Dear Reader, I might be pointing out the obvious, but it’s cold. It’s windy, it’s miserable and it’s dark. I need a cheeky pick me up, so I made these, my wonderful wedges for one! These make a great cheeky snack for one person, but you can easily double or treble the recipe, depending on how many people you’re feeding (and if you don’t want to share, I won’t judge).

Shot showing the wedges in the baking tray

These little beauties are getting their bake-on.


  • 2 medium baking potatoes (Maris piper)
  • 1 tablespoon of olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon of sweet, smoked paprika
  • Clove of garlic, whole and smashed
  • 1/2 teaspoon cumin seeds
  • 1 sprig of rosemary, whole
  • Rock salt
  • Black pepper


Close up shot of the wedges half way through baking

I’m really into leaving my rosemary whole at the moment, prevents it going bitter #hottip

Slice the potatoes in half, then each half into thirds to make a good wedge shape, quite deep but not too thick. Fill a saucepan with salted water and bring to the boil. Par boil the wedges for 5 minutes or until they are starting to soften but not flaking away. Drain the potatoes and tumble into a baking tray. Add the other ingredients and toss thoroughly to coat the wedges. Cover the baking tray in tin foil and put in a pre-heated oven on 180 degrees Celsius for 45 minutes. Half way through cooking turn the wedges over and place back in the oven. Five minutes before the end of cooking, remove the foil to allow the wedges to start to crisp up.

Serve with your favourite condiment, French’s American Mustard for me!

Close up of the finished wedges

*Homer drool*