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Spicy Potato Wedges

Brian TurnerOne of the UK's favourite chefs, Brian Turner, has smashed his way into the supermarket to show the many tempting ways to use convenience potato products and devised the ultimate recipe plan for the British Potato Council - 'Seven Ways with Potatoes for Seven Days'.

This is one of the recipes he has created for the British Potato Council.

A well-known TV chef, Brian Turner's early mentor was the late food writer and broadcaster Michael Smith. He has worked at many prestigious restaurants, including Simpson's-in-the-Strand and Claridge's.

As well as regular TV appearances on Ready Steady Cook and Food and Drink, Brian was also resident chef for many years on Granada's This Morning, eventually having his own series Out to Lunch and Anything You Can Cook.


25g / 1oz butter
3 tsp oil
1 onion, finely chopped
450g / 1lb fresh potato wedges
1 small red chilli, de-seeded and sliced
2 tsp ground coriander
1 tsp cumin seeds
1 tsp turmeric
fresh coriander, to serve


  • Melt the butter and 1tsp oil in a large pan
  • Add the onion and cook over a medium heat until soft but not coloured.
  • Add chilli, ground coriander, cumin and turmeric
  • Add potato wedges, toss well and fry in 1 tsp oil for 2 minutes
  • Add a splash of water and salt
  • Put in the oven for 10 minutes 180°C / gas mark 4
  • Take out, fry in 1 tsp oil and make sure all the water has evaporated
  • Pour into serving dish, scatter with fresh coriander and serve

Serves 4
Preparation Time: 10 mins
Cooking Time: 10 mins

Brian Turner

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