Welcome to Paulina Cocina! In this community we are fans of potatoes, so we simply love the recipe that brings us together today. Potato wedges have been competing for a place with the classic French fries for several reasons. Because they can be cooked with the peel, because they are marinated with spices, which gives them an extra flavor and because they can be baked or fried.
On this occasion we are going to share with you all the tips on how to make potato wedges, the best condiments to marinate them and the ideal sauces to accompany them. Also, at the end, we leave you a tempting recipe for potato wedges marinated in a pan to make your mouth water.
About potato wedges
Potato wedges are prepared from whole potatoes cut into pieces with their skin on., which gives them their characteristic rustic shape. The magic of these potatoes lies in the perfect combination between the crunchy texture of the skin, the marinade, and the softness of their interior.
Marinated potato wedges, with their flavor and versatility, are a delightful experience for the palate and a perfect accompaniment to any meal.
How are potato wedges made?
The preparation of the potato wedge recipe is simple but requires certain details. To start, it is important to select quality potatoes and wash them well. They are then cut into 8 wedges per potato and marinated with a mixture of spices of your choice.
Common spices chosen include garlic powder, paprika, oregano, chili powder, salt and pepper. The important thing is that the marinade integrates well. They can be mixed in a container or bag, with a little oil to help the marinade adhere.
The usual way to cook potato wedges is to fry them in a pan with hot oil until they are golden and crispy; but they can also be cooked in the oven, for a lighter version.
Seasoned Potato Wedges in Skillet
Potato wedges are versatile and can be seasoned in a variety of ways, depending on personal preferences. In Mexico, it is common to find them seasoned with spices such as chili powder, cayenne and cumin, which give them a spicy touch and full of flavor.
Prepared homemade potatoes are a very good choice to accompany Mexican chicken fajitas, roast flank steak, or zarandeado fish. They can also be enjoyed alone, accompanied by a cheddar cheese sauce, a tasty guacamole, a chipotle sauce, or a tartar sauce.
3 tips to prepare potato wedges
- Potato selection: Choose medium-sized potatoes with thin skin. Wash them and check that they are completely dry before frying them to avoid splashes.
- A touch of flour: The potatoes can be dredged in a little flour before frying, so that they have an even crispier exterior.
- Custom seasoning: You can experiment with different spices and fresh herbs, and even leave the potato wedges marinating a few hours before cooking, for a more intense flavor.
The 8 best marinades for potato wedges
- Garlic and herb marinade: Chopped garlic, fresh parsley, olive oil, lemon juice, salt and pepper.
- With Mediterranean herbs: Olive oil, fresh rosemary, thyme, oregano, salt, pepper and garlic powder.
- Of paprika: Smoked paprika, cumin, black pepper, salt, minced or powdered garlic and olive oil.
- Lemon and garlic marinade: Lemon juice, minced garlic, olive oil, oregano, salt and pepper.
- Con Curry: Curry powder, turmeric, cumin, coriander, minced or powdered garlic, olive oil, salt and pepper.
- Mustard and honey: Dijon mustard, honey, olive oil, minced or powdered garlic, salt and pepper.
- Adobo de chipotle: Chipotles in adobo (from a can), minced or powdered garlic, lemon juice, olive oil, salt and pepper.
- Cayenne and garlic: Cayenne powder, minced garlic powder, olive oil, paprika, salt and pepper.
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Recipe for marinated potato wedges in a pan
Yield: 4/6 servings
Preparation: 30 minutes
- 4 medium potatoes
- 2 tablespoons olive oil
- 1 teaspoon pepper
- 1 teaspoon garlic powder
- 1 teaspoon paprika
- 1/2 teaspoon cumin
- 1/2 teaspoon chili powder (adjust to taste)
- Salt to taste
How to make potato wedges in 4 steps
- Wash and dry the potatoes, then cut them into wedges. There are 8 wedges per potato.
- In a bowl, mix the spices with the olive oil and place the potatoes on top. Stir with your hands until they are well coated.
- Heat a large skillet over medium-high heat and add the seasoned potatoes in batches, making sure there is space between them.
- Cook the potatoes until golden and crispy. Drain on absorbent paper before serving.