Potatoe Wedges

Potatoes, Wedges, Rosemary, Food, Lunch

We all love potatoes and who would have believed that this bulb may be so versatile and tasty. When it comes to take-away meals, typically you may have choice of either potato wedges or French fries. I must admit that both alternatives are quite tasty for me.

Let us look at the advantages of each one. Potato wedges are the seemingly healthier option because it uses less oil. You merely line the base of the baking tray with some sunflower oil and drizzle a little bit of oil over it to give it that lovely golden brown color and crispy texture during baking. On the downside, it does take a bit longer to bake the wedges. You can cut them up and put them directly into the oven. This means it is going to take anything from an hour to bake the wedges correctly. Alternatively, you can boil the wedges the first then set them in the baking tray and into the oven.

Then you have the formidable and tasty French fry. Boil sunflower oil which is a good heat retainer then dunk the potato strips into the frying oil. Depending on how you like it, you can fry it until it is crispy and golden brown or you can fry it so that it’s a nice soft French fry. I find the softer version of the French fry to be very delectable, especially once you drizzle some salt and vinegar . However, as soon as you strain the French fries, set them in a bowl that’s lined with a disposable kitchen towel. This will drain much of the oil. On the upside, the frying time for French fries can be as fast as five minutes. So if you’re in hurry, this is the way to go.

Now that I’ve looked in the arguments of both sides, I must conclude this to be a draw. I find that certain occasions may call for potato wedges and others for French fries, depending on both your mood and your time schedule. Each side dish has its own benefits and drawbacks. As long as you find a good balance both choices will be tasty additions to your meal. Enjoy your dish.