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Seasoned Oven Baked Potato Wedges

Seasoned oven baked potato wedges are the perfect summer side dish! Easy, flavorful and crisp they are sure to be a family favorite.

Seasoned oven baked potato wedges are the perfect summer side dish! Easy, flavorful and crisp they are sure to be a family favorite.

I have been making these oven baked potato wedges over and over this summer! Everyone loves a good fry, but I haaaaaaaate frying stuff. Not because I’m healthy and don’t like oil {hello, butter in all my recipes!} but because I hate cleaning up the oil mess! These oven-baked potato wedges are the answer! They are amazing, and they are easy to re-heat and serve crispy if you have leftovers.

Oven baked potato wedges!

I based the coating, seasoning and baking method after my all-time favorite BEST baked fried chicken recipe by Jen at Carlsbad Cravings {and she isn’t kidding when she says it’s the best ya’ll}.

I love how the oven baked potato wedges turned out! They had just the right amount of crunch.

Oven baked potato wedges!

In the recipe, I dot butter over the potatoes before baking them in the oven. If you are trying to cut the calories, you can omit that step and they will bake up fine, BUT they will be slightly dry. The butter helps with the browning but also makes the coating crispy and “fried” tasting instead of dry.

I like butter better than oil for this step because it does brown and crisp up more quickly than oil. Fun chemistry fact: The temperature at which a fat smokes is called the smoke point. Oils tend to have a higher smoke point, so they are great for dishes that need a high temp for a longer period of time.

Oven baked potato wedges!

Butter has a lower smoke point, meaning it smokes {and can burn!} and a much lower temperature. That is why some recipes call for a mix of butter and oil when you want to brown something, but not have the fat burn.

Anyways, these fries are delicious! And the perfect light summer side dish. If you’re wondering…the sauce in the photos is what we Utahan’s call “fry sauce.” It is life changing but just ketchup and mayo mixed together. HA! I like a nice 60:40 ratio of ketchup to mayo. You can kick it up a notch by adding some hot sauce or herbs.  You’re welcome.

Oven baked potato wedge, bitten, laying on top of some other fries.

Seasoned Oven Baked Potato Wedges

Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: American
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 45 minutes
Total Time: 1 hour
Servings: 4 people
Calories: 487 kcal
Author: Longbourn Farm • Alli Kelley
Seasoned oven baked potato wedges are the perfect summer side dish! Easy, flavorful and crisp they are sure to be a family favorite.
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Ingredients

  • 2 pounds potatoes washed and cut into wedges
  • 1/3 cup olive oil
  • 1/4 cup flour
  • 1/2 cup panko bread crumbs
  • 1/3 cup parmesan cheese finely grated
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon season salt
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons Italian seasoning or 1/2 tablespoon each oregano, basil, parsley, and rosemary
  • 1 pinch cayenne pepper
  • 4 tablespoons butter cut into small cubes

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees F.
  2. Slice potatoes into wedges by cutting the potato in half longways on the most narrow edge. 

  3. Cut each half into 3-4 wedges by angling your knife slightly towards the center of the potato (mind your hand!).

  4. Toss potato wedges with olive oil, coating each wedge evenly.
  5. Combine flour, panko, parmesan cheese, salt, pepper, season salt, and seasonings. Mix well.
  6. Toss potato wedges with the seasoned breading, coating each wedge equally.
  7. Spread wedges onto a lined cookie sheet, being sure that each wedge has a face down on the sheet.
  8. Dot the butter evenly over the top of the wedges.
  9. Bake for 20 minutes, remove from oven and flip the potato wedges.
  10. Bake an additional 20-25 minutes, until the wedges are soft and golden brown.

Recipe Notes

The potato wedges can be made omitting the butter, they will just come out more dry.

The potato wedges can be reheated in the oven on broil (middle rack) for 5-8 minutes.

Nutrition Facts
Seasoned Oven Baked Potato Wedges
Amount Per Serving
Calories 487 Calories from Fat 288
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 32g 49%
Saturated Fat 11g 55%
Cholesterol 35mg 12%
Sodium 893mg 37%
Potassium 974mg 28%
Total Carbohydrates 41g 14%
Dietary Fiber 7g 28%
Protein 10g 20%
Vitamin A 8.9%
Vitamin C 31.3%
Calcium 21.4%
Iron 49.6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

 

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Seasoned oven baked potato wedges are the perfect summer side dish! Easy, flavorful and crisp they are sure to be a family favorite.

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3 Comments

  • Reply
    Alli
    January 4, 2018 at 4:04 PM

    Favorite side dish!

  • Reply
    Kim Blanchard
    July 31, 2017 at 9:55 PM

    These were seriously the bomb! I loved the crispy coating and the yummy spices (I didn’t have rosemary so I used something called herbs de provance that I found in the back of my spice cupboard – it was a good choice). Also, I didn’t want to heat up my house with the oven so I pulled out my disposable casserole pan that I’ve been reusing over and over and cooked them out on the grill. Worked like a charm! My husband and kids gobbled these up and asked for more. We’ll be making and eating them again, that is for sure.

    • Reply
      Alli
      August 2, 2017 at 11:26 AM

      I’m so glad you liked them Kim!! Cooking them on the grill is THE BEST IDEA EVER!!! Genius. I’m going to try that! I also hate heating up my house in the summer 🙂 .

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