GUILT-FREE, BAKED POTATO WEDGES

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These guilt-free, baked potato wedges will probably be the best thing that can happen to you on any given day. The crisp outer layer with golden Parmesan, the soft warm insides and the crispy skin. Throw in a garlic seasoning and herbs into the mix, these baked potato wedges have the ability to turn any sh***y day around for you!

Baked Potato wedges

It is POURING in Texas. It is raining all the time. I step outside the house and it feels like I am in my bathroom! I thought Texas is supposed to be one of the drier states with water problems and sign boars that say what zone we are in (I for one, have no clue what they mean. I don’t turn the sprinklers on, the apartment managers do it. So, you see, there has never been a need for me to know). Texas was a drier state until last year I think. I know. I know. You snowed-in east coast souls and my getting-burnt-in-the-sun Indian friends must be using choicest words for me now.

French fries at home

Well, like the saying goes “If we threw all our problems in a pile and saw everyone else’s we’d grab ours right back” – Regina Brett, just speaking about the snow and extreme heat puts the lovely Texas weather into perspective 😛 I love you rain, even though, you seem to bring in so much gloom that I just want to eat dark chocolate in bed all day. I love you rain, even though you seem to throw a wet blanket (almost literally) on all my recipe shoots. I love you rain… that’s enough, I have given you your due!

Baked PotatoWedges

Anyhoo… Every cloud sure has a silver lining. The silver lining about the rains outside my window? Hot snacks. Crunchy comfort food like fries, fritters and (baked) potato wedges. The silver lining about crunchy food; the oven of course. With baked-everything, I don’t have to slip into a guilty I-think-should-skip-dinner mode!

Baked Potato Fries

Seriously people! I repeat what I said earlier. These guilt-free, baked potato wedges will be the best thing that can happen to you on any given day. Here is the recipe for:

Looking for other rainy day snacks? Try these:

Corn Lollipops

Vegetable Shami Kebabs

Kodbele (Crunchy buttermilk rings)

Baked Potato Wedges

GUILT-FREE, BAKED POTATO WEDGES

Prep Time: 5 minutes

Cook Time: 40 minutes

Total Time: 45 minutes

Serves: 2-3

GUILT-FREE, BAKED POTATO WEDGES

Ingredients

  • 3 large potatoes cut into long wedges
  • 2 tbsp. olive oil
  • 1 1/2 tbsp. garlic powder (or 4-5 cloves of garlic, minced)
  • 1 tsp dried thyme (or dried and crushed rosemary)
  • 1/2 cup grated Parmesan
  • Salt to season
  • 2 tbsp. chopped parsley for garnish (optional)

Directions

  1. Toss the potato wedges in oil, garlic powder, dried thyme and salt.
  2. Place the potato wedges in a single layer on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper.
  3. Place the baking sheet in an oven preheated to 400°F.
  4. Bake for about 30-40 minutes or until golden brown and crisp with occasional tossing. After about 20 minutes, throw the Parmesan into the mix.
  5. I sprinkled in half the Parmesan after about 20 minutes. After 35 min, I sprinkled in the other half. This way, both sides of the potato wedges were coated with a nice layer of cheese, yet the cheese did not burn and retained the golden color.
  6. If desired, garnish with chopped parsley and serve immediately. Actually, I do not have to say that because your family will be waiting to pounce on them as soon as they out of the oven!

My Take:

Skip the herbs and add a tsp. of curry powder and a pinch of turmeric for curry-flavored wedges.

If you are fond of cheesy wedges, sprinkle the wedges with a generous amount of shredded mozzarella-cheddar mix, cover them with a foil and bake for another 10 min.

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Prash

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7 Comments

  1. I read all your recipes as I get them in my email. But coming here after a long time to comment..

    Yummy wedges. Rosemary and potato blend nicely right? I should try it with parmesan 🙂

    • Thank you Srividhya! I follow your blog on and off to.. I loved your recent recipe about kalakhatta popsicles. Such a good way to relive the Indian drink 🙂

  2. You got me at the word ‘guilt-free’! I am definitely going to make these for my daughter.

    • Taruna, increase your planned quantity, because if you are anything like me, you might sneak in more than a few pieces yourself you bake and serve! they are irresistible! 🙂

  3. I definitely need some of these! Will add some extra cheese on top, but I think the baked version is healthy enough, so I won’t feel guilty at all 🙂

  4. Hi These look totally yummy and can’t wait to try them this weekend . The picture shows a dip for the wedges. What is the dip you are recommending ??
    Thanks 😉

    • Hi Andrea, thank you 🙂 they were yummy indeed. My husband and me like spicy dips. So we used Sriracha and mustard. Since it is baked with Parmesan, any hot chili sauce from the market would go well with it.

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