This Might Be The Easiest Way To Cut Potato Wedges

Potatoes are a great companion to nearly any meal. They can be served alongside steak, chicken, and hamburgers and prepared in a variety of ways from baked to mashed and in french fry form. Potato wedges, also called steak fries, are a side dish menu item at places such as Buffalo Wild Wings and Texas Roadhouse.

One of the things that makes potato wedges great is the variety of ways they can be topped. While some people may enjoy classic steak fries dipped in ketchup or ranch, others prefer to load them with cheese, chives, sour cream, and bacon to create an unforgettable combination.

Sometimes when you have a hankering for some potato wedges, you may want to visit a restaurant to eliminate the stress of cooking, preparing, and cleaning that comes with dinner at home. Other times, leaving the house just isn't an option and you're stuck making wedges for the family on your own, searching for the easiest way to cut your potatoes.

Preparation and slicing methods

Luckily, when the time comes to whip up some potato wedges, the cooking options are endless. Many people choose to bake them in the oven, while others opt for the air fryer method. The Kitchn recommends preheating the oven to 400 degrees, coating the pan in oil or cooking spray, and coating the potatoes themselves before baking. The air fryer technique is just as simple: Air Frying Foodie recommends cooking the fries at 400 degrees for 12 minutes and shaking the basket halfway through the cycle.

Now that you know how to bake, prepare, and top potato wedges, you'll need to know how to slice them. One of the main differences between french fries and potato wedges is the cut itself, according to Delighted Cooking. There are many ways to slice potatoes, but to get the perfect shape Taste of Home recommends using an apple slicer. You can do this by cutting one end of a full potato and pushing the apple slicer through.

Next time you want some of this salty dish and you're unable to leave the house, you'll know exactly how to prepare potato wedges on your own and get the perfect slice every time.