I am known to shop in Iceland from time to time, mainly because of their low prices and free delivery, and one of the items that is regularly on our list to stock up the freezer is these southern fried wedges. With a bag costing £1.00, or £1.25 on occasion in the past, I find these absolutely fantastic value for money.
These wedges come provided in a standard bag really, one of those stretch thick plastic types that can be torn open or simply cut to access the wedges within. These wedges just need to be poured on to a baking tray and then cooked for 20-25 minutes in the oven, well, that is how I cook them anyway. You can cook them under the grill or even fry them if you choose to but I just prefer the crunchy outside and soft inside that comes from oven cooking them.
These wedges are delicious when they are cooked and I tend to cook mine for around 25 minutes at about 200-210 degrees. I like to ensure that mine are extra fluffy and soft inside as I cannot stand hard potatoes in any form. These wedges have their skin on, like traditional wedges, and they have a southern fried coating on them. This coating gives them an orange kind of look but I like that about them as I know that they are coated even if my husband has cooked them instead of me. The skins on these wedges remain hard and the potato within is very fluffy, light and delicious. I love the slightly varying sizes of these wedges as they are not large and small all in one bag so the cooking of them is quite even.
Before we serve up our wedges we tend to leave them for a couple of minutes on a few sheets of kitchen towel to soak up some of the grease that tends to be released from these.
Overall we love these wedges, they are quite versatile and we use them with a number of dishes. In the past I have taken some of these (cooked first), added some pasta sauce or chopped tomatoes over the top, sprinkled on some dried herbs, chucked on some cubes of mozzarella and then grilled for a few minutes to give a delicious side dish with a difference. The gentle yet spicy flavouring of these wedges works very well for this and helps to lift the flavour of the potatoes and give them a real bite.