Delicious Baked Spicy Garlic Potato Wedges that are crunchy on the outside and soft on the inside with a slightly spicy and garlicky flavor.
Potato wedges are a delicious side dish that goes well with most other dishes. 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.
A Little Help from the Deli for Dinner
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 – an Easy Side Dish
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.
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 smoky paprika chipotle seasoning or rub to the 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!
Please note: If you prefer not to have the garlic in the potatoes, please strain the oil after cooking before pouring it over the potatoes. Also, the potatoes may stick a little to your baking tray if there is insufficient oil. In this case, please line the baking tray with parchment paper.
Tools Used in Making These Baked Spicy Garlic Potato Wedges
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Baked Spicy Garlic Potato Wedges
- Place minced garlic and olive oil in a small microwaveable bowl. Cook on high for 45 seconds. Remove and set aside.
- 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.
- Place wedges on a baking tray in a single layer. Bake at 425°F (220°C) for 40 to 45 minutes or until golden brown. Turn wedges every 10 minutes of so to get it evenly browned.
- Remove and serve immediately.
NOTE: This post was was originally published on September 12th, 2012. It has been updated on September 27th, 2017 with a video and additional paragraph for clarity. No changes were made to the recipe.
Enjoy…..and have a wonderful day! 😎