Potato Wedges

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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!

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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.

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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.

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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!

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Potato Wedges
Recipe Type: Dinner
Author: Blogging with Apples
Prep time: 5 mins
Cook time: 30 mins
Total time: 35 mins
Serves: 4
An easy side dish to satisfy the french fry cravings!
Ingredients
  • 3 large yellow potatoes
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 400 degree and line a half sheet pan with silicone or parchment.
  2. Cut potatoes into wedges (10 per potato) and place in a bowl.
  3. Into bowl sprinkle salt, garlic powder, and black pepper.
  4. Into bowl pour olive oil and stir to combine everything.
  5. Place wedges on pan and bake for 30 minutes until done.
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Jeff McIntosh

About Jeff McIntosh

Jeff's family lives in his childhood home on a 1/4 acre in town lot. Despite the small space to work with, they have challenged ourselves to produce as much of our own food as possible — and cook it! They document their journey at Blogging with Apples.