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Cajun-spiced Potato Wedges

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Categories: Allergy-Free, Comfort Foods, Spicy, Vegetarian
Type: Side Dishes

This peppery dish was developed by the French settlers of Louisiana

Prep Time: prep 10 mins

Cooking Time: cook 35-45 mins

Serves: makes 6 servings

Ingredients:

  • 4 potatoes, unpeeled
  • 3 red onions, cut into 8 wedges
  • 1 lemon, cut into 6 wedges
  • 12 garlic cloves, unpeeled
  • 4 bay leaves
  • 1 / 3 cup olive oil
  • 3 tbsp fresh lemon juice
  • 1 tbsp tomato paste
  • 1 tsp sweet paprika
  • 1 tsp dried oregano
  • 1 tsp dried thyme
  • 1 / 2 tsp cayenne pepper
  • 1 / 2 tsp ground cumin
  • salt and freshly ground black pepper
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Directions:

  1. Preheat the oven to 400F (200C). Cut the potatoes into thick wedges. Parcook in a large pan of salted boiling water for 3 minutes. Drain well. Combine the potatoes, onions, lemon, garlic, and bay leaves in a large roasting pan.
  2. Whisk together the oil, lemon juice, tomato paste, paprika, oregano, thyme, cayenne, and cumin, pour over the potatoes, and toss. Season with salt and pepper.
  3. Roast for 30-40 minutes, turning frequently with a metal spatula, until the potatoes are tender and have absorbed the liquid. Serve hot.
Tips:
  • prep 10 mins; cook 35-45 mins

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Excerpted from The Illustrated Kitchen Bible.
Copyright © 2008 Dorling Kindersley Limited.
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