Super Bowl Snacks: Loaded Potato Wedges

Looking for a last minute snack to eat during the big game?

Nachos are some of my favourite Mexican-style food, so today I thought I would try to do something similar with store-bought frozen potato wedges. It works 🙂

I love these because there is very little preparation required and they cook reasonably quickly too. In addition to being perfect game day food, they would also be good as a treat for your kids or for sharing over drinks with friends.

The chorizo and bacon cook along with the wedges and so impart their flavour to the chunks of potato. The rest of the toppings are added once the wedges are cooked. Of course you can vary the ingredients according to your preference – add jalapenos or diced red chillis for a spicy kick, or add some canned red kidney beans to make this into a more substantial meal.

Check your bag of wedges for the cooking time – if the cooking time stated on the bag is longer than 15 minutes then add some extra time to those given below to make sure the wedges are cooked.

Ingredients – serves 4-6:

  • 750g/26 oz bag frozen potato wedges
  • 1 chorizo sausage (approx 125g/4.5 oz), diced
  • 150g/5 oz bacon, diced
  • 2 cups grated cheese of your choice
  • 1/2 avocado, diced
  • 1/4 cup light sour cream
  • 1/4 cup tomato salsa
  • fresh coriander leaves

Method:

    • Heat your oven to 220C/200C fan forced/430F.
    • Spray a large baking tray with some cooking spray then empty the bag of wedges onto the tray. Scatter over the diced chorizo and bacon.
    • Bake for 15 minutes or until the wedges are cooked.
    • Spray a large ovenproof serving dish with cooking spray then transfer the wedge mixture from the baking tray into the dish.
    • Scatter over the grated cheese then cook for another 10 minutes until the cheese is melted and golden.
    • Remove from the oven and leave to sit for 5 minutes to cool slightly.
    • Top the wedges with the diced avocado and dollops of the sour cream and salsa. Scatter over the fresh coriander leaves.
    • Serve and enjoy!

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