Crispy baked Parmesan potato wedges are easy to make and go with any meal. They will become a family favorite with a golden, crispy outside and a creamy tender inside.
😊Why you will make this recipe over and over
- Great crispy Parmesan garlic crust and a creamy tender inside.
- The perfect side dish for many dishes.
- Requires only a few ingredients you usually have on hand.
- It takes just under one hour to make with almost no skill.
- Healthier than french fries or chips.
- Even picky kids will love them, especially if they can dip.
- Potatoes—medium to large size Russet potatoes preferred, but Yukon golds are a good choice also. No need to peel.
- Oil—good quality olive oil
- Parmesan cheese—freshly grated preferred.
- Seasoning—coarse salts like Kosher or Sea salt, black pepper, and garlic powder to taste. My All Purpose Seasoning - 7:2:1 and 7:2:2 has all three. Use any seasoning you wish, like Italian season, rosemary or others.
👨🍳How to make Parmesan potato wedges
- Preheat oven to 375° convection or 400° conventional oven.
- Wash and scrub medium to large-size Russet potatoes.
- Cut the potatoes into six equal wedges. Soak in cold water for 15-20 minutes, then rinse under running water and pat dry with a paper towel.
- Prepare a baking tray with foil, parchment paper, or just a good spray of PAM cooking spray.
- Brush the potato wedges with olive oil and give them a sprinkle of salt, pepper, and garlic powder.
- Dip into grated or shredded fresh Parmesan cheese.
- Place potato wedges on a prepared baking tray with the skin side of the wedge down.
- Bake until golden brown—about 25-30 minutes. Internal temperature should be 200° or a little more.
The most important step you can do to ensure crispy potato wedges is to remove the starchy film for the cut edges of the wedges.
Soak them in cool water for 20-30 minutes and then rinse under running water. The last step is to pat dry with paper towels or a dish towel.
While color is sometimes a good indicator, internal temperature with an instant-read thermometer is more accurate.
A potato is 210° internally when done. Cook’s Illustrated recommends 205° to 212°. Potatoes are very forgiving, so a little over is better than under. To me, 200° is usually ok, but 190° is not done.
You don't have to use a dipping sauce, but kids love to dip. If you have a favorite dipping sauce, use it.
Common things you may already have are Blue cheese or Ranch dressing, ketchup, and honey mustard. Anything people use for a chip dip will likely work well.
Crispy Parmesan Baked Potatoes
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🖼️Step-by-Step Photo Instructions
Note: discussion is for two servings, but the images are for a double recipe.
Preheat oven to 375° convection or 400° conventional oven.
Wash one medium Russet potato and scrub well. Cut the potatoes into six equal wedges. Soak in cold water for 15-20 minutes, then rinse under running water and pat dry with a paper towel. Prepare a baking tray using some foil, parchment paper, or just a good spray of PAM cooking spray.
Brush with olive oil and give them a sprinkle of salt, pepper, and garlic powder. I use my famous 7:2:2 seasoning. You can use Italian seasoning or any seasoning you wish instead.
Dip into freshly grated or shredded Parmesan cheese. 2 tablespoons are enough for one potato.
Place the potato wedges on the prepared baking sheet with the skin side of the wedge down.
Bake until golden brown—about 25-30 minutes. The internal temperature should be 200° or a little more. Serve hot. If you want, give them an additional sprinkle of Parmesan cheese and salt, and garnish with fresh chopped parsley.
Crispy Baked Parmesan Potato Wedges
- 1 russet potato - medium
- 1 teaspoon olive oil
- Salt, pepper, and garlic powder to taste - I prefer my 7:2:2 seasoning or other seasoning
- 2 tablespoons Parmesan cheese - fresh grated
- Preheat oven to 375° convection or 400° conventional oven.
- Wash one medium Russet potato and scrub well. Cut the potatoes into six equal wedges. Soak in cold water for 15-20 minutes, then rinse under running water and pat dry with a paper towel. Prepare a baking tray using some foil, parchment paper, or just a good spray of PAM cooking spray.
- Brush with olive oil and give them a sprinkle of salt, pepper, and garlic powder. I use my famous 7:2:2 seasoning. You can use Italian seasoning or any seasoning you wish instead.
- Dip into freshly grated or shredded Parmesan cheese. 2 tablespoons are enough for one potato.
- Place the potato wedges on the prepared baking sheet with the skin side of the wedge down
- Bake until golden brown—about 25-30 minutes. The internal temperature should be 200° or a little more. Serve hot. If you want, give them an additional sprinkle of Parmesan cheese, salt, and garnish with fresh chopped parsley.
Your Own Private Notes
- Three slices (½ of a potato) was just the right size for a serving.
- The pictures are for four servings, but all instructions are for two servings.
- You can match this to something else you are cooking fairly easily. The oven temperature can be varied quite a bit, just adjust the cooking but check the final internal temperature.
- Be sure to soak and rinse after cutting, then pat dry if you want them crispy.
- Use good quality Parmesan cheese. If you use cheap cheese, there will not be much Parmesan taste.
- I like to "pack" the Parmesan on the wedges.
- A "done" potato is 200°-210° internal temperature generally, but 190° is too low.
- Good refrigerated for 3-4 days and frozen for 3-4 months.
To adjust the recipe size:
You may adjust the number of servings in this recipe card under servings. This does the math for the ingredients for you. BUT it does NOT adjust the text of the instructions. So you need to do that yourself.
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You might reconsider how this is done. Some of us cannot have the laptop sitting in the kitchen logged into 101. You may find a lessening use of your site.
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Welcome to the blog, and glad you find it useful. Here are a few comments that might help.
The step-by-step photos in the post are now formatted differently within WordPress, and depending on what you are pasting them into, it may just give you code or even just a lot of Hex digits. The recipe card is different than the post and formated a second way which is easier to copy.
The recipe card has never printed the images since most people do not usually want them printed.
So not a Pinterest or even Google conspiracy, just the march of technology.
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3) If the above doesn't work well for you, physically copy everything in the recipe card with the images turned on and then paste into a word processor. It works fine on Apple Pages and probably will be in MS Word. If you what the rest of the post without images (Most of them are in the card also), physically copy it and paste into a simple notepad type txt word pressor, not MS Word.
Let me know if the above works or not. I do have a few other tricks depending on your hardware and software.
Made these tonight and served with turkey burgers, very good and easy, my kind of after work recipe!