Bite your way through crunchy, golden skin to reveal a tender, fluffy potato center. If that interests you, come learn how to make crispy homemade potatoes wedges in the oven with us!
Crispy On The Outside, Fluffy On The Inside
We don't know about you guys, but we love potato wedges. There's something special about biting into the perfect wedge that's both crunchy on the outside and pillowy soft on the inside. It's like magic.
We thought it was about time we shared our favorite potato wedge recipe with you! We recommend bookmarking this post for the next time you have a snack attack. Although they can be deep-fried, we prefer to bake our potato wedges because it's much easier, cleaner, and healthier!
These wedges are seasoned with a touch of garlic, onion, fresh sea salt, and cracked black pepper. We always add a little parsley garnish for style points, but that's completely optional.
So, whether you're plant-based, gluten-free, or just looking for some delicious potato wedges, this is the recipe for you! The only question left is...
Which dip do you prefer? Ketchup? Mayo? Spicy chili garlic aioli? Let us know which team you're on in the comments below!
Key Ingredients for Crispy Homemade Potato Wedges
- Russet potatoes: also known as Idaho potatoes if you're from America. Russets are the potato best suited for fries. Why? They have a high starch content and low moisture level, meaning they crisp up on the outside, but maintain a fluffy interior. Plus, just one medium russet potato contains 4.6 grams of protein and 4 grams of fiber.
- Olive oil: we love the taste of olive oil. Plus, it helps create a golden-brown outer layer on the potato wedges. We opt for olive oil when we can because it has such heart-healthy monounsaturated fats. In other words, this type of fat helps protect the body from the harmful effects of "bad" cholesterol.
- Sea salt: yes, salt on potato wedges is an essential ingredient and should not be missed! Salt draws out moisture from the potato, resulting in a light, fluffy, potato. Plus, who doesn't love the taste of salt?
How to Make Crispy Homemade Potato Wedges
First, you'll need to wash and cut your russet potatoes into wedges of any size (no need to peel them). Just remember, the larger they are the slower they'll cook. You don't have to be too exact, but try to make each wedge relatively similar sizes so they cook evenly.
Once you've turned the taters into wedges, soak them in cold water for 10 to 30 minutes to remove the excess starch (this will help achieve maximum crispiness).
Some people soak them in hot water, but we're just not convinced it makes a difference. Note: this step can be skipped, but you won't get the most optimal wedge crisp.
While the potatoes are soaking, preheat your oven to 400 degrees F and line a few baking sheets with parchment paper. Then, drain and dry the wedges on a clean towel. Transfer them to a large bowl to toss with olive oil and seasonings.
Spread them evenly on your parchment-lined pans and bake for 20 minutes. Flip them, then cook for another 20-25 minutes, or until they appear golden and are easily pierced with a fork.
Serve with your favorite dip like ketchup, hummus, or sweet & spicy mustard!
How to Store Crispy Homemade Potato Wedges
Let's be honest, these potato wedges are best when served fresh, warm, and straight out of the oven. But, they also make a great snack to prep beforehand and will keep in the fridge for 3-4 days.
To reheat, bake them at 300 degrees F for 10-15 minutes. You can also reheat them in a covered skillet over low for 5-10 minutes, flipping halfway.
Why You'll Love These Crispy Homemade Potato Wedges
These potato wedges are a great snack by themselves or paired with your favorite dip. They're:
- Crispy on the outside
- Fluffy on the inside
If you make this recipe, don’t forget to leave a comment, rate it, and tag us on Instagram with #brokebankvegan. Happy eating!
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6 servings per container
Serving Size1 servings
- Amount Per ServingCalories261
- % Daily Value *
- Total Fat
- Saturated Fat 1g 5%
- Sodium 419.9mg 18%
- Potassium 1140.8mg 33%
- Total Carbohydrate
- Dietary Fiber 5g 20%
- Sugars 2.3g
- Protein 5.7g 12%
* The % Daily Value tells you how much a nutrient in a serving of food contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.
Do I have to coat the potato wedges with oil?
You do not have to coat the potato wedges with oil, but it will help turn them golden-brown and crispy.
Can I use any type of potato?
Russet potatoes are the best to use for potato wedges because of their make up. If you use other potatoes, you may end up with a hollow interior and a softer exterior.
Should I put salt on before or after baking?
We find putting salt on before is the best option because it sticks better. Some say salt draws out more moisture and makes for a drier potato, but we never notice any major difference.