Potato Wedges Nutrition Facts



Calories, fat, protein, and carbohydrate values for Potato Wedges.

Calories

There are 27 calories in Potato Wedges.

27

Nutrition Facts
Potato Wedges
Serving Size:

1

piece (8.8 grams)

Amount Per Serving
Calories from Fat 12
Calories 27

% Daily Value*

Total Fat 1.3 grams

Saturated Fat 0.2 grams

Trans Fat 0 grams
Polyunsaturated Fat 0.5 grams
Monounsaturated Fat 0.5 grams

Cholesterol 0 milligrams

Sodium 18 milligrams

Potassium 51 milligrams

Total Carbohydrates 3.6 grams

Dietary Fiber 0.3 grams

Sugars 0 grams
Protein 0.3 grams
0%

Vitamin A

0.7%

Vitamin C

0.1%

Calcium

0.4%

Iron

Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

Category
Food / Beverages > Bakery / Deli > Prepared & Preserved Foods > Vegetable-Based Products (Perishable)

How long would it take to burn off 25 KCal?
Walking (3mph) 7 minutes
Running (6mph) 3 minutes
Bicycling (10mph) 4 minutes
Values estimated based on person weighing 140 lbs.

What’s the difference between fries and potato wedges?

Fries are usually cut into strips or julienned, whereas wedges are sliced radially around the potato, so you’ve got a sort of triangle shape. Classically fries are either fried, twice fried (as in frites), or boiled then fried (as in French fries) to give them a super crispy exterior.

What is another name for potato wedges?

jojos

Other names
In some regions of the United States, particularly Idaho, Oregon, Washington, Montana, Minnesota, Nebraska, Northern Utah, Northeast Ohio, Wisconsin and Upstate New York, a popular variation of potato wedges are known as jojos.

How do you make potato wedges?

Place the potato on its side and using a large chef’s knife, slice it in half lengthwise. Place the cut side of the potato down onto the cutting board, and cut it in half again to create quarters. Place each potato quarter cut side up, then slice down the center of the quarter to create a wedge.

Are steak fries and potato wedges the same thing?

Usually steak fries have the skins removed before slicing, but they can be left on to create what are called potato wedges in the United States. These strips are then just deep fried, dried, and deep fried again until golden. For a lower-fat version, they can be baked for around 20 minutes instead.

Are potato wedges healthier than chips?



The wedges have more than double the amount of bone-building calcium and they’re also way ahead on three antioxidants – vitamins C and E and the orange pigment beta-carotene. These have many important roles in our bodies and are especially important for healthy skin.

Are potato wedges better than chips?

If you’re hankering for fries, potato wedges are a much better option. Because they’re baked rather than fried, they’re cooked in far less oil than regular fries. They also have so much texture. The large wedge-shaped potato gives you a perfect crisp edge with lots of fluffy potato inside.

Do you peel wedges?

Wash and dry the potatoes, but don’t peel them. Cut the potatoes into large wedges and place into a bowl.

What do you fry potatoes in?

Use any skillet: non-stick or cast iron



You can use any type of skillet to make these fried potatoes! It’s easier to use a non-stick skillet, though of course a cast-iron skillet feels more sturdy and rustic. If you’re using cast iron, make sure that potatoes are fully browned before you flip them.

Do you peel the skin off potato wedges?

You may peel the potatoes before slicing if you don’t want to eat the skin, but they may not hold their shape as well when you bake them. The skins are more vitamin-rich than the flesh, so the potato would lose some of its nutritional value without it.

Are wedges unhealthy?

They’re a great way to boost your vitamin C intake, and they’re also a source of potassium, a nutrient important for heart health. Make your potato wedges tastier and healthier by dressing them in a small amount of olive oil.

Are fries American?

If you had assumed that the name “French fries” indicates that the classic fried potato dish hails from France, you’d be wrong. According to BBC, the crispy spuds were most likely invented in the country’s northeast neighbor, Belgium.