Homemade potato wedges

Potatoes are one of my weaknesses. I could eat a big bowl of potato chips every day of the week if my bum, hips and thighs would cooperate with me. Potato chips and gravy, potato chips and sauce, potato chips on a sandwich, potato chips and chicken salt (make that extra chicken salt). I love chips!

A packet of frozen chips is good to have in the freezer because they’re so quick and easy to have as a side occasionally, during those busy times.

But what if you could make them yourself, they’re just as easy and taste even better? Well you can! Homemade food always tastes better and it’s also better for you because you know what you’re putting in your food.

I make sweet potato chips with salmon and vegies at least once a week and each week I’ll dress the salmon up in different ways (‘how to dress up your salmon’ post is in the making). In the last few weeks I’ve gone rustic and have been making homemade oven baked potato chips/wedges so I want to share this quick, easy and delicious recipe with you.

Warning: Frozen chips may never meet your standards again…

Homemade potato wedges (side for 4)IMG_7441

You need:

  • 4-5 medium/large desiree potatoes
  • 1/2 medium sweet potato
  • Paprika
  • Cayenne Pepper
  • Himalayan salt
  • Olive oil

What now?

1. Preheat your oven to 220 degrees celsius and line a baking tray with baking paper.

IMG_74442. Wash your potatoes (no need to peel them). Cut your potato and sweet potato up in to chunk chunky chips or wedges.

3. Put your potato and sweet potato chips in a big bowl.

4. Sprinkle the chips with 1-2 teaspoons of paprika, cayenne pepper to taste and a good pinch of himalayan salt.

5. Add two tablespoons of olive oil to the bowl with your chips and give them a stir with a wooden spoon. This will coat the chips with the spices and olive oil.

IMG_74486. When they are well coated spread your chips out on your tray. Try not to overlap them to much. If you need another tray line it with baking paper and spread the remaining chips on the tray.

7. Place the trays in the preheated over and leave to cook for about 40 minutes or until golden brown with a bit of crunch. Keep your eye on them because you might need to turn the oven down the they brown to quickly.

8. Take them out when they are well cooked and enjoy them as a side with your meal or if you want to be naughty have a bowl of them to yourself!


Tip: You can cook them on 200 degrees for 30 minutes and then turn the oven up to 220 for the remaining 10 minutes so they go crispy.

Tip: Be creative and add different spices and herbs. Garlic and rosemary is yummy and cumin and paprika is another good one.