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Potato Wedges: the effortless recipe for a tasty side dish

Total time: 50 Min
Difficulty: Low
Serves: 8 people
By Cookist


large waxy potatoes
1 1/2 tsp
Garlic powder
1 tsp
Onion powder
1 tsp
Kosher Salt
Freshly ground black pepper
Olive oil

If you enjoy French fries but are looking for a healthier alternative with just as much flavor, you'll love this super easy baked potato wedge recipe. Because they're baked instead of fried, potato wedges are healthier than classic French fries. With their crispy, crunchy outside and tender inside, potato wedges are incredibly flavorful, especially if you season them with your favorite herbs and spices.

They're easy to make – all you need is a few potatoes, some oil, and a few seasonings to make homemade baked potato wedges. Potato wedges are a perfect appetizer or side dish to serve at dinner, and the best part is they go well with so many different meals. Serve baked potato wedges with roasts, stews, burgers, steaks, and more.

How to Make Potato Wedges

One of the reasons why we love potato wedges so much (besides their great taste) is the fact they're so easy to make. Simply cut the potatoes into wedges, toss them with a little extra virgin olive oil, season them, then bake them for about 35 to 40 minutes at 400F. You can add a little extra seasoning once you take them out of the oven.

How to Cut Potato Wedges

To get that perfect wedge shape, cut the potatoes in half lengthwise, then place the potatoes flat-side down on the cutting board and cut them in half lengthwise again. Voila! Flawless potato wedges.

Tips for Making the Best Homemade Potato Wedges

Use large waxy potatoes to make your wedges.

To make air fryer potato wedges, fry the potatoes for about 15 minutes at 390F.

For extra crispy potato wedges, soak the potatoes in cold water for at least 30 minutes. This removes excess starch and will make your wedges ultra-crispy.

Add your favorite seasonings to your potato wedges. Italian seasoning, lemon pepper, Creole seasoning, taco seasoning, and Old Bay are a few great options to try. Fresh herbs are always great, too!

To help your wedges crisp up, turn the potatoes halfway through the cooking time.

Don't overcrowd the baking tray otherwise the wedges won't cook crisp up. This is essential for preventing soggy potato wedges.

How to Store Baked Potato Wedges

Once cooled, put baked potato wedges into an airtight container and store them in the fridge for up to 3 days.

Can You Freeze Potato Wedges?

Absolutely! Freezing uncooked potato wedges is a convenient way to always have them on hand. Place the potato wedges on a baking tray and freeze them. Once frozen, put the wedges into a freezer-safe bag. Cook them within 3 months.

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Preheat your oven to 400F. Line a baking tray with parchment paper.

Wash the potatoes and pat them dry. Cut them in half lengthwise, then cut them in half lengthwise again.

Place the potatoes in a large bowl. Drizzle with a tablespoon or two of olive oil, then toss to coat. Sprinkle paprika, garlic powder, onion powder, salt, and pepper over the potatoes to season.

Arrange the potatoes in a single layer on the baking tray. Bake for 35 to 40 minutes until golden brown. Remove from oven and add extra salt and pepper, if desired.


Don't forget to pat the potatoes dry before cutting them. This will make your wedges crispier.

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