Monday, October 20, 2008

Oven-baked potato wedges with caraway seeds



I love caraway seeds, that's not a secret. There have been roasted beets with caraway seeds, shaken cucumber salad with caraway seeds, creamy beetroot soup with horseradish and caraway seeds, caraway-infused sauerkraut braised in beer, easy cheese crisps with caraway seeds - to name just a few. And one of my old favourites that has recently enjoyed a comeback, is a 'recipe' for oven-baked chips with caraway seeds.

So here's what you need to do.

Take your favourite roasting potato (I use a variety, Laura, which has a thin pink skin and dark yellow flesh - Estonians like their potatoes to be yellow, not white inside), scrub very clean and cut lengthwise into wedges (four is plenty). Place into an oven tray, preferably large enough to snugly fit the potatoes in one layer. Drizzle generously with oil (and give them a good stir, so they'd be covered with oil), season with sea salt and caraway seeds.

Bake for 35-45 minutes (the timing really depends on the size and variety of your chosen potato) at 200 C/400 F, until the potato wedges are soft inside and crisp & brown outside and a lovely smell of caraway seeds has filled your kitchen. Sprinkle with some extra sea salt, if necessary.

Serve as a side dish with some meat, or simply dip them into some nice sour cream. Mmmmmm....

Ahjukartulid köömnetega

8 comments:

K and S said...

sounds delicious all by itself!

Alanna @ A Veggie Venture said...

I love caraway too -- and it's my go-go flavoring for this fall, for sure.

Erin @ The Skinny Gourmet said...

Any oven roasted potato is a win in my book. You got a beautiful golden crust to yours as well. It has me itching towards those potatoes to try some right now. Yum.

[eatingclub] vancouver || js said...

I'm falling in love with caraway too, so these potato wedges are so very enticing to me.

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real elf said...

hei! just stumbled in your blog and really liked it.. i think i'll try your recipe of the swedish lingonberry cake, i loved it when i was living in finland but havent been able to find a good recipe yet.
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Adelaide B said...

I made these potatoes yesterday for a family party and they made everyone very happy.

Jeanne said...

I am also a huge caraway fan (although Nick isn't :() so will definitely keep these in mind. They look just perfectly browned too!