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Danielle Rose

Quick-Cut Parmesan Wedge Fries

Posted by Danielle Rose on August 31, 2015
Quick-Cut Parmesan Wedge Fries

Living in a condo, I always have to be aware of how many kitchen gadgets I collect. With minimal space, I can’t have the same collection that I once had when I lived in a house with lots of storage space. Being someone who is fascinated by new tools and tricks in the kitchen, I’ve had to give myself a rule about bringing in new gadgets. My rule of thumb is that each gadget must have at least two different uses or else it’s out! Let me tell you, with so many new niche tools and gadgets on the market, I’ve had to eliminate quite a few of them, simply because they only have one use.

As I was doing a big kitchen cupboard purge recently, I came across an apple corer. Just as I was about to toss the corer in the “donate” bin, I remembered a great food hack that I had wanted to try with it! I had recently come across a food hack for cutting potato wedges without the fuss, thanks to the help of an apple corer! I had found my gadget another use!

In one quick step, an apple corer effectively slices your potato into perfect, even wedges. But what about that core potato slice from the center? I like to call those “lucky wedges,” sort of like the curled potato chips that children like to make wishes on. With one potato per person, make sure to give each of your family members a “lucky wedge” to make a wish on with supper.

To make these wedges even tastier, I tossed them with Kraft Extra Virgin Olive Oil Pesto Parmesan Dressing for a wonderful hit of savory flavour, as well as a sprinkle of grated parmesan cheese to echo the flavour in the dressing. These wedges were so delicious and easy to prepare, and that is all thanks to my handy apple corer, which is now safely stowed in my kitchen drawer!

Get These

  • 4 russet potatoes
  • 1/3 cup Kraft Extra Virgin Olive Oil Pesto Parmesan Dressing
  • ¼ cup Kraft 100% Parmesan Grated Cheese
  • Cooking spray
  • 6 garlic cloves, skins left on

Do This

  1. Preheat oven to 425ºF.
  2. Using an apple corer, cut potato into wedges. Toss potatoes with dressing and cheese. Spread evenly on a baking sheet sprayed with cooking spray.
  3. Toss in garlic cloves and bake for 30-35 minutes (turning halfway through) or until crisp-tender.


Quick-Cut Parmesan Wedge Fries
  • This recipe serves 4.