A few days ago, I need fries. I needed fries badly. I went through the list of fast food restaurants in my head trying to think about who had the best french fry. None of them seemed like they would satisfy my craving. What I really wanted was the baked potato wedges my mother made us as kids on burger night. I went to the kitchen, and did an interesting spin on my mothers baked potato wedges. Although, they really were perfect the way she made them.
I can still see the multi-colored plastic plates we ate on, and the hologram Hannah Montana cups, leftover from my little sister birthday party.
At the time my mother had 7 children (now 8), and she needed cheap, healthy recipes that were kid friendly. Baked potato wedges fit the bill exactly.
Another thing that was important to a mother of so many very young children, was that it needed to turn out every time. Perfectly.
Imagine dinner getting screwed up at the last minute and you have 7 hungry hobbits to feed…..
My mom used to only use seasoned salt once it came out of the oven, and it was really good like that! For this recipe, I have adapted it to be a more sophisticated(ish) version with some simple, flavorful spices, and Parmesan cheese.
There are endless flavor possibilities! You could sprinkle it with cheddar cheese and bacon bits in the last 5-10 minutes of baking, or you could even just stick with a simple sea salt and pepper version.
This recipe is also freezer friendly! You would just freeze before baking, then thaw and bake. 😉
Here’s the recipe: