February 10, 2012

Baked Potato Wedges | Cumin & Thyme Flavored

An Old recipe with a new picture yet again .. I've made these so many times but I could never take pictures because they disappear so fast. Then again, nobody can resist a plate of oven fresh hot potato wedges right??

What would you ever do with someone, who reaches out to a pack of chips, french fries & other fried goodies at the drop of a hat . . I am talking about Shankar . . He gorges on fried goodies like there is no tomorrow & does not think think twice about lapping up a plate of fried food all by himself .
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In spite of turning down those innumerable requests for fried snacks, He still is optimistic . .

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One snack that I often make to compensate for those unheeded requests is the incredibly simple Potato Wedges. These wedges are surprisingly addictive and a healthy replacement for the ubiquitous French Fries .

I keep varying the flavours. Sometimes, its spiced with chilli flakes & garlic & at times, I like to go all herb & add thyme, rosemary, oregano or whatever is available.
This time, it is some earthy cumin & thyme to bring out that lovely flavour.

Ingredients:
  • 4 large potatoes
  • 3 tbsp olive oil
  • Salt as per taste 
  • 2 tsp cumin seeds
  • 2 tsp fresh/dried thyme

Method:

  • Scrub the potatoes well & slice them into wedges with the skin on
  • Preheat the oven at 220 C
  • Spray a baking dish with olive oil, place the potatoes on the baking tray
  • Throw in cumin, thyme & salt
  • Toss the potatoes well.
  • Place the tray in the centre of the pre-heated oven & bake for about 20- 25 minutes or until they turn crisp & slightly golden on the outside
  • You might want to turn the potatoes, halfway into the baking time

Serve HOT . . Enjoi !!!

Ahh . . these wedges are worth raving about . . Crisp & thick, with softer insides. The skin lent a very earthy flavour. These beauties came out piping HOT was was seasoned to perfection. And the best part about it is, It goes easy on your waist-line too.

These spicy wedges are a perfect accompaniment with tea/coffee on those chilly winter evenings. Having a party at home?? works as a great appetizer too :)

Go Ahead .. Indulge !!

77 comments:

Sireesha said...

These potato wedges are perfect with hot tea looks spicy and awesome deesha:)

Cham said...

Ready to indulge this guilt free treat

Divya Vikram said...

I adore these potato wedges..I am making these too often nowadays!

Shankar said...

Nice one...Need to taste them on a rainy cold evening..

srikars kitchen said...

Looks nice... delicious...

Usha said...

I make these often for the same reason too :-)...yours looks awesome...

Uma said...

yummy! Send me that plate of wedges! So mouth-watering.

Gita's Kitchen said...

wow, the potato wedgeslook simply yummy. Like the idea of adding spices to potato fingers :)

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sowmya said...

they are so spicy and tempting..

LG said...

ahaaa...ri nangu fries, chips andre sakkath ishta :P nim photo nodi ......helare thalare .... drool drool

Curry Leaf said...

Lovely and I am drooling,I love them,but I do not regularly make them bcoz I will end up eating all.Yours are too tempting

Ramya Vijaykumar said...

Deesha, these Potato wedges have turned out really excellent I just adore them.

Sharmila said...

I like the idea of baking them .. at least I can have them without guilt now. :-)

jayasree said...

Spicy and crisp.. Mouthwatering.

rekhas kitchen said...

sakkath aagide hhage ondu bowl besibele bath iddare mmm mouthwatering how can you do this deesha tempting me alot hummm

Kitchen Flavours said...

Potato wedges look spicy and yummy.

Vij said...

Mouthwatering wedges! looks gr8

Lakshmi Venkatesh said...

Super Potato wedges. sure baking makes it healthier than its fried counterpart.

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Jaishree said...

Lovely crisp,Mouthwatering wedges! looks gr8

Happy cook said...

I am sure thee is nothing left anymore.
It looks so delicious and spicy oh and crunchy and hot etc etc :-)

Priti said...

Wow looks so wonderful...I'm so tempted yaar..

raaji said...

Spicy version........love it with potatoes....

raaji said...

Spicy version........love it with potatoes....

n33ma said...

love the spicy wedges.......simple and a true indulgence.

Maria said...

I love these!! Homemade fries are the only way to go!! They are so tasty. I love the spices too!

Sheetal Kiran said...

Looks so delicious, Deesha! I love all things potato, and can never have enough ... love that this is baked, sounds lovely!

mitr_bayarea said...

Absolutely smashing potato wedges, can imagine the whole bacth disappear in 2 minutes at our place.

Priya said...

Wow potato wedges looks prefect as store bought...sure will try them soon..

Smitha said...

Looks nice and crispy... should do me great good... cos i dont watch my waist line...not much when it comes to potato fries!

Laavanya said...

These are just lovely and you are right, a healthy way to treat those cravings :) Your husband sounds a lot like mine.. when it comes to the fried food craze :D

Bharti said...

Good for you Deesha! I love tasty healthy substitutes. Looks super tasty.

Viki Xavier. said...

wow ! what a nice snack. Let's forget our waist line and go crazy for these golden potato wedges.
Looks yummy.

Bhawana said...

yuuuuuuuuuuuuuuummmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmy potato wadges. I also made once and from then I m in love with them.

Sujatha said...

I usually have these in KFC! Yours look very similar to KFC's one.. and I'm so excited to know the recipe for this! Thanks Deesha!

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Swati said...

These are perfect ... I'd love to gorge on a whole plate as well :D

G.Pavani said...

it looks yummy...my baby likes it more...

Red Chillies said...

My husband is that way too and he loves fried food. I make a variation of this as well, to try to compensate for deep fried stuff.

Cakebrain said...

Potatoes were my weakness when I was pregnant (a reason why I gained way too much weight!). These look positively delicious!

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Purva Desai said...

Its quiet chilly in UK and raining too I guess your Potato wedges are perfect accompanied with masala tea...

Mandira said...

great for snacking anytime!

Yasmeen said...

deesha,I'm can indulge anytime with these baked potatoes with Olive oil:)

Sunshinemom said...

Great! I love them. I will try it this weekend!

Adlak's tiny world said...

wow superb crispy browny potatoes, i remember the song sung by my little one- "brown brown potato, yum yum potatoes,tasty tasty potatoes" on c ing any of my potato dish.

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Madhavi said...

WOW wanna eat right now, wedges looks delicious, yummmm!!!

Shillu said...

Wow! I love the golden brown color!

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Anisheetu said...

wow nice wedges...

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Jaya said...

Great at any time ..baked potato is always better than fried Potato chips or French Fries..
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Srivalli said...

wow..looks so tempting!..love these any time..they are so perfect in making!

Archy said...

Hey nice potato wedges.. need to try with cumin powder and seed !! Looks so yum and crispy !!

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RAKS KITCHEN said...

Thanks a ton for sharing this one,I will surely try this:)

Purva Desai said...

Its raining heavily here and its very chilly as well....ur potato wedges have come at the right time....
Infact I am munching the same with masala chai....
They look drooling

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Uj said...

Potato wedges look yummy :)

Roochi said...

i just love this... you have make it so well. perfect

PG said...

only yesterday I was thinking of trying to make these on my own, instead of buying those readymade frozen ones, which aren't even always good. Will try it soon. :)

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Ambika said...

Beautiful!! absolutely gorgeous looking wedges!!

Ramya Manja said...

pics are tempting,I a sure it makes a great snack with a masala chai...

Apu said...

They look good!! Baked wedges are a great substitute for the fried version!!

chinmayie @ love food eat said...

Surprisingly I have never really made potato wedges! I am sure my daughter will love it. Thanks for the recipe :)

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Its first time here, you have a wonderful space with attractive recipes...
Potato wedges r simply appetizing...

Deeps @ Naughty Curry said...

well i can empathise, my husband is exactly the same.. give him deep fried food 24/7 & he'l be happy :D gotta make this, looks so flavourful & yet healthier

Nagashree said...

Delicious with Thyme, dry herbs go so well with potatoes. I was smiling reading your post as my husband loves to gorge on sinful delights. I keep devising low fat versions of all his favorites.

Jackie @ Domestic Fits said...

Beautiful! I love the simplicity of this :)

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hemalata said...

Yummy baked potato wedges, looks so inviting.