Extra crispy oven baked potato wedges flavored with garlic and herbs. Bet you can’t eat just one!
Hello hello! Allow me to introduce you to my favorite “I feel like eating 5 pounds of french fries but also feel like keeping my current dress size” recipe. Crispy garlic and herb potato wedges! Baked in the oven, ridiculously easy, and ready in just 35 minutes. What’s not to love?! ♥♥♥
This brilliantly basic recipe requires just 5 ingredients, making it a minimalists dream! You’ll need potatoes, olive oil, Italian seasoning, garlic powder, salt, and black pepper.
You’ll also need a large baking sheet, some tinfoil, and a baking rack (this is what I use). The assembly takes very little effort and should take less than 10 minutes. Perfect for those nights you’re in no mood to fuss around with food.
These crispy potato wedges do need to bake for 35 minutes, so keep that in mind when planning an “eat” time. If you’re cooking something fast like salad or eggs, I recommend prepping the wedges and popping them in the oven first, then working on the rest of the meal as they bake.
The wedges will bake on an oven-safe rack that’s been placed over a large baking sheet lined foil. You’ll bake them at 450 degrees (F) for 30 minutes. At this point you’ll crank on the broiler (or increase the temperature to the broiler setting, depending on how your oven works) and let them bake for another 3-5 minutes. This step is what gets the outside layer so darn crispy.
Tip: once the broiler is on the wedges will cook FAST. I recommend staying close by and keeping an eye on them. Once they look golden and crispy, pull them out. I always leave them in for the full 5 minutes, but I like mine EXTRA well done.
These should seriously come with a warning label; they’re SO addicting! I just know you’re going to love them.
If you try this recipe, let me know! Leave a comment below and don’t forget to snap a pic and tag it #bakerbynature on Instagram! Seeing your kitchen creations makes my day. ♥
- 5 golden yukon potatoes, cut into wedges
- 2 1/2 tablespoons olive oil
- 3/4 teaspoon garlic powder (or 3 cloves fresh garlic, grated)
- 1 teaspoon kosher salt (more or less to taste)
- 2 teaspoons Italian seasoning
- 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
- Preheat oven to 450 degrees (F). Line a large baking sheet with tinfoil (shiny side up). Place a baking rack onto prepared baking sheet and set aside.
- Slice the potatoes in half (lengthwise), then cut each piece into wedges.
- Place the potato wedges into a large bowl, then add in the olive oil, garlic powder, salt, seasoning, and black pepper. Mix well, making sure each wedge is coated with oil and spices.
- Arrange the potato wedges in a single layer on the prepared baking sheet. Bake for 30 minutes, then turn on the broiler and bake for another 4-5 minutes, or until they're well browned and crispy. Keep an eye here - it's easy to burn when the broiler is on!
- Cool wedges on pan for 5 minutes, then serve at once!