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How to make crispy baked potato wedges with amazing flavor! This easy potato side dish is a kid-friendly comfort food that goes with any main dish.
Potato side dishes are some of the most popular to serve on everything from weeknight dinners to holiday dinners. You can make a baked potato bar for a football game or serve comforting mashed potatoes at a birthday gathering.
When you are looking for something different than traditional roasted potatoes, you might try these homemade baked potato wedges. Kids love them and they are perfect served alongside burgers or a delicious steak.
We’re going to jump right in sharing all of our tips on how to make the BEST homemade baked potato wedges….and how to get them crispy.
So how do you know which potatoes are best for the recipe your making? If you’re making fries, you’ll want to choose a good size Russet potato. Russets are a high starch potato that will be light and fluffy inside when baked. This makes for excellent potato wedges, steak fries or traditional fries.
The first step to making potato wedges is to prepare the potatoes. Wash them and scrub them. This is essential. Scrubbing potatoes gets rid of any chemicals, but also washes away any dirt that might be on potatoes.
Wash and dry the potatoes well.
To cut potato wedges, you’re simply going to start by cutting a potato in half, then you’ll continue to cut each half in half until you end up with the size wedges you’d like. We usually end up with 8 wedges, but this will depend on the size potatoes you have.
If you have a handy apple slicer, you can also use it to wedge a potato. Find one here.
Before you bake the potatoes, soak the wedges in warm water that has a little bit of sugar dissolved in it. The sugar draws out some of the starch from the potatoes and helps them be crispy.
You’ll want to let the potatoes sit for at least 15 minutes, but we prefer to soak them at least 30 minutes.
Can you skip soaking? Yes…but your potatoes won’t be quite as crispy.
How to Season Baked Potato Wedges
Once you’ve soaked the potatoes you’ll rinse them (rinsing off any extra starch), then dry them well.
Place the potatoes in the bowl and add:
We LOVE this combination of seasoning on fries. It fits so many different meals.
If you’d like Mexican flavor, add a sprinkling of taco seasoning or adobo seasoning.
If you’d like Italian flavor, add a sprinkling of Italian seasoning.
Toss the potatoes well to coat them, then add them to a baking sheet in a single layer. Be careful that they are not crowded or touching. This will help them bake evenly and stay crispy.
The exact time for baking will depend on the size of the potato wedges. The important thing to remember is to turn the potato wedges part way through baking.
We bake our potatoes for 20 minutes, then turn them and bake for an additional 15-20 minutes or until they are as soft as we’d like.
**Pro Tip: If your potatoes aren’t as browned as you’d like them, simply place them under the broiler (on low heat) for 3-5 minutes. Watch them closely because they will brown quickly!**
These potatoes are best served immediately for the ultimate crispiness. If you can’t serve them right away, place them on a wire rack so that the bottoms don’t get soggy.
Here are a few of our favorite dinners to serve potatoes with:
Or, use this recipe to make Mexican loaded potato wedges!