How to make homemade potato wedges

Potato wedges make a delicious side dish -- and because of oven baking, they're diet friendly and much healthier than fried alternatives. Homemade wedges are versatile and can be adapted to suit many tastes with spices added before or after cooking. They can also be served with a variety of dipping sauces, salsas or other condiments to provide a unique dish that suits any dietary requirements.

Preheat the oven to 190 degrees Celsius/375 degrees Fahrenheit.

Wash potatoes thoroughly and remove any eyes or blemishes.

Cut the potatoes into wedges approximately 1.5cm or 1/2-inch wide. For even wedges, cut the potato in half and cut the halves into thirds, depending on the width of the potato. Place the cut potatoes into a large mixing bow.

Drizzle olive oil over the potatoes and toss until coated.

Spread the potatoes over a large baking tray, allowing space between the wedges or they will not become crispy.

Bake at 190 degrees C/375 degrees F for about 10 minutes. When done, the wedges will be a golden brown colour. For crispier wedges, cook for a few minutes longer. Place any condiments, such as ketchup or salad dressing, in decorative cups while waiting for the wedges to cook.

Remove the wedges from the baking tray and place on paper towels to drain. Season with salt and serve immediately.

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