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 tomato sauce and sour cream.
In some regions of the United States, potato wedges are known as
jojos. This term originated in Elyria, Ohio [1 ] [ and is also used in the ] citation needed 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. A variation in spelling and pronunciation is mojos, particularly in [2 ] 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 a mixture of sour cream and sweet chilli sauce.
In Maryland, they are known as "Western fries".
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