Potato Wedges - Farm Girl Fresh


Potato Wedges

Potato Wedges

As a little girl growing up on a farm, we ate potatoes at every meal. From mashed (my dad’s favorite), to baked, to scalloped potatoes and ham. They were considered a staple in our diet. Then along came the great debate on the benefits of potatoes (good for you, bad for you). In my opinion, potatoes do have health benefits to offer. They are high in fiber, contain Vitamin B6 and are loaded with potassium. It is all about how you prepare the potatoes and how often you consume them. This recipe is a favorite of our grandchildren.

Farm Girl Fresh Potato WedgesPotato Wedges Recipe

4 large potatoes
1/4 cup butter, melted
1-1/2 teaspoons salt
1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
1 teaspoon paprika
1/2 teaspoon pepper
1/3 cup grated Parmesan cheese

Preheat oven to 425º F. Wash and cut potatoes into wedges. Place potatoes in a bowl of ice water. Let stand 30 minutes. Drain and pat dry. Place salt, garlic powder, paprika and pepper in a large mixing bowl. Add potatoes and butter. Toss until coated. Place potatoes on a buttered rimmed baking sheet. Bake 30 to 45 minutes until brown and crispy. Top with cheese and serve.

Makes 4 to 6 servings

Potatoes are a very cost effective vegetable to buy and to grow. Check out how to grow your own potatoes on page 181 of our latest book, Eating Pure in a Processed Foods World®. We guide you through the different varieties of potatoes, their usages and wonderful recipes that you can incorporate into your menu planning.

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