Spicy Potato Wedges and Tomato Salsa – Dave Hamilton

This is a healthier alternative to chips. They are easy to make and are a great accompaniment to Paul’s Vegie Burgers.


Serves 4

4 Big Potatoes or 8-10 New Potatoes

Half a Teaspoon (To Teaspoon and a half depending on how spicy you like it) Each of –

Chilli Powder

Coriander Powder

Cumin Powder

Paprika Powder

Teaspoon – Tablespoon of Turmeric

Pinch of Salt

Pinch of Black Pepper


Wash the Potatoes but don’t Peel them

Parboil until slightly soft (5-10 mins)

Meanwhile mix the spices in a bowl

Coat the Potatoes evenly in the spice mixture, the turmeric acts as a bulking agent and for colour and helps evenly coat the potatoes with the spice mixture

Drizzle with olive oil

Place in an oven on gas 7 or 425 F 220 C for around 15 minutes or until potatoes are crispy and golden brown

Serve with Paul’s Veggie Burgers. Tomato Salsa and a Grin

Tomato Salsa


1 Tin of Tomatoes or 4-6 Fresh Tomatoes

1 Chilli or a big pinch of chilli powder

Half a large onion or one small or 3 spring onions

Few drops of Balsamic Vinegar or Nasturtium Vinegar


Chop the Chilli and Onion and fry in a little oil until they soften

Chop the tomatoes and add them to the pan

Drizzle a few drops of the vinegar into the pan continue to heat for another 2-3 minutes

Liquidize if necessary

Serve with burgers and wedges wearing nothing but socks.Article written by Dave Hamilton. Dave has now left Selfsufficientish but you can catch up with him on davehamilton.me.uk or on twitter @davewildish

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