Why do potatoes get such a bad rap these days? They’re rather low in calories and truly one of the most versatile things out there. I mean… sure, they aren’t the lowest in carbs. But low carbs isn’t always a good thing. Unless that’s just what you or your body need!
For me? As a busy mom. Potatoes have always been a staple. And let me just say that I’ve made my fair share of homemade bakes fries and potatoes of all kinds in the past. There are definitely a few tricks and tips that I’ve picked up a long the way to make for some really stellar potato wedges.
The first thing you have to do is give your sliced potatoes an ice bath. Why? Well, it helps the potatoes to release some of their natural ‘waters’ so you get a more textured and more ‘crunchy’ wedge in the end. The wedges also need to be dried off after their bath. This lets the olive oil and seasonings really stick to and coat the potato well.
After that. You simply bake them at a decently high temperature. Yep. pretty easy, right?
The end result is a super flavorful and textured baked potato wedge that will rival any of the ones you’ll find at a restaurant. Without all the fried-guilt that might come along with that.
TheSkinnyFork.com Baked potato wedges thate taste amazing and actually have some crunch to them on the edges! Easy to make and perfect for a side. Prep Time: 45 Minutes • Cook Time: 30 Minutes
Servings: 4 • Serving Size: 6 Wedges • Calories: 220 • Fat: 9 g • Saturated Fat: 2 g • Carb: 31 g • Fiber: 3 g • Protein: 6 g • Sugar: 1 g • Sodium: 107 mg
• 3 Medium Russet Potatoes
• 2 Tbsp. Grated Parmesan
• 1 1/2 Tsp. Smoked Paprika
• 1 Tsp. Garlic Powder
• 1 Tsp. Onion Powder
• 2 Tbsp. Extra Virgin Olive Oil
• Salt & Pepper to Taste Directions:
Scrub the potatoes clean and cut them each into half and then each half into four wedges.
Place the potatoes into a large bowl of ice water for 30 minutes.
Once the 30 minutes is up, remove the potatoes from the ice bath and lay out over paper towels to dry for about 15 minutes. Give a final pat to them if needed to remove any remaining water. We need them dry dry dry!
Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F. and line a baking sheet with foil or a silicone baking mat; set aside.
Combine the 2 Tbsp. grated parmesan, 1 1/2 Tsp. paprika, 1 Tsp. garlic powder, 1 Tsp. onion powder, 1 tsp. minced garlic, and salt & pepper to taste together.
Toss the seasoning mix, the potatoes, and 2 Tbsp. oil into a large ziplock together and toss to coat the potatoes evenly.
Set the potatoes out onto the prepared baking sheet and bake for about 30-35 minutes or until browning on the edges.
Once done, remove from the oven and serve right away!
Nutritional Claims: Balanced • Low Sodium • Sugar Conscious • Vegetarian • Pescatarian • Gluten Free • Wheat Free • Egg Free • Peanut Free • Tree Nut Free • Soy Free • Fish Free • Shellfish Free • Pork Free • Red Meat Free • Crustacean Free • Celery Free • Mustard Free • Sesame Free • Lupine Free • Mollusk Free • Alcohol Free • No Sugar Added • Sulphite Free • Kosher