Craving French fries? Try these roasted Southwestern Potato Wedges with hints of chili powder, cumin, and garlic instead.
Potatoes? People with diabetes can’t eat potatoes … can they?
While white potatoes aren’t the best choice from a glycemic index perspective, it doesn’t hurt to have them once in a while as long as you monitor the total amount of carbs you are eating. One serving of this recipe (5 wedges) contains approximately 34g carb. Paired with protein and nonstarchy vegetables, this works for me, but your situation may be different. If 34g is too many carbs per meal for you, just eat two or three wedges. (One wedge counts as approximately 6g carb.)
Feel free to use different spices for your potatoes. I settled on chili powder, cumin, and garlic pepper because I was serving these to accompany Flank Steak with Tangy Avocado Sauce. I like the California Style garlic pepper from McCormick (affiliate link). You can even cut them into different shapes, like the rounds pictured below.
Low in saturated fat and cholesterol, these potato wedges are a good substitute for french fries. Try them with Quick and Easy Tomato Ketchup that you make in the slow cooker.
Southwestern Potato Wedges
Low in saturated fat and cholesterol, these spicy potato wedges are a good substitute for French fries
- 3/4 pound gold potatoes (like Yukon Gold) scrubbed clean
- 2 teaspoons olive oil
- 3/4 teaspoon chili powder
- 3/4 teaspoon cumin
- 3/4 teaspoon garlic pepper
Preheat oven to 425°F.
Slice potatoes into wedges, about 8 per potato (do not peel potatoes). Put into gallon size zipper-top plastic bag. Drizzle with olive oil. Combine chili powder, cumin, and garlic pepper in a small bowl, then add to bag with potatoes. Seal the bag and squeeze it, moving the potatoes around, until the spices and oil are evenly distributed.
Dump the potatoes onto a baking sheet and separate them. Bake for 15 minutes, then turn wedges over and bake another 10 minutes or until done.
Feel free to try other spice combinations or cut the potatoes in different shapes.