This was actually a midnight-craving-turned-into-weeknight-dinner idea. Although potatoes are low-FODMAP on their own, I struggle to find anywhere that cooks them without garlic, and who can blame them? The two are a delight. Luckily, we can use garlic-infused oil! I find it on its own to be a bit strong, so like to dilute it with 1 part garlic-infused oil, 1 part extra virgin olive oil.
Part nachos, part wedges, we were inspired from Sir John’s bar’s own wedge-achos, but I find that, for whatever reason, I react to theirs. With tomato, bacon, avocado, tomato paste, cheese and sour cream, these ‘wedgeachos’ are truly the best comfort food for a cold night. We found the ingredients enough to serve three people, but those people were three hungry students, so be wary of our serving sizes…
Ingredients (for three very hungry people)
- 1 tomato (diced)
- 3 tsp cumin
- 3 tsp oregano
- 1/4 cup garlic-infused oil
- 1/4 cup extra virgin olive oil
- 3 tsp salt
- Cheese (to serve)
- Juice of 1/2 a lemon
- 1 avocado
- Sour cream (to serve)
- 100g tomato paste
- 7 potatoes (sliced into wedges)
- 3 short rashers of bacon (sliced into squares)
- Preheat oven to 215 degrees Celsius, and cover oven trays (the largest size you have) with baking paper
- In large mixing bowl, pour oil over potatoes and mix through cumin so that all potatoes are covered
- On the oven trays, arrange potatoes so they are evenly distributed, and sprinkle with oregano and salt.
- Cook for 35 minutes (or until golden)
- In a separate bowl, mix avocado with the lemon juice. Set aside.
- In a frying pan, cook bacon
- Remove potatoes from oven, and place into separate baking dish.
- Cover with cheese, tomatoes and bacon. Dollop tomato paste in small batches throughout.
- Place back in oven for further 5 minutes (or until cheese has melted)
- Serve with side of sour cream and avocado
Overall, these were immensely satisfying and oh-so-delicious. Perfect for popping in the oven when you don’t want to cook, but want something warm – they require so little maintenance. In fact, I don’t think I checked on them once before they were ready to come out…
Feel free to add variations to the recipe – although the tomato paste is odd, I found it really helped tie all the flavours together. Coles Homebrand, in Australia, do a FODMAP-friendly tomato paste that is amaaazzzingg.
I also struggle with diary consumption, so I like to take 1 or 2 Lacteeze tablets before consuming any, and I find it really help me.
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