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Potato wedges recipe with cilantro mayo dip

Potato wedges recipe with step by step pictures – crispy and crunchy batter-fried potato wedges served with delicious cilantro mayo dip.

Are you looking for a terrific potato wedges recipe? These batter-fried wedges are the ultimate ones and I bet that no other homemade potato wedges recipe comes close to this one. These are a family favorite in my house and we usually have it with cilantro mayo as an evening snack or as a side with burgers. You can even stuff a couple of them in your chicken wraps. It enhances the texture manifold and provides a kick to the otherwise mundane wrap.

Potato is the most versatile vegetable, in my opinion. If you have just a handful of right ingredients available, you can transform this humble tuber into splendid recipes. Appetizers such as fries and wedges are the most favorite of all the potato recipes for many. You should definitely check out the masala fries recipe.

how does batter make a difference?

These potato wedges so much better than the conventional ones. You wonder why? Well for starters; these wedges are batter fried, which means they have a crispy outside holding the hot, tender potato within itself. The batter has a lot of interesting seasoning ingredients, which add terrific flavors to the recipe. The conventional method of making wedges has a drawback; the seasoning doesn’t quite hold on to the wedges after frying. The batter is a game changer. Instead of blandness, you get to savor every seasoning that you added to the recipe. Frying the wedges twice ensures they stay crispier for longer.

choosing the seasoning ingredients

The potato wedges seasoning should be anything but subtle. The robust flavors are crucial and help maintain an ideal seasoning to potato ratio because, in the case of wedges, the potato is fairly chunky. I think that applies to most potato appetizers.

I like the zippy flavor of garlic so I have added a generous amount of garlic powder. As for the herbs, I have used Italian seasoning. You could use any dried herbs if you like them in particular. The fiery, tingling hotness comes from the red chili flakes and the sharpness from the stock cubes. If you don’t have stock cubes, you may add a fat pinch of MSG instead.

yummy dip for potato wedges

The most commonly used dip for wedges id ketchup. Garlic dipping sauce is a good choice for the conventional wedges but not for these because the batter already has a lot of garlic powder.  Hence, I have come up with my own recipe of cilantro dip that compliments these wedges really well. The slightly sweet dip is light and has an incredible freshness to it and you are going to love it just as much as my friends and family do.

Now let’s get started with the recipe of potato wedges and Cilantro Mayo Dip.

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Potato wedges recipe – Delicious, crispy batter-fried potato wedges with the flavors of garlic and Italian herbs, served with cilantro mayo on the side. Potato wedges make for an excellent snack for evenings.
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Recipe type: Appetizer, Snack
Cuisine: American
Serves: 4
Ingredients
For the Cilantro Mayo Dip
  • Mayonnaise – 3 tbsp
  • Coriander leaves/Cilantro – ¾ cup
  • Green chilies – 1
  • Salt – to taste
  • Lemon juice – ½ tsp
  • Honey – ½ tbsp
For the Potato Wedges
  • Non-starchy potatoes – 6 medium
  • All-purpose flour – ½ cup
  • Cornstarch – ¼ cup
  • Water – ½ cup + 6 cups
  • Italian seasoning – 2 tbsp
  • Garlic powder – ½ tbsp
  • Red chili flakes – 2 tbsp
  • Maggi stock cubes - 2
  • Salt – to taste
  • Oil – 1 tbsp + for deep frying
Instructions
  1. To make cilantro mayo, grind the cilantro and green chili to a coarse paste.
  2. Combine the ground cilantro and chili with honey, lemon juice, salt and mayo.
  3. Mix well. Cilantro mayo is ready.
  4. To make wedges, wash and scrub the potatoes well. Cut them into quarters. Cut each quarter into two to make wedges.
  5. Bring 6 cups of water to boil and add the potato wedges. Boil the wedges for 2-3 minutes till they are half-cooked.
  6. Drain well and spread them on a kitchen towel to dry.
  7. In the meanwhile, combine all-purpose flour, cornstarch, Italian seasoning, garlic powder, red chili flakes, Maggi stock cubes and salt to taste. The Italian seasoning and stock cubes already have salt in them, so go easy on the salt. Mix well.
  8. Transfer the flour mixture in the zip-lock back and add potatoes wedges in too.Shake well to cover the wedges in the flour.
  9. Remove each wedge from the flour and transfer it to another zip-lock bag.
  10. Freeze the wedges for 3-4 hours.
  11. Take the remaining flour in the bowl. Add 1 tbsp oil and ½ cup water to it.Mix well to make a thick batter to coat the wedges.
  12. Heat sufficient oil in the skillet on high heat. Dip each wedge in the batter.
  13. Carefully drop in a batch of wedges and fry them for 1-2 minutes till they get some golden color. Drain and remove onto a plate lined with paper towel. Let the wedges rest for 10 minutes. Continue to fry the next batches.
  14. Refry the wedges after they have rested on medium high heat for 2-3 minutes or till they are crispy and golden brown. Drain and remove onto a plate lined with paper towel.
  15. Potato wedges recipe is ready. Serve these hot and fiery potato wedges with chilled cilantro mayo. Enjoy!

Potato Wedges Recipe with Step by Step Pictures Below


Step 1

First of all, prepare the ingredients for cilantro mayo.

Ingredients for cilantro mayo dip


Step2

To make cilantro mayo, grind 3/4 cup cilantro and 1 green chili to a coarse paste.

grinding green chili and cilantro


Step 3

Combine the ground cilantro and chili with 1/2 tbsp honey, 1/2 tsp lemon juice, and 3 tbsp mayo. Also, add salt to taste.

combiniing ingredients for cilantro mayo dip


Step 4

Mix well. Cilantro mayo is ready. For a better taste, cover with cling wrap and let it sit in the refrigerator for a couple of hours for the flavors to meld.

Cilantro Mayo Dip ready


Step 5

Keep the ingredients for potato wedges ready.

Ingredients for fried potato wedges


Step 6

Wash and scrub 6 medium potatoes. Cut them into quarters. Cut each quarter into two to make wedges.

Slicing the potatoes


Step 7

Bring 6 cups of water to boil and add the potato wedges. Boil the wedges for 2-3 minutes till they are half-cooked.

cooking potato wedges in boiling water for 2~3 minutes


Step 8

Drain well and spread them on a kitchen towel to dry.

drain the water and let the potato wedges dry


Step 9

In the meanwhile, combine 1/2 cup all-purpose flour, 1/4 cup cornstarch, 2 tbsp Italian seasoning, 1/2 tbsp garlic powder, 2 tbsp red chili flakes, 2 Maggi stock cubes and salt to taste. The Italian seasoning and stock cubes already have salt in them, so go easy on the salt. Mix well.

preparing the batter to coat wedges


Step 10

Transfer the flour mixture in the zip-lock back and add potatoes wedges in too. Shake well to cover the wedges in the flour.

applying batter coat to the potato wedges in a zip lock bag


Step 11

Remove each wedge from the flour and transfer it to another zip-lock bag.transferring coated wedges in another ziplock bag


Step 12

Freeze the wedges for 3-4 hours.

freeze the wedges for 3~4 hours


Step 13

Take the remaining flour in the bowl. Add 1 tbsp oil and 1/2 cup water to it.

mixing water and oil in the remaining flour


Step 14

Mix well to make a thick batter to coat the wedges.

resulting thick batter


Step 15

Heat sufficient oil in the skillet on high heat. Dip each wedge in the batter.

Dipping wedges in batter


Step 16

Carefully drop in a batch of wedges and fry them for 1-2 minutes till they get some golden color.

frying wedges for 2~3 minutes


Step 17

Drain and remove onto a plate lined with paper towel. Let the wedges rest for 10 minutes. Continue to fry the next batches.

Fried potato wedges


Step 18

Re-fry the wedges after they have rested on medium high heat for 2-3 minutes or till they are crispy and golden brown. Drain and remove onto a plate lined with paper towel.

re-frying potato wedges


Step 19

Potato wedges recipe is ready. Serve these hot and fiery potato wedges with chilled cilantro mayo. Enjoy!

Fried potato wedges recipe are ready

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9 Comments

  • Reply
    Timothy Mueller
    April 15, 2017 at 8:10 am

    Yeah.. the classic recipe is just hard slices of potatoes in herbs, cool improvisation.

  • Reply
    Shakthi Prakash
    August 13, 2017 at 11:54 am

    wow! i had no idea you can batter frying the potato wedges for extra crispiness.. great idea indeed.. that dip looks delicious.

    • Reply
      Monica
      August 13, 2017 at 12:43 pm

      Thanks.

    • Reply
      Monica
      August 13, 2017 at 9:32 pm

      Thank you. That batter indeed works wonders.

  • Reply
    Disha Gujarati
    August 29, 2017 at 10:25 am

    these are the best potato wedges i have ever eaten, i have eaten them in different countries, but these taste way better! thanks dear!

  • Reply
    aanchal huda
    August 30, 2017 at 10:39 am

    ekdum karare lag rahe hai

  • Reply
    Anju Parmar
    October 3, 2017 at 11:45 am

    Tooooo good!

  • Reply
    ankur sharma
    May 16, 2018 at 4:54 pm

    batter frying seems like a very unique way of making crispy wedges. loving that cilantro mayo. looks irresistible

    • Reply
      Monica
      May 17, 2018 at 8:56 am

      thank you

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