Necessity is the mother of invention, isn’t it? Sometimes, my busiest days are actually days that I invent my yummiest recipes THAT I KEEP USING OVER AND OVER because they are SO EASY!
On Tuesdays and Fridays, we have gymnastics at 5:00. Since Tuesday is a school night, I absolutely HAVE to have dinner cooked by the time we get home from gymnastics at 6:15 so that we can eat, do showers, and the kids can be in bed by 7:30.
My typical routine is to put a roast or a whole chicken in the oven, and then serve it with a salad or warm up some frozen peas to go with it.
Well, this week I was out of frozen veggies, didn’t have salad stuff, and didn’t have a roast. But I DID . have some organic russet potatoes and some organic hot dogs in the fridge!
I had waited until the VERY LAST minute to get dinner in the oven, so I was rushing around the kitchen like a madwoman at 4:30, trying to get some potatoes into the oven before we headed out the door.
I grabbed 4 potatoes, peeled them, cut them in fourths, threw them on a pizza pan, drizzled them with olive oil, lots of salt, and stuck them in the oven along with the chicken drumsticks.
WHEW! Potatoes in the oven!
I set the oven to a low temp of 325 degrees, in hopes that the Bake ‘Em While You’re Out Crispy Organic Potato Wedges wouldn’t turn into Burn ‘Em While You’re Out’ Blackened Organic Potato Wedges. After all, we were leaving them in a hot oven for 2 hours!
When we came home, I was relieved to find that not only had the potato wedges NOT burned, but they were a perfect golden brown, and perfectly crispy on the outside (but still soft inside)!
Bake ‘Em While You’re Out Crispy Organic Potato Wedges success!!
I wished I’d made three times as many, since we wanted more!
Making discoveries like that just makes my day! Being able to bake something for 2 hours means I can put it in the oven, go run errands, (or do whatever is on the schedule), and come home to this yummy side dish!
- 5 medium organic potatoes (russet potatoes are best)
- 2 Tablespoons olive oil
- 1 Tablespoon salt
- Wash, peel, and slice potatoes in fourths.
- Place on baking sheet, drizzle with olive oil and salt, toss to coat evenly.
- Bake at 325 degrees for two hours.