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These soft, tender, and crispy oven-baked potato wedges are such a classic side dish or an appetizer. Best of all, seasoning them with herbs and spices enhances the flavor and makes them irresistible.
Since these potato wedges are baked, they are healthier than the usual deep-fried French Fries.
🥔 What You Will Need
This baked potato wedges recipe requires a few basic ingredients and some dry herbs and spices to make them a delicious snack:
- Potatoes – use 5-6 medium size potatoes, preferably long
- Olive Oil – helps the potatoes turn golden brown and crispy
- Garlic Powder, Onion Powder, & Ginger Powder – add plenty of flavors to the potatoes, best to use them ground as they won’t burn when roasted at high temperatures
- Chaat Masala – an ABSOLUTE essential ingredient! gives a little bit of tanginess and sweetness to the potatoes
- Black Pepper Powder – adds a bit of spice, can also use freshly ground pepper and add more to taste
- Salt – a must-have ingredient! balances the flavor and without it, the potatoes will be bland, adjust the amount as per your taste
- Dry Oregano – a flavorful dry herb, can also use other dry herbs such as thyme, basil
- Red Chilli Flakes – make the potatoes spicy and balance the flavors, can use red chilli powder instead
✔️ Quick Tips on How to Make Baked Potato Wedges
- Soak the sliced potatoes in about 2 cups of ice-cold water for 30 minutes, then pat dry with paper towels. Alternatively, you can boil the raw potato slices in hot water for 10 minutes. These methods help release some of the starch in the potatoes and let them absorb moisture, which leads to slightly crisp outsides and moist interiors.
- Slice the potatoes into equal wedges so they bake evenly.
- Season generously with dry herbs and spices.
- Arrange the potatoes evenly across the pan and do not overlap the slices.
- Give a gentle flip once halfway through baking so that both sides are cooked properly.
- Serve them with ketchup or a mayonnaise dip.
- Turn these wedges into cheesy fries by sprinkling some grated cheese on top and then bake for 5-10 minutes or until the cheese melts.
🍟 Serving Suggestions
Potato wedges are a great healthy snack on their own, with ketchup, or mayonnaise. You can also pair them well with :
❔ Commonly Asked Questions
How do I keep the potato wedges from sticking?
I would recommend not baking the potatoes without a baking sheet, as they tend to stick to the pan. So you should line your baking tray with parchment paper and allow the wedges to roast for 15-20 minutes. Once they have crisped up on one side, you should flip them halfway. Then bake them for a few more minutes until they turn golden brown and crispy.
Also, make sure that you don’t overcrowd or overlap the potatoes while placing them on the baking tray. Spread them out evenly or in a single layer and bake.
Can I skip soaking the potatoes in ice-cold water or boiling them in hot water?
If you’re really short on time you can skip this step, but they might not turn out soft and crispy. Soaking the potatoes helps to draw out the starch, making the baked potato wedges soft on the inside and extra crispy on the outside.
If you don’t have enough time to soak in ice-cold water for 30 minutes, then try to boil in hot water for 10 minutes, not more than that. Either method will work.
If you want to completely skip this step and still want the crispiest potatoes, then coat them with about 1 Tablespoon of cornstarch along with other ingredients before baking.
🍽️ More Snack Recipes
For Potato Wedges
- 5-6 medium-size potatoes
- 2 Tbsp olive oil
- 1 tsp garlic powder
- ½ tsp onion powder
- ½ tsp ginger powder
- ½ tsp chaat masala
- ¼ tsp black pepper powder
- ½ tsp salt
- ½ Tbsp dry oregano
- ½ tsp red chilli flakes
For Mayo Dip
- 3 Tbsp eggless mayonnaise
- ½ tsp green chilli sauce
- ½ tsp sweet red chilli sauce
- 1 tsp ketchup
- ½ tsp dry oregano
- ¼ tsp red chilli flakes
- Peel the potatoes and cut each potato in half lengthways, then cut each half in half lengthways again, until you have wedges of about the same thickness and size.
- Soak the sliced potatoes in about 2 cups of ice-cold water for 30 minutes, then pat dry with paper towels. Alternatively, you can boil the raw potato slices in hot water for 10 minutes. Then rinse them under cold water and pat dry with paper towels.
- Preheat the oven to 200°C (392°F) for 10 minutes and line a baking tray with parchment paper.
- Place the potatoes in a large bowl, and add olive oil and all the seasoning and spices. Coat the potatoes well and spread them evenly on the baking tray.
- Bake at 200°C (392°F) for 35-40 minutes or until golden brown in color. Give them a gentle flip once halfway.
- Meanwhile, prepare the mayo dip by combining all the ingredients for the dip in a small bowl.
- When the potatoes are done, transfer them to a serving plate and serve with the prepared mayo dip.
Nutrition InformationYield 2 Serving Size 1
Amount Per Serving Calories 798Total Fat 31gSaturated Fat 5gTrans Fat 0gUnsaturated Fat 25gCholesterol 10mgSodium 1088mgCarbohydrates 120gFiber 14gSugar 11gProtein 15g
The nutrition info calculated is just a rough estimate and is provided as a courtesy. Bear in mind that value will vary based on variables like a specific brand or type of product used. To obtain the most accurate representation, it is highly recommended that you calculate it on your own with the actual amount and type of ingredient used.