Crunchy Potato Wedges
The fried potato wedges from our local fast-food joint are worth the trip-their spicy, light, and crunchy coating contrasts perfectly with their fluffy interior. We wondered if we could find a way to make these fast-food-style potato wedges at home.
Why This Recipe Works
We wanted to create a recipe for fast food-style crunchy potato wedges that we could prepare at home. Microwaving the potatoes in a tightly covered bowl helped them obtain perfectly cooked interiors and nicely crisped exteriors. For our recipe’s coating, adding baking soda to the buttermilk and replacing some of the flour with cornstarch resulted in crunchy, deep golden brown wedges. Finally, seasoning our crunchy potato wedges with a spice blend as they precooked in the microwave, then tossing the wedges in the seasonings when they came out of the oil, produced potatoes that were flavored from the inside out.