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To prepare and cook your potato wedges:
Preheat your oven to 200˚C/400˚F/gas 6. Put a large pan of salted water on to boil.
Scrub the potatoes clean and get rid of any gnarly bits. Cut the potatoes into chunky wedges. Add to the pan of boiling water and parboil for 8 minutes. Drain in a colander and leave to steam dry for a couple of minutes.
Transfer to a roasting tray and add a good lug of olive oil and a pinch of salt and pepper. Toss together so all the wedges are coated in the oil then spread out in one layer. Cook in the hot oven for 30 minutes until golden, crisp and cooked through. Delicious served with steak or chicken.
What type of potato is best for making potato wedges?
White potatoes and sweet potatoes can both be used to make potato wedges, with sweet potatoes counting towards your 5-a-day.
Are potato wedges healthy?
Potatoes (both white and sweet potatoes) are nutritious, especially if their skins are kept on! So potato wedges can absolutely form part of a healthy and balanced diet. Just be careful not to add too much cooking fat and salt as this could make the dish less healthy.