Crispy, super delicous and easy to make, these are hands down The Best Vegan Peri Peri Potato Wedges | Baked Potato Wedges you will ever try.
Wash the potatoes well. Scrub off any dirt/ mud and slice them into thick wedges.
Dip them in chilled water for 30 minutes. This step is crucial for crisp wedges.
Once they have dipped for over 30 minutes, drain the water .
Boil about 4-5 cups of water in a large sauce pan. Add 1/4 tsp. salt.
Once the water comes to a rolling boil, add the drained wedges.
Let them boil for approximately 7-8 minutes. We need not have to cook them. The wedges must not break.
Once these wedges have boiled, drain them again. Pat them dry using a kitchen towel.
In the meanwhile, preheat the oven @220'c for 10 minutes.
In a large baking sheet/ tray, spread the par-boiled wedges.
Drizzle oil, salt, black pepper powder and peri peri seasoning. Give everything a good toss.
Now, bake them for 35-40 minutes @220'c. I did take the tray out half through the baking time and give a light stir to ensure everything is cooking evenly.
After about 35 minutes, they will have turned golden brown and crispy all over. They will also have cooked to perfection on the inside. If not, bake them for another 5-10 minutes.
Serve these wedges piping hot with any dip of your choice. I have not bothered with plating them and all, because they will turn limp quickly so they are really best enjoyed fresh out of the oven!
Optional topping and garnish as mentioned in the ingredient list above.
Baking time may vary as every oven is a tad bit different so please adjust factor that too.
Do not over boil the wedges, they will fall apart.
*To make a fried version - after par- boiling, first deep fry the wedges until golden and crisp. Then season with the spices and salt. Serve piping hot.