June 10, 2013

Easy Oven Baked Potato Wedges

Recently we had some family from Massachusetts come and visit us here in the South.  One night I made french fries with dinner and the shock that was on their faces when I began making them was priceless.  "What do you mean you're going to make french fries"? I love showing people how to make the same foods you might buy frozen and already made.  If you're making them yourself you can control the flavors, fat, salt, and most importantly, amaze your friends and family.

I've already posted about how to make french fries but here's another way to get the same result with a thicker potato, a wedge if you will.

In my mind, baking them makes them health food and therefore allows one to eat more.  I make a lot of things healthier in my mind.  Although, if you were using a sweet potato this would in fact be a lot healthier.

I used small gold potatoes cut into quarters but if all you have are large one's, just cut them in smaller wedges.

I used a fancy fry sauce - recipe below.

Crispy and golden brown!

You will love this as a side dish or for a snack.

Here's the very complicated fry sauce recipe.

Equal parts ketchup and mayonnaise, add a couple of dashes of hot sauce if you like.

Easy Oven Baked Potato Wedges

  • 8 small potatoes (I used gold about the size of a golf ball)
  • Olive Oil
  • seasoned salt
Cooking Directions
  1. Preheat the oven to 400º
  2. Line a cookie sheet with tin foil
  3. Cut the potatoes in quarters, length wise
  4. Drop the potatoes in a zip lock bag, pour in about 2 - 3 Tbsp of olive oil
  5. Pour in a good about of seasoned salt, enough to coat each potato thoroughly.
  6. Shake the bag to coat each potato well, pour onto the tin foil.
  7. Make sure there is a single layer of potatoes and make sure all the potatoes are laying on a cut side down (not on the skin side).
  8. Bake for 15 minutes and then flip each potato wedge so it's laying on the other cut side down. Bake for another 15 minutes.
*Try using your favorite spices or using sweet potatoes instead

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