I’m so in love with this truly crispy garlic Parmesan baked potato wedges recipe. They are sooo delicious. Reminds me of the kind you get in KFC but only much better than KFC wedges. Perfectly seasoned, baked in oven for less guilt snacking. Wedges turns out truly crispy on the outside and so tender on the inside. So, so, so good!
By now you’ll know that I’m obsessed with potatoes. With so many recipes of potatoes already on the blog it’s clearly evident that I’m a potato addict.
While I’m cooking with potatoes you see me happy in the kitchen. Not just me, my kids and Raj too. They love potatoes in all forms as much as I love. I CONFESS, even before the potato dish makes to the dinner table, 1/3rd of it is vanished. I can’t resist potatoes! I can’t stop popping in my mouth. And that’s exactly what you’ll see whenever I’m cooking potatoes. The true joy of eating hot potato wedges is unmatchable. If there is a food heaven then its eating potato wedges right off the baking tray straight off the oven!
Potato wedges are truly amazing finger food; I’d say one of the best dish inventions with potatoes, of-course next to potato fried and potato chips. These amazing wedges make me imagine a group of friends on a restaurant table or pub chatting, laughing and the inevitable thing on the table would be potato fries. And potato wedges are the second favorite potato dish in most restaurants and pubs.
You see oven baked potato wedges turns out so awesome and crunchy as fried wedges, why go for the extra calories fried one. Let’s all bake the wedges. And a word of reminder – bake an extra LARGE batch of these, everybody on the table would go for extra servings. That’s from experience.
These thick and satisfying homemade potato wedges that are roasted in oven are my all-time most favorite party appetizer and even for my dinner side dish. It makes a great finger food appetizer perfect for game day.
These flavor packed wedges are better than the KFC wedges, and why not cause we all know homemade versions are always better and best! Also you get to customize on the flavors as per your choice. The bonus – these wedges are way less calories than the deep fried one! Yay to that! Always BAKE for less-guilt snacking!
Homemade potato wedges recipe are so easy to make from scratch that you won’t go back to the frozen ones once you give this recipe a try. Yes, frozen packets of potato fries, potato wedges, tater tots are hard to resist when you are walking down the frozen aisle of a super market, and I wont deny I usually do pick those up. Walk into my kitchen any day you will find a packet of frozen sausages and most probably tater tot pack too in my freezer. These are great mid meal snacking option, easy to make and of-course CONVENIENT! But the frozen one is definitely not as GOOD as the homemade crispy baked potato wedges. Come on guys, I know you would also agree to that, don’t you?
I am so in love with this Parmesan bakes potato wedges that I made it already 5 times in this 1 month. I’m definitely planning to make these for our next friends get-together party this Saturday. These would be great when you are out BBQ. Some BBQ meat and potatoes wedges on the side. Best kind of summer meal, truly a ‘crowd pleaser’.
How to cut potato wedges?
Making potato wedges at home is real simple. Start by scrubbing off the potatoes well and washing to remove any dirt. Cut potatoes length wise into half, cut each half into 2 wedges. 1 potato should yield 8 wedges.
How to season potato wedges?
Go with your favorite. Really! Only suggestion here would be do not over season or over power these beautiful and humble potatoes. We want to have the potato taste come through beautifully with a hint of all the seasoning and spices.
One basic but awesome seasoning for potato wedges is garlic. Love the garlic flavor that comes out when I bite into the wedges.
Paprika – for that slight kick. It truly enhances the taste.
Italian herbs – gives a beautiful aroma to the wedges.
Definitely Salt – no wedges is complete without salt.
Olive oil – to help it bake through and make it crunchy, plus make the seasoning stick to the wedges and not fall off on the baking tray.
Parmesan – I used Parmesan powder. Cheese makes everything taste great, so why not!
How do you make potato wedges crispy?
The key to making oven roasted potato wedges turn crispy and crunchy is using the right amount of oil. Also flip the wedges half way through the cooking time and spray little oil and return to oven.
Can you freeze potato wedges?
In my opinion they don’t hold up as leftovers even when you bake a LARGE batch of these wedges.
Still wondering if you can freeze? Yes you can. They freeze well. After baking, let them cool completely then transfer to zip lock bag and freeze. To serve frozen wedges, first defrost them, spray little oil and bake for 10 minutes.
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I'm so in love with this truly crispy garlic Parmesan baked potato wedges recipe. They are sooo delicious. Reminds me of the kind you get in KFC but only much better than KFC wedges. Perfectly seasoned, baked in oven for less guilt snacking. Wedges turns out truly crispy on the outside and so tender on the inside. So, so, so good!
- 5 big potatoes russet is ideal
- 4 tablespoon olive oil
- 2 teaspoon garlic powder
- 1 ½ teaspoon paprika
- 2 tablespoon Italian herbs
- 2 teaspoon salt or to taste
- 3 tablespoon Parmesan powdered cheese
- Fresh parsley for garnish
Prep wedges – Scrub and rinse potatoes to get rid of any dirt. Pat dry the potatoes on kitchen towel.
Cut each potatoes in half length-wise, cut each half in half again length-wise and then cut the half in half. You get 8 wedges from each potato.
At this stage you can soak the potato wedges in ice cold water for 15-20 minutes and then start using them. I skipped the soaking step. Because I got beautifully crispy baked potatoes without soaking so why bother about extra step here :D.
Season – Use a large mixing bowl and add the potato wedges and all the seasoning ingredients into the bowl and mix. Or if you are being lazy like me, then throw the wedges straight on to a baking tray, add oil and seasoning, and mix with your hands. Easy!
Bake the best potato wedges – Arrange the wedges in a single layer on the baking tray. Pop the tray into a pre-heated oven. Bake for 35 minutes, turning wedges half way through baking time (spray oil after turning), until golden, crisp and cooked through when tested with a fork.
Serving – Sprinkle with fresh parsley and some more Parmesan. Serve immediately.
If you get a chance to try this Truly Crispy Garlic Parmesan Baked Potato Wedges , let me know! I’d love to hear from you. You can leave a comment here or tag @currytrail on Instagram so I can happy dance over your creations! I can’t wait to see what you whip up!
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