A hearty BBQ side…
Big meats deserve a big side. And few are bigger than spicy potato wedges. These bold eats pack plenty of potato along with a cacophony of spicy spices. Chili powder, cayenne pepper, and paprika all play a part, along with many other spice rack staples to bring a ton of flavor to the table.
Play around with the fieriness in this recipe, too. You could opt for chipotle pepper instead of cayenne for a smokier alternative (great for smoky barbecue meals). Or pull back on the paprika and add more cayenne for an even spicier fry.
Spicy Potato Wedges
Preheat oven to 400 degrees Fahrenheit and line a baking sheet with aluminum foil.
In a large bowl, combine the canola oil, chili powder, onion powder, salt, garlic powder, paprika, sugar, and cayenne pepper. Mix well to combine.
Add the potato wedges to the bowl and mix the wedges to coat them with the seasoned oil.
Evenly spread the potato wedges across the foil-lined baking sheet, then place the baking sheet in the oven.
Bake the potato wedges for 15 minutes, then flip the potato wedges. Bake for 15 minutes, or until the wedges reach your desired crispiness.
Remove the baking sheet from the oven and allow the wedges to cool for 2 to 3 minutes. Serve.
Want a smokier alternative? Try subbing in chipotle powder for the cayenne pepper powder. Less heat, but plenty of smoky flavor.