Potato Wedges baked in the oven are my go to side dish. Since they are easy and can bake anywhere from 375-425 they can get thrown in with most other things you would be cooking on a weeknight.
Everyone over 3 months old in the house will eat them (even if Spencer only uses them as a spoon for ketchup some nights) so they are a great way to fill space on a dinner plate!
I am aware there are other potatoes in the world besides Yukon Gold but they are my favorite and they are what we always have in the house so that is what I make these with. I start off by slicing 3 large potatoes in half, then slicing each half into wedges. I get 10 wedges per potato, any less and they are usually to big to cook in the time needed.
Next I put all the wedges into a large bowl and sprinkle in 1 teaspoon kosher salt, 1 teaspoon garlic powder, and 1/2 teaspoon black pepper. Then I pour 1 tablespoon olive oil over potatoes and stir and shake it all together.
On my half sheet pan lined with silicone I place all the wedges in rows and transfer to a 400 degree oven for 30 minutes. My super lazy secret is to not even bother to flip them over. I find 30 minutes will brown the bottoms and crisp the tops and leave the middle softer which is how I like them.
That is all there is to it. The ketchup spoons are made and the rest of dinner should be done to feed the little maniacs!
- 3 large yellow potatoes
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 1 teaspoon garlic powder
- 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
- 1 tablespoon olive oil
- Preheat oven to 400 degree and line a half sheet pan with silicone or parchment.
- Cut potatoes into wedges (10 per potato) and place in a bowl.
- Into bowl sprinkle salt, garlic powder, and black pepper.
- Into bowl pour olive oil and stir to combine everything.
- Place wedges on pan and bake for 30 minutes until done.