How To Cut Potato Wedges

Potato wedges are a fun way to amp up your meal. Want a quick snack in the evening? Make potato wedges and enjoy them while you read your favorite book or watch a movie! Trust me, they taste excellent with burgers, or even separately! Want to learn how to cut potato wedges in a few simple steps? Keep reading!

Equipment that you will need to cut potato wedges:

Before learning how to cut potato wedges, make sure you grab the following items that are readily available in your kitchen. You will need:

  • Cutting board – on which you can easily cut your wedges on without any hassle.
  • Chef’s knife – having a sharp knife means that your potato will turn into perfectly shaped wedges, and that’s what you need!
  • Potato peeler – can be used by those who want to peel their potatoes before cutting them into wedges.

Step-by-step guide on how to cut potato wedges:

Are you wondering what the best way to cut potato wedges is? Here’s a quick method that we have come up with that takes no time at all and can quickly help you make the yummiest potato wedges! Follow the step-by-step guide below for how to cut potato wedges, and enjoy your evening!

Peeling potato for potato wedges with a knife

Step #1: Peel the potato:

Some people enjoy having a layer of crisp skin on their wedges, and some do not; peeling is an option, and you can skip this part if you want the potato skin to stay on. But if you want the skin to be peeled off, then do it before the next step.

Step #2: Wash and pat dry:

After peeling the potatoes, or even if you haven’t peeled them, make sure you wash your potatoes properly, so there isn’t any sign of dirt on them. After a thorough wash, pat them dry using readily available paper towels in your kitchen.

Step #3: Place the potato:

Place the potato on the chopping board and, using a large chef’s knife, approximately 6.5’ to 8’ long,r cut the potato in half.

Step #4: Separate the potato:

Place the potato halves insides down on your cutting board. Cut each piece in half. This will give you potato quarters.

Step #5: Flip the quarters:

Now that you have potato quarters, flip the four quarters of the potato you cut outsides down. Cut each quarter in the middle accordingly. Make sure you cut them perfectly, so your potato wedges turn out evenly sized.

In these easy five steps, you can make the perfect potato wedges. To find out how to make them even yummier, keep reading!

Some tips to make your Potato Wedges taste the best!

Fo, all the people who may be surfing the internet trying to figure out ways to make your potato wedges taste good, here are a few tips that you can follow; thank us later!

  • When making potato wedges, it is ideal to use large potatoes. Yes, that’s right, small potatoes don’t make the best wedges, but choosing larger potatoes does the job perfectly. They turn out properly and taste better too.
  • Another tip to avoid discoloration in your wedges is not to peel off the skin. Although it isn’t advised, choosing to peel or not is up to you. If you are making the wedges right now, then peel them off, but it’s advisable to avoid peeling the potatoes if you are prepping.
  • For all those people wondering how to avoid getting your potato wedges soggy, here’s a little secret: soak them in hot water! After cutting your raw potatoes, soak them in hot water for precisely 10 minutes before baking them. This makes them ultra crispy and a treat!
  • Another benefit of soaking in hot water is that some of the starch gets removed from the potatoes, which is helpful because the wedges don’t stick to each other.
  • If you plan to fry your potato wedges, then soaking times go up. You can soak your wedges for at least 2 to 3 hours, and after the time is up, drain the water, wipe the potatoes off, season, and fry them. You can even soak the potatoes overnight in the fridge.

potato wedges on a baking sheet with a small white bowl of ketchup

Fun Recipes to Follow:

After learning how to cut potato wedges, you may be wondering what goes well with it. Let’s learn a favorite that makes potato wedges taste amazing. Keep reading!

Homemade potato wedges are always a better option compared to store-bought ones. Here’s a small recipe to make your snack or appetizer taste the best.

  1. Cut your potato wedges and if you are confused, read on how to cut potato wedges above.
  2. Season them and keep it simple!
  3. In a baking tray, lay down your potato wedges and drizzle them with olive oil.
  4. To season them, you can use minced or powdered garlic. Both taste amazing but minced garlic amps up the taste, so give it a shot.
  5. Add some dried parsley.
  6. Then add some basic spices such as salt and paprika to complete the dish.
  7. Bake it for 25 to 30 minutes or until your wedges become golden brown.
  8. Your deliciously crunchy potato wedges are now ready. Enjoy eating!

Follow this recipe and enjoy yummy potato wedges; instead of baking, you can even fry them and have them with some ketchup. Basic but tops everything. So what are you waiting for? Quickly learn how to cut potato wedges and get started!

My favorite potato wedges:

Cajun Oven Baked Potato Wedges

Oven Baked Potato Wedges

Roasted White Sweet Potatoes

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