Healthy. Junk. Food.

Lately I have been on a kick to take food that I enjoy (read sugary, greasy, or fatty) and try to make them a little healthier.

Back in April my wife decided to have a “Biggest Loser” finale party, her plan was to have the girls over and eat all kinds of junk food. I on the other hand thought it would be nice to stay with the spirit of the show and try to keep things as unprocessed and healthy as possible. I convinced her to change the plan, I put together a menu of finger foods (that appear unhealthy), and homemade mini pizzas, to which everyone agreed because they love it when I cook.

Oven Potato Wedges

For finger food, it was a simple choice for me, I love the delicious potato wedges you can get from pizza places they are yummy, greasy and deep fried. I set out to create my own version of oven-baked potato wedges. The end result was quite good, and I have used it a couple times since when I have a craving. The recipe is more of a suggestion than written in stone, the different seasoning really depend on personal taste.

Yukon Gold Potatoes (I used 2 per person)
Cayenne pepper

Oven – Pre-heat to 425F
Mixing bowl
Baking sheet (grease or lined with tinfoil)

1 – Wash potatoes and cut into wedges, I get 6 wedges per potato. Put potatoes into your mixing bowl.
2 – Add enough EVOO to coat all the potatoes
3 – Add in oregano, salt, pepper, and cayenne pepper to taste. I use a lot of oregano and a little cayenne. If you like them spicy use more cayenne.
4 – Mix well, until all wedges are coated evenly with spices
5 – Spread wedges onto baking sheet, try to make sure they aren’t touching each other.
6 – Bake for 30 – 40 minutes, or until potatoes are soft.
7 – Enjoy!

Your potatoes should end up looking similar to the ones in the picture, just make sure they are soft. I made these once and took them out too early, under baked potatoes are not appetizing. The one good thing that came out of that disaster is that I made them with my own homemade Creole seasoning and that was definitely a good way to do them. If you want the recipe for the seasoning let me know.

Enjoy your potatoes 🙂