These seasoned potato wedges are covered in a mouthwatering blend of spices and baked until they’re perfectly crisp. You’ll find yourself craving these Spicy Baked Potato Wedges for every meal.
These Spicy Baked Potato Wedges are the best side dish to serve with a juicy hamburger. Tossed in a zesty spice blend, they are baked to crispy perfection.
I’ve said it before, I’ll say it again. I could eat potatoes day and night, every day of the year and never get bored. So many varieties, they are essentially a starchy blank canvas to create so many spud inspired meals!
This is yet another potato recipe I came up with. When I’m cooking, I mentally through a list of what I have and if potatoes will go with a meal. You can cube them, shred them, bake them whole, or cut them into wedges.
The possibilities are endless, but right now, I am really and truly on a potato wedge kick. They are great for finger meals like a juicy hamburger or alongside skewers or kabobs.
This week I was hoping to switch flavors up a bit. Now I have a deep appreciation for a seasoned french fry and that sparked an idea. What different seasoning blends can I come up with?
Well, this one is based on the flavors of taco night. I sliced some gorgeous red potatoes into thick wedges and tossed them in some vegetable oil.
Then I took my homemade taco seasoning and sprinkled it all over the wedges until they were fully coated. A quick trip to the oven and voila!
You may think a potato is a potato and that they are all the same, but that would be like comparing a green apple to a red apple. They all have unique qualities that make them great for different recipes
Some are fantastic for baking whole while others are perfect for hashbrowns. There are those that make a perfect mashed potato and those that were destined for the fryer. Most (if not all), are great for roasting in the oven.
Red potatoes are great because they are high in moisture and low on starch. They also feature a thin skin. All of these attributes translate to the perfect roasted wedge.
This potato wedge recipe was created to serve with my Mexican Taco Burgers. I wanted the traditional French fry for my hamburgers but instead of the classic cut, I went with the wedge or steak cut.
These save time and the headache of having to heat up hot oil. Another time saver time, albeit small, is to use premixed/packaged taco seasoning instead of mixing your own together.
Whether you make these baked potato wedges for a family meal or to serve at a bbq, they’ll be a hit that everyone will love! You might even find yourself making them on their own for lunch. (I won’t tell.)
Serve them with spicy ketchup or even spicy aioli for an extra kick!
More recipes that use potatoes:
- Potatoes on the Grill
- Pulled Pork Potato Chip Nachos
- Creamy Leek and Potato Soup
- Cheesy Twice Baked Potatoes
Spicy Baked Potato Wedge Recipe
- 2 pounds large red potatoes
- 1 tablespoon chili powder
- 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
- 1/4 teaspoon onion powder
- 1/4 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes
- 1/4 teaspoon dried oregano
- 1/2 teaspoon cayenne pepper
- 1 teaspoon cumin
- 1 teaspoon kosher salt
- 1/2 teaspoon ground black pepper
- 1 teaspoon coriander
- 1 tablespoon sugar
- 1/4 cup vegetable oil
- Spicy Ketchup
- Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Cover a large baking sheet with aluminum foil.
- Rinse and scrub potatoes. Cut into wedges, approximately 6-8 wedges for each potato.
- Mix chili powder through sugar in a small bowl.
- In a large mixing bowl, toss potato wedges with vegetable oil. When fully coated, toss with spice mixture.
- Pour into a single layer to baking sheet. Bake for 15 minutes. Remove, flip and return to oven for 15 minutes.
- Remove and serve with spicy ketchup.
- If you’ve tried this recipe, come back and let us know how it was!
Very tasty, and just the right amount of spice!
I used russet potatoes instead of red because that’s what I had on hand.
Nice! Russets work well too 🙂
I found this recipe about a year ago and it’s one of my favorite sides! I make it probably twice a month.
I use the seasoning mix on all kinds of things like veggies, french fries, and tons of other things.
Thank you, Anthony! And for the tip on using the seasoning on other items. It is one of my favorites too.
Is the sugar and the chili powder in the separate small bowl part of the spice mixture? At what point are those added?
Hi Abigail, Chile powder through sugar means that you would combine all of the seasonings in the ingredient list between those two.
G’day! I could go for some of your wedges now!