Potato Wedges & Sweet Chili Sauce


4-6 baking potatoes, depending on size, a total of about 1 kg/ 2 lbs
3 tablespoons olive oil
4 garlic cloves, microplaned
2 teaspoons ground coriander
1 teaspoon sweet paprika
1 teaspoon smoked paprika
salt and freshly ground black pepper
½ cup water
¼ cup rice vinegar
¼ cup granulated sugar
2 garlic cloves, minced
1 ½ teaspoons red chili flakes
1 ½ teaspoon cornstarch
1/8 cup water


Preheat the oven to 200 degrees Celsius/ 400 degrees Fahrenheit. Clean the potatoes very thoroughly, cut them into wedges, 6 to 8 edges pro potato depending on size. Place the potatoes in a large pot with cold water, bring everything to a boil and let the potatoes cook for about 10 minutes. They should be soft but shouldn't begin to disintegrate. Drain the potatoes and pat dry with kitchen paper. Place the potatoes in a roasting pan.
Mix together the olive oil, microplaned garlic, ground coriander, smoked and sweet paprika until you obtain a paste. Add 1 more tablespoon oil if you feel is necessary to get the right pasty consistency. Pour this over the potatoes and rub the all over with your hands. Place the tin in the oven for about 25 minutes or until the potatoes are crisp, brown and cooked through.
Meanwhile make the sweet chili sauce. Combine ¼ water with the rice vinegar, sugar, minced garlic clove and chili flakes in a small saucepan. Bring everything to a boil and let simmer for about 5 minutes, stirring often.
Combine the rest 1/8 cup water with the cornstarch and whisk the mixture into the boiling sauce stirring continuously for 1 minute. Turn of the heat and let the sauce cool down before serving.
Serve the potatoes and sweet chili sauce with a salad on the side.


Sometimes the simplest things are the best. Just potatoes, spices and a nice dipping sauce, maybe a green salad on the side and you don’t need anything more.




Wednesday, May 20, 2015 - 10:35am


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