Wednesday, November 4, 2009


Potato wedges + Baker + Baker's Daddy = Hansen's Deli in Green Bay.  

I really have no business going to Hansen's anymore, but will participate in a walk there.  It's only a couple blocks away from my home in GeeB's (Green Bay).  Baker is a known around the 'hood and especially at Hansen's.  It's probably one of his favorite places to go to and depending on who is working, he's allowed inside.  He and his Pop have gotten into the habit of sharing ice cream and potato wedges on their walk home.  I'm not particularly in favor of this - it's unhealthy and they form this alliance against me.  It makes my treats unappealing to young Baker, "Not another carrot, Muma.  Pleeeassee?"  Actually, Baker frickin' loves carrots.  I once came home to a bag half full of carrots.  Some how the lil' guy, without thumbs, opened up a bag of mini-carrots and ate them.  

Anyway, to make a healthier option for the whole family to enjoy, I made some dickity-dank wedges that everyone can agree on.  I promise your family will love these and not miss the greasy-fatty taste of any alternative.  

Pick out any potato that bakes well- yams or sweet potatoes work, too.  I used Purple Peruvian Potatoes that I bought at the farmer's market.  I had never used them before.  They make for a fun and colorful side dish, for sure!  They're not too starchy and baked well as wedges!  

purple potato inkblot...  what do you see?
Chop potatoes (I used 5)  into wedges while the oven preheats to 450 degrees. Place potatoes into a ziplock bag.  Drizzle 3-4 tablespoons of oil into the bag to coat the potatoes.  Add 3 tablespoons cornstarch and any spices you'd like.  We like things pretty spicy so I used 1 tablespoon cayenne pepper, 1 large teaspoon of garlic powder, 1 1/2 teaspoon crushed red pepper and salt n' pep to taste.  Coat the potatoes with spice mixture evenly and place onto a baking sheet.  Bake for about 30-40 minutes.  Enjoy! 

1 comment:

  1. Oh my, please hook up the hungry GB boys with those wedges. Cayenne, garlic, red pepper... the lips tingle with delight.