23 September, 2016
Seasoned Potato Wedges
When it comes to supper I think one of the hardest things to decide on is what sides we will have with the main course. Sometimes it seems like we are always having the same thing over and over. Potatoes are something we have often when grilling out. Over the years I have tried many different ways to prepare them. The recipe I have for you today is one I started making a few years ago and we have enjoyed often over the years. Tonight we are having hamburgers and these potato wedges will go perfectly with them.
These wedges are pretty easy to make. One thing I do that you may skip if you want, is once I cut the potatoes in wedges I put them in water in the fridge for an hour. This helps the wedges crisp up in the oven. If your pressed for time you can skip this step, but if not it really does help.
I bake my wedges on a wire rack so that both sides are cooked at the same time. For the first 10 minutes I put a pan on the bottom rack to catch any drippings. After they stop dripping I remove the bottom pan. It should take more than 10 minutes.
These potatoes make a nice side to just about any dinner. Let me know what you thought of them!
- 4-5 medium russet potatoes, scrubbed and rinsed
- 2-3 Tbsp. olive oil
- 4 cloves garlic, minced
- 1/2 tsp. dried rosemary
- 1/2 tsp. dried oregano
- 1/2 tsp. dried thyme
- 1/2 tsp. paprika
- 1/2 tsp. freshly ground black pepper
- 1/2 tsp. salt
- Cut each potato in half lengthwise. Cut each half, lengthwise, into 4 equally sized wedges.
- Put Potato wedges in a bowl in cold water and refrigerate for 1 hour.
- Preheat oven to 425.
- Drain wedges and pat dry with paper towel.
- Mix spices together.
- In a large mixing bowl add the potatoes, oil, and spices. Stir until all wedges are evenly coated.
- Places wedges on a wire rack.
- Place a baking sheet on the bottom rack of the oven.
- Put the wedges on the wire rack on the middle rack.
- Cook for 10 minutes and then remove bottom baking sheet.
- Cook wedges another 25-30 minutes.
If you don’t have a wire rack you can use a regular backing pan lined with tin foil. You will just have to turn the potato wedges half way through cooking.
Enjoy these delicious potato wedges as your side to just about anything!