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. They are usually seasoned with a variety of spices, commonly paprika, salt and pepper.

In Australia, potato wedges are a common bar food, that are almost always served with some kind of sauce. One may use sour cream, sweet chilli sauce, ketchup, or some combination of these. In Ireland, spicy potato wedges are a common item served at hot deli counters.[1]

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.[2] Jojos are potato wedges that are battered, seasoned, and either deep-fried in the same vat as fried chicken, or pressure-fried.[3] A variation in spelling and pronunciation is mojos, particularly in Western Canada, the Western United States and Canada's Yukon.[4]
  • In Germany, they are known as Kartoffelspalten ('potato clefts'), wilde Kartoffeln ('wild potatoes'), Westernkartoffeln ('Western potatoes') or Kartoffelecken ('potato wedges').[5]

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  1. ^ McDonald, Brian (2008-05-12). "Top breakfast baguette rolls into Irish history". Irish Independent. Retrieved 2019-02-03.
  2. ^ DiStefano, Anne Marie (July 4, 2013). "Restaurants add another chapter to jojos' long history". Portland Tribune. Retrieved 8 July 2013.
  3. ^ 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.
  4. ^ "Greensboring - Outside the Media Beyond the News". Archived from the original on October 11, 2010. Retrieved June 14, 2010.
  5. ^ "Potato-Wedges" (in German). EDEKA.