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.

Potato wedges
CourseHors d'oeuvre, side dish
Main ingredientsPotatoes

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]

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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, and Wisconsin , 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]
  • In Germany, they are known as Kartoffelspalten ('potato clefts'), wilde Kartoffeln ('wild potatoes'), Westernkartoffeln ('Western potatoes') or Kartoffelecken ('potato wedges').[4]
  • In Czechia, they are known as americké brambory ('American potatoes').
  • In Slovakia, they are known as americké zemiaky ('American potatoes').

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References Edit

  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. ^ "Potato-Wedges" (in German). EDEKA.