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Who does not like french fries? I can honestly say that I have not met anyone that will pass on a basket of french fries and ketchup.  This quick and easy to make  dish is my rendition of what I like to call “adult fries or potatoes wedges”. Browned in a saute pan, and finished in the oven for a wonderful golden finish and topped with a fresh and aromatic gremolata, and a splash of fresh lemon will sure have the crowd roaring.


  1. 1/4 Cup of flat leaves parsley, finely chopped.
  2. 1 Garlic clove, finely chopped.
  3. 1 Tbsp of lemon zest.
  4. 1/2 of a lemon.
  5.  Salt and black pepper to taste.

Combine all ingredients in a small bowl, mix well and set aside.  Use to garnish baked wedges.


  1. 4 Large Potatoes ( baking potatoes work well)
  2. 2 Tbsp of salt.
  3. 4 Cups of cold water.
  4. 3-4 Tbsp of vegetable oil.

Wash the potatoes very well.  You have the option of peeling or leaving the skins on, your choice. (I left the skins on) Cut into large wedges (4-5 inches), set aside. In a Large bowl add 4 cups of cold water and the 2 Tbps of salt and soak the wedges for 20 minutes.  Remove wedges from water and  pat down excess water.  In a large skillet over medium high heat, add 3-4 tbsp of oil and brown the potato wedges on both sides (about 2-3 mins per side). Repeat if necessary.  Arrange the wedges on a cookie sheet (sprayed with pam to prevent sticking)  and bake for about 10 mins at 350 degrees.  Remove from the oven, plate the potatoes ( add salt and pepper) sprinkle with the gremolata and squeeze the 1/2 of lemon on top and let your friends enjoy!.