If you're looking for a new way to serve potatoes, try these Loaded Mexican Potato Wedges. They make a great appetizer or side dish and have amazing flavor!
Course: Main Dish
Keyword: how to make loaded fries, meatless monday recipe, vegetarian dinner idea
Author: Julie Clark
3large Russet potatoeswashed and dried
queso fresco or cotija cheese
Prepare the potatoes:
Cut each potato in half. Then cut each half in half. Keep doing this until you have 8 potato wedges (or make the wedges as big as you'd like).
Dissolve the sugar in a large bowl of warm water.
Place the potatoes in the sugar water and allow them to soak for about 30 minutes (or at least 15 minutes).
Rinse the potatoes well and dry them.
Bake the potatoes:
Preheat the oven to 400º Fahrenheit.
Place the potato wedges in a large bowl.
Drizzle the oil and sprinkle the seasonings over the top.
Toss the potatoes in the oil to coat well.
Place the potato wedges in a single layer (not touchinon a baking sheet. (Line the baking sheet with parchment paper first for easy cleanup and to help the potatoes not stick.
Bake the potatoes for 20 minutes, then turn the potatoes to brown the other side.
Cook for an additional 10-20 minutes or until the potatoes are done. The exact timing will depend on how thick the potato wedges are. Watch them closely!
If you'd like the potatoes a little browner, place them under the broiler on low for 3-5 minutes. Watch them closely as food under the broiler can burn quickly.
Top the potatoes:
Separate the potatoes into serving sizes or you can keep them all on a big baking sheet.
Top the potatoes with grilled corn, queso fresco (or cotija cheese), sour cream, hot sauce and fresh cilantro.
Optional: You can add a squeeze of fresh lime juice if you'd like.
The calories shown are based on the this recipe serving 4, with 1 serving being 1/4 of the potato wedges. Since different brands of ingredients have different nutritional information, the calories shown are just an estimate. **We are not dietitians and recommend you seek a nutritionist for exact nutritional information.**