Garlic Potato Wedges in the Oven

If you need a simple, but delicious, potato recipe, this is it! Garlic Potato Wedges in the oven are easy, and require only a few ingredients. Perfect as a side for burgers, over salads, or all by themselves!

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FAQs

What is the best potato to use for potato wedges?

Mostly, this depends on what you like. I picked yellow potatoes because they are more of a waxy potato (versus starchy), and they hold together better when baked. Potatoes that are typically used for baked potatoes and mashed potatoes (Russets and Idaho), are higher in starch content, and tend to fall apart – hence their ideal use as baked and mashed potatoes.

How can I make crispy potato wedges in the oven?

It can sometimes be hard to achieve a crispy, fried-like texture on foods baked in the oven. One way to do this is to coat the food in a bit of cornstarch first. This is help absorb any excess moisture, and allow the food to become crisper. Use enough cornstarch to coat the potatoes, without being able to see any powder. Then toss with oil, and continue the recipe as written.

Are potatoes heart healthy?

Potatoes tend to get a bad rap, and most people think they’re unhealthy. I mean, there are some good reasons. Those reasons are: French fries, potato chips, and loaded baked potatoes. The potato itself, though, is a great, heart healthy food to include in you meal rotation. It’s high in potassium, which most people don’t get enough of! Potatoes are also a great source of fiber, especially if you also eat the skins. And something surprising to many people, is the high vitamin C content of potatoes. Definitely a spud worth eating! Just watch the toppings. This is where most people go off the tracks. Toppings like butter, sour cream, bacon, cheese, and the like take the healthy potato and turn it into an artery clogging nightmare. And if you’ve got a hankering for fries, try making you own using this recipe, or others below!

Hand holding a potato wedge, dipped in ketchup.

Need a good, healthy burger recipe? Got ya covered: Mediterranean Black Bean Quinoa Burgers!

And if you like fries, check out my Crispy Oven Fries, and Crispy Baked Cinnamon Sweet Potato Fries.

Need a sauce for dipping? Try my Healthy Ketchup Recipe, or Cilantro Lime Sauce for an out of the box combo!

If you make Garlic Potato Wedges in the oven, tell me about it in the comments!

Garlic Potato Wedges in the Oven

If you need a simple, but delicious, potato recipe, this is it! Garlic Potato Wedges in the oven are easy, and require only a few ingredients. Perfect as a side for burgers, over salads, or all by themselves!

Course Side Dish
Cuisine American
Diet LowFatDiet, LowLactoseDiet, LowSaltDiet, VeganDiet, VegetarianDiet
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes
Servings 4
Calories 231 kcal
Author Laura Yautz

Ingredients

  • 6 small-medium Yellow Potatoes
  • 1 Tbsp Olive Oil
  • 2 tsp Garlic Powder
  • ¼ tsp Salt or to taste

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 400℉.
  2. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
  3. Cut each potato in 6-8 wedges, depending on the size of the potato (cut in half, and then cut each half into 3-4 wedges).
  4. Place the potatoes onto the baking sheet, and drizzle with oil, garlic, and salt. Toss.
  5. Bake about 30-45 minutes, tossing several times to brown all sides of the wedges evenly.
  6. Serve immediately.
Basket of potato wedges with a small bowl of ketchup. Text overlay: Garlic Potato Wedges in the Oven.
Basket of potato wedges with a small bowl of ketchup. Text overlay: Garlic Potato Wedges in the Oven.
Basket of potato wedges with a small bowl of ketchup. Text overlay: Garlic Potato Wedges in the Oven.

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