Oven Baked Potato Wedges: Wedges of thickly sliced potatoes that have been coated with a special seasoning blend and and then oven fried for a crisp exterior and perfectly tender filling on the inside. This is my healthy spin on a fried classic!
Do you have a regional favorite dish?
I live in North Carolina, so you would think that barbecue would be my go to regional favorite, rights?
But I grew up in Ohio.
So let’s talk about what OHIO is known for.
I grew up in the Akron/Canton area. At first I thought about Buckeyes. You know chocolate peanut butter nuggets–oh so good! But seemed like an over done thing–not that I would EVER turn down one, but do you really need another recipe for a Buckeye?
I thought back to my childhood.
Chicken and JoJos.
That was my family’s go-to meal at least once a month. My family loved to get that meal with a side of spanish rice–talk about a carb overload! But you say Chicken and JoJos and I have the fondest memories of sitting on our patio digging in (often times in my swimsuit.)
And that is where my inspiration for this dish came–the JoJo potatoes.
Oven Baked Potato Wedges
Jojo potatoes are simply potato wedges oated in a seasoned flour and then deep fried. They are crisp on the outside and soft, like a mashed potato almost, in the center.
It was high time I cave these deep fried potato wedges a healthy make-over.
How could I recreate potato wedges without deep-frying?
I already have oven fries and grilled fries, but I really wanted a seasoned potato wedge with a crispy coating for these JoJo potatoes.
After experimenting many times, I discovered the secret to replicating the deep-fried texture of a potato wedge WITHOUT all the excess fat that comes with frying.
How to Make Oven Fried Potatoes
The first and most important step to making perfect oven fried potato wedges is to par-boil the potatoes first.
This step of boiling the potatoes first will give the center time to become very soft, like it would if you deep fried these potatoes.
The second step is to slice the potatoes into wedges.
I do this by slicing the potato in half lengthwise and then each half into fourths–creating eight potato wedges per potato.
Thirdly, coat each potato wedge with a seasoned flour.
I put my flour into a freezer bag with the seasonings and then add the potato wedges to the bag.
That makes it easy to toss the potatoes in the seasoned flour for an even coating–not to mention quick clean-up!
And I bet you are asking yourself, how is the flour going to stick to the potatoes without an egg wash?
Because the potatoes have been parboiled, the coating is able to easily dust the potato wedges.
Finally, bake the potato wedges.
By baking the potato wedges at a high temperature, the outside of the potato is able to get crisp quickly, and since the potatoes have been parboiled the inside of the potato cooks up perfectly.
This is the best method for oven fried potatoes ever!
Recipe for Healthy Baked Potato Wedges
Oven Fried Potato Wedges
Wedges of thickly sliced potatoes that have been coated with a special seasoning blend and are crisp on the outside but perfectly tender on the inside. A remake of a JoJo potato.
- 4 large russet potatoes scrubbed
- 1/4 cup flour
- 1 teaspoon kosher salt
- 1 teaspoon onion powder
- 1 teaspoon paprika
- 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
- 1/2 teaspoon pepper
- 1/4 teaspoon chili powder
Place potatoes in large pan and cover with water. Bring to a boil and boil for 10 minutes.
Remove from water and allow to cool until cool enough to handle.
Preheat the oven to 425 degrees.
Slice potatoes into 6-8 wedges each.
Mix together the flour and seasonings in a large gallon size bag. Add the potatoes and lightly toss until potatoes are coated.
On greased baking sheet, spread out the potatoes. Bake for 10 minutes, flip and bake for another 5-10 minutes, or until wedges are crisp and golden brown.
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