Learn how to make delicious homemade oven baked crispy potato wedges right at home! These are perfect for a game day appetizer or side dish for any occasion! Made with just a few simple ingredients, they're so easy and delicious you'll want to make them all the time.
These easy potato wedges really remind me of some of the delicious pub food I used to devour back in my university days. These crispy little homemade potato wedges are so addictive! I never end up having leftovers when I make this!
This potato wedge recipe is absolutely delicious and I'm confident that you'll enjoy these just as much as we do!
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What makes this the best potato wedge recipe?
This is the best potato wedges recipe because it is so easy to make and only requires a few simple ingredients and produces amazingly crispy wedges by simply baking them. In this post, I'll teach you how to make perfectly crispy baked potato wedges using a few simple tricks!
Ingredients used to make Crispy Potato Wedges
This recipe uses simple ingredients such as white potatoes, cornstarch, seasoning salt, Italian seasoning, garlic powder, smoked paprika, onion powder, freshly ground black pepper and vegetable or canola oil.
What are the best kind of potatoes to use when making crispy homemade potato wedges?
There are many different types of potatoes that can be used to make crispy potato wedges. Some of the best include Yukon Gold, Russet, and Red Bliss potatoes. When choosing a potato, it is important to select one that is high in starch and has a smooth texture. This will help to ensure that the wedges come out crisp and delicious.
How to cut potato wedges
To cut potatoes into wedges, first wash the potatoes (leave skins on) and then slice them in half lengthwise. Next, cut each half potato into thirds or quarters, depending on how big you want the wedges to be. To ensure even cooking, try to cut the wedges about the same thickness.
How to Make Crispy Baked Potato Wedges – Overview
You can find the full recipe details, including ingredient amounts and the full instructions at the bottom of this post, but first here's a quick overview on how to make potato wedges.
To make wonderfully crisp potato wedges, wash them well in cold water. To rinse the potatoes, place them in a strainer or large mixing bowl and give them several cold water rinses. Allow them to drain fully after they've been rinsed. Then lay out some dish towels (or paper towels) on the counter and spread the wedges on top to assist with any additional moisture removal. Next, pat them dry with another paper towel or dish towel.
In a large mixing bowl, combine cornstarch, seasoning salt, Italian herbs, garlic powder, paprika, onion powder and pepper.
Toss the wedges in a dish with the dry seasoning ingredients to coat evenly. Now drizzle vegetable oil over the seasoned wedges. Toss the wedges in the oil until they're coated well.
Place the sliced potatoes evenly, skin side down, on a wire baking rack over top of a large rimmed baking sheet. A wire rack helps to make your potato wedges extra crispy! Bake in a 450°F oven for about 35-40 minutes, or until golden brown and crisp.
Should I soak potatoes before baking?
Does soaking your potatoes in water make them crispier?
To make your potato wedges crispy you should thoroughly rinse them in water first. To make them perfectly crispy, soak them in cold water for about 20-30 minutes. Before seasoning and baking, make sure to drain potatoes well and pat them dry first.
How do you keep potato wedges from getting soggy?
The best potato wedges are crispy and have a nice crunch when you take a bite! No one likes a soggy potato wedge! To prevent soggy potato wedges, be sure to:
1. Cut the potatoes into equal-sized wedges. This will help them cook evenly.
2. Rinse the potato wedges thoroughly in cold water. This will remove some of the excess potato starch and help them crisp up when they’re cooked.
3. Pat the potato wedges dry before cooking.
4. Cook the potato wedges at a high temperature. 450°F is ideal.
5. Before serving, keep them on the wire rack. This will help them stay crispy.
Alternative Cooking Methods
Today, in this post, we're using a baked potato wedges recipe, but it can be easily adapted to other cooking methods such as using a deep fryer or air fryer if you prefer.
Deep Fryer: Cook your wedges in the deep fry by heating the oil to 375°F. Then cook your potato wedges for around 10 minutes or until golden brown in color.
Air Fryer: Start by preheating your air fryer to 400°F. Prepare potato wedges according to the recipe, then spray with cooking spray. Cook for 18-20 minutes, flipping once during cook time.
How to keep potato wedges warm
To keep potato wedges warm before serving, turn down the oven temperature to about 300°F. Keep the wedges on a baking sheet with the wire rack. This will keep your wedges warm (and stay crisp!) before they're ready to serve.
Potatoes – My favorite potatoes to use in this recipe are white potatoes, but you can use any other kind you like! Try russet potatoes, Yukon gold potatoes or even sweet potatoes!
Seasonings – Try adding different seasonings such as grated parmesan cheese, fresh parsley, green onion, cayenne, etc.
What to serve with Potato Wedges
You can serve your homemade crispy potato wedges with anything you'd typically serve with french fries or any other crispy side dish! They taste amazing with ketchup, ranch dip, zesty onion ring sauce or any of your other favorite dipping sauce!
You can also serve these crunchy potato wedges along with your favorite main dishes such as roast beef, grilled chicken or summer foods such as burgers, hot dogs, etc. Really any of your favorite meats or main courses will be great served along with potato wedges!
They taste amazing along with roasted vegetables such as Brussels sprouts, carrots, sweet potatoes, butternut squash, parsnips, etc.
Can I make Potato Wedges ahead of time?
You can make potato wedges ahead of time, make them according to the recipe instructions, then remove them from the oven and let them cool completely. Store in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 24 hours.
When you're ready to serve, preheat the oven to 375°F and bake the wedges on a baking sheet for 15-20 minutes until golden brown and crispy.
Leftovers – How to Store and Reheat
Leftover potato wedges can be stored in the fridge in an airtight container for up to 3 days. To reheat, bake in a preheated oven at 375°F for 15-20 minutes until crisp.
To store in the freezer, place in a freezer-safe bag or container and freeze for up to 3 months. To reheat, bake in a preheated oven at 375°F for 15-20 minutes until crisp.
- 3 lbs white potatoes, cut into wedges
- 2 ½ tbsps cornstarch
- 1 tbsp seasoning salt
- ½ tbsp Italian herb seasoning
- 1 ½ tsp garlic powder
- 1 tsp smoked paprika (regular paprika is fine too)
- 1 tsp onion powder
- ¼ tsp pepper
- ¼ cup canola oil or vegetable oil
- Pre-heat the oven to 450°F.
- This step is important in order to remove excess starch to create deliciously crispy potato wedges.
Place the wedges in a strainer or large mixing bowl and rinse them well under cold water. Once they've been rinsed, allow them to drain dry for a little bit. Next, lay out some dish towels (or paper towels) on the counter top, then lay the wedges on top to help remove excess moisture. Next, pat them dry with another paper towel or dish towel.
- In a large mixing bowl, combine cornstarch, seasoning salt, Italian herbs, garlic powder, paprika, onion powder and pepper.
- Place the wedges into the bowl with the dry seasoning ingredients and toss with a spoon to evenly coat.
- Now drizzle the vegetable oil over the seasoning coated wedges. Toss the wedges in the oil until coated.
- Now place the wedges (skin side down) onto a wire baking rack placed over top of a large baking sheet. Using a wire rack helps make your potato wedges extra crisp!
- Place the wedges into the oven and bake for about 35-40 min or until golden and crispy.
How to cut Potatoes into Wedges: To cut potatoes into wedges, first wash the potatoes (leave skins on) and then slice them in half lengthwise. Next, cut each half potato into thirds or quarters, depending on how big you want the wedges to be. To ensure even cooking, try to cut the wedges about the same thickness.
- Prep Time: 15 minutes
- Cook Time: 40 minutes
- Category: Side
- Method: Bake in Oven
- Cuisine: American/Canadian