Potatoes are undeniably the most delicious and versatile vegetable there is. You can bake them, fry them, mash them, and shred them. They're an awesome side dish, the perfect ingredient to bulk up your casserole, and a fun addition to your morning omelette.
One of my favorite ways to cook potatoes is to turn them into potato wedges. They're like a thicker version of French fries that can handle whatever you throw at them.
You want to dip them in some delicious homemade aioli? They can hold the extra weight. You want to smother them in all of the delicious toppings? They're the perfect bed to make all your fully-loaded fry dreams come true.
You like your wedges plain? I respect your decision to keep them in their natural state of potato-y goodness.
The hardest part about making potato wedges is that they're so time-consuming. Slicing each potato multiple times and trying to make each piece as uniform as possible gets boring—fast.
As a potato lover, I didn't want to give up hope on one of the best potato delicacies. Instead, I found a lightning fast hack to cut potatoes into wedges. All you need is one inexpensive kitchen tool that you probably already own.
Your apple slicer is no longer just for apples, my friend. This tool is going to save you tons of time getting your potatoes off the cutting board and into the oven.
How To Make Your Potato Wedges
The first step is to find some good medium or large russet potatoes. If you're only making wedges for yourself, one potato will be enough. For groups of four or more, you're looking at using three to four potatoes.
Give your potatoes a good wash. If you want the slicing process to go even faster, I recommend tossing those bad boys in the microwave for about a minute to soften them up.
Cut the bottom portion of the potato so it can stand on a stable surface, like a cutting board. Grab your trusty apple slicer, place it at the top of your potato and push down.
Congratulations! You're now the proud owner of some sweet wedges that are ready to blast off into the oven for 30 minutes. Make sure to sprinkle your favorite seasonings on the wedges to suit your tastebuds.
Whether you're sharing with friends or keeping these wedges to yourself, they're sure to make a fantastic snack.