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how to make crispy deep fried potato wedges | Family Cuisine

Making crispy deep fried potato wedges is easy and can be done in a few steps. Firstly, the potatoes need to be peeled and sliced thinly so that they cook evenly. Then, the potatoes are dipped into a mixture of flour and salt

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How to make crispy deep fried potato wedges

Do you love KFC Potato Wedges? You can recreate these favorite Kentucky Fried Chicken Potato Wedges at home, they are super easy to recreate!

Homemade KFC Potato Wedges and ketchup in a paper serving basket

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What is one of the best things there is about making copycat recipes at home? You can recreate a meal just like you want. When you are at a food court you are not likely to assemble a meal just like you want. When you cook at home you can put together a meal just like you want. You can make these fried potato wedges at home so easily.

If you have never tried these before, they are a lot like jojo potatoes, but they are sliced thinner, and I think they wonderful coating really adds the flavor of the potato. These cook quickly, and these have so much more flavor than plain French Fries.

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For this recipe, we are actually going to cook the potatoes twice. These potatoes are deep-fried, so if you are making fried chicken, fried fish, or even onion rings this would be a great addition to the other recipes.

When you buy frozen French fries, or when you buy French fries in restaurants they come par-cooked. So they are already partially cooked. When they are fried just before serving they are getting cooked for the second time. So we are going to duplicate this at home.

When you cut these potatoes into the thin slivers you are going to soak them in water. This will knock off some of the excess starch. This will keep the potato flesh from browning too much. If you have ever fried French fries at home without soaking them the potatoes will turn a brown color. So by soaking the potatoes, you will duplicate what you get in the restaurant.

When you fry these potatoes, I suggest plain vegetable oil, you could use peanut oil or soybean oil, but my personal preference is basic vegetable oil.

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I personally use a fryer when I fry food, but you can prepare these KFC potato wedges in a dutch oven or even a plain old cooking pot. I just make sure there is plenty of oil so the potatoes can be fully submerged, and do not fry too many at once.

350 degrees is the optimal cooking temperature, so you may want to use a candy thermometer to make sure you have the temperature right. Too hot, the oil will smoke, and if not hot enough, the potatoes will soak up the oil.

fried potato wedges and ketchup in a paper serving basket

These are simply seasoned and can be put together in no time at all. I hope you enjoy these crispy potato wedges.

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Be sure to take a look at more of my favorite restaurant recipes and easy side dishes to make at home.

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