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a plate of baked potato wedges topped with rosemary and garlic
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Crispy Garlic Rosemary Potato Wedges

An incredibly flavorful and perfectly crispy way to fulfill a French fry craving but in a next level way!
Course Appetizer, Side Dish
Cuisine American
Diet Vegetarian
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour
Total Time 1 hour 10 minutes
Servings 6 people
Calories 346kcal
Author Tracy


  • 4-5 lbs Russet Potatoes
  • 2 1/2 tablespoons kosher salt
  • 2-3 sprigs fresh rosemary
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 5 cloves fresh garlic, minced
  • 5 tablespoons olive oil


  • Pre-heat oven to 450 degrees and line a large baking sheet with parchment paper.
  • Add 2 quarts of water to a large pot and bring to a boil.
  • Peel and cut potatoes into 6-8 wedges for each potato.
  • Once water comes to a hard boil, add salt and baking soda and mix. Then add potatoes, which will cool the water, so let pot come back to a boil before turning it down slightly (med or med high) to just a gentle boil.
  • While potatoes are cooking, heat oil in a sauté pan on medium. Add garlic, rosemary, and pepper.
  • Sauté until garlic begins to brown, only about 60-90 seconds, just until the garlic begins to brown, be careful to not let it burn!
  • Then, take pan and pour everything (including the oil) through a sieve over a bowl. Keep the oil in the bowl and set the crispy garlic and rosemary aside.
  • After the potatoes have low boiled for 7 minutes (and when potatoes can be easily pierced with a knife, you don't want them too soft!), gently drain them and then add them to a large bowl.
  • Add the reserved oil to the bowl and gently toss.
  • On a parchment lined baking sheet, add potatoes in a single layer. Use two baking sheets if you need to, be sure that it's a single layer of potatoes.
  • Bake for 20 minutes and then remove from oven and with a metal spatula, gently turn for even baking. Return to oven and bake for another 20-30 minutes until crispy.
  • Remove from oven and toss with the set aside crispy garlic and rosemary and additional salt 1/4-1/2 teaspoon of salt, to taste.
  • Serve and enjoy!


What is a gentle boil?  Also known as an aggressive simmer, meaning more "agitation" in the water. 
Be sure that your potatoes don't cook too long.  If they're cooked too long, then they wont crisp up the same. 


Calories: 346kcal | Carbohydrates: 55g | Protein: 7g | Fat: 12g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Sodium: 3014mg | Potassium: 1271mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin C: 18mg | Calcium: 46mg | Iron: 3mg