Crispy Baked Potato Wedges – Better Than Fries

If you’re craving the ultimate crispy potato experience, look no further than these Crispy Baked Potato Wedges. They are a delightful alternative to traditional fries, offering a perfect balance of crispy exterior and tender, fluffy interior. This recipe will make you forget about those fast-food fries in an instant.


  • 4 large russet potatoes
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon paprika
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper (optional for a spicy kick)


  1. Preheat your oven to 425°F (220°C) and line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
  2. Wash and scrub the potatoes, leaving the skin on for extra crispiness.
  3. Cut the potatoes into wedges or thick strips.
  4. In a large bowl, toss the potato wedges with olive oil, garlic powder, paprika, salt, pepper, and cayenne pepper if using. Ensure they are evenly coated.
  5. Spread the seasoned potato wedges in a single layer on the prepared baking sheet.
  6. Bake for 35-40 minutes, flipping them halfway through, until they are golden brown and crispy.
  7. Remove from the oven and let them cool slightly before serving.

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Cook Time: 35-40 minutes

Yield: 4 servings

These Crispy Baked Potato Wedges are irresistibly delicious with a crispy exterior and a tender, fluffy inside. Perfect as a snack or a side dish!

Nutrition Information: Serving Size – 1 serving, Calories – 225, Total Fat – 7g, Carbohydrates – 38g, Protein – 4g

Crispy Baked Potato Wedges are a crowd-pleaser at any gathering. Their irresistible crunch and well-seasoned flavor make them the ultimate snack or side dish. Whether you serve them at a game day party or as a side to your favorite burger, these potato wedges will always steal the show.
The secret to their extraordinary crispiness lies in a few simple steps. By leaving the skin on, coating them in a blend of olive oil and spices, and baking them at high heat, you achieve that perfect contrast of a crunchy exterior and a soft interior. The optional touch of cayenne pepper adds a delightful kick for those who like a bit of heat.
These Crispy Baked Potato Wedges are not only delicious but also healthier than deep-fried alternatives. Plus, you can customize them with your favorite dipping sauces like ketchup, aioli, or ranch dressing.
Next time you’re craving something crispy and comforting, give these potato wedges a try. Your taste buds will thank you, and you’ll never want to go back to regular fries again!