How To Cook Home Made Fluffy Spiced Potato Wedges

How To Cook Home Made Fluffy Spiced Potato Wedges

Home made spicy potato wedges can be easier to make than you think, as long as you think about how to cut your wedge shape without making a mistake and prepare your wedges properly for the way you wish to cook them, if you want a harder skinned wedge then the ideal method would be to microwave the wedges a little to dry the outer layer before adding any coating and cooking in the oven whereas if you wish to have a light fluffy wedge which is more of a cross between a chip shop chip and a wedge then you would want to lightly boil your wedges before cooking, this heats them up and prepares them for the oven allowing you to lightly oil and spice the surface without prolonged baking and also speeds up the cooking process.

You would need to take care not to overboil your wedges however as this will cause them to fall apart as you transfer them to the oven or even when you flip them in the oil and spice coating. However much spice and the types of spice you wish to use are entirely up to yourself and you can personalize these entirely to your own tastes. The final cooking method is also down to yourself, as frying these rather than oven roasting them would be more ideal for a traditional wedge with a crispy skin and remaining light and fluffy inside, however the oil itself will get very spicy, and I lack any form of fryer at present, so shallow frying these in the oven at the same time was my best solution.

The oven should be on full (250) to ensure that you crisp up and cook your wedges in the way you desire, checking occasionally that everything is loose with an occasional shake of the tray, perhaps flipping and re-coating the wedges as necessary to ensure an even coating of seasoning and even frying of the wedge on all sides. The cooking process should not take long and should be 20 minutes in total at most, without preheating your wedges this could take longer and also leave the inside of your wedges hard while the outside looks cooked.

Once cooked you can freeze these as long as you rapidly cool them first, a good way to do this would be to seal them in an airtight bag and run cold water from the tap over the bag, keeping the inner product dry but rapidly cooled, or even submerse into an ice bath sat inside a plastic tub, this too would remove heat rapidly enough to place into a freezer without contaminating and warming everything you have in there.

These are a perfect accompaniment to any meal, and I chose to have these with a steak and gravy pie, but would sit nicely alongside any main meal you would choose to prepare.

Companion Cube Cakes Wacky Kitchen 004 Portal Inspired

Companion Cube Cakes Wacky Kitchen 004 Portal Inspired

Companion Cube Cakes origonally posted

1 July, 2012 (01:10) | Sweets | By: WackyKitchen

Inspired by the release of portal 2 as it was close to my birthday I decided to bake some companion cube cakes for me and my friends, obviousely things didn’t quite go to plan but since when do they ever for me. I think they turned out okay suprisingly to be honest and people recognised them as companion cubes.
I Apologise for the changes in video quality between the old recording footage and the new and I hope that the show is watchable. Ideally I would like to make a much better show but circumstances in life may make that completely impossible to be honest unless things change for me soon which I highly doubt.

Wacky Kitchen 003 Pancake Day Special, Sweet and Savoury

Wacky Kitchen 003 Pancake Day Special, Sweet and Savoury

Origonally posted

26 October, 2011 (00:59) | Savoury, Sweets | By: WackyKitchen

In this pancake day special I create some homemade pancakes and show how easy it is to create both sweet and savoury pancakes so you can have pancakes all day and truly celebrate the day.

I have to apologise to posting it on the site late but it has been available online for longer, I’ve had some problems with my software, future episodes will be in HD when uploaded.

002 Valentines Day Chicken Breast Heart Special

002 Valentines Day Chicken Breast Heart Special

Origonally posted

19 April, 2011 (22:06) | Chicken | By: WackyKitchen

This is the Valentines day special, focusing on making a visually romantic meal as the main course (involving a cluster of heart shaped foods) and sharing meals for starters and desert as I feel this is a more romantic way to enjoy a meal together.

The start sequence has been altered to add a drumline of me beatboxing to try to add another layer, in the next video I will add a main tune layer to the intro in the aim of creating a full intro tune.

Obviousely baking nacho’s at a low temperature in an oven would improve the consistancy and texture, and have plenty of sweet things to dip in the chocolate fondoo at the end for a good finish.

001 Chicken Bone and Noodle Soup

001 Chicken Bone and Noodle Soup

Origonally posted

14 April, 2011 (23:47) | Soup | By: WackyKitchen


This is the first episode. I appreciate your feedback and comments. I plan on altering the start sequence music, and would have liked my elements to fly in at seperate times over the intro however I lack any software that can perform this so my intro will remain like this for the forseable future unless I can find suitable software to fix this problem however I will make a better tune, this is temporary to avoid posting a silent start sequence.