If you’re a fan of potatoes as much as I am, then you’re in for quite the treat. Potatoes come in so many forms, mashed, fried, and one of my personal favorites, potato wedges. You can’t go wrong if you include some potato wedges in your dinner plans, but you have to make them right. I love to make potato wedges in the oven. The potato wedges cooking time and oven temp are key for a good result. The temperature I like to use to make crispy potato wedges is 350 degrees Fahrenheit. And I always get this question. How long to bake potato wedges in oven at 350? In this guide, I like to cover this answer and other tips to perfect the recipe for potato wedges in the oven.
It will require 1 hour to bake potato wedges at 350 degrees Fahrenheit in the oven. With this oven temperature, you will get potato wedges that are crisp and flavorful on the outside and soft and tender on the inside. You don’t want to take them out too early or you’ll risk having hard potato wedges. If you leave them in the oven too long, they will start to burn, which will cause them to taste bitter. Baking potato wedges using this temperature and time will leave you with an appetizing and perfectly cooked dish for dinner.
If you want to try some different temperatures, you can go about 25 degrees higher or lower in either direction. For potato wedges, using a higher temperature isn’t too bad of an idea. If you want to bake at around 375 degrees, you can expect crispy and tender wedges. The only problem is that it might dry out faster using a higher temperature. If the potato wedges get too dry, they might get a grainy texture, so make sure you watch them to guarantee they don’t overbake. Another benefit is that cooking potatoes wedges at 375 degrees need only a shorter cooking time of 45 minutes.
If you like moist potato wedges, you can bake at a lower temperature of around 325 degrees. But you will have to bake for much longer time of 1 hour 15 minutes. However, at this temperature, you will not be able to get crispy potato wedges. But, if you enjoy softer wedges, a lower temperature might be the best option for you.
The best temperature to bake potato wedges at is 350 degrees for a few reasons. If you bake at too low of a temperature, you might end up with undercooked wedges. An undercooked potato wedge will be hard and difficult to bite into, similar to the crunch of an apple, something you definitely want to avoid with a potato. Cooking at too high of a temperature can result in burnt and hard potato wedges, which we also want to avoid. Baking at 350 degrees is the best way to guarantee you will get crispy and tender wedges that go well with any meal.
If you’re looking for a fancy dinner or a simple meal, oven roasted potato wedges are an excellent addition as a side. There are many baked potato wedges recipes on the internet. However, I has a liking to this one easy recipe to make homemade potato wedges. And here’s how to make potato wedges in the oven.
Go to the store and buy 6 large potatoes, olive oil, seasonings, and parchment paper.
Wash the potatoes and clean the outsides. Cut the potatoes in half vertically, then cut the halves vertically again until you have wedges. Soak the potatoes in cold water for half an hour to remove some starch. Then, dry them thoroughly until they aren’t moist anymore.
Add to a large bowl olive oil, salt, pepper, paprika, onion powder and garlic powder. Mix them well. Then coat the potatoes with this seasoning mix.
Place a sheet of parchment paper onto a baking pan. Lay the seasoned potato wedges down evenly on the pan.
Set the oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit. Bake the potato wedges for 30 minutes, then flip them over. Bake on the other side for an additional 30 minutes. Take them out and season again while they are still warm. Enjoy!
If you like your potato wedges to be extra crispy, you can use a dual temperature approach. The higher the temperature, the crisper your potato wedges will get. You start by baking the potato wedges in the oven at 400 degrees Fahrenheit for 15 minutes. This will give the wedges an extra crisp. Do not go beyond this cook time as the high temperature will dry out the potatoes very rapidly. Then continue cooking the potato wedges at 350 degrees for 45 minutes to cook the wedges through to a tender soft.
If you want to make things a little easier for the days you don’t feel like cooking, here are some tips to speed up the process. Potatoes can last around two weeks in room temperature and even longer in the fridge. This recipe is fairly simple, so potatoes are the main ingredient you will need. Grab a few bags from the store and keep the potatoes in the fridge so that they’ll last longer. Cut up and cook a few batches of potato wedges to freeze for whenever you want to enjoy them again. Just make sure you reheat them for as long as needed. But take note that the moisture from being frozen might make it harder for them to crisp.
If you want to make this dish better, try pairing it with a delicious meal. Potato wedges are great with most foods. You can put them with pork steak or baked chicken leg quarters, or even vegan options like tofu. If you want to spice up the wedges themselves, try adding some parsley or parmesan cheese on the top to make them more flavorful. There are so many great ways to make potato wedges tastier, so grab some from the store, follow the recipe, and have fun getting creative!
Before cutting the potato wedges, give the potatoes a good wash and clean the outsides. Then cut the potatoes in half vertically, then cut the halves vertically again until you have wedges. After you have cut the potato wedges, soak them in cold water for half an hour. This soaking process is to remove some starch from the potatoes. After that, dry them thoroughly until they aren’t moist anymore.