Baked Spicy Garlic Potato Wedges

Baked Spicy Garlic Potato Wedges

Potato wedges are a delicious side dish that goes with most things. They are much simpler to make than fries as they can be baked and there is less slicing involved. Potato dishes are “crowd pleasers” and this is no exception. Both kids and adults enjoy them.

Yesterday was one of those days when life gets a little crazy. I was out and about and by the time I was done, there was little time left to prepare dinner even if I had the energy. Ever experience one of those days? I decided on a quick fix and so I swung by the grocery store with every intention of getting a rotisserie chicken. As I approach the deli, I changed my mind. The fried chicken looked so crispy and the aroma was so tempting. I was sold!

Baked Spicy Garlic Potato Wedges

There are few things that pair better with fried chicken than baked spicy garlic potato wedges. I have a bag of Yukon Gold potatoes in the pantry that needed to be used. It only takes a few minutes to scrub and slice the potatoes into wedges. The oven will do the rest of the work while I sit down to catch my breath with a cup of tea.

Baked Spicy Garlic Potato Wedges

Since I only had this one dish to prepare besides tossing a salad, I could afford to make it a little more “fancy”. I chopped a little garlic to infuse the olive oil with more flavor. This can be done easily in the the microwave and it takes only 45 seconds. I also added some paprika and chipotle seasoning or rub to the wedges.

Baked Spicy Garlic Potato Wedges

These baked spicy garlic potato wedges turned out awesome! They were crunchy on the outside and soft on the inside with a slightly spicy and garlicky flavor. You have to give it a try!

Baked Spicy Garlic Potato Wedges
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Serves: 4 to 6 servings
  • 4 cloves garlic, peeled and minced
  • ยผ cup (60ml) extra virgin olive oil
  • 2 lbs (900g) Yukon gold potatoes, scrubbed and cut into wedges
  • 2 tsp smoky paprika chipotle seasoning (or any spicy seasoning of choice)
  • 1 tsp salt
  1. Place minced garlic and olive oil in a small microwaveable bowl. Cook on high for 45 seconds. Remove and set aside.
  2. Place potato wedges in a large bowl. Sprinkle seasoning and salt over wedges. Mix to get wedges well coated. Pour garlic oil** over wedges and stir to get everything well mixed.
  3. Place wedges on a baking tray in a single layer. Bake at 425ยฐF (220ยฐC) for 40 to 45 minutes or until golden brown. Turn wedges every 10 minutes of so to get it evenly browned.
  4. Remove and serve immediately.
**Strain the oil to remove the garlic if you prefer not to have it with the potatoes.

Baked Spicy Garlic Potato Wedges
Baked Spicy Garlic Potato Wedges

Enjoy…..and have a wonderful day! ๐Ÿ˜Ž


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  1. Jeannie says

    I am sold too! Bet my boys would be too:D I just had potato wedges last night, bought from a certain chicken fast food chain. This would be a better choice!

  2. says

    I make these all the time! Isn’t the flavor terrific? Good tip to microwave the garlic in the oil. I sometimes do that, but usually am too lazy (why? it takes only seconds!). Good stuff – thanks.

  3. Dina says

    I tried these with Sweet Potatoes and they didn’t get crispy at all… Do you have any ideas? The Flavor was Great!
    Thanks, Dina

    • Biren says

      I have never tried these with sweet potatoes but I have made oven fries with them. They turned out a little soft too. The cooking time tends to be a little longer and I think you may need a lot more oil to crisp up sweet potatoes in the oven.

  4. says

    I love homemade things and your wedges look perfectly delicious!
    Thank you so much for sharing this at Wednesday Extravaganza! Hope to see you there again this week with more deliciousness :)

  5. says

    Hi, I want to redo this recipe, but as I do with the oil since I do not have a microwave? Cookin ‘raw oil in the oven or use it without heating before? Cinzia,

    • Biren says

      Thanks for visiting, Cinzia! You can heat certainly heat the garlic oil on the stove or in the oven. I hope that helps. :)

  6. says

    Hi! I stumbled upon this while looking for some random recipe and I thought your pictures looked awesome. I gave it a shot (with a little modification to your original) and it turned out to be really divine! Love it! :)

    • Biren says

      Hi Ann! I am glad you found my blog and found a recipe you wanted to try. So happy to hear this recipe turned out well for you. :)

  7. says

    This looks like something to try when the potatoes come with the rest of the food. My usual way of making a similar thing use garlic to flavour a little oil plus rosemary for the main flavour so this would certainly make for a pleasant change


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