Here is one of my favourite recipes for potatoes… it’s easy and healthy and, of course, delicious. Unlike the recipe for Potato wedges on the barbie that I posted a while back, this one doesn’t require blanching the potatoes beforehand.
We used potatoes from our allotment, I think they might be “Cara” (a maincrop variety). Any all-purpose potato would be suitable.
|450g||all-purpose potatoes||1 pound|
|2 tablespoons||olive oil||2 tablespoons|
|salt, pepper and other spices to taste|
1. Preheat oven to 190C (375F). Put a large baking tray in the oven to preheat as well.
2. Scrub potatoes, but don’t peel them. Cut lengthwise into wedges with “fat” end of wedges about 1.5cm (5/8″) thick.
3. In a bowl, toss potato wedges with olive oil until evenly coated. Then add salt, pepper and spices to taste, and toss again. I often use seasoned salt instead of plain salt.
4. Arrange wedges on preheated tray and place in the top part of the oven. Bake for 15 minutes, then rotate tray. Cook 10 minutes more, then turn wedges over and bake for an additional 20-30 minutes, or until browned and crispy.
Makes two servings.