“ Brand: McCain / Type: Frozen Food „
I was shopping with my wife in Tesco this weekend and we spotted these Sage and Onion wedges for only £1 for a 750g bag, so we thought we would give them a try as we love the other original and spicy ones and we thought theses were very good value for money. They are absolutely delicious and you get ample in the bag to easily feed a family with enough servings. They are very easy to cook, all they need is to place on the grill rack at a medium to high heat and cook for approximately for 12 to 15 minutes, and just turning them every now and again until they are lovely, crisp and light golden. The Sage and Onion really brings out the flavour perfectly and if you are like me, and like a good chip buttie, theses are just perfect and tasty. For 100g grilled contain 159 calories and fat 5.5g, 1.9g fibre and sodium 0.22g. These can also be oven baked if you prefer, just simply spread the wedges evenly on a single layer baking tray and pop into a pre heated oven 220 degrees or gas mark 7 and bake for approximately 18 to 20 minutes, turning once in awhile. McCain have a variety of wedges, Original, Sea Salt and cracked Black Pepper, and Summer wedges, they also do a range of chips, Croquettes, Smiles, Lattices and Hash Browns to name a few, all being nice tasting products and very good value and they are priced at a good price too, all sometimes on offers. These are like chips but a lot bigger and they are half moon shaped and nice with egg or beans, just like any other chips, but these to me taste a little crunchier. I recommend these for you to give a go if you have not already tasted them. I rate them a 5 star.
Now I don't know if Morrisons are having a clear out of all old Christmas stock, but at the weekend I bought a bag of McCains Sage & Onion Wedges for a £1.00. Well we have tried their Black Peppered ones which was really tasty, so we thought we would give these a go. What makes me think they are clearing out old stock is that on the front of the bag it say's "Limited Edition" and Sage and Onion is usually eaten with chicken or turkey, so I wonder if they came out at Christmas time .The sell by date looks good as it is 05.2011 so maybe not!. These come in a green plastic bag and weigh 750g, so you get a fair few. When you pour them onto the baking tray you will notice two things, One is that they are covered in tiny bits of sage and the other is that the wedges do not come in a regular size so some will be quite small while others are quite chunky. This can be ackward when baking in the oven as they will cook at different times, so I try to pick out all the similar size ones and cook them together. After putting them seperately on a tray you will then bake in a preheated oven 220c/430f/Gas Mark 7 for approx 20 minutes ( this applies for a 500g portion). It does state on the bag that you should turn these over halfway through cooking, but I didn't and they were really lovely. You could also grill these if you prefered, but then you would have to keep turning them to make sure that they are cooked evenly. When they have finished cooking they will appear all golden brown withe specks of sage still intact on them. what I love about these is that they get a really crispy outer shell, but when you bite into the wedge you will discover a really fluffy inner potato filling!. You will also get a lovely smell when you open the oven door as they smell like come cooking!. I found that the sage was not at all overpowering and was of the right amount, I can't say that I noticed a lot of onion either on these wedges.I served these today with some Quorn Spicey Bites and baked beans, but it does suggest on the bag that you can use these as dippers for dips which I imagine would be really tasty ( I must remember this for any future do's we have!). A nice alternative to chips when having a quick snacky lunch. The only downfall with these like anything that tastes nice is the calories and a 135g serving contains; ~~~Calories 228~~~ ~~~Fat 7.8g~~~ ~~~Saturated Fat 1.0g~~ ~~~Sugar 1.2g~~~ ~~~Salt 0.8g~~~ Weightwatchers points is 3.5 I suppose it isn't too bad. but 135g serving isn't that many if they are the chunky wedges!. So if you fancy something different for your dinner then give these a go as they are really nice, in fact I like these as much as their Beer Battered Chips that the do!. I will give these 4 Dooyoo Stars!.
So many times before, I found myself trying hard to make my potatoes a tasty side rather than bland filler and these, together with 'Sea Salt & Peppercorn' and 'Lightly Spiced' ones, do a perfect job of it with almost no effort on my side. All I have to do now is open a packet, spill the contents on a baking tray, put it in preheated oven and sit back for half an hour - enough for them to mature to perfect crispy outside and nicely soft and moist inside. They are wonderfully versatile invention, which I find myself putting with a lot of my dinners whether it's a Sunday roast or potato and tuna bake. If you think that after long day at work the last thing you're going to be able to do is tasty feel-good meal - you've got to use these and it will turn your view around and inspire you. They're so easy yet so junk free and each and every packet will provide good experience right to the last wedge. The ingredients are: potatoes (really!), wheat flour batter, sage powder, onion extract and sunflower oil. Yes, that's right: no reconstituted anything or flavours identical with natural 100g oven baked product will provide you with 169 kcal, almost 27g of carbs and 6g of fat. Not bad at all for something that's in fact a glorified chip. Every so often McCain wedges are on promotion in various supermarkets at a price of £1 for 750g (RRP £1.69), which presents tremendous value for money if only in terms of convenience. Recommended.
We don't buy many frozen potato wedges because they're so easy to make yourself, but there's something about Mccain potato products that makes me want to try them when I see something new in the shop. These Sage And Onion Wedges are nice but I deffo think you could make better yourself for a cheaper price. The wedges are all more or less the same size so they cook evenly in the oven, while they're cooking there's a gorgeous onion smell that comes out of the oven and at the end of the cooking time you can smell the sage too and that gives them a bit of a stuffing smell. They taste proper nice but the potato doesn't taste very fresh or natural and I think the sage gets a bit overpowering. If you love the flavour of sage then you'll think these are the business but it was a bit too strong for me. The onion flavouring is yummy and if Mccain had took some of the sage off then it would have come through a lot stronger. The sage and onion flavours go good with the potato and I didn't think they were madly greasy like a lot of frozen potato wedges. There's obviously a bit of grease but the thin coating on the wedges gives them a nice crispy texture and hasn't soaked any fat up at all. A bit have fat has come out on the baking tray but not as much as come out of some Aldi wedges we got the other week. The wedges go lovely and soft inside when they're cooked, I had mine with a burger in a bun and they went lovely with it. They're not too try or greasy and I reckon the texture of them is just right, I didn't have sauce but did put salt and vinegar on them to liven them up a bit. I paid £1.20 for this bag of wedges and that's not bad, but the price is going up to about £2.00 soon because this is a special introduction offer. I wouldn't pay that for them because dried sage and powdered onion shook over real potato wedges would give the same flavour I reckon, and at least I could go easier with the sage than Mccain have.