oven baked potato wedges

Sometimes my desire for french fries is simply overwhelming. I just need some crispy potatoes in my life.

This are an easy fix that won’t ruin your healthy eating intentions! By baking these in olive oil instead of frying them in who-even-knows-what, oven baked potato wedges are a spud treat you can feel good about.

potato wedges

oven baking these spuds saves calories and fat

  • 4 medium potatoes, sliced thinly into steak fries
  • 2 tbsp. olive oil (some will be lost in coating the bowl)
  • salt
  • pepper
  • garlic powder
  • onion powder
  • cayenne pepper powder

Place sliced potatoes in a large bowl and toss to coat with oil. Sprinkle seasonings to meet your taste preferences. I like strong flavors so I sprinkle the top layer of potato wedges until totally coated before tossing once again to distribute. Spread out coated potato wedges on a wire rack in a baking sheet so that potatoes are not overlapping.

Bake at 375 for 30 minutes or until tender. If outsides are not crisping, bump the oven up to broil the last few minutes.

potato wedges

Part of what makes these so great is that you can alter the spice blend to fit your favorite flavor profile. Baking potato wedges at home also allows you to control how much salt is added into the mix, which is a major pitfall of fast food fries.

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31 thoughts on “oven baked potato wedges

  1. Those look so good! I wish I could have some for my dinner tonight but I’ve already got two other forms of potatoes planned. Three types might be pushing it, not that I haven’t done that before XD

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  2. Sadly, I love french fries a bit too much but I only have them every so often so that’s good. I love to oven bake them and I’ll try adding cayenne pepper next time. Why didn’t I think of that before? Thanks for sharing! :)

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  3. Hi K – lovely simple recipe, I’m making fries (a rare treat in my house) tomorrow but am going to use yummy beef suet as the cooking fat (chips as they used to be) – thanks for the tip on mixing up the spices!

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  4. I like the spicy take on this classic! I’d try putting some paprika into the spice mix! We’ve made something similar before and the paprika makes it taste kinda like jojo’s or breakfast potatos! Thanks for the recipe


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