My local (non-Aldi) grocery store has, among other things, a hot foods section. There, one can buy fried chicken along with a number of staple sides, like green beans, macaroni and cheese, and biscuits. Because we’re frugal, we rarely get hot food there, but on the occasions when we do, half the fun is deciding what side items to complement our chicken with. Although they’re not the best for you, the high-carb items like mac and cheese and mashed potatoes are tasty.
My favorite side, though, is potato wedges. The grocery store’s potato wedges are really good: they’re crisp, well seasoned, and have just a hint of kick. They go great with the chicken and help round out the meal nicely.
When I saw that Aldi had potato wedges, it made me think about the ones at our local grocer. Could Aldi wedges carry the same sort of magic?
Season’s Choice Jumbo Seasoned Wedge Potatoes are an ALDI Find, which means they’re only in stores for a limited time. They cost $2.99 for an approximately 26-ounce bag and can be found in the ALDI Finds freezer, in a plastic bag. The bag states they are a product of Canada.
The primary cooking method is in the oven, although the bag also has grilling instructions on the side if you want to go that way. (I’m sure you could probably deep fry them, too, if you wanted, although there are no such instructions on the bag.) To bake, you preheat the oven to 425 degrees, spread the wedges in a single layer on a non-stick baking sheet. You then cook them for 12-15 minutes, flip them, and bake for another 10 minutes.
To grill them, you cook them on the grill at medium heat for 15-17 minutes, turning frequently.
We opted for the baking method.
The result? These wedges are really good. They have a nice crispy exterior, are nicely seasoned, and have just a hint of kick to them. They pair well with a burger or, if you want, fried chicken.
As far as ingredients go, they definitely have a lot, which is probably not a surprise for a frozen processed food. They’re also pretty high in sodium and, of course, have plenty of carbs. Also of note, this product does contain wheat.
If you’re a fan of seasoned potato wedges, these are great seasoned potato wedges. They’re easy to make, come out nice and crispy, and have a quality seasoned flavor. They are high in sodium and have plenty of ingredients, though, so they’re best enjoyed in moderation. Or, if you prefer, you can make your own.