wedges!
This simple recipe requires minimal preparation time but yields maximum flavor. Crispy on the outside, fluffy on the inside, these oven-roasted potato wedges are sure to be a hit.
With just a few ingredients and some simple steps you can make this classic side dish in no time at all.
So let’s get started!
- Olive oil
- Garlic powder
- Onion powder
- Parsley flakes
*When it comes to making roasted potato wedges, the amount of potatoes needed will depend on the number of people being served, as well as how hungry they are! As a general rule of thumb, a medium-sized potato per person should suffice. This will yield approximately 6 to 8 wedges per potato, depending on their size.
Before cutting the potatoes into wedges, be sure to wash and dry them thoroughly. I often peel them but leaving the skin on adds extra flavor and texture. Whichever is your preference… go with it!
Cut the potatoes into wedges of even size to ensure they cook evenly. Aim for a thickness of around 1-1¾ inch per wedge.
The Seasoning Mix
When preparing the seasoning mix, adjust the amounts based on personal preference.
A basic mix of salt, pepper, garlic powder, onion powder, and paprika will provide a well-rounded flavor. Simply combine the spices in a small bowl and set aside.
Roasting the Potato Wedges
Coat the potato wedges in olive oil, making sure they are evenly coated.
This will help the wedges crisp up in the oven. Add the seasoning mix to the potatoes and stir them gently, making sure each wedge is coated in the seasoning.
Place the wedges on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper, making sure they are spaced out evenly.
Roast the potatoes in a preheated oven at 200°C (400°F) for 30-35 minutes, or until they are golden and crispy on the outside, and soft and fluffy on the inside.
Once the wedges are cooked and ready to serve, garnish them with some fresh parsley flakes for a pop of color and added flavor.
Serve them hot!
What to serve with your roasted potato wedges?
Roasted potato wedges make a great side dish for a variety of main courses.
Chicken: One classic pairing is with roasted or grilled chicken, as the flavors and textures work well together. The crispy exterior of the potato wedges contrasts nicely with the juicy and tender meat of the chicken.
Steak: Another popular option is to serve roasted potato wedges with steak. The earthy and savory flavors of the potatoes complement the rich and meaty flavor of the steak. This combination is often seen in steakhouse menus, as it is a classic and delicious pairing.
Roasted vegetables: For those who prefer vegetarian or vegan options, roasted potato wedges can be paired with a variety of dishes. They go well with roasted or grilled vegetables, such as broccoli, carrots, and bell peppers. The potatoes provide a starchy and filling component to the meal, while the vegetables add color, flavor, and nutrition.
Soups or Stews: Roasted potato wedges can also be paired with a hearty soup or stew. The crispy texture of the potatoes adds a nice contrast to the soft and tender vegetables and meats in the dish. This combination is particularly popular in colder months, as it provides warmth, comfort, and sustenance.
In summary, roasted potato wedges are a versatile and delicious side dish that can complement a wide variety of main courses. Whether paired with chicken, steak, vegetables, or soup, these crispy and flavorful potatoes are sure to make any meal more enjoyable.
Nutrient values in roasted potatoes
Not only are they tasty, but they provide valuable vitamins and minerals to help keep the body healthy. Roasted potatoes are a good source of vitamins and minerals, such as:
- dietary fiber
- vitamin C
- B vitamins
So, just by adding potatoes to your diet can be a great way to get more nutrients in your meals.
Additionally, these roasted potato wedges are low in fat and cholesterol-free, making them an excellent choice for those trying to watch their fat intake.
By following the simple steps above, you can easily make delicious and crispy roasted potato wedges at home. Their crunchy texture and savory flavor makes them an excellent side dish that can be enjoyed with a variety of main courses.
So why not give roasted potato wedges a try today?
And… I hope you’ll keep cooking with Pepper! 😉
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