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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. One may also use ketchup, ranch, and honey mustard. They are usually seasoned with a variety of spices, commonly paprika, salt and pepper.
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- 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. 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 Western Canada, the Western United States and Canada's Yukon.
- In Germany, they are known as Kartoffelspalten ('potato clefts'), wilde Kartoffeln ('wild potatoes'), Westernkartoffeln ('Western potatoes') or Kartoffelecken ('potato wedges').
- 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').
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- 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.
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- "Potato-Wedges" (in German). EDEKA.