Smoky mixed-potato wedges

Serves 8

  • 2 large sweet potatoes

  • 2 medium potatoes

  • sea salt

  • freshly ground black pepper

  • 1 teaspoon sweet smoked paprika

  • olive oil

  • Equipment list

  • scrubber

  • chopping board

  • knife

  • large mixing bowl

  • measuring spoons

  • 2 large baking trays

  • oven gloves

  • fish slice

  • serving dish

With just a splash of oil and a pinch of seasoning and spice, you can turn the humble potato into delicious homemade wedges.



1. Preheat the oven to 200ºC/400ºF/gas 6.



2. Wash the potatoes under cold running water, scrubbing well with a scrubber to get rid of any dirt (there's no need to peel them).



3. On a chopping board, cut each potato in half lengthways, then cut each half in half lengthways, and then each piece in half again so

you end up with 8 wedges, then add to a large mixing bowl.



4. Sprinkle over a tiny pinch of salt and pepper, and the paprika.



5. Drizzle over 2 tablespoons olive oil, then toss everything together to coat.



6. Spread out into a single layer over 2 large baking trays, then bake in the hot oven for 35 to 40 minutes, or until golden and cooked through.



7. Use oven gloves to remove the trays from the oven, then leave to sit for a couple of minutes (this will make it easier to remove them from the tray), then use a fish slice to transfer them to a serving dish.

Nutritional Information

Smoky mixed-potato wedges

With just a splash of oil and a pinch of seasoning and spice

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This is a brilliant recipe for kids – turning the humble potato and sweet potato into delicious homemade wedges that will rival any oven chip.
Serves 8
45m
Super easy
Method

With just a splash of oil and a pinch of seasoning and spice, you can turn the humble potato into delicious homemade wedges.

1. Preheat the oven to 200ºC/400ºF/gas 6.

2. Wash the potatoes under cold running water, scrubbing well with a scrubber to get rid of any dirt (there's no need to peel them).

3. On a chopping board, cut each potato in half lengthways, then cut each half in half lengthways, and then each piece in half again so
you end up with 8 wedges, then add to a large mixing bowl.

4. Sprinkle over a tiny pinch of salt and pepper, and the paprika.

5. Drizzle over 2 tablespoons olive oil, then toss everything together to coat.

6. Spread out into a single layer over 2 large baking trays, then bake in the hot oven for 35 to 40 minutes, or until golden and cooked through.

7. Use oven gloves to remove the trays from the oven, then leave to sit for a couple of minutes (this will make it easier to remove them from the tray), then use a fish slice to transfer them to a serving dish.

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Nutritional Information Amount per serving:

Calories

Calories are just a unit of energy. If you eat more than you use you can gain weight, or lose it if you don't eat enough. How much you need depends on your weight, gender and how active you are, but it's around 2,000 a day.

Carbs

Carbs are a great source of energy and, excluding foods such as potatoes, are made from grains - like bread, pasta and cereal. We all need carbs, but try to make them all wholegrain by sticking to brown bread, rice and pasta - they are much more nutritious.

Sugar

We all deserve a treat sometimes, but try to limit your sugar intake. Most of your sugar should come from raw fruit and milk, because they give us lots of nutrients too. Always check food labels so you know how much sugar you're eating.

Fat

We all need to eat a small amount of fat because it protects our organs and helps us grow. But we need to be careful about how much fat we eat and what kinds of fat, because in higher levels it's associated with weight gain, diabetes, cancer and heart disease.

Saturates

Saturated or "bad fats" are in beef, pork, chicken skin, butter, cream and cheese. Too much can be bad for our heart and cholesterol levels, but unsaturated or "good fats" in fish, nuts, avocados and some oils can help keep our hearts healthy if eaten in moderation.

Protein

Protein helps our muscles to grow and repair, as well as providing you with essential amino acids. When it comes to protein, try to eat leaner sources such as chicken and fish or non-meat sources such as eggs, dairy, beans, nuts, seeds, tofu and pulses.
  • Calories 116
  • Carbs 18.2g
  • Sugar 3.7g
  • Fat 3.5g
  • Saturates 0.5g
  • Protein 1.6g
Of an adult's reference intake

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