Baked Potato Wedges

You will find this potato recipe a great alternative to plain french fries, because you only need to bake them in the oven to get deliciously roasted wedges.  Plus, the butter and herbs make them irresistibly tasty.

4 new or waxy white potatoes (medium to low starch), peeled and cut into wedges
NOTE:  New potatoes don’t need to be peeled!

3 tablespoons olive oil
1-2 tablespoons butter, melted — I melt the butter in the microwave.
1 tablespoon fresh chives, finely chopped
1 tablespoon fresh rosemary, finely chopped
Coarse salt and freshly ground pepper

Preheat oven to 180°C (350°F).

NOTE:  Because this time I was cooking only a small quantity of potatoes, I prepared them directly on the baking tray.  If you are baking a larger quantity, it may be easier to mix all the ingredients in a bowl; then just spread them on the baking pan.

Pour olive oil on the bottom of the baking tray and spread potato wedges evenly.

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Sprinkle herbs and pour melted butter.

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Season to taste with salt and pepper.  Toss potatoes making sure that each piece is evenly coated.

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Bake until tender for 30 min at 180°C (350°F) in the middle rack of the preheated oven.

Now set the potatoes on the top rack to broil them at 230°C (450°F) for 5 min or until wedges are golden brown.

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Your perfect, crispy, potato wedges are ready!  Enjoy immediately.

For vegetarians:  You can serve them with a salad, steamed veggies, and/or my Homemade ‘Glazed Sweet Potato’ and/or ‘Roasted Butternut Squash’

For non-vegetarians:  They are also the perfect side dish to any roasted or grilled fare.

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