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Spicy Potato Wedges

When my husband and I barbecue with friends, we always bring these, and everyone loves them. They're a favorite accompaniment to almost anything we cook on the grill.—Autumn McNamara, Keego Harbor, Michigan
  • Total Time
    Prep: 15 min. Bake: 30 min.
  • Makes
    8 servings


  • 1/4 cup canola oil
  • 1 tablespoon chili powder
  • 2 teaspoons onion powder
  • 2 teaspoons garlic salt
  • 1 teaspoon sugar
  • 1 teaspoon paprika
  • 3/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 to 1/2 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 3-1/2 pounds large red potatoes, cut into wedges


  • In a large resealable plastic bag, combine the first eight ingredients; add the potatoes. Seal bag and toss to coat. Arrange in a single layer on greased baking sheets.
  • Bake at 400° for 30-35 minutes or until potatoes are tender and golden brown, turning once.
Nutrition Facts
3/4 cup: 212 calories, 7g fat (1g saturated fat), 0 cholesterol, 696mg sodium, 33g carbohydrate (2g sugars, 4g fiber), 4g protein.
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  • lshaw
    Dec 11, 2018

    I've made this twice now. I double the spice ingredients to give more "presence" and use Yukon Gold potatoes, a family favorite. The guys in my family really get into these!

  • AKTigger
    Oct 20, 2018

    We like ours a little more crispy, so we bake them approximately 10 minutes longer than the recipe says.

  • bwilkin
    Mar 4, 2015

    These are the best fries!! I omit the cayenne pepper & regular salt. Quick and easy to make. I have tried a couple of other baked fries recipes but none have the wonderful flavor these do. Definitely a favorite at our house.

  • katlaydee3
    Jun 29, 2014

    Delicious! I made these for a family dinner and had no leftovers.

  • ptompkins
    Mar 3, 2013

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    Oct 27, 2012

    I have made this recipe many times with different kinds of potatoes - always a winner. It has a great blend of flavors. I, too, use cooking spray instead of oil. We keep the seasoning mixed and in the pantry in a lidded shaker... spray and sprinkle, turn, spray and sprinkle. More seasoning can be added when turning the potatoes during cooking (if needed).

  • foxy-babe
    Oct 11, 2012

    When i made this recipe I don't use oil instead i spray the potatoes with pam then sprinkle the seasons on and toss in a big bowl we all love them.

  • rugby_shirt_girl
    Jul 11, 2012

    Delicious! I didn't have cayenne pepper so I used chipotle pepper instead. Seemed to work fine. Added a nice smoky flavor.

  • sstetzel
    May 7, 2012

    These were really good! I added a tbsp of cornstarch (to crisp them up) and used olive oil instead of canola. I also preheated the pan before adding the potatoes. There weren't any left, always a good sign.Foil line your pan for easy clean up!

  • Sweetchickie
    Oct 26, 2011

    The flavour was awesome, the only thing I didn't like was how the seasoning clumped together on the potatoes when I shook it in the bag. Next time i'll toss them in the oil and then shake the seasoning over top before baking.