How to Cut Perfect Potato Wedges Every Time

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The key to perfect potato wedges is all in the cut. Follow these simple tips and you’ll be on your way to wedges that are crisp on the outside and fluffy on the inside.

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If you’re looking for the perfect way to cut potato wedges, look no further! This guide will show you how to cut potato wedges that are perfectly cooked every time.

Cutting perfect potato wedges is all about getting the right shape and size. Start by cutting the potato in half lengthwise, then slice it into wedges that are about 3-4 inches long and 1-2 inches wide.

Once you have your wedges cut, it’s important to cook them properly so they’re nice and crispy on the outside while remaining soft and fluffy on the inside. The best way to do this is to bake them in a hot oven (400 degrees Fahrenheit is ideal) for 20-25 minutes.

Once they’re done cooking, remove them from the oven and serve immediately! enjoy!

The Right Tools

If you want to make perfect potato wedges, you need the right tools. First, you’ll need a good cutting board. There’s no need to spend a lot of money on a fancy board, but you do want one that’s large enough to give you plenty of room to work. Second, you’ll need a sharp knife. A paring knife or a chef’s knife will work fine. Third, you’ll need a bowl for the wedges. Fourth, you’ll need a baking sheet. Fifth, you’ll need some kitchen towels or paper towels.

Now that you have the right tools, it’s time to get started. Wash the potatoes and dry them off with a towel or paper towel. Cut the potatoes in half lengthwise and then cut each half into thirds or fourths. You should end up with 12-16 wedges per potato. Place the wedges in the bowl andset aside.

Preheat the oven to 400 degrees Fahrenheit and line the baking sheet with foil or parchment paper. Place the wedges on the baking sheet and drizzle with olive oil. Season with salt and pepper (or your favorite seasonings) and toss to coat.

Bake for 25-30 minutes, until golden brown and crispy. Serve immediately

The Right Cut

Perfect potato wedges should be thick enough to hold their shape during cooking but not so thick that they take forever to cook through. A good rule of thumb is to aim for wedges that are about 1 inch thick at their widest point.

Once you’ve got your potatoes cut into wedges, it’s time to get them into the oven. Place the wedges on a baking sheet, making sure that they are not touching each other. This will help ensure that they cook evenly. Then, drizzle with oil and season with salt and pepper.

Bake in a preheated oven until golden brown and crisp, about 20-25 minutes. Serve immediately. Enjoy!

The Right Size

The size of your potato wedge is going to be determined by the size of your potato. If you’re using a big russet, you’re going to get big wedges. Cut them into quarters, and then each quarter into thirds. You want each wedge to be about the same size so they cook evenly.

If you’re using smaller potatoes like Yukon Golds or red potatoes, leave them whole or cut them into halves or thirds. Again, you just want to make sure they’re all roughly the same size.

The Right Seasoning

One of the keys to making perfect potato wedges is to season them properly. You want to use a good amount of salt and pepper, as well as any other spices or herbs you might like. I usually go with a teaspoon or so of salt, and then add pepper and other spices to taste.

One thing to keep in mind is that potatoes are naturally starchy, so they will absorb a lot of the seasoning you add to them. This is why it’s important to use a generous amount of seasoning, and to make sure that the wedges are evenly coated.

Another tip for seasoning potato wedges is to pre-heat the baking sheet. This will help to ensure that the potatoes cook evenly, and it will also help to prevent sticking.

The Right Cooking Method

Inserting a knife into a raw potato and then trying to force it into a wedge shape is not only difficult, but it’s also dangerous. A much better—and safer—method is to first cook the potatoes until they’re soft enough to be easily cut, but not so cooked that they start to fall apart.

The most foolproof way to do this is to boil the potatoes until they’re fork-tender and then let them cool for about 15 minutes. This additional step may seem like a hassle, but trust us, it’s worth it. If you try to cut the potatoes while they’re still hot, they’ll likely fall apart on you.

One more thing: Don’t forget to season the potatoes before cooking them! A little salt and pepper go a long way in flavoring the wedges.


Now that you know how to cut perfect potato wedges, you can enjoy them anytime! Be sure to use a sharp knife and cutting board for best results. Cut slowly and carefully, and don’t forget to season your wedges before baking or frying. With a little practice, you’ll be an expert in no time.


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