If you’ve been reading the blog regularly, you know that talking about potatoes or sharing potato recipes is not really a regular thing around here. There was the Scalloped Potatoes and Seitan recipe, which I created as per the boy’s request and then was too happy with the outcome not to share, and then there are these little wedges. Because when your friend drops off a bag of new potatoes, fresh from a farm in the potato capital of the east coast (hey there Prince Edward Island!), you don’t let the opportunity go to waste!
I decided to keep it pretty simple, and just make wedges. Everyone needs a good wedges recipe in their life. Most of the time we use wedges for Loaded Fries, where the boy has potato fries and I have sweet potato fries. It’s one of those meals where we can both have it exactly as we want without a lot of extra work or making it feel like we are eating two different things. But when it comes to these wedges you’ll probably want to eat them all on their own. I’ve had a bit of an obsession with sumac lately, after adding it to my spice repertoire a few weeks ago, and I continue to find new and fun uses for it. And it ended up on these fries, spicing them all up nicely! It pairs with a little heat from the cayenne and cajun to give you a spicy fry that’s not too spicy as it is balanced out by the more acidic flavour of the sumac. If you’re not a spicy fan, add less cayenne and cajun, and don’t forget to add the salt as you like to satisfy your salty, crunchy fry cravings. Because these fries are far better than any store-bought, and they’re sure to fulfill all your fry needs. Until you run out of potatoes and just want more of them.
Spicy Sumac Wedges
Delicious on their own or served with lots of veggies, these potato wedges are crunchy, spicy and just right for grilling season!
- 2-3 Medium potatoes, cut into wedges
- 1 tsp olive oil
- 1 tsp sumac
- 1/2 tsp cayenne pepper
- 1/2 tsp cajun spice
- 1 tsp nutritional yeast
- Slice potatoes into wedges, place in a bowl and toss in oil, spices and salt.
- Spread out on a tray and put in the oven, preheated to 400 degrees Fahrenheit to bake.
- Bake for 40-50 minutes, until potatoes turn crunchy, turning half way through.
- Remove from the oven and serve plain or with your choice of dipping sauce. BBQ sauce tastes delicious!
What’s your favourite wedges recipe? Happy Monday! Hope your first week of August is off to a great start!