Deliciously Crispy Potato Wedges Recipe: A Perfect Side Dish

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When it comes to versatile and crowd-pleasing side dishes, potato wedges are hard to beat. Whether you're hosting a casual get-together, planning a family meal, or simply craving a tasty snack, these crispy and flavorful potato wedges are sure to satisfy your taste buds. With their golden-brown exteriors and fluffy interiors, they make the perfect accompaniment to burgers, sandwiches, or even enjoyed on their own. In this article, we'll walk you through a simple yet mouthwatering recipe for potato wedges that you can easily prepare at home.

Ingredients:

  • 4 large russet potatoes
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon paprika
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
  • Optional toppings: grated Parmesan cheese, chopped fresh herbs (such as parsley or chives)

Instructions:

  1. Preheat your oven to 425°F (220°C). Line a baking sheet with parchment paper or lightly grease it to prevent sticking.

  2. Start by thoroughly washing and scrubbing the potatoes to remove any dirt or debris. Since we'll be leaving the skins on for added flavor and texture, it's important to ensure they're clean.

  3. Cut each potato in half lengthwise, and then cut each half into 3-4 evenly sized wedges. This will result in long, triangular-shaped wedges. For thicker wedges, you can cut the potatoes into fewer pieces.

  4. Place the potato wedges in a large bowl. Drizzle them with olive oil, and then sprinkle the paprika, garlic powder, onion powder, salt, and black pepper over the top. Toss the wedges gently with your hands or a spoon, ensuring each piece is evenly coated with the seasonings.

  5. Arrange the potato wedges in a single layer on the prepared baking sheet. Make sure they have some space between them to allow for even cooking and crispy results.

  6. Place the baking sheet in the preheated oven and bake for approximately 30-35 minutes or until the wedges are golden brown and crispy. Flip the wedges halfway through the cooking time to ensure even browning on both sides.

  7. Once the potato wedges are done, remove them from the oven and let them cool for a few minutes. This will help them become even crispier.

  8. If desired, you can sprinkle the wedges with grated Parmesan cheese or chopped fresh herbs like parsley or chives. These toppings add an extra layer of flavor and a touch of freshness to the wedges.

  9. Serve the potato wedges hot as a side dish or a snack. They're great on their own or paired with your favorite dipping sauces such as ketchup, barbecue sauce, or sour cream and chives.

These homemade potato wedges are a delightful alternative to store-bought frozen versions. By making them from scratch, you have full control over the seasonings and can customize them to suit your taste. Plus, baking them in the oven instead of deep-frying makes them a healthier option without compromising on taste and texture.

So, the next time you're in the mood for a scrumptious side dish or a satisfying snack, try whipping up a batch of these crispy potato wedges. With their simple preparation and fantastic results, they're bound to become a staple in your recipe repertoire.

Enjoy!

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