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Jihva for Potato

>> Thursday, March 01, 2007

The theme for this month Jihva for Ingredient, hosted by is potatoes. I love potatoes in everything, except for potato chips. Wait a minute, no potato chips? That's right. The only chip I eat occasionally Doritos Mexican Corn Chips served with their spicy salsa. Other than that, I do not eat chips. Not that I am a health freak but the potato chips here are too salty for my liking so I just drop them altogether.

While I hardly have craving for potato chips/fries, all of my friends love them. But they are also real health freaks, i.e. after eating they would go on complaining and feeling unhealthy for a long time. To prevent this from happening, whenever my friends drop by, I will make these very easy baked herby potato wedges. Right, they are not as crunchy as chips, but these wedges are good nibbles in their own rights. They are particularly good with my homemade spiced tomato chili pickle. Give them a try; perhaps you will like it, too?

Baked Herby Potato Wedges

Based on Delia Smith’s recipe


1 kg of desiree potatoes

Extra virgin olive oil, as needed

1-2 sprigs of fresh rosemary, chopped

2-3 cloves garlic, crushed

1 red or green chilli, chopped

Salt, to taste

Spiced Chili Tomato Pickle or Sour Cream & Sweet Chili Sauce, to serve


  1. Preheat oven to 220C.
  2. Wash and dry the potatoes. Leave the skin on. Cut potatoes into wedges, about 1 cm thickness.
  3. Toss the wedges with olive oil, garlic, rosemary and chili. Sprinkle with salt. Bake in the oven for 20-25 mins or until golden brown. Serve hot.

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Asha 12:36 AM  

Yummy!! Beautiful looking Potatos and the sauce is gorgeous too.I made cheese fries last Sunday.I love Potatoes too.
Check out my JFI entry at Foodie's hope :D

Angie 1:48 AM  

I would love to nibble on these healthy snacks too :p. Looks like you've been busy in your kitchen, i can hardly keep up with your posts. Keep it up!

sher 10:11 AM  

I'm one of those people who love chips--but they aren't good for me, and I agree with you that they can be too salty. I love the pictures of the potatoes. They look delicious AND healthy! Very nice!

Gattina 1:20 PM  

Anh, I'll check if desiree potato is available here, it has such a pretty name! I'm a convert, a few years ago I hated any potato (except chips), now can't live without it, so much want to learn it more, yours definitely sounds a good one!
ok, if I visit you next time, I'll bring my own Lay's chips, kekee

Vaishali 12:40 PM  

Lovely looking wedges, Anh. Fine, they are not crispy like chips, but you know what, I just love the creamy texture these wedges have inside. I have never made them at home before, but have had them often with a meal while I was still in UK.
Btw, I wish we got Desiree potatoes here in India. :-(

TBC 12:26 AM  

It's my first time here. I was blog hopping and landed here. You have such a great blog & your pics are just B-E-A-U-T-I-F-U-L!!!!. I will be back soon.

Chef Tom 8:57 AM  

This recipe sounds great as a side or even just a snack !

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