Baked Potato Wedges
Baked Potato Wedges
5 from 1 vote
Crunchy on the outside, fluffy on the inside, this savory snack delivers a perfect blend of spices that will surely tantalize your taste buds. Whether as a side dish or a casual munch, these wedges offer a satisfyingly crispy texture with a burst of delightful flavors.
Potato Wedges

Baked potato wedges are a beloved comfort food that has stood the test of time. This humble dish has its roots in the heart of America, where it gained popularity in the 1960s as an alternative to traditional french fries.

The recipe was born out of a desire for a heartier, more substantial side dish that could hold its own against a juicy burger or a steaming hot dog.

Originating in diners and drive-ins across the country, potato wedges quickly became a staple on menus everywhere. The appeal of the dish lies in its simplicity – thick-cut potatoes seasoned to perfection and baked until golden and crispy.

The recipe is easy to follow, making it a popular choice for home cooks looking to add a delicious twist to their meals.

Whether you’re hosting a casual get-together with friends or looking for a comforting snack to enjoy on a lazy evening, baked potato wedges are sure to hit the spot. With just a few basic ingredients and a little bit of patience, you can create a dish that is both satisfying and versatile.

So why not give this classic recipe a try and see for yourself why baked potato wedges continue to be a favorite among food enthusiasts of all ages?

Ingredients

Potatoes: The main ingredient of this recipe, potatoes are starchy tuberous vegetables that are widely used in cooking. They are versatile and can be prepared in a variety of ways, including baking, boiling, frying, and roasting. For this recipe, potatoes are cut into wedges to create crispy and flavorful potato wedges.

Olive Oil: Olive oil is a healthy fat that is commonly used in cooking. It adds a rich flavor to dishes and helps to crisp up the potatoes when they are roasted in the oven. Olive oil also contains antioxidants and monounsaturated fats that are beneficial for heart health.

Paprika: Paprika is a ground spice made from dried red peppers. It adds a subtle heat and a vibrant red color to the baked potato wedges. Paprika can range in flavor from sweet and mild to hot and spicy, so choose the variety that best suits your taste preferences.

Garlic Powder: Garlic powder is a convenient way to add the flavor of garlic to dishes without the need to mince fresh garlic. It has a milder flavor than fresh garlic and blends well with the other seasonings in this recipe. Garlic powder adds a savory and aromatic element to the homemade potato wedges.

Onion Powder: Like garlic powder, onion powder is a versatile seasoning that adds a savory flavor to dishes. It is made from dried onions that have been ground into a fine powder. Onion powder enhances the overall taste of the crispy potato wedges and complements the other spices used in this recipe.

Salt: Salt is a crucial seasoning that enhances the flavors of the ingredients in a dish. It helps to balance out the sweetness of the potatoes and intensifies the overall taste of the potato wedges. Be sure to season the wedges generously with salt to bring out their full flavor.

Black Pepper: Black pepper is a staple spice that adds a mild heat and pungent flavor to dishes. It pairs well with the other seasonings in this recipe and adds a subtle kick to the crunchy potato wedges. Freshly ground black pepper is recommended for the best flavor, but pre-ground pepper can also be used.

Serving Suggestions and Pairings

  • Serve the potato wedges with ketchup, ranch dressing, or sriracha mayo for dipping.
  • Top the wedges with melted cheese, and green onions for loaded potato wedges.
  • Pair the potato wedges with grilled burgers, hot dogs, or sandwiches for a classic picnic meal.
  • Serve the wedges with a side of coleslaw, pickles, and corn on the cob for a complete summer barbecue spread.
  • Pair the potato wedges with a refreshing lemonade for a casual and satisfying meal.

Frequently Asked Questions

What are potato wedges?

Potato wedges are thick slices of potatoes that are seasoned, baked, or fried until they are crispy on the outside and tender on the inside.

Are potato wedges healthier than french fries?

Potato wedges can be a healthier alternative to french fries as they are often baked instead of fried, reducing the amount of oil and calories.

How should I season my potato wedges?

You can season your potato wedges with a variety of spices such as garlic powder, paprika, salt, pepper, or even parmesan cheese for added flavor.

How long should I bake potato wedges for?

Potato wedges typically take about 30-40 minutes to bake in a preheated oven at 400°F, flipping halfway through to ensure even cooking.

Can I make potato wedges ahead of time?

Yes, you can prepare your potato wedges ahead of time and store them in the refrigerator before baking. Just make sure to bring them to room temperature before cooking.

Can I freeze leftover potato wedges?

Yes, you can freeze leftover potato wedges in an airtight container or freezer bag for up to 3 months. To reheat, simply bake them in the oven until heated through.

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Potato Wedges

Baked Potato Wedges

by Nabeela Kauser
Crunchy on the outside, fluffy on the inside, this savory snack delivers a perfect blend of spices that will surely tantalize your taste buds. Whether as a side dish or a casual munch, these wedges offer a satisfyingly crispy texture with a burst of delightful flavors.
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes
Course Sides
Cuisine American
Servings 4
Calories 221 kcal

Ingredients

  • 800 g Potatoes scrubbed and dried
  • 2 tbsp Olive Oil
  • 1 tsp Paprika
  • 1 tsp Garlic Powder
  • 1 tsp Onion Powder
  • 1/2 tsp Salt
  • 1/4 tsp Black Pepper

Instructions

  • Preheat the oven to 220°C (200°C fan-assisted).
  • Cut the potatoes into wedges. No need to peel them, just ensure they’re clean and dry.
  • In a large bowl, toss the potato wedges with olive oil until evenly coated.
  • Sprinkle paprika, garlic powder, onion powder, salt, and black pepper over the potato wedges. Toss again to evenly distribute the seasonings.
  • Spread the seasoned potato wedges in a single layer on a baking tray lined with parchment paper.
  • Bake in the preheated oven for 30-35 minutes or until the wedges are golden brown and crispy, flipping halfway through the cooking time for even browning.
  • Once done, remove from the oven and let cool slightly before serving.
  • Enjoy your delicious homemade potato wedges!

Notes

Potato wedges are best served hot and crispy, straight from the oven.
Feel free to adjust the seasoning according to your taste preferences.
For extra crispiness, you can also sprinkle a little cornflour or semolina over the baked potato wedges before baking.
Nutritional facts:
The provision of nutritional information is done so merely as a courtesy and should not be taken as a guarantee.

Nutrition

Calories: 221kcalCarbohydrates: 36gProtein: 4gFat: 7gSaturated Fat: 1gSodium: 304mgPotassium: 860mgFibre: 5gSugar: 2gVitamin A: 43IUVitamin C: 41mgCalcium: 27mgIron: 2mg
Keyword Baked, Cooking, Food, Potato, Recipe, Sides, Thanksgiving, Vegan, Vegetarian, Wedges
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