Spicy potato wedges


3 medium size potatoes, cut into wedges

Olive Oil

½ tsp paprika

½ tsp cumin

Salt and Pepper


  • Preheat the oven to 200C/400F/Gas 6.
  • Mix your spices in a bowl, add your potato wedges and evenly cover.
  • Heat the oil in a  frying pan, add the potato wedges. Fry the wedges, stirring frequently, until lightly browned on all sides.
  • Transfer to the oven tray and bake for 20  minutes, or until golden-brown and tender.

Potato wedges


Potato wedges with ketchup.

Potato wedges, also called jojos in some parts of the United States, are a variation of french fries. As their name suggests, they are wedges of potatoes, often large and unpeeled, that are either baked or fried.

In some regions of the United States, potato wedges are known as jojos. This term originated in Idaho and is also used in the Pacific Northwest, Iowa, Minnesota, Texas,and other areas. Jojos are potato wedges fried in the same vat as chicken and usually eaten plain alongside fried chicken, cole slaw, and baked beans. A variation in spelling and pronunciation is mojos, particularly in Western Canada, the Western United States and Canada’s Yukon.

In Germany, they are known as Kartoffelspalten or Wilde Kartoffeln (wild potatoes). In Russia, they are known as Village Potates (картофель по-деревенски).