Big meats deserve a big side. And few are bigger than spicy potato wedges. These bold eats pack plenty of potato along with a cacophony of spicy spices. Chili powder, cayenne pepper, and paprika all play a part, along with many other spice rack staples to bring a ton of flavor to the table.
Play around with the fieriness in this recipe, too. You could opt for chipotle pepper instead of cayenne for a smokier alternative (great for smoky barbecue meals). Or pull back on the paprika and add more cayenne for an even spicier fry.
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Spicy Potato Wedges
A fiery bold side, perfect for burgers and steak
- 12 red potatoes halved then cut into wedges
- 1/4 cup canola oil
- 1 tablespoon chili powder
- 2 teaspoons onion powder
- 2 teaspoons salt
- 1 teaspoon garlic powder
- 1 teaspoon paprika
- 1 teaspoon sugar
- 1/2 teaspoon cayenne pepper or 1 teaspoon crushed red pepper
- Preheat oven to 400 degrees Fahrenheit and line a baking sheet with aluminum foil.
- In a large bowl, combine the canola oil, chili powder, onion powder, salt, garlic powder, paprika, sugar, and cayenne pepper. Mix well to combine.
- Add the potato wedges to the bowl and mix the wedges to coat them with the seasoned oil.
- Evenly spread the potato wedges across the foil-lined baking sheet, then place the baking sheet in the oven.
- Bake the potato wedges for 15 minutes, then flip the potato wedges. Bake for 15 minutes, or until the wedges reach your desired crispiness.
- Remove the baking sheet from the oven and allow the wedges to cool for 2 to 3 minutes. Serve.
Want a smokier alternative? Try subbing in chipotle powder for the cayenne pepper powder. Less heat, but plenty of smoky flavor.
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