Potato wedges

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Potato wedges
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Roasted potato wedges
Course Hors d'oeuvre, side dish
Main ingredients Potatoes
Cookbook:Potato wedges  Potato wedges

Potato wedges are a variation of french fries. As their name suggests, they are wedges of potatoes, often large and unpeeled, that are either baked or fried. They are sold at diners and fast food restaurants.

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Potato wedges with cheese and bacon, accompanied by sweet chilli sauce and sour cream.
  • In some regions of the United States, potato wedges are known as jojos.[1] This term originated in Elyria, Ohio[citation needed] and is also used in the Pacific Northwest, Idaho, Ohio, Minnesota, Texas, and other areas. Jojos are potato wedges fried in the same vat as chicken and usually eaten plain alongside fried chicken, coleslaw, and baked beans.[2] A variation in spelling and pronunciation is mojos, particularly in Western Canada, the Western United States and Canada's Yukon. [3]
  • In Germany, they are known as Kartoffelspalten or Wilde Kartoffeln (wild potatoes).
  • In Sweden, they are called klyftpotatis (wedge-potatoes).
  • In Russia, they are known as картофель по-деревенски (potatoes "village style").
  • In Turkey, they are known as "Elma Dilim Patates" (apple slice potatoes).
  • In Australia, potato wedges are a common bar food, that are almost always served with sour cream and sweet chilli sauce. They are usually seasoned with a variety of spices, commonly paprika, salt and pepper.
  • In Maryland, they are known as "Western fries".

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References[edit]

  1. ^ DiStefano, Anne Marie (July 4, 2013). "Restaurants add another chapter to jojos' long history". Portland Tribune. Retrieved 8 July 2013. 
  2. ^ Price, Nikki (2009-09-25). "A fry with MoJo: The Coast loves its JoJos". Oregon Coast Today. Lincoln City, Oregon. Archived from the original on August 17, 2011. Retrieved 2009-09-26. 
  3. ^ http://greensboring.com/viewtopic.php?f=15&t=329[dead link]