Potato wedges are wedges of potatoes, 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.
When compared to steak-cut chips (UK), fries (US and global), roasted potatoes or crinkle-cut chips (UK), a wedge could be defined as having distinct corners when viewed as a cross-section perpendicular to the normal- a centreline running along the length of the cut potato form. This can be viewed as a triangular section, should there be 4 corners it would commonly be referred to as just a chip/fries.
- In some regions of the United States, 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 corners').
- 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 Czech republic, they are called Americké brambory ('American potatoes').