We had no big plans for Christmas Day, which was admittedly fabulous, since my husband and I don’t really have an opportunity to just hang out much these days. I made blueberry muffins in the morning and we snacked on various treats throughout the day, but when it came time for dinner, we realized we had limited options. Rather than heading out to IHOP or Waffle House, we decided to throw together what we already had in the kitchen. Lucky for us, that included potatoes and various herbs, so these delicious potato wedges from about.com became part of our last-minute feast.
- 4 medium russet potatoes
- 3 TBSP olive oil
- 4 cloves garlic, minced
- 1/2 tsp dried rosemary
- 1/2 tsp dried oregano
- 1/2 tsp dried thyme
- 1/2 tsp paprika
- 1/2 tsp freshly ground black pepper
- 1 tsp salt
- Preheat the oven to 425 degrees.
- Rinse and scrub the potatoes.
- Cut each potato in half length-wise. Then cut each half length-wise again, into 4 equally sized wedges (do your best – mine definitely weren’t equal and all turned out well!)
- Mix the olive oil, dried herbs, salt, and pepper together in a bowl.
- While the recipe just called for the potato wedges to be put into the bowl and tossed until coated evenly, I opted for a basting brush to “paint” the mixture evenly onto the wedges. You can get inexpensive options from OXO and KitchenAid if you don’t already have one. I think it made this step easier and (somewhat) less messy!
- Line a sheet pan with foil. Place the potato wedges, skin side down, on the foil, as evenly as possible.
- Bake for 35 minutes, or until browned and tender. We ended up baking ours for more like 45 or 50 minutes, so don’t worry if yours take longer.