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      Schezwan Potato Wedges

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      Time35 Min
      DifficultyEasy
      Serves2

      What’s your idea of a perfect appetizer? If it’s something that is light on the stomach, lip smackingly delicious and healthy, this Schezwan Potato Wedges recipe will fit the bill perfectly. An extremely easy dish to make, even if you are an absolute beginner at cooking, you can make it easily. The total preparation time needed for this dish is about 35 minutes and it works best as an appetizer or ... even an evening snack. If you are someone who likes a fair share of spice, this Schezwan Potato Wedges recipe is for you. You can get the restaurant style taste at home without the calories. You can savour this delicious dish without any feeling of guilt as we have made it as healthy as possible as we have used only a couple of teaspoons of refined oil and jaggery in place of sugar. Spiced with Byadgi Red Chilli that is famous for its rich flavour and seasoned with Dark Soy sauce, pepper, some salt and white vinegar, there’s no dearth to the amount of flavour in this Schezwan Potato Wedges recipe. To ensure that the sauce has a thick consistency, we add some corn flour to it and upon cooking for a few minutes, it will automatically thicken. The coriander leaves and finely chopped spring onion give these wedges a dash of freshness. You can have this dish as a snack or even as a side dish for lunch and dinner and kids in particular love these wedges.

      Nutrition Info. (per serving)

      ProteinFatCarbsFibre284 Cal284 Cal284 Cal284 Cal
      • 6gProtein
      • 5gFat
      • 52gCarbs
      • 7gFibre

      Ingredients

      Dry Grocery

      Atta

      Atta

      3 teaspoons

      Salt

      Salt

      1 teaspoon

      Dark Soy Sauce

      Dark Soy Sauce

      2 teaspoons

      Jaggery

      Jaggery

      2 teaspoons

      Synthetic/white Vinegar

      Synthetic/white Vinegar

      1 teaspoon

      Red Dry Chilli Bydagi

      Red Dry Chilli Bydagi

      6 units

      Refined Oil

      Refined Oil

      2 teaspoons

      Fruits & Vegetables

      Potato

      Potato

      4 units

      Ginger

      Ginger

      1 teaspoon

      Onion

      Onion

      1 unit

      Spring Onion

      Spring Onion

      2 teaspoons

      Celery

      Celery

      10 g

      Other

      Rice Flour

      Rice Flour

      2 tablespoons

      Pepper

      Pepper

      2 teaspoons

      Garlic

      Garlic

      5 pieces

      Water

      Water

      0.5 cups

      Coriander Leaves

      Coriander Leaves

      2 teaspoons

      Directions
      1
      Fine chop the onion, garlic, ginger, celery, spring onions and coriander. Wash and cut the potato into wedges (skin on). Set aside .
      2
      In a pan add water and salt with the potatoes. Boil till 1/4th done. Strain it, keep it aside.
      3
      In a mixing bowl add salt, black pepper, whole wheat flour, rice flour and a little water to combine everything well. Add the potato wedges and coat the wedges in batter evenly.
      4
      Preheat the oven at 180 degrees c. Place the batter coated potato wedges on a greased tray and bake it for 12 to 15 minutes or until it turns golden brown and crispy. Remove and set aside.
      5
      In a saucepan, add some water and dry red chillies. Let the water boil, cook the red chillies and strain it. Add the cooked chillies to a blender jar and make a fine paste by adding a little water as required.
      6
      Heat oil in a pan or wok, add celery, onion, ginger and garlic. Saute well, then add 3 tbsp of red chilli paste and cook for another few minutes. Add water and let it boil.
      7
      As it releases oil add vinegar, soy sauce, black pepper and jaggery powder. Cook for another few minutes until the sauce thickens.
      8
      Add the baked potato to a pan, over a high flame mix it well to coat the potato wedges.
      9
      Finish with coriander and spring onion. serve hot.
      Tips on how to make delicious Schezwan Potato Wedges at home :
      Our Schezwan Potato Wedges recipe is a healthier take on a very popular dish that is loved by all. The crispness of the potato wedges combined with the rich flavour of the sauce make this dish one of the most sought after appetizers. If you plan on trying out this recipe at home, here are a few tips that may come in handy. We have used jaggery in this recipe but you can also use honey in its place as it gives the wedges a rich flavour. Par Boiling the potatoes helps in giving them that extra bit of crispness that is one of the main selling points of this dish. Coat the potatoes properly in rice flour or corn flour before frying to make the exterior nice and crispy. Learn how to make Schezwan Potato Wedges at home to satiate your cravings.

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      We hope you had fun making it! Enjoy the meal.

      What are Potato Wedges?

      Potato wedges are famous appetizers and snacks that you can easily make at home. They can be both fried or baked. For a healthier option, people prefer baked potato wedges and skip extra spices. Potato wedges are slicked radially that gives them a sort of triangle shape. They are unpeeled and often large in shape. You can relish potato wedges with sour cream, sweet chilli sauces, ketchup, ranch or honey mustard. While the usual potato wedges are seasoned with just paprika, salt and pepper, you can also try a twist in potato wedges recipe with more ingredients. For instance, you can make spicy and tangling Schezwan potato wedges. To know how to make such potato wedges, feel free to follow our easy potato wedges recipe with Schezwan style.

      Origin of Potato Wedges

      Though potato wedges are famous all over the world, not much information is available on their origins. It is often believed it was invented in the US but there is no specific data that can prove this.

      What is Schezwan?

      In a culinary sense, Schezwan refers to Sichuan cuisine. It originated in the Sichuan Province of China. This type of cuisine is famous for its bold flavours, especially the pungency and spiciness resulting from the use of garlic and chilli peppers. In the Schezwan potato wedges recipe, it refers to the use of chillies, dark soy sauce, vinegar, onions, garlic and pepper that gives the extra spicy flavour to the traditional potato wedges. So, if you want to turn your simple potato wedges into spicy potato wedges, do try the Schezwan version. You can also find various tips and tricks from our experts to ensure your dish gets better and tastier just like restaurants.

      Which Type Of Potatoes Are Best For Potato Wedges?

      Choosing the right potatoes is the most important thing that ensures where your potato wedges would be tastier and perfect or not. We suggest you choose either Russet or Maris piper potatoes for wedges. You can also use Yukon. They are best for baking. Avoid using wax potatoes or the new potatoes as they do not work well for potato wedges recipe.

      How to Make Potato Wedges Healthier?

      We all know that potato wedges are not popular when it comes to healthy recipes but that does not mean you cannot try and make it healthier. In fact, there are various tips that can help you turn your potato wedges into a healthy snack. Read on to know them: Make a Healthy Base: Potato wedges have a bad reputation but they are also packed with surprising health benefits. You just need to make a few changes to ensure such benefits impact you. You can begin by dressing your potato wedges by dressing them with olive oil. Olive oil consists of unsaturated fatty acids that give your healthy heart benefits and also add more antioxidants to your meal. Bake or Air Fry: Instead of going for deep frying of the potato wedges, we suggest you follow our baked potato wedges recipe. You can also air fry the potato wedges that will ensure you will not add more fat to the snack. Spices Help Too: If you thought that spices only give flavour to your potato wedges, you are mistaken. In fact, spices such as turmeric, black pepper and cayenne contain various nutrients that can add a hefty dose of health benefits. The same goes with garlic as it helps in promoting better cardiovascular health. So, feel free and add your favourite spices to make plain potato wedges more tasty and healthy.

      Other Baked Potato Recipes to Try

      Potatoes are a staple food in various regions of the world and thus, you can find hundreds of recipes to relish each day. The same is said about potato snacks and side dishes. For the love of potatoes, we have jotted down a few recipes in which you can bake the potatoes and shift to a healthier option. Read and get ready to prepare them! Mashed Potato: A classic and easy potato recipe, mashed potatoes can be made by baking the Russet potatoes. The dish is also known as mash and is prepared using potatoes, milk, butter and salt. You can also add cheese and bread crumbs to make mashed potatoes. The creamy dish is served as a side dish. Potato Chips: One of the most popular potato snacks along with baked potato wedges, potato chips are often deep-fried. However, you can also bake them and prepare a healthier version of potato chips. Just soak the thinly sliced potatoes in water and dry them before baking to get crispy and delicious chips. Chilli Potato: This is just an extended and tastier version of baked potato wedges where you put a spicy, sour and mildly sweet sauce to get more flavours. It is then baked again to get a crispy coat. Spices and vegetables further add to the deliciousness and you cannot help but crave for chilli potatoes more. Sweet Potato Fries: If you thought that potato fries couldn’t be tastier, it is time to try sweet potato fries. When baked, sweet potato fries get brown evenly to give you a flavourful and lip-smacking taste. Season it as per your choice and enjoy it with your friends and family over a hearty meal together.

      Now that you know how to make potato wedges at home along with other recipes, it is time to surprise your loved ones with a delicious platter. To know more about incredible dishes and learn how to prepare them, keep exploring our website. Happy cooking!