Garlic Potato Wedges
Okay we’ve got a real simple but absolutely yummy side dish for you. Here’s a lovely little recipe for Garlic Potato Wedges from Grandmother’s Kitchen!
Potato wedges are an old favourite, very close to French fries but with a little more meat on their bones, so to speak! They are potatoes cut into “wedges” and they are often left unpeeled because potato skins taste amazing and have a wonderful texture as well. French fries are great but if you’re really hungry, potato wedges are the way to go. They’re so filling and when you cook them like this, they can really soak up a of extra flavour.
The good old potato has been with us for a long time! As a part of the perennial nightshade family, it’s a close relative of tomatoes and green peppers, believe it or not. And recent archaeological studies are showing that potatoes originally came from the Andes region in South America, particularly what is now southern Peru and western Bolivia! They were probably first planted in those areas about 10,000 years ago. Lucky for us, with the increase of trade, potatoes began to migrate all over the globe and very quickly became one of the world’s greatest food staples. Potatoes are the top crop in the United States and the fourth top crop in the world – coming after corn, wheat, and rice.
And there are so many different things you can do with potatoes. You can put them in the oven and bake them, put them in a pan and fry them, or put them in a pot and boil them. You can serve them mashed, creamed, or scalloped. You can add them to your soup, stew, or salad, and you can stuff them with all kinds of yummy fillings. AND you can cut them into wedges and season them with garlic – just like in the recipe!
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