Potato wedges

Potato wedges

Potato wedges (or simply wedges) are a variation of the ubiquitous french fry. As its name suggests, they are large, often unpeeled wedge shaped chunks of potato that are either baked or, more commonly, fried. They may be seasoned with salt, pepper and spices prior to frying, to give a crispy flavoured 'skin'. [ [http://www.bbc.co.uk/food/recipes/database/potatowedgeswithrose_86029.shtml BBC - Food - Recipes - Potato wedges with rosemary ] ]

Potato wedges are popular snack foods in pubs and bars, typically served with condiments such as sour cream, sweet chilli sauce, brown sauce and ketchup. Other condiments that may be eaten with potato wedges include barbecue sauce, mayonnaise, ranch dressing and gravy. Potato wedges may also be served alongside roast meats.

In some regions of the United States, potato wedges are known as jojos (or a regional variant, i.e. "tater babies"). This term originated in Ohio and is also used in the Pacific Northwest, Iowa, Minnesota, Texas, and other areas. Jojos are potato wedges fried in the same vat as chicken and usually eaten plain alongside fried chicken, cole slaw, and baked beans.

On the East Coast they are referred to sometimes as Western Fries. [ [http://www.google.com/search?hl=en&rlz=1T4GGIH_enUS270US270&q=western+fries&btnG=Search] ]


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