crispy oven baked potatoes

Oven Baked Crispy Potato Wedges

These oven baked potato wedges, made without oil, are crispy on the outside but tender on the inside.  The secret is pre-boiling the cut potatoes till almost fork tender, then giving them a flour/seasoning toss before baking in the oven.

crispy oven baked potatoes

Potatoes Cut in Wedges

 

 

Start by cutting your potatoes in a wedge as uniformly as possible.

 

Then put in a pot of boiling water and cook for about ten minutes or until just barely soft.  Test with a fork; you don’t want the fork to actually be able to go through the potato.

Dredge in a mixture of flour and seasonings before baking and then place in a single layer on a baking sheet. Potatoes Dredged in Seasoning

 

Since you won’t be using oil, a silicone baking sheet works best.  If you do not have one then you will need to prepare your pan with a cooking spray.Potato Wedges on Pan

 

Unless you are trying to go totally oil free, then spritz with a little oil spray to help with browning.

You can just eat these as fries or use as a base for potato dishes such as my Potato Nachos (Vegan).

 

Oven Baked Crispy Potato Wedges

These oven baked crispy potato wedges are oil free and crispy on the outside while tender on the inside.  The trick is boiling them till almost tender before baking.

Course Side Dish
Cuisine American
Keyword Plant-based, vegan
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 50 minutes
Servings 4 people
Calories 185 kcal

Ingredients

  • 4 russet potatoes medium
  • 1 Tablespoon flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon paprika
  • 1 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1 Tablespoon Italian Herbs
  • 2 teaspoons garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon fine ground black pepper
  • oil spritz optional

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 380° f


  2. In a medium-sized pot, boil water.

  3. Prepare baking sheet with parchment paper, silicone baking mat or spray with cooking spray.

  4. Leaving skins on, cut washed potatoes into as uniform wedges as possible.  


  5. Carefully place in boiling water.  Using a fork, start checking in about 7-10 minutes.  You don't want them to be too soft. They should be almost fork tender. quickly drain and run under cold water to stop the cooking process.


  6. While potatoes are boiling, combine all other dry ingredients in a large bowl.

  7. Carefully toss the potatoes into the dry mixture, coating as well as possible. 

  8. Put in a single layer on your prepared baking sheet.  Optional: spritz with a little cooking spray.  This will help brown them better.  If you are trying to eat oil free then skip this step.

  9. Bake at 380° for about 30 minutes till just browned and crispy.  Let cool slightly before eating. 

Nutrition Facts
Oven Baked Crispy Potato Wedges
Amount Per Serving (1 potato)
Calories 185
% Daily Value*
Sodium 593mg 25%
Potassium 921mg 26%
Total Carbohydrates 42g 14%
Dietary Fiber 3g 12%
Sugars 1g
Protein 5g 10%
Vitamin A 2.9%
Vitamin C 14.7%
Calcium 4.8%
Iron 14%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
 

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