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Pretty Perfect Potato Wedges

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How to make THE BEST potato wedges at home. Our crisp and crunchy wedges are perfect for dunking!

I kinda think everyone should know how to make a bowlful of PRETTY PERFECT potato wedges.

The kind that are crisp, just a little bit crunchy along the edges and just the perfect wedge for dunking in a flavoursome dip.

I don’t think it’s possible to go wrong with a side dish of potato wedges.

They are a dinnertime lifesaver in every way.

With burgers, fish, chicken, salad, or even chilli con carne or casserole, homemade potato wedges are a terrific side dish. And chunky wedges are a favourite snack for children, especially dipped in a tasty hummus.

The skins of Desiree potatoes, which I use to make wedges, have a beautiful colour when cooked and are high in vitamin C.

homemade potato wedges in a white bowl on a grey table

Homemade Potato Wedges Ingredients

The ingredients for this recipe are simple, and the outcome is a tray of excellent potato wedges that everyone will enjoy!

  • 6 Desiree potatoes – skins scrubbed
  • 3 tsp smoked paprika
  • pinch of salt
  • pinch of black pepper
  • 2 tbs olive oil

Equipment Needed

  • Vegetable knife
  • Chopping board
  • Roasting tin or large baking tray
  • Tablespoon
  • Teaspoon
  • Greaseproof paper (which you can use to line the tray if you like)

How Do You Make Potato Wedges From Scratch

Okay – it’s actually very little effort to make great potato wedges from scratch. And I promise you they taste SO MUCH BETTER than the bags of frozen wedges you can pick up at the supermarket.

  • Quickly scrub and slice the potatoes into wedges, drizzle with around 2tbs of olive oil and toss, 2-3 tsp smoked paprika and season with salt and pepper. Using your hands toss everything together in a roasting tin.
  • Switch the oven on to 200C / 400F / Gas Mark 6
  • Put the tin into the oven (even though it’s still not reached the correct temperature – the potatoes need to go in whilst it’s still quite cool)
  • Bake the potato wedges for around 30 minutes until they’re crisping up nicely on the outside and cooked through and tender in the middles – you can check this by inserting a fork into the chunkiest part of the wedge.

The wedges will come out crisp, smoky and tasting awesome!

Try serving with our delicious Sriracha Mayo Dip!

white bowl filled with homemade potato wedges

How Do You Stop Potato Wedges From Sticking?

It’s super easy! Just line the baking tray with a sheet of greaseproof baking paper then tip the wedges on top of it and spread them out evenly – in one layer.

Make Homemade Wedges Your Way

You can take our basic potato wedges recipe and turn it into something completely unique by adding one of the fantastic flavour changes listed below.

  • want more spice – add a large pinch of dried chilli flakes or sprinkling of cayenne pepper.
  • fancy them plain – skip the smoked paprika and just add the salt & pepper
  • fancy less ‘carbs’ – use sweet potatoes instead of regular white potatoes
  • make a meal of it – and crack a couple of eggs amongst the potatoes to bake in the oven.

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Yield: Serves 4

Pretty Perfect Potato Wedges

homemade potato wedges in a white bowl on a grey table

A super tasty, versatile potato side dish that you can serve with just about anything!

Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes

Ingredients

  • 6 Desiree potatoes
  • 3 tsp smoked paprika
  • 2 tbs olive oil 
  • pinch salt 
  • pinch cracked black pepper 

Instructions

  1. Scrub and slice the potatoes into wedges, drizzle with around 2tbs of olive oil and toss, 2-3 tsp smoked paprika and season with salt and pepper. Using your hands toss everything together in a roasting tin.
  2. Switch the oven on to 200C / 400F / Gas Mark 6
  3. Put the tray full of potatoe wedges into the oven (even though it's still not reached the correct temperature - the potatoes need to go in whilst it's still quite cool)
  4. Bake the potato wedges for around 30 minutes until they're crisping up nicely on the outside and cooked through and tender in the middles - you can check this by inserting a fork into the chunkiest part of the wedge.

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