Oven Roasted Crispy Potato Wedges

I tested these oven roasted crispy potato wedges a few times. First, the heat was too high so they were more burnt than crispy. Second, they didn’t burn, but they were a bit soggy. But this time, it is just right. And of course, I am going to share all my tips for achieving these perfect babies.

One of my biggest tips to crispy delicious potatoes is to try to get all the excess liquid out of the potatoes before seasoning them. This will ensure the potatoes cook nice and even. If you skip this step, you are likely to end up with soggy potatoes. It’s the same thing with making fries in the oven. Try to get as much of the liquid out of the potatoes before seasoning then cooking them. In this case, you end up with crispy, light and delicious fries.

Now one trick that seems redundant but is very important is spacing. If you don’t have a large enough baking sheet to cook all of your potato wedges at once, divide them up into two. This way, you have enough space to spread the potatoes out and make sure each potato is touching the bottom of the sheet pan. If you crowd the potatoes, they will not cook evenly. You will end up with some of the potatoes crispy, and some undercooked. So space them out so you can achieve crispy and light potato wedges.

Oven Roasted Crispy Potato Wedges

One question I get all the time about roasting potatoes is if you should roast them with or without the skin. There is nothing technical about it. It’s all about preference. If you like the skin, keep it on, if you don’t, peel it off. But, you should know that leaving the skin on adds a lot of nutritional value to the dish. The skin not only helps the potatoes retain more of its natural nutrients. But, the skin of the potato is a great source of fiber, vitamins, and minerals.

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Oven Roasted Crispy Potato Wedges

Homestyle potato wedges oven roasted with warm spices to a crispy perfection.
Homestyle potato wedges oven roasted with warm spices to a crispy perfection.
Prep Time:10 mins
Cook Time:45 mins
Total Time:55 mins
Yields:4 Serves
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Ingredients

  • 4–5 medium Russet potatoes
  • 4
    tbsp. melted grass-fed ghee
  • 1
    tsp. smoked paprika
  • 1/4
    tsp. garlic powder
  • 1
    tsp. sea salt

Instructions

  1. Preheat the oven to 375˚F. Line a large baking sheet with parchment paper and set aside (use two baking sheets if you don’t have a large one).
  2. Begin by thoroughly washing and scrubbing the potatoes then cut them into eighths (*see notes). Now, Transfer potato wedges to a couple sheets of thick paper towels and use another two sheets of paper towel to pat off any excess liquid from the potatoes. In a large mixing bowl, stir together ghee, paprika, and garlic and add the potatoes to the mixture. Toss the potatoes to coat and season with sea salt.
  3. Now, transfer the potatoes to the prepared baking sheet(s). Roast for 40-45 minutes, flipping once. Allow the potatoes to cool a bit and serve warm with ketchup.

Notes

  • * You can certainly peel the potatoes then transfer them to a bowl of cold water while you cut them into eighths. This way, the potatoes will not turn color. Then, proceed to the next steps.

Nutrition Facts

Serves 4
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What do you think of this recipe?

Any special tips for doing these in the air fryer? Can’t wait to try these!

I am actually going to be making this in the air fryer soon so i will add that to the recipe once i perfect it. So stay tuned? I just got my air fryer and I havent cooked in it yet.

I always struggle with crispiness! The only time I like my chips soggy is when I’m getting good ol English fish and chip. These look divine, and I can’t wait for my next grocery day to pick up some potatoes. I love that you’re using ghee. Do you have a preference in paprika? Spanish, sweet etc?

Blu
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Hi, Blu (love your name by the way). I am so excited for you to try this! It’s so tasty and crispy! I did link to the specific paprika brand I use in the recipe and it is Spanish. My grandmother has always used that brand, and I think its a best.

I cannot wait to make these. Love following your blog. Thank you so much!

I am so happy you are here Dyanna! I can’t wait until you make these either! Please share how it goes!