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Crispy Roasted Potato Wedges with Spiced Up Mix

Inspired by travels in Bangkok, a visit to Wishbeer

Living in Bangkok, sometimes you have to hunt to find rare gems. Well we found one! A cosy pub called Wishbeer that specialises in Craft beers. Attached to their pub is a shophouse where they sell all the beers, spirits and glasses they stock on location.

We’d just popped down to pick up some Belgian cherry beers (a few Bacchus Kriek, try them! They’re amazingly rich with a complex cherry undertone) but ended up staying for a few drinks and a bite after discovering the laidback and relaxing atmosphere.

WishbeerEnjoying some beers at Wishbeer

Raclette-at-wishbeerRaclette at Wishbeer

The drinks were flowing so that meant some food to go along with our fantastic beers. While the food wasn’t anything to shout home about, one of the side dishes caught my eye. These chunky crispy roast potato wedges with a side of a mixed bowl of spice.

Potato Wedges at WishbeerThe potato wedges with mystery spice mix

I was sceptical at first (I’m a ketchup and mayo kinda girl) but the wedges won me over. The toasted sesame seeds added a nutty, earthy element and the red chilli flakes gave them a nice kick. With the mix being dry, it allowed the potato to shine and you could appreciate the warm fluffy potato.

These go perfectly with beers – flavours that are fiery but not complex enough to overwhelm the flavours in your beer.

They’d also be a great side for entertaining, they’re so easy to throw together. You can make the spice mix in advance and put your wedges in the oven just before the guests come over. They look great on a table and feel more like a dish than just fries.

A must with these wedges is using salt flakes AND the pink himalayan salt. No subbing the salt flakes! Because the dish is so simple to begin with it comes down to using simple, high quality ingredients. The salt flakes have a fine salt texture, so you don’t get a hit of salt but rather a beautiful layered hit of flavours.

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SpicedPotatoes-PrepPotato Prep

SpicedPotatoes-SpicecloseupThe spice mix combined

SpicedPotatoes-midviewTry them for yourselves

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CrispyRoastedPotatoeswithSpicedUpMix
Course Side
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 60 minutes
Servings
people

INGREDIENTS

For the Spiced Up Mix
Course Side
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 60 minutes
Servings
people

INGREDIENTS

For the Spiced Up Mix
CrispyRoastedPotatoeswithSpicedUpMix

RECIPE

  1. Preheat your oven to 220 degrees
  2. Parboil the potatoes until just cooked, they should still be firm. Drain them and pat dry.
  3. Mix in a bowl with EVOO and a little bit of salt, don’t overseason as they will get an extra hit of salt in the spice mix.
  4. Put your potatoes in the oven for 45-60 minutes until crispy and golden brown. Try not to open the oven! This will ensure they get extra crispy.
Make the Spiced Mix
  1. Toast your white and black sesame seeds in a dry pan until they are fragrant and brown. Be careful sesame seeds cook quickly so make sure you keep stirring them, they should only take 4-6 minutes in a hot pan.
  2. Combine the sesame seeds, pink himalayan salt, salt flakes, garlic powder and red chilli flakes.
  3. Take your potatoes out when ready and serve with the spice mix on the side for dipping. Bon appetit!
Notes

*Adjust the mix to taste. Grind your flavours in, taste and add more as necessary.

For a bit more kick you can also add some cayenne pepper.

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