Spicy Potato Wedges with Minty Yoghurt Dip

Total Time
Prep 15 mins
Cook 35 mins

I found this recipe in an issue of the Safeway Magazine and it to suit what I had at had and my taste (I love really spicy stuff). They are HOT so the cooling dip helps. The recipe makes four servings if you are serving it as a side dish, 2, as a snack or 1, as a main meal (as it did me).

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Pour two-thirds of the oil (in this case 2 tbsps) into a baking tray and place in the oven at 220°C (425°F) for the whole time you prepare the potatoes.
  2. Cut each potato into 8 wedges, lengthwise.
  3. Mix together the seasonings with the rest of the oil in a large bowl (to accomodate several wedges at once).
  4. Toss the wedges in the mixture so that each wedge is lightly coated with the spices.
  5. Take the tray with the hot oil out of the oven and place the wedges onto it- they should be touching each other but need not be spread out either.
  6. Return to the oven to roast for 30-35 mins or until crisp on the exterior and tender inside.
  7. Place the ingredients for the dip in a bowl and mix well together.
  8. Serve wedges hot with dip.
Most Helpful

We like our food spicy too but, like Shuzbud, we cut the cayenne down to 1 tsp. We used hot chili powder (next time I might use paprika instead), added 3/4 tsp of onion powder and mixed the potato & spices in a freezer bag to make prep easier/ avoid dirty dishes. The yogurt sauce we made with our own mint & was deeelicious! Thanks for sharing, Goldcrest. :)

Rhiannon and Matt October 01, 2009

Wow are these spicy! I cut the cayenne down to 1tsp as I tend to find very spicy food too strong. The dip cooled the spiciness nicely though. Due to my oven not cooking very evenly I baked mine at 150 degrees C for close to an hour. A very enjoyable side dish full of flavour and quick to prepare!

Shuzbud September 16, 2009

perfect! i didnt have the ingrediants for the dip- just used ranch, but loved 'em! thanks goldcrest!

booper November 12, 2003