Crisp ‘Baked’ Potato Wedges

Potatoes are T’s ALL time favourite! If he could have his way he’d eat them for all his meals. So instead of cringing every time he picks up a deep fried fry, chip or a wedge. I looked up this recipe which allowed me to make these absolutely light, crisp on the outside and soft on the inside potato wedges. The trick to crisp baked wedges is something that I can’t wait to share, because ‘crisp yet baked’ wedges have always been so difficult for me to accomplish.

Here’s what you need:

  • Two large potatoes
  • Garlic Salt
  • Cracked Pepper
  • Parmesan, grated
  • Olive oil
  • Cilantro, finely chopped
  • A bath of iced water
  • A clean kitchen towel

Here’s what to do:

  • Slice the Potato into wedges with the skin left on (make sure the potatoes are thoroughly scrubbed with a brush to get the grit off)
  • And now…here’s the super trick to the crisp wedges: Soak them for about 30 minutes in a bath of ice cold water and then, pop them in the fridge.
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  • After the 30mins are up. Pull the wedges out of the water bath and pat dry them completely with a clean kitchen towel
  • Transfer them to a bowl and generously drizzle some olive oil over it
  • Sprinkle the garlic salt and the cracked pepper
  • Mix all the ingredients together with your hands making sure that all the wedges are well coated in the oil and the seasoning
  • Preheat the oven to 200°C for about 5 mins
  • Line the wedges up individually on a baking try and pop them into the oven at the same temperature for about 35 to 40 mins.
  • Somewhere at the halfway mark check the wedges and flip them over so that all of them cook and crisp through evenly. Keep an eye on them though, to keep them from burning
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  • Once they’re ready, pull them out of the oven and transfer them into a bowlNow, toss them in the garnish of some grated parmesan and a hint of finely chopped cilantro
  • Serve while they are still fresh, warm and crisp
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These babies turned out to be perfect for my toddlers little hands too!

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Recipe Credit: http://natashaskitchen.com

The 7 Healthy Chips Week, Day 05: Batter Baked Baby Corn

These turned out to be one of those finger food items T could munch on while being his busy little self around the house. The flavours from the pasta seasoning make these little bites irresitable !!

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Ingredients:

  • A few baby corns
  • 1 Teaspoon Olive oil
  • A sprinkle of cornflour or rice flour
  • Parmesan cheese, shredded
  • Salt and pepper
  • Pasta seasoning mix
  • 1 Tbsp of water

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Method:

  • Cut the baby corns diagonally and make them thin
  • Create a semi-wet batter by mixing all the ingredients
  • Mix really well all the ingredients, make sure you rub the mix with a light hand
  • Pop into the oven for about 10 – 15 mins on 200°C
  • Toss them around once to avoid burning
  • Remove from oven once they have started to crisp and let them rest
  • Serve them to your toddler when cool

Note:

  • These will not remain crunchy for long so consume immediately