Guest Author - Vannie Ryanes
When grilling, how about serving how about spicy oven-cooked potato wedges instead of plain French fries? The recipe below makes enough tender wedges for a backyard party. Serve these fat wedges as a side dish or just bake a batch to snacking. However you serve them, spicy potato wedges will become a favorite way to cook potatoes.
3 lb Large baking potatoes, scrubbed with peel on
3/4 Tspn Garlic powder
3/4 Tspn Onion powder
1 Tspn Paprika
Pinch or two of cayenne pepper
Salt and pepper to taste
Vegetable cooking spray
Preheat oven to 425 degrees.
Cut potatoes into fairly large wedges and pat dry with paper towels.
Combine garlic powder, onion powder, paprika, cayenne pepper, salt and pepper in a plastic bag and shake to mix. Add potatoes and shake bag again to coat the potatoes.
Spray a large baking sheet with cooking oil then place potatoes on baking sheet in a single layer. Lightly spray potatoes and bake at 425 degrees for approximately 20 minutes or until tender and golden. You will have enough spicy potato wedges for two or three meals. This batch served as is will accommodate 10 to 12 people. These potatoes freeze well. Great with plain hamburgers or burgers with cheese. See recipe below.
Grilled Hamburgers or Cheeseburgers
1 lb. ground beef, fairly lean
3 tbspn plain bread crumbs
1/2 tspn ground black pepper
1/2 tspn salt
4 slices cheese, Cheddar, American, Provolone
4 hard rolls, cut open
Tomato, 4 medium slices
Ketchup, mayonnaise or mustard as dressing
Preheat outdoor grill.
Place ground beef , bread crumbs, salt and pepper in large bowl and mix together, using a light hand. Do not over-mix. Shape ground beef into four same-size patties. inch patties.
Place hamburger patties on grill. Cook for about 12 minutes ( 6 minutes per side) for a medium hamburger. Do not press down on the hamburger. Allow burgers to cook at least five minutes per side before turning. If making cheeseburger, put cheese on burger just before placing on hard roll. Garnish with lettuce and tomatoes, using your favorite dressing to moisten.
Makes 4 hamburgers.
How about a side with that burger?
Serve with spicy potato wedges. Buy a prepared green salad mix from the supermarket. Salad blends of romaine, iceberg, green and spinach or red leaf lettuce are always good, as is shredded cabbage coleslaw mix. However, if you want to try something different buy the shredded broccoli slaw mix. Add a store bought creamy dressing such as parmesan or ranch and enjoy.