Cast Iron Potato Wedges

These cast iron potato wedges are easy to make, the recipe is super dependable, and they can be altered to your specific spice/flavor desires. A healthier alternative to french fries, they’re one of my favorite side dishes to serve with ALL your family favorite grilling fare or just as a snack served with ALL the dips! No need to cook the potatoes twice on this one; our simple method makes pan fried potato wedges for a great side dish in half the time!


These cast iron potato wedges recipe is easy to make, super dependable, and can be altered to your specific spice/flavor desires. A healthier alternative to french fries, they’re great paired with ALL your summer grilling favorites or just as a snack served with ALL the dips! #vegan #potatoes #potatowedges #plantbased #castiron #comfortfood #veganrecipe

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B here today, sharing a recipe made by T. 

Since T’s basic but dependable potato side dish recipes seem to be such a hit on this blog, I thought it was about time he shared his recipe for these cast iron potato wedges. 

This is a recipe he’s made for a looong time, and I happen to request them often, especially when we make carrot dogs or our TVP burgers.

 Don’t get me wrong, I am NOT above buying those freezer bags of potato wedges from the grocery store, but honestly these guys are so much better and so easy to make…especially when T makes them for me. 😉 

Grab your recipe arsenal, friends. These Cast Iron Potato Wedges deserve a spot in it!

Overhead photo of three potatoes and two small glasses of olive oil and fry seasoning

Ingredients for Crispy Potato Wedges

This easy potatoes recipe requires only 4 ingredients. 

Please note you’ll find the full recipe with ingredient amounts in the recipe card at the bottom of this post. Here, we’ll go over some ingredient notes to achieve the best results!

Russet potatoes – Try to choose potatoes of a similar size if you can. And the kind of potatoes you choose is important. Make sure you get the big baking russet potatoes! I would not use red potatoes as they are usually too small for this type of recipe. Yukon gold potatoes could potentially be used in this recipe, but the cooking time may vary, and you may find you need to parboil if you use this type of potato. Same deal with sweet potatoes.

Olive oil – You can use any oil you prefer of equally high smoke point, like avocado oil, sunflower oil, vegetable oil, or refined coconut oil. I would not recommend making this recipe without oil.

Seasoning of choice – See notes below for seasoning options!

Salt – This is optional, depending on seasoning you use and if it includes salt or not.

Seasoning Ideas for Pan Fried Potato Wedges

Something I LOVE about this recipe is that it’s a great base to season the fries whatever way you want. 

Of course, you can go with a simple salt, black pepper, garlic powder, and onion powder to start. But you can get a little fun with it too!

Here are some examples we’ve tried and loved so far:

Potato Wedges with Red Robin Seasoning: We love using our Copycat Red Robin seasoning on these cast iron potato wedges when we’re serving them with our vegan bacon cheeseburgers, carrot dogs, or Beyond Meat burgers/sausages off the grill!

For Chili-Spiced Potato Wedges: Our homemade chili seasoning adds such an awesome flavor to these cast iron potato wedges! If you go this route, might I also suggest smothering these wedges in a pile of vegan chili and cheese sauce?! It’s a whole mood, and I’m here for it.

For Parmesan Potato Wedges: Use your favorite store-bought vegan parm OR our Cheesy Garlic Butter Blend to season. You can even throw some minced rosemary in there for a nice herby vibe. 

For Taco Seasoned Potato Wedges: Taco seasoning packet, meet potato wedges, meet spicy queso dip. Or pile them high in some kind of nacho situation smothered in walnut beef and vegan queso (and I guess some vegetables…if there’s time). Hell yes.

A grid with two photos showing the process of slicing and coating potato wedges before cooking

How to Make Potato Wedges in a Cast Iron Pan

First thing’s first: Let’s talk potatoes.

Wash and scrub your potatoes well, but leave the skins on. That’s right, no peeling potatoes for this recipe!

How to Cut Potatoes

Cut each potato in half longways, then cut those halves into wedges. You want to try and cut the potatoes evenly so they will all take around the same cook-time. 

The size of the wedges is KEY and also the most challenging for my impatience. #workingonit

How to Cook Potato Wedges

You’ll then place the wedges in a large bowl and drizzle them with some olive oil, sprinkle with whatever seasonings you choose (we’ve included a few options below), and gently toss them with a rubber spatula so everything is evenly coated. That’s right, no need to parboil the wedges for this particular recipe!

Then, it’s time to cook! Heat up your cast iron pan and carefully lay your wedges down in single layer / circular pattern. Remember: Most of your heat will concentrate in the center of the cast-iron skillet, so I like to put the largest wedges there (at least, that’s what T tells me).

You’ll cook the wedges in the covered pan for 12-14 minutes, stopping once to flip them. The insides should be fork-soft. The outsides should feel like nice crispy potatoes and have a slight golden brown caramelization.

Let those crispy fried potato wedges cool a bit on some paper towels to drain any excess oil, and they’re perfect and ready to be dipped into something delicious!

These cast iron potato wedges recipe is easy to make, super dependable, and can be altered to your specific spice/flavor desires. A healthier alternative to french fries, they’re great paired with ALL your summer grilling favorites or just as a snack served with ALL the dips! #vegan #potatoes #potatowedges #plantbased #castiron #comfortfood #veganrecipe

What to Serve with Pan-Fried Potatoes

These crispy pan fried potato wedges are the perfect side dish for everything from sandwiches to salads! They’re also great served on their own as a snack with your favorite dips!

Main Dish Options to Serve with Potato Wedges

Here are some of our favorite recipes to serve as a main course to go with our crispy potato slices. 

Note: If we serve them with the burgers or carrot dogs, we usually will bake or grill them, so we don’t take up too much room on the stove!

Dips to Serve with Easy Potato Wedges

Serve these perfect fried potatoes with one of these dips for the best plant-based snack or lunch:

What to do with extra potatoes

Do you have extra potatoes after making this delicious side dish? Try more of our favorite ways to cook potatoes:

Make these cast iron skillet potato wedges for dinner this week! 

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These cast iron potato wedges recipe is easy to make, super dependable, and can be altered to your specific spice/flavor desires. A healthier alternative to french fries, they’re great paired with ALL your summer grilling favorites or just as a snack served with ALL the dips! #vegan #potatoes #potatowedges #plantbased #castiron #comfortfood #veganrecipe

Cast Iron Potato Wedges

Terrence Roche
These cast iron potato wedges are easy to make, the recipe is super dependable, and they can be altered to your specific spice/flavor desires. A healthier alternative to french fries, they’re great paired with ALL your summer grilling favorites or just as a snack served with ALL the dips!
4 from 3 votes
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes

Ingredients
  

  • 1 lb russet potatoes
  • 1 Tbsp olive oil
  • 1 Tbsp seasoning of choice see notes for our ideas!
  • ½ tsp salt optional

Instructions
 

  • PREPARE YOUR TATERS: If you can, try to choose similar size potatoes. Wash and scrub your potatoes well, leaving the skins on. Cut each potato in half longways, then cut into wedges by cutting each half in thirds (or fourths if it’s a particularly large potato). You want to cut the potatoes as evenly as possible, so they will all cook evenly.
  • SEASON THE WEDGES: Place these wedges in a large bowl. Drizzle them with the olive oil and toss/swirl the potatoes in the bowl until they are all coated in oil. Then, sprinkle the seasoning and salt over the oiled wedges and repeat the toss/swirling motion until each wedge is nice and coated.
  • COOK THE WEDGES: Heat your cast iron skillet over medium high heat until the surface is hot. I like to use the “sprinkle test” here. When you sprinkle a bit of water on the pan and it sizzles, the pan is hot enough to begin! Do this carefully and with the TINIEST amount of water though. Lay your wedges down in a “circular pattern” to fit the most in the pan. Make sure the largest wedges are towards the center of the pan. Cover and cook these wedges for 6-7 minutes. Then, flip them and cook, covered, for another 6-7 minutes. The insides should be fork-soft. The outsides should have a nice crispness and caramelization
  • TO SERVE: After they’re done cooking, I like to turn off the heat and flip these on their skin-side and cover again to keep warm. Alternately, you could also keep these in a warm oven (200F or “warm”) until the rest of your dinner is ready. Leftovers will keep in the fridge for up to 5 days and can be reheated in the oven until warmed through.

Notes

Seasoning Ideas:
Potato Wedges with Red Robin Seasoning: We love using our Copycat Red Robin Seasoning on these cast iron potato wedges when we’re serving them with our vegan bacon cheeseburgers, carrot dogs, or Beyond Meat burgers/sausages off the grill!
For Chili-Spiced Potato Wedges: Our homemade chili seasoning adds such a kickass flavor to these cast iron potato wedges! If you go this route, might I also suggest smothering these wedges in a pile of vegan chili and cheese sauce?! It’s a whole mood, and I’m here for it.
For Parmesan Potato Wedges: Use your favorite store-bought vegan parm OR our Cheesy Garlic Butter Blend to season. You can even throw some minced rosemary in there for a nice herby vibe.
For Taco Seasoned Potato Wedges: Taco seasoning packet, meet potato wedges, meet spicy queso dip. Or pile them high in some kind of nacho situation smothered in walnut beef and vegan queso (and I guess some vegetables...if there’s time). Hell yes.
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