Oven Roasted Potato Wedges

Serve these delicious Oven Roasted Potato Wedges with a quick and easy Smoky Ketchup.
I dare you to just eat one!

Serve these delicious Oven Roasted Potato Wedges with a quick and easy Smoky Ketchup. I dare you to just eat one!Back when we lived in Atlanta, we’d gather up a group of friends and rent a cabin up in the north Georgia mountains for a long weekend in September every year.  The mountains were only about 1.5 hours north of Atlanta, and it was a great chance to get out of the big city.  We’d head up and explore the small mountain towns.  We’d go apple picking.  We’d generally just have a good time hanging out with our best friends.

Serve these delicious Oven Roasted Potato Wedges with a quick and easy Smoky Ketchup. I dare you to just eat one!Now these cabins that we’d rent were anything but rustic.  I think the term is ‘glamping,’ but these cabins were nicer than most of our homes.  They had hot tubs on the back porch and satellite tv inside.  Most had game rooms in the basement, and everyone got their own bedroom.  So yeah, this wasn’t roughing it by any means.  We’d divide up the meals, and each couple would be in charge of making dinner for the group one night.  After dinner, the guys usually made their way down to the basement to watch college football while our wives and girlfriends hung out watching movies upstairs.

Serve these delicious Oven Roasted Potato Wedges with a quick and easy Smoky Ketchup. I dare you to just eat one!As you might imagine, there are all kinds of good stories that came from those weekends.  Be it someone putting the faux bear rug on their head and jumping out of the bushes at night.  Or our dog Maximus pouting like a little kid because he was tired and we were making too much noise playing late-night board games.

But one of my better memories is the time a couple of the guys decided that a jalapeno-eating contest would be a good idea.  It was the first night of our vacation that year, and I think the general excitement of the upcoming weekend took hold.  I wisely sat out of this activity, but a couple of the other guys went pepper-for-pepper until someone crossed into double-digit jalapenos.  Needless to say, all of them paid the price for that little game.  But it made for a great story!

Serve these delicious Oven Roasted Potato Wedges with a quick and easy Smoky Ketchup. I dare you to just eat one!

Oven Roasted Potato Wedges

While this recipe for Oven Roasted Potato Wedges doesn’t involve an unnatural number of jalapenos, it does call for a bit of chipotle in adobo sauce.  Chipotle peppers are simply smoke-dried jalapenos, and they add a delicious smoky flavor when used in recipes.  Of course, you still need to use caution…they are jalapenos after all!

I love serving these Oven Roasted Potato Wedges as a fun side dish in the Fall.  (Frankly, they can be served year-round, but for some reason, I just really enjoy them in the Fall.)  For this version, I whipped up a quick and easy Smoky Ketchup to go along with them.  I’ve been wanting to try my hand at making my own ketchup sometime, but not this time.  This recipe is designed to be easy!  Oven Roasted Potato Wedges are delicious by themselves, but this Smoky Ketchup really takes them to a whole new level.

Serve these delicious Oven Roasted Potato Wedges with a quick and easy Smoky Ketchup. I dare you to just eat one!Have you ever competed in a jalapeno-eating contest?  Do you have a favorite way to spice up ketchup?

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Serve these delicious Oven Roasted Potato Wedges with a quick and easy Smoky Ketchup. I dare you to just eat one!

Oven Roasted Potato Wedges

Serve these delicious Oven Roasted Potato Wedges with a quick and easy Smoky Ketchup.I dare you to just eat one!
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Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 50 minutes
Total Time: 1 hour
Servings: 8 servings
Calories: 148kcal

Ingredients

For the Potato Wedges

  • 4 medium russet potatoes washed
  • 2 Tbsp olive oil
  • tsp kosher salt
  • 1 tsp pepper
  • ½ tsp garlic powder
  • ½ tsp smoked paprika optional

For the Smoky Ketchup

  • ¾ cup ketchup
  • 1 Tbsp chipotle in adobo sauce see note
  • ½ tsp smoked paprika

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 400°F.
  • Line two baking sheets with parchment paper; set aside.
  • Slice each potato in half widthwise. Then slice each piece in half lengthwise. Finally, slice each of these pieces into thirds lengthwise. (See photos in post.)
  • Using several paper towels, completely dry sliced potatoes. (Note: This is a critical step to ensure that wedges are crispy.)
  • Place wedges in a large bowl and toss with olive oil until well coated. Place wedges cut-side down on parchment-lined baking sheets. (Note: Space wedges out so they are not touching.) Sprinkle tops of wedges with approximately half of the salt, pepper, garlic powder and smoked paprika.
  • Bake at 400°F for 30 minutes. Remove wedges from oven and flip so that other cut side is down. Sprinkle with the remaining salt, pepper and smoked paprika.
  • Reduce oven temperature to 350°F and bake wedges for 20 more minutes, or until golden brown.
  • Meanwhile, make the Smoky Ketchup by combining all of the ingredients in small bowl. Whisk together until well combined.
  • Allow potatoes to cool slightly and then serve with the Smoky Ketchup.

Notes

For this recipe, you only need the sauce from the small can of chipotles in adobo sauce. Place chipotles and remaining sauce in a freezer-safe bag for future use.

Serve these delicious Oven Roasted Potato Wedges with a quick and easy Smoky Ketchup. I dare you to just eat one!

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25 Comments

  1. Oh dear – this post took me back to my college days – yes, we had a jalapeno eating contest and I am not proud to say I wasn’t wise enough to sit it out -but, I am proud to say I won! 🙂 But that was a long time ago – recently someone dared me to eat a habanero that he grew – GAH – i couldn’t even hold it in my fingers long enough and I had to chicken out!
    Potato wedges are a favorite in our house – we usually eat them with tomato paste and chili flakes – but I am loving your adobo pepper spiced ketchup, David!
    Hope you and Mrs Spiced have a great weekend!

    1. Hahaha…you won a jalapeno eating contest!? I need the story! And why is it that everyone thinks jalapeno eating contests are a good idea? There’s nothing good that can come from that! We did indeed have a good weekend, Shashi…I hope you did, too!! 🙂

          1. I chickened out – or rather “bowed” out – my innards cannot handle that much spice anymore! My mom sweated through a whole dozen of the “Chernobyl” wings at this place once – but I just couldn’t even stomach them then – much less now!

  2. Hi David! I started making oven “fries” when my kids were small because I hate frying and I felt they would be healthier. I still make them. I am obsessed with chipotle, so this ketchup is perfect! I sometimes add horseradish and steak sauce to ketchup for something different. Have a good weekend! 🙂

    1. I’m with ya here, Dorothy! I don’t fry stuff very often around here either. Sometimes it’s necessary…but not with these awesome potato wedges! I’m loving the horseradish + steak sauce ketchup idea. I’ll have to give that a shot next time! 🙂

  3. Oh my! Double digit jalapenos? I shudder to think of the consequences! Those cabins sound like my kind of camping (glamping? LOL) though! My idea of roughing it is a Holiday Inn with no room service. Now these potatoes are definitely not roughing it because they sound awesome to me!

    1. Yeah, I’m glad I wasn’t around for the consequences of that jalapeno eating contest. I love jalapenos as much as the next guy, but you’ll never catch me eating them whole. Or raw. Blech. Hope you had an awesome weekend, Rachelle! 🙂

    1. Yeah, it’s kinda fun to mix some spices into ketchup. I’m with ya…I usually keep it plain, but every once in a while you just need to mix it up! Although you’ll never catch me eating a whole jalapeno. Haha!

    1. Thanks, Medha! We love mixing ketchup up a bit with just some simple seasonings. It makes the meal feel so much fancier! Hope you had an awesome weekend! 🙂

  4. I would totally have rocked the jalapeno eating contest- Back in the high school days, I used to work weekends at pizza hut and once was dared to drink the jalapeno juice- It was actually pretty tasty! Although these potato wedges and that sauce? pass it over.

  5. I don’t think I can take you up on your date! I LOVE potatoes, especially potato wedges like these!! The ketchup twist also sounds delicious. Pinned :D!

  6. I am a sucker for almost any type of potato and these are no exception! I am definitely making this smokey ketchup because ketchup is a huge staple in my house. I have at least 2 large bottles of it now. One in my pantry and one in the fridge. And don’t let it be on sale at Publix on BOGO. LOL!

    1. We love mixing it up a bit and stirring some spices into our ketchup. We usually just make a little small batch…enough for one-two nights. Oh man, I remember those Publix BOGOs…such good deals! Except I think I still have mustard in my pantry from one of those deals…5 years ago. 😉

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