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Potato wedges | How to make potato wedges

Baked Seasoned Potato Wedges

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  • Author: Sonja
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 50 minutes
  • Total Time: 1 hour
  • Yield: 4 1x


These baked potato wedges are the perfect side dish, crispy on the outside, soft on the inside, and perfectly salted. Here’s how to make potato wedges.


  • 4 medium russet or Idaho potatoes
  • 2 tablespoons salted butter (substitute olive oil for vegan)*
  • 2 teaspoons kosher salt, divided
  • 2 teaspoons Old Bay seasoning (purchased or homemade)
  • 1/2 teaspoon mustard powder


  1. Preheat oven to 425°F.
  2. Wash the potatoes (do not peel). Cut the potatoes into wedges (see the video below!) and place in saucepan. Cover with about 1 inch of hot water tap water, add 1 teaspoon kosher salt and bring to a boil over high heat. Cook for 13 minutes total (the potatoes will only be boiling a few minutes). Carefully pour potatoes into strainer and allow them to sit in strainer until they stop steaming. Place potatoes in a medium bowl.
  3. Add parchment paper to two baking sheets.
  4. In the glass liquid measuring cup, add the salted butter, 1 teaspoon kosher salt, Old Bay seasoning, and mustard powder and melt the butter in the microwave (or melt in a small saucepan on the stovetop). Stir to combine. Pour the melted butter over the potatoes in the bowl and use your hands to coat potatoes.
  5. Take the wedges out of the bowl and place them on the baking sheets, placing them as far apart as possible. Bake 20 minutes on one side, then flip the fries and bake 15 additional minutes until the wedges are crisp and golden brown, watching carefully as the cooking time can depend on the thickness and oven. (If the majority of the wedges seem soft, continue to bake a few more minutes.)
  6. Cool for several minutes and serve warm.


*In our blind taste tests, butter scored better for flavor than olive oil! For dietary restrictions, olive oil is still delicious. We typically make roasted potatoes with olive oil, but for these baked potato wedges the butter won out in the consensus!

  • Category: Side Dish
  • Method: Baked
  • Cuisine: American