Perfect Crispy Baked Potato Wedges

February 18, 2019
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Crispy baked potato wedges recipe

This is my go-to recipe for perfect crispy potato wedges baked in the oven – restaurant-style. They are crispy on the outside and fluffy in the middle. You’ll need only a few simple ingredients and they are ready in no time. Plus: They only need a small amount (1.5 – 2 tablespoons) of oil.

Quick crispy potato wedges oven recipe

These crispy oven-made potato wedges are my best friend when hanging out on the couch and binge-watching a show on Netflix. I preferably dip them in my ‘so much better than store-bought homemade ketchup‘ or a quick BBQ sauce. Who am I kidding? They taste great with anything!

Crispy potato wedges oven recipe

Crispy baked potato wedges with homemade ketchup.

Recipe for crispy potato wedges, oven-made

>> Find ingredient amounts in the recipe part below.

How to cut potato wedges recipe

Scrub potatoes, and then cut them into wedges.

Thoroughly scrub the potatoes. No need to pat them dry. Cut the potatoes into even-sized wedges lengthwise – depending on the size of the potatoes, between 4 and 8 wedges. It’s crucial that all have about the same size, otherwise they will bake uneven.

Easy crispy potato wedges recipe

Mix oil, spices, and wedges.

In a large bowl, add oil and all the spices except salt. Whisk with a fork until well combined. Add potato wedges to the bowl and toss well to coat.

Perfect crispy potato wedges recipe

Spread out wedges on a baking sheet.

 

Line a large baking sheet (or two smaller ones) with parchment paper and evenly spread out the wedges. I use 2 sheets with 14×11 inch, 28×36 cm – it’s important for perfect crispy potato wedges that the baking sheet is now crowded.

 

Make sure to place the wedges cut side down on the sheet, the tips shouldn’t point up or they might burn. Sprinkle the potato wedges with fine salt.

How to get crispy potato wedges in the oven

Bake until golden.

 

Bake potato wedges in a 390 °F (200 °C) preheated convection oven. If using an oven with top and bottom heating elements, use 425 °F (220 °C). Bake for 15 minutes, then take the sheets out and flip the wedges. Now it doesn’t really matter if some tips are pointing up.

 

Bake for another 5-10 minutes or until the potato wedges are crispy and golden and baked through, depending on their size.

Crispy potato wedges oven-made recipe

Serve immediately when hot or they’ll lose their crispiness. Sprinkle with additional fine salt or flaky salt, if desired – but try them first.

Perfect crispy baked potato wedges recipe

Crispy potato wedges with homemade ketchup.

 

I love them with homemade ketchup (in the pic), or a quick BBQ sauce, and a good movie. Enjoy!

 

PS: If you have leftovers: They taste great as an addition to salads. Also: They freeze well.

 

Perfect Crispy Baked Potato Wedges

Yield: 2-3 servings (or 6 sides)

Perfect Crispy Baked Potato Wedges

This is my go-to recipe for perfect crispy potato wedges baked in the oven – restaurant-style. They are crispy on the outside and fluffy in the middle. You’ll need only a few simple ingredients and they are ready in no time. Plus: They only need a small amount of oil.

Spice substitutions: If you do not have some of the spices on hand, no worries. You can basically use any spices or spice-mix. No chili powder spice blend? Add a pinch of ground cumin or coriander, garlic powder, or use a taco/chili/Cajun seasoning instead. No smoked paprika? Chipotle chili powder works great as a substitute. No paprika? Simply use a little more of the other spices. You see where I’m going with this?

Recipe: Ursula | lilvienna.com

Ingredients

  • 2 lbs (900 g - 1 kg) potatoes, preferably medium to small ones*
  • 1.5 to 2 tablespoons vegetable oil (no cold pressed oils like extra virgin olive oil)
  • 1 teaspoon chili powder spice blend **
  • 1 teaspoon paprika (regular or sweet)
  • 1 teaspoon smoked paprika
  • 1/4 teaspoon fine salt
  • Optional: fleur de sel (flaky sea salt) for sprinkling the baked wedges

    * For potato wedges I recommend using waxy potatoes like Yukon Gold. Starchy potatoes like Idaho or Russet, which are perfect for mashed potatoes, will not hold their shape as well. A lot of people are using Russets for wedges though, so it definitely works if you only have those on hand. I always use organic potatoes since I don’t peel them.

    ** Chili powder spice blend refers to a blend of spices like ground chili peppers, garlic, cumin, and oregano. In supermarkets, they are often sold as „chili powder“ – so make sure not to end up with simple ground chilies. However, even that would probably work, at the cost of extra fierceness. You can certainly substitute some kind of Cajun/taco/chili seasoning or rub too. They usually taste pretty similar.

Instructions

  1. Thoroughly scrub the potatoes. No need to pat them dry. Cut the potatoes into even-sized wedges lengthwise – depending on the size of the potatoes, between 4 and 8 wedges. It’s crucial that all have about the same size, otherwise they will bake uneven.
  2. In a large bowl, add oil and all the spices except salt. Whisk with a fork until well combined.
  3. Add potato wedges to the bowl and toss well to coat.
  4. Line a large baking sheet (or two smaller ones) with parchment paper and evenly spread out the wedges. I use 2 sheets with 14x11 inch, 28x36 cm – it’s important for perfect crispy potato wedges that the baking sheet is not crowded. Make sure to place the wedges cut side down on the sheet, the tips shouldn’t point up, or they might burn.
  5. Sprinkle the potato wedges with fine salt.
  6. Bake potato wedges in a 390 °F (200 °C) preheated convection oven. If using an oven with top and bottom heating elements, use 425 °F (220 °C). Bake for 15 minutes, then take the sheets out and flip the wedges. Now it doesn’t really matter if some tips are pointing up. Bake for another 5-10 minutes or until the potato wedges are crispy and golden and baked through, depending on their size.
  7. Serve immediately when hot or they’ll lose their crispiness. Sprinkle with additional fine salt or flaky salt, if desired.
  8. I love them with homemade ketchup or a quick BBQ sauce, and a good movie. Enjoy!
  9. If you have leftovers: They taste great as an addition to salads. Also: They freeze well.
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Crispy potato wedges following a recipe by www.lilvienna.comMichael: I used 'gold' potatoes - worked wonderfully, crisp outsid and soft inside. I think we have a new replacement for french fries!!! And a great snack fodd as well. No ketchup needed, the seasoning blend you give needs no condiments. Thanks!

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Perfect Crispy Baked Potato Wedges was last modified: March 25th, 2019 by Ursula

2 thoughts on “Perfect Crispy Baked Potato Wedges

    1. Ursula Post author

      Hi filipa,
      You can use olive oil as well if you like but make sure not to use extra virgin since its smoke point is low and the potato wedges are baked at high temperature.
      I used a neutral tasting oil in this recipe because it enhances the flavor of the spices used. I personally don’t like olive oil in combination with the spices in the recipe but this, of course, depends largely on your personal taste.

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