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    Baked Potato Wedges are the perfect side dish to accompany almost any meal. Absolutely delicious and easy to prepare with just a few simple ingredients. These seasoned potatoes are always a hit! Vegan and gluten-free.

    potato wedges

    Be prepared these oven-baked potato wedges will go fast! They are so delicious you will lick your fingers. We try to limit the number of starchy vegetables we eat at home but this is my favorite way to eat potatoes.

    This is a delicious side dish that is easy to prepare, has simple ingredients and the best part – wholesome & delicious. They pair perfectly with my chicken kebabs and sous vide steak.

    close up of baked potato wedges on a plate

    Why This Recipe Works

    • Russet potatoes get the crispest crusts and roast up a pale golden brown.
    • Roasting the potatoes at a high temperature makes the potato wedges soft on the inside and crispy on the outside.
    • The combination of spices adds a lot of flavor.
    • The flavors used makes this a versatile side dish that works with anything from fish to chicken or steak.

    Ingredients You Will Need

    • Potatoes – Russet potatoes are best
    • Olive oil – extra virgin olive oil
    • Spices (Thyme, Paprika, Garlic Powder, Salt & Black Pepper)

    How To Make Baked Potato Wedges

    • Wash, peel and cut potatoes into quarters, and then cut into 2-3 wedges per quarter.
    • In a large bowl combine olive oil, thyme, sea salt, black pepper, and paprika. Toss the sliced potatoes and cover well with spices and olive oil mixture.
    • Arrange potatoes in a single layer in two foil-lined baking sheets. Bake.
    • Serve, and sprinkle with chopped parsley for garnish and freshly grated Swiss cheese if desired.
    baked potato wedges process shots

    Crispy Baked Potato Wedges

    I love the texture of these wedges – soft inside and slightly crispy on the outside. The seasonings add a wonderful flavor to each bite and the prep is so easy. They taste wonderful dipped in homemade ketchup or mayo!

    What are the best potatoes to use for wedges?

    I like to use fairly starchy potatoes for these baked wedges so that the middles are nice and fluffy. Russets work really well and they are my preferred variety. Yukon Gold potatoes come a close second and you should avoid waxy potatoes like red and new. They will still work well but the texture will be different.

    potato wedges recipe

    Can you freeze them?

    Potato wedges freeze really well and can be baked straight from frozen.

    1. Bring a pot of water to boil
    2. While water is starting to boil, wash and cut potatoes – I cut the potato into quarters and then cut 2-3 wedges per quarter. 
    3. Add cut potatoes to boiling water.  Blanch for 3-5 minutes.
    4. Strain potatoes.  Add potatoes to a bowl of ice water and let sit for 5-10 minutes then drain. Dry with a paper towel.
    5. Once cooled, place raw potatoes on a baking sheet in a single layer and place in freezer.
    6. Once individually frozen, transfer the potatoes to Ziploc bags or containers for storage in the freezer.
    7. When ready to bake your frozen potatoes, bake them in a preheated oven at 400F for about 30 minutes or until they are cooked through.
    baked potato slices

    Recipe Tips and Notes

    • Use Russet potatoes for wedges that are crunchy on the outside and fluffy & mild inside.
    • Cut the potatoes into equally thin wedges to ensure even baking.
    • Dry your wedges. Lay them on a paper towel and cover with another paper towel, press down and dry them thoroughly. This will help them to get nice and crispy.
    • Ensure that the potatoes are evenly coated with the oil and seasonings. You can mix them in a large bowl or in a large Ziploc bag.
    • Place the potatoes in a single layer on the baking sheet. If they are too crowded they will steam and they won’t get crispy.
    • Roast at high heat for potato wedges crispy on the outside and soft on the inside.
    • Flip the potatoes halfway through for even baking on both sides.
    • Be sure to bake the potato wedges in a preheated oven for the best results.

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    Baked Potato Wedges

    Baked Potato Wedges are the perfect side dish to accompany almost any meal. Absolutely delicious and easy to prepare with just a few simple ingredients. These seasoned potatoes are always a hit! Vegan and gluten free.
    Prep Time 10 minutes
    Cook Time 30 minutes
    Total Time 40 minutes
    Servings 4
    Calories 234kcal

    INGREDIENTS

    INSTRUCTIONS

    • Preheat oven to 400 F and place the oven rack in the middle.
    • Wash, peel and cut potatoes into quarters, and then cut into 2-3 wedges per quarter.
    • In a large bowl combine olive oil, thyme, paprika, garlic powder, sea salt, and black pepper. Toss the sliced potato wedges and cover well with spices and olive oil mixture.
    • Arrange potatoes in a single layer in 2 foil-lined baking sheets. Bake at 400 F for about 30 minutes flipping the potatoes halfway through.
    • Serve warm, and sprinkle with chopped parsley for garnish and freshly grated Swiss cheese if desired.

    NOTES

    Tips for Best Potato Wedges

    • Use Russet potatoes for wedges that are crunchy on the outside and fluffy & mild inside.
    • Cut the potatoes into equally thin wedges to ensure even baking.
    • Dry your wedges. Lay them on a paper towel and cover with another paper towel, press down and dry them thoroughly. This will help them to get nice and crispy.
    • Ensure that the potatoes are evenly coated with the oil and seasonings. You can mix them in a large bowl or in a large Ziploc bag.
    • Place the potatoes in a single layer on the baking sheet. If they are too crowded they will steam and they won’t get crispy.
    • Roast at high heat for potato wedges crispy on the outside and soft on the inside.
    • Flip the potatoes halfway through for even baking on both sides.
    • Be sure to bake the potato wedges in a preheated oven for the best results.

    NUTRITION

    Serving: 224g | Calories: 234kcal | Carbohydrates: 39g | Protein: 5g | Fat: 7g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 593mg | Potassium: 900mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 294IU | Vitamin C: 14mg | Calcium: 32mg | Iron: 2mg
    Course Side Dish
    Cuisine American

    This post was originally published in June 2015. Pictures are updated but the recipe is the same.

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    April 10, 2020

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    Comments

    Kassandra

    5 stars
    The mix of spices is perfect. It turned out so tasty. I never thought of baking the potatoes in slices that look like these and I think now this is how I will always slice them. They cooked REALLY well. Usually they do not cook this well for me.

    Thank you!

    Ronald Landry

    I’m going to roast potato slices per your recipe, and I think that the addition of the recommended spices will be perfect! Thank you!

    Lili

    Delicious we just had them as a side with salmon and vegetables

    Heather

    5 stars
    I love this!! I make something similar for game day food but never thought to use swiss cheese.. brilliant!!

    Des @ Life's Ambrosia

    5 stars
    What gorgeous potatoes! I love the idea of topping them with swiss cheese!

    Kimberly Ann @ Bake Love Give

    5 stars
    Yum! My favorite part of the baked potato is the crispy edges. These look absolutely perfect!

    Piyali Mutha

    5 stars
    Delightful, Flavoursome, Yummy Baked Potato Slices.

    Brandon @ Kitchen Konfidence

    5 stars
    YUM! These look really tasty. I think I would eat them with some ranch 🙂

    The Gifted Gabber

    5 stars
    Oh, my! These look divine! I am a huge fan of potatoes, and I love a crisp potato with a soft inside. Pinning! Came by via FBC’s comment thread.

    Sheena @ Tea and Biscuits

    5 stars
    I LOVE roast potatoes, don’t think I’ve ever tried them sliced though but I’ll have to now!

    Chris @ SimpleFood365

    5 stars
    You had me at potato! I am a huge fan of anything potato abd these look and sound wonderful!

    Mirlandra @ Mirlandra's Kitchen

    5 stars
    Oh yum! This sounds like the perfect way to season a nice potato slice. I love all things potatoes. I think I need to stock up this weekend and try a batch!

    Lauren @ Wicked Spatula

    5 stars
    Simple perfection! I adore potatoes!

    Choclette

    5 stars
    Ooh those look good. I often make baked chips, but never thought to try them as slices. Will try that next time.

    Insanely Roy

    5 stars
    Lovely Post..I love baked potato with my evening tea.

    Meredith @ The Weekday Gourmet

    5 stars
    I love baking potatoes (it makes them healthier to eat hehe). I usually cut them into chunks but I like how you did slices-they are better for dipping!

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