10/2/08

Potato Wedges - KFC Style

With the cool Fall weather comes an instinctive change in diets. Suddenly we crave hot soups, homemade breads, mashed potatoes and other comfort foods. A yummy side dish that is always a favorite around here are potato wedges. Most of the time I simply open up the cupboard and season them with whatever looks good at the time, but sometimes I actually use a recipe. LOL.

This recipe for wedges is purportedly like KFC's version. I'll let you be the judge of that - but I will tell you they are good! I don't like to bread foods so this isn't the style I typically make. Am I against breading? Heck no! They taste amazing! What I hate is dredging. Oooo I hate it. Homemade jalapeno poppers, onion rings, mozzarella sticks and yes, potato wedges... I would rather spend the money to buy them simply because it's one of my pet peeves to dredge things in egg and flour and crumbs.

If you don't mind dredging then make these tonight! It's well worth it.

Potato Wedges

5 Baking potatoes cut into Wedges
1 c Milk
1 egg
1 c flour
2 T salt
1 t pepper
1/2 t MSG
1/4 t Paprika
1/8 garlic powder
Oil or shortening for frying

Cut the potatoes into lengthwise wedges about 1 inch wide. Mix the egg and milk till well blended. Mix the dry ingredients into a large bowl. Dredge potatoes in the milk and egg then into the flour mixture till well coated. Fry in hot oil for 3 minutes. Remove from the oil and allow them to sit for 1-2 minutes and then immerse them again for 5 minutes or until golden brown and done.
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