Potato wedges

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Potato wedges
Potato wedges at Mensa Paderborn (11956794164).jpg
CourseHors d'oeuvre, side dish
Main ingredientsPotatoes

Potato wedges are irregular wedge-shaped slices of potato, often large and unpeeled, that are either baked or fried. They are sold at diners and fast food restaurants. In Australia, potato wedges are a common bar food, that are almost always served with sour cream and sweet chilli sauce.[citation needed] One may also use ketchup, ranch, and honey mustard. They are usually seasoned with a variety of spices, commonly paprika, salt and pepper.

Other names[edit]

Potato wedges with cheese and bacon, accompanied by sweet chilli sauce and sour cream
  • In some regions of the United States, particularly Idaho, Oregon, Washington, Montana, Minnesota, Nebraska, Northern Utah, Northeast Ohio, Wisconsin and Upstate New York, a popular variation of potato wedges are known as jojos.[1] 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 ('potato clefts'), wilde Kartoffeln ('wild potatoes'), Westernkartoffeln ('Western potatoes') or Kartoffelecken ('potato wedges').[4]
  • In Sweden, they are called klyftpotatis ('wedge-potatoes').
  • In Russia, they are known as картофель по-деревенски ('village-style potato') or картофель по-домашнему ('homestyle potato').
  • In the Czech Republic, they are called Americké brambory ('American potatoes').
  • In Finland, they are called lohkoperunat ('potato sections').

See also[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. ^ "Greensboring - Outside the Media Beyond the News". Archived from the original on October 11, 2010. Retrieved June 14, 2010.
  4. ^ "Potato-Wedges" (in German). EDEKA.