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Crunchy Potato Wedges Recipe

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Ingredients

  • 4 teaspoons kosher salt
  • 2 teaspoons onion powder
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano
  • ¾ teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper
  • 3 large russet potatoes (about 1 ¾ pound cut into ¼ inch wedges)
  • ¼ cup vegetable oil (plus oil in the deep fryer for frying)
  • 1½ cups all-purpose flour
  • ½ cup cornstarch
  • 1 cup buttermilk (for the buttermilk I substituted 1 cup milk mixed with 1 tablespoon lemon juice – let rest 15 minutes before using)
  • ½ teaspoon baking soda
  • ½ teaspoon baking soda
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Instructions

  1. In a small bowl whisk together the salt, onion powder, garlic powder, oregano, cayenne, and black pepper.
  2. Place the potato wedges in a large coverable microwave-safe bowl. Sprinkle 4 tablespoons of the spice mixture over the potatoes, add ¼ cup oil, and toss to coat. Microwave the potatoes for 7 – 9 minutes, shaking the bowl occasionally to coat the potatoes with the spice mixture. (Time will vary depending on your microwave and how thick you cut the potatoes) drain the potatoes if needed, and single layer them on a baking sheet to cool.
  3. Preheat deep fryer to 350F.
  4. In a medium size bowl mix together the flour and corn starch. In another large bowl mix together the buttermilk and baking soda.
  5. Place a wire rack over a baking sheet to catch any batter mixture that falls off of the potatoes. Roll each potato wedge in the flour mixture shaking off any excess, and then dip them in the buttermilk allowing any excess milk to drain back into the bowl. Roll them in the flour mixture again to coat placing the potato wedges on the wire rack.
  6. Deep fry the potato wedges until golden brown. (Cook in batches according to the size deep fryer you are using) drain on a baking sheet or platter covered with several