Recipe Review

These Cheesy Loaded Potato Wedges Are Super Bowl Party Gold

published Feb 10, 2022
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If you’ve ever had the joy of visiting an NYC bodega, you may be familiar with the chopped cheese, a grilled sandwich oozing with ground beef, melted cheese, and onions. James Brown, the genius behind Grill Nation, recently shared a chopped cheese-inspired recipe we can’t wait to make: fried potato wedges covered in melted cheese, a mayo-based sauce, and all the condiments that make this New York sandwich irresistible.

You can make the wedges as an appetizer for four, or you can split it as a main. Either way, it’ll be just over an hour from start to finish before you (and whoever you’re generous enough to share with) enjoy this gooey, savory dish. Ready to dive in?

After measuring out all your ingredients, slice your russet potatoes into wedges, and then soak them in cold water and baking soda for an hour. Then, you’ll create your cheese sauce in a sauce pot (the addition of truffle hot sauce gives it a spicy, umami kick) and your mayo-based sauce in a separate bowl, which you’ll chill in the fridge. 

Then, it’s deep-frying and grilling time. First, coat your wedges in cornstarch and, in batches, fry them in a skillet coated in peanut oil. Put your burgers on the grill, where you’ll season them and add cheese, and toss your wedges for another round of frying so they get brown and crispy. Once the cheeseburgers are done, you’ll put them on top of the potatoes along with the prepared condiments. Then, it’s time to enjoy your creation!

Don’t eat meat? Feel free to skip the burger part, or try our Gratin of Potatoes. If deep-frying potatoes sounds too labor-intensive, you’ll love our Cheeseburger Tater Tot Casserole.