Woo but these potatoes have some kick to them! Kickin’ Potato Wedges are maybe the simplest and tastiest kind of homemade oven fries: just coat and roast! But the flavor is far from simple; they’re crispy on the outside, fluffy on the inside, and dancing with spicy cayenne and smoky paprika flavors. These are the kind of side dishes that would make a wonderful accompaniment to homemade burgers… or you could just serve them up with a spicy aioli. Kickin’ Potato Wedges will kick off a great day with your tastebuds!

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  • 2 pounds Russet potatoes
  • 2 1/2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 1 teaspoon smoked paprika
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon onion powder
  • 3/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper


Step 1 –Preheat the oven to 390 degrees F and place a tray in as it heats.

Step 2 –Slice the potatoes into wedges.

Step 3 –Add the potatoes, the olive oil, the cayenne pepper, the paprika, the garlic powder, the onion powder, the salt, and the black pepper to a mixing bowl and toss to combine. Don’t leave the potatoes sitting for too long or they will become soggy.

Step 4 –Place the wedges on the hot oven tray, careful to give them as much space as possible between them. If necessary, use two trays.

Step 5 –Bake, flipping halfway through and turning the tray, until golden, crispy, and very lightly charred, about 35-40 minutes.

Step 6 –Serve immediately.