Thursday, January 3, 2013

Tried & True Recipe: Ranch or Zesty Potato Wedges

Ranch Potato Wedges are an easy side dish and a family favorite.  They go great alongside just about anything, but I most often serve them with Crock-Pot Shredded Buffalo Chicken Sandwiches, Grilled Buffalo Chicken Sandwiches, or Buffalo Ranch Chicken Wraps.  I think I associate them with buffalo flavored dishes because Buffalo Wild Wings has Ranch Potato Wedges that are delicious and I'm sure quite unhealthy.  So these are my take on a healthier at-home version and they're so easy!

Ranch Potato Wedges

Potatoes*, washed and cut into wedges (I usually get 6-8 wedges per potato)
Extra-virgin Olive Oil, to coat
Ranch Seasoning (store bought or homemade), to taste (~1-2 Tablespoons)

Pre-heat oven to 400-degrees.

In a large bowl toss potato wedges with enough EVOO to coat along with the ranch seasoning.  Dump wedges onto a large, non-stick baking sheet and arrange in a single layer.

Bake for 20 minutes.  Stir and arrange in a single layer again.  Bake an additional 20 minutes or until the edges start to turn golden brown.

Serve with ketchup or ranch dressing to dip.


*For these wedges I like to use small russet potatoes, like the kind that come in the Value brand bag at Kroger.  2 small potatoes per person seems to work out well.  If you're using a larger potato you might want to plan for 1 potato per person.

Updated 5/19/13: For a Zesty Oven Fries version use the same technique as above but instead of the ranch season with:

1 tsp Onion Powder
1 tsp Garlic Powder
1 tsp Paprika
1/2 tsp Chili Powder
1/2 tsp Salt
1/2 tsp Pepper
(1/4 tsp Cayenne Pepper, optional, if you like a little heat)

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