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Baked Potato Wedges

By Mariealicerayner @MarieRynr
Baked Potato Wedges 
We love potatoes here at our house, in any way shape or form. I may have told you this already or at least in any case I don't think I've ever made a secret of it! My man is a meat and potatoes man and I am a potato woman . . . a day without eating a potato in one way, shape or form is just a day that is sadly lacking for me!
Baked Potato Wedges 
I think my oldest daughter is very much like me.  Most days when I am talking to her I will ask her what has she had for her lunch and she will say potato wedges.  She will be the first one to say that she doesn't really like potatoes, but what she really means is that she isn't fond of mashed potatoes, or baked potatoes, or boiled potatoes, but fry them and she is quite keen. (Who isn't?)
Baked Potato Wedges 
The frozen food aisles of the grocery store are filled with bags of frozen potato wedges. You know what I mean . . . right next to the chips, but cut into chunky wedges with the skins left on, and soaked in artificial flavours, trans fats and colouring agents.
Baked Potato Wedges 
A lot of people like to serve their wedges with a dip of some sort, usually a sour cream dip. Even that golden arch establishment sells their wedges with a sour cream dip. You know why that is???  It's bedause they are a sadly lacking in flavor and texture.
Baked Potato Wedges  
 At least that's my opinion! These are infinitely better and you won't be looking to mask the lacklustre flavor with a dip of any kind, although in all honesty for presentation purposes I have shown them with dip. 
Baked Potato Wedges 
They are not the most attractive pencil in the box and just looked rather sad sitting there on the plate all on their lonesome.
Baked Potato Wedges 
These tasty little wedges are very simple to do. The hardest part will be slicing them down through without going all the way through the skin, but never mind if you miss a few times . . . those extra little bits get nice and crispy and extra delicious if I don't say so myself!
Baked Potato Wedges 
This time I made a few using sweet potatoes also because sweet potatoes are low GI.  They worked really well, and I confess, I liked them even more than the regular ones. There is a picture of them right at the very bottom of my post.  They cooked a tiny bit quicker than the regular potatoes did.
Baked Potato Wedges 
They probably aren't something that you would want to have really, really often because of the butter, but as a once in a blue moon treat they go down really well.
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Serves 4 to 6Printable Recipe  
These delicious potato wedges are a bit more trouble to put together than others, but trust me, the end result is well worth the effort.  Crispy edged potatoes, with a combination of delicious flavours that go right down to the skins. 
4 TBS butter, melted
2 fluid ounces of tomato ketchup (1/4 cup)
1 tsp prepared french mustard
1/2 tsp paprika
1/4 tsp salt
1/4 tsp freshy ground black pepper
4 large baking potatoes,unpeeled 
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Preheat the oven to 220*C/425*F/ gas mark 7.  Combine the melted butter, ketchup, mustard and seasonings.
Scrub the potatoes and dry well.  Cut each into 4 wedges. lengthwise.  Slash each wedge crosswise at 1/4 inch intervals, but don't cut all the way through the skin.  Place on a foil lined baking sheet.  Brush with 1/3 of the butter mixture.
Bake for 35 to 40 minutes, until the potatoes are fork tender, with crispy browned edges.  Baste periodically with the remainder of the butter mixture.
Serve hot.
Note - Sweet Potatoes are also done nice this way.
Baked Potato Wedges 
Oh boy but these were some good. I hadn't made them in a really long time so they were long overdue. We had them with some rotisserie chicken that we had picked up at Costco and some broccoli.  I hope you will give them a go!  Bon Appetit! 
Baked Potato Wedges

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