Thursday, October 29, 2009

Adventures in Mayonnaise

Oven-Fried Potato Wedges

Recipe courtesy Paula Deen
50 min
Level: Easy
Yield: 6 servings
3 large baking potatoes
1/2 cup mayonnaise
1/2 teaspoon hot sauce
1/4 teaspoon onion salt
1/2 teaspoon House Seasoning (recipe follows)
1/8 teaspoon black pepper
2 cups cornbread mix

Preheat the oven to 375 degrees F.
Wash the potatoes and cut each into 6 thick wedges. Mix the mayonnaise with the hot sauce, onion salt, House Seasoning and pepper. Coat the potato wedges with the mayonnaise mixture and roll them in the dressing mix. Place in a greased baking dish and bake for 45 to 50 minutes, or until the potatoes are tender. Serve with your favorite dip.

House Seasoning:
1 cup salt
1/4 cup black pepper
1/4 cup garlic powder
Mix ingredients together and store in an airtight container for up to 6 months.

OK, so why is this recipe here? Well, my niece Kate was watching the Food Network and saw Paula Deen create this concoction. Turns out Kate detests mayonnaise. The thought of dredging potatoes in mayo, and then serving with a dip that in this case was ALSO primarily mayo, left Kate, quote, "with a little bit of vomit in my mouth."

Naturally we have been teasing her without mercy ever since. Here is good-sport Kate at Costco at the massive mayo display. I imagine her stomach is churning. Oh, the horror!


  1. There's nothing I like better than salty mayo and stove top stuffing!

  2. OK -- To finish out this tasty treat, here is Kate's non-preferred Dipping Sauce from Paula Deen, her non-preferred Food Network person:

    Cilantro Lime Mayonnaise:
    1 cup mayonnaise
    1/4 cup freshly chopped cilantro leaves
    1 tablespoon fresh lime juice

    Mmmm mm mmh! What Goodness.

  3. Personally, I'm not a fan of Giada - but I don't think she generally cooks with mayo.

  4. Not knowing Giada, I did a Google search. Not only did I learn that she's another Food Network hostess, but I also found this jewel of a motivational poster:

  5. Now Googling another of Kate's non-preferred FN hostesses, Sandra Lee. Had hoped for another motivational poster, but instead found wonderfully-cheesy photos. Oh, and this song: