Baked Potato Wedges

I love french fries. Oh, how I love crispy, crunchy, slightly salted, fried pieces of potato. They’re fabulous and of course we all have our favorite kind but does anyone really discriminate if a plate is put in front of them? No, no they don’t. Sometimes, though, you can’t get out of the house or you’re jonesing for starch but without the mild self-loathing that accompanies eating a large fry from a fast food place. Well have I got a snack for you.

DSC_0313This recipe, if you can even call it that, is very simple and limited in the ingredients list.

1. Mini potatoes. They’re precious and can be found just about anywhere. I also threw in a larger potato because my hunger was beastly.

2. Avocado. Stick around to see why.

3. Onion. See #2.

4. Olive oil. Can’t have our potatoes burning.

5. Baking sheet. Self explanatory.

Let us begin.

Step 1. Preheat your oven for 350 degrees.

DSC_0329Step 2. Slather some olive oil on that baking sheet. Canola, vegetable or avocado oil can also be used.

DSC_0336Step 3. Chop up those potatoes. I find it easiest to cut the potato vertically into two, then cut each half slice vertically so that you have four, relatively equal, wedges.

DSC_0344Step 4. Mhm. Now put them in the oven for about 25 minutes.

DSC_0350Step 5. You can season those little wedges if your heart desires. I personally like these two, but feel free to explore your spice horizons. DSC_0372Step 6. Let’s make some avocado mash.

DSC_0375Step 7. Cut up the avocado. Hold the avocado vertically and cut all the way down and then match that slice up to the other side. The first time I ever cut an avocado I mangled it because the large seed in the middle threw off my game. I then proceeded to boycott them.DSC_0379

Step 8. The easiest way to get the actual fruit out of it’s casing is to make a grid slice and then push the outside inwards so that the cubes fall out.

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DSC_0403Step 9. Mash the avocado. Chop up onions. Add onions to mash. Mix it all up. Voila! A knock off guacamole minus the actual spicy and tangy stuff.DSC_0407Step 10. Plate those puppies up and enjoy.

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