We love potatoes in our house. Boil ’em, mash ’em, stick ’em in a stew… You know how it goes. They’re versatile. But we wanted to try something new, so, with a little guidance from a colleague, we came up with these deliciously spicy wedges. We love using our collection of spices, so be warned – this is not for those who don’t like heat!
This recipe is gluten free, and can be dairy free if you swap out the cheese, or get rid of it altogether (the horror!).
Spicy Cheesy Wedges
Baking potatoes (as many as you like!)
Various spices (we use cayenne pepper, garlic salt, paprika and chilli powder.)
Cheese (we just use standard mature cheddar, but this could be replaced with dairy or lactose free versions.)
Preheat oven to 200 degrees. Line a baking tray with tin foil.
Wash the potatoes, then slice into wedges. To do this, cut each potato in half lengthwise, then cut each slice in half again. There’s a good tutorial here. Place in a large saucepan and bring to the boil.
We boil the potatoes for a bit longer than necessary, a la Jamie Oliver. We like them to be super soft and fluffy, but if you prefer them harder, boil just until you can no longer lift the potatoes with a knife.
Drain, then drizzle 2 tbsp of vegetable oil onto potatoes. Add spices – the potatoes should have a good covering, but this is really to your own taste.
Place lid over saucepan and shake to mix the spices and fluff the potatoes. Place the potatoes on the baking tray, and cover with grated cheese. Tip: you can forgo the cheese for a healthier option, but we also love cheese in this house!
Bake for 30 mins or until golden. This dish goes well with lots of meals, or works as a nice lunch to take to work.
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