How to Make Homemade Potato Wedges: Fried And Oven-Baked

Fried Potato Wedges!

Oven-Baked Potato Wedges!

What do you do when you have too many potatoes and you don’t want them to go bad? You have a potato-cooking day!  That’s exactly what I did.  For some reason, I didn’t get around to cooking the bag of potatoes and they were going to go bad.  So, I began cooking.  I decided to make two types of potatoes today…….fried and oven-baked.  Why?  Just in case somebody wanted there potatoes more healthier or somebody wanted their potatoes more crispier.  I’ve made the fried potatoes quite often.  My kids love those! This was my first attempt at the oven-baked ones.  Guess what?  My kids loved those, too!  So, if you’re ever faced with having to have a potato-cooking day, try these.   As usual, directions and pics follow.  For these recipes, I will not give measurements on how much seasonings to put into the recipe because people have varying degrees of how seasoned they want their food.  I know that I don’t like a lot of salt in my recipes, so I tend to use my own judgement.  Though, I will list what type of seasonings I used.  Also, if you’re making fried and oven-baked at the same time, start with the oven-baked ones first because they take longer.

Oven-Baked Potato Wedges

  • seasoned salt
  • pepper
  • curry
  • grated parmesan cheese
  • olive oil (enough to coat potatoes)
  • Badia Complete Seasoning (like a Goya Season)
  • cooking spray

Fried Potato Wedges  (dry flour mix)

  • flour
  • seasoned salt
  • Italian seasoning
  • pepper
  • vegetable oil for deep frying
  • milk
  • hot sauce (optional)



Begin with washing your potatoes and patting dry, especially if you’re keeping the skin on them.  I’m not.  So, I will peel mines, wash and pat dry.  Then, cut into wedge-shape.  It doesn’t have to be exact.  Sometimes, mines come out great and sometimes they don’t.


Soak the potatoes in very cold water.  FYI: When you soak the potatoes in very cold water, it keeps them from turning brown while you’re in the cooking process.  I soaked the ones I’m baking and the ones I’m frying at the same time.  Drain, only the ones you’re baking, put into a large bowl and keep the ones you’re frying in cold water until you get the baked ones in the oven.

Directions for Oven-Baked Potato Wedges



First, drizzle enough olive oil to coat potatoes.  Add pepper, seasoned salt, curry, grated parmesan cheese, and Badia seasoning.  Coat evenly over potatoes.



Then, line a cookie sheet with foil.  Spray with cooking spray to keep wedges from sticking.  Line wedges nicely on cookie sheet.  Let bake up to 40 minutes.  It may take less time than that, so, keep a watch on them in the oven.  And, ta-da! They’re ready!


Yum!  Now on to the fried potato wedges……

Directions for Fried Potato Wedges

Mix all the dry ingredients in a plastic bag to make flour mix for coating potatoes.  Prepare a bowl of milk and couple of dashes of hot sauce (optional).  Begin to heat the oil for frying.


You will be double-dipping these fried potatoes to make them extra crispy.  First, put wedges into the flour mix.  Then, remove potatoes from flour mix and place into milk, making sure to cover completely in the milk.  Next, remove from milk and place back into the flour mix.

After oil is hot enough, place wedges into the oil.  The key to having great crispy wedges is to start frying the potatoes on high.  After they have turned a nice golden brown, turn down to a very, very, low setting.  This is done to allow the potatoes to cook through completely and soften on the inside.  I’m not exactly sure how long it takes to cook completely through.  I normally just take out one and do a taste-test.  Then ta-da! They’re done!


Yummy!  They were both so great that they deserve a side-by-side shot!

Fried and Baked Potato Wedges

Have you ever made homemade potato wedges?  If so, do you like yours fried or oven-baked?


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  1. Love deep fried wedges. I make a large batch, do a quick 5 min fry on lower (350 degrees) temperature and freeze! Cooking from frozen takes 4 min on 350-375. They’ll be crispy and cooked through. I whisk an egg into my milk for better ‘stick’. Also found Italian seasoning gives a slightly burned flavour so substituted paprika and crushed mustard seed – and added garlic powder (love garlic). Also rice flour (white or brown) gives a much crispier result and does not need double dipping, possibly mix rice flour 3:1 with Durham semolina. I find double dipping so messy ;). I use one of those easy-clean electric deep fryers that makes deep frying so simple.
    (Too bad, though, that there are so many blog sites spreading bad English: “Sometimes, mines (sic) come out great and sometimes they don’t.”; or “Just in case somebody wanted there (sic) potatoes more (sic) healthier or somebody wanted their potatoes more (sic) crispier.” – “healthier” or “more healthy” not “more healthier”.)

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  3. Neophyte here. For baked potatoes, what should oven temperature be?


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  7. Those oven-baked ones look really, really delicious! Thanks for all your tips.
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  8. Baked potato wedges look great…I will have to try sometime!
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  9. I love potatoes and eat them in a variety of ways – baked, fried and boiled. Thanks for sharing your recipes, They look delicious.
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  10. So the secret is double dipping, and starting out really hot, then decreasing the temp – nice, can’t wait to give it a try. I hope mine comes out as nice though. I like fried but most of the time i do oven because its healthier. Love your recipe, thanks for giving us both options.
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  11. That’s so funny. I always end up with too many potatoes and have to have a potato cooking day as well. 🙂 Thanks for linking up at Pin It Tuesday!
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    • I’m hoping to not have another cooking day anytime soon. I’m going to be smarter in planning my meals to include as many potato dishes as possible.

  12. Seriously need to make some when it’s cool enough to run my oven! Thanks for sharing at the party!!
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  13. Too delicious not to pin. Add this in my foods collection.

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  14. Ah! No lie, I’ve got a bag of potatoes in the pantry that I was wondering what in the heck I was going to do with. Most of the time my potatoes start growing arms and legs before I can get to them. lol. The baked wedges are right up my alley. Doing them tonight! 🙂

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    • Hi Kesha! Thanks for stopping by! Arms and Legs….so funny. Definitely give it a try. They were really good; fried and baked ones.

  15. Looks delicious Sharon!
    I have no potatoes at the moment but when I do I always tend to have some left to go bad as well. I have pinned this recipe for future reference. I hope to try these.
    Have a great day 🙂
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    • Hi Bismah! Thanks for pinning. It’s always hard to use up all those potatoes but it’s still cheaper to buy by the bag in hopes of using them all up.

  16. This is a great idea. My potatoes usually go bad because I don’t cook them fast enough. I think I’ll try this!
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    • Hi Stacie! I think that most people have a hard time using up all of their potatoes. I probably need to come up with more types of potato dishes to guarantee none go to waste.

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  18. So that’s what I’ve been doing wrong, you dip them in a flour mixture first! I am definitely going to try that next time….they both look delicious 🙂
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  19. Those look so good!
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  20. Stopping by from SITS sharefest.

    Those look really yummy. We got a deep frier awhile ago, but haven’t used it much.

    Those oven baked ones look really good too 🙂
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  21. Oh – those oven baked potatoes look delicious!! Pinned it so that after I haul myself to the grocery store I can try these!!
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  22. These look so good! I LOVE fried but I know I should eat the baked and you can make them really yummy too! Thanks for the great recipes!
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    • Hi Kimber! These not only looked good, but they were so good!!!! I must admit that the fried ones are my favorite. The baked ones were good also. I’ll make those again, too.


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