Crispy Oven Baked Potato Wedges
Baked potato wedge fries are better than fried. Who’s with me?
Not only are they less calories, but there’s no chance of oil splatter burns. Plus your house won’t reek of frying oil for the next couple days. What is up with that strong smell of frying oil? I swear furniture just absorbs it. Ick.
Potato wedges hold a special place in my heart because they are the first thing I cooked for Shawn when I was a 17 year old novice cook. Looking back now, I’m surprised he liked them because they were just…wrong. Soggy, dripping in extra oil, unevenly cut. Basically everything you don’t want in your wedge fries.
I’ve come a long way in my cooking skills in the past 10 years, and I can confidently say that I’ve perfected crispy-on-the-outside, tender-on-the-inside oven baked potato wedges. I’ll let you in on my secrets so you can enjoy these in your home.
Choose even sized potatoes so they will cook up evenly. Cut them in half, then cut those halves into thirds. Perfect wedge fry size.
When you cut the potatoes, they release moisture. This moisture prevents them from getting crispy. Get a paper towel and wipe away all the moisture until they’re dry. It’s a little time consuming, but this step is crucial if you want them crispy.
Roast them on parchment paper so they don’t stick to the pan, and space them out so air can circulate between the potatoes. If they’re too crowded they will steam instead of crisp up.
And of course, potato wedges are nothing without a great dipping sauce. I’ve recently discovered sriracha and I’m obsessed! It gives so much great flavor with just the right amount of spice. This sriracha ketchup is amazing. I want to put it on everything.
Crispy Oven Baked Potato Wedges
- 4 medium russet potatoes, washed, scrubbed and dried
- 2 tablespoons olive oil
- salt & pepper
- 2 tablespoons ketchup
- 2 tablespoons mayonnaise
- 1 tablespoon sriracha
- Preheat your oven to 425 degrees with the rack in the upper third.
- Cut your potatoes in half, then cut the halves into thirds. Use a paper towel to completely dry any moisture the cut potato releases.
- In a large bowl, toss the cut potato wedges with 2 tablespoons olive oil. Arrange the wedges cut side down on a parchment lined baking sheet, spaced out so they are not touching. Sprinkle with salt and pepper.
- Roast for 30 minutes then remove from oven. Reduce heat to 350 degrees, flip the wedges so the other cut side is down and sprinkle again with salt and pepper. Return to oven and roast for another 15 minutes.
- Make the sriracha ketchup by combining the ketchup, mayo and sriracha.
- Serve the potato wedges warm with the sriracha dipping sauce.
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I came across your recipe by accident and GLAD I DID. I had to make your dipping sauce and all I can say is OMG its sooooooooo good. It can be used for many types of dips. Im doin taquitos in oven tomorrow and that sauce will be great to dip into also would be great to dip meat balls in for parties ya think?????????? Will be trying your potatoes also in a couple of days. I made a pint jar of this and LICKED THE BOWL CLEAN. TKS
Sorry for the late response, I’ve been in Hawaii (the best, I know!)
I am so glad you liked my potato wedges!!! Isn’t that sriracha dipping sauce so good? I put it on just about everything now, burgers, sandwiches, you name it. I love your idea of using tacquitos! So smart! I’m going to need to try that soon.
Thanks for making my day with your sweet comment!
Just tried these tonight and they are so easy and good!
Love, Love, Love the Sriracha Ketchup! Hubby is hard to please and the more he ate it the better he liked it. Thanks for a new recipe I can add to my recipe collection :D
I am so happy to hear that Lori! Isn’t the sriracha ketchup so good. I’ve been putting it on burgers lately too. Gives a nice little kick. And my husband just loves these fries. But what guy doesn’t, right?! Thanks so much for letting me know! You made my day : )
Sometime the thing which look simple become difficult.To make this is really simple but to get the exact crispness to me get harder to me.Hope i can make it how it looks like here:)
Totally agree, baked is better than fried :) These wedges look flippin fantastic, I love how perfectly even you cut them :) Thanks for the great tip about drying them first. Can’t get enough of sriracha and that ketchup sounds perfect!
I’m all about baking over frying!! Not only is it healthier but I think it’s a WAY easier process. These fries are AMAZING! I definitely must try. :)
I’m with you on the no frying in the house thing… makes the whole place smell and oil gets everywhere. Loving that sriracha ketchup!!!
These are one of my favorite things ever! I am going to have to try these as soon as I can!!!!!! Thanks for sharing!
Hi there! I love these tips! I also bake potato wedges but never so precisely. Love that tip about drying them a bit; I have to try that next time so they look this good. I like adding spices and dry herbs to them before baking and it’s just so easy and hands-off. :)
We’re totally on the same page – I posted a recipe for potato wedges a few days ago! They are one of my go-to snacks or sides, so many flavours to put into potato wedges and then also, the fun of creating lots of dipping sauces! Yum!
Baked fries are SO better than fried fries! I made Nathan chicken fried steak once, and I think that oil smell was in our house for over a week! I think I lit a candle in every room to try to combat it!
These fries look delicious. I am a HUGE sriracha fan. I would want to dip everything into this ketchup. Yum!
Totally agree that baked are better! Although I tend to think most things are better baked. Love the sriracha ketchup, so perfect!
Oh my gosh I can’t believe you were even attempting potato wedges at 17. The only thing I was trying were vending machine hohos. ha! And I love that shot of you squirting tons of sriracha. It’s the best!!! I make sriracha mayo all the time but I’ve never added ketchup, I have to try it now!!
I love baked potato wedges like this! The Sirracha ketchup is such a great idea too. I will have to try it!