These seasoned, crunchy potato wedges are baked instead of fried. Paired with Utah's famous Fry Sauce, you can't go wrong with these crispy-on-the-outside, soft-on-the-inside baked fries.
Cut into wedges and seasoned to perfection, these easy baked fries are the perfect side dish.
Baked instead of fried, these wedges cut way back on calories but don’t skimp on flavor. They’re a household staple, especially when we serve them with our favorite hometown Fry Sauce.
what is fry sauce?
Have you ever heard of Utah’s Famous PINK Fry Sauce?
Apparently, the name “Fry Sauce” was coined by the fast food chain Arctic Circle, which originated in Salt Lake City, and it compliments these Tater Wedges perfectly.
People all over the world have their variations of this sauce (it’s not just a Utah thing!), but we would highly recommend trying it if you haven’t. This is how we make it:
2/3 cup mayo (light is fine – skip the Miracle Whip and use the real stuff!)
1/3 cup ketchup
Mix together until thoroughly blended.
Make your own sauce
Don’t love the proportions of fry sauce? It’s easily adaptable to make it your own. Try some of these other flavor combinations to get your perfect sauce:
Substitute BBQ sauce for Ketchup (also known as “Campfire” sauce in a few places)
Add in some relish
Add in some tabasco or sriracha for a spicier kick
Add in a little Worcestershire sauce or liquid smoke
Add in some spices (paprika, seasoned salt, or garlic salt all taste great)
How to make baked potato wedges
Preheat oven to 450 degrees. Add olive oil to a baking sheet with sides.
Cut each potato into 8 wedges (cut each potato in half length wise, then cut each half into 4 “wedges”).
Combine all dry ingredients into a bag (either Ziploc or paper) and add a few potatoes at a time. Shake to coat well.
Place the potatoes coated side down into the oil in the pan. Continue doing this until all the potatoes have been coated and placed in the oil.
Bake for about 20 minutes and then pull out and flip over on the other side using a large spatula or tongs.
Don’t skip this step! It helps the wedges get extra crispy! Bake for another 20 minutes. Pull wedges out of the oven and then sprinkle with a little kosher salt. Serve hot.
What to serve with baked potato wedges
These are great to serve as a snack when that fry craving hits, but we love them as a side dish, too.