Total Time
Prep 10 mins
Cook 30 mins

This is one of my favourite ways to cook potatoes. Quick, easy and spicy!


  1. Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F (200 C).
  2. Wash the potatoes.
  3. Cut in half lengthwise, then cut each piece in half again lengthwise, leaving you with eight wedges per potato.
  4. You can either leave them this thickness, or cut each wedge in half crossways, giving you 16 triangles per potato.
  5. Put in a big bowl and rinse with water to wash the starch off.
  6. Drain as much water as you can from the potatoes, then add in the olive oil.
  7. Stir to coat.
  8. Mix the spices together, then sprinkle over the oiled potatoes.
  9. Stir again until all the potatoes are coated evenly.
  10. Spread the potatoes on a baking sheet (I line mine with aluminium foil to help with clean up).
  11. Grind over some black pepper and bake in the oven for 30-40 minutes.
  12. Halfway through the baking, use a spatula to turn the potatoes over.


Most Helpful

Excellent, crisp, delicious, but a tad too fiery. Next time I'll cut the amount of cayenne in half. I also added about a tsp. of smoked paprika.

Lparmoc March 03, 2008

These potatoes were easy to make and delicious....a definite repeater. I used only half the amount of cayenne and some family members thought they were still a bit too hot so I'll reduce it even further next time (and maybe add some chili powder as suggested by another reviewer). I will also add salt. I loved that the potatoes were not swimming in oil and took less time than some other recipes. Thank you, Sackville!

Cookin-jo June 22, 2007

These were the best roast potatoes we have had in a long time!! Delicious and just enough heat to make them interesting and I only used half the cayenne called for, worked for us! Loved the cumin and oregano, I cooked them around a pork loin roast, on the rack, which make them nice and crisp. YUM!! Thanks for sharing.

Derf June 27, 2005

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