These CRISPY PARMESAN POTATO WEDGES are so absolutely delicious and EASY! You’ll never go back to regular fries after you try these thick baked potato wedges coated in a crispy cheese shell. Just too good!
CRISPY PARMESAN POTATO WEDGES
6 medium potatoes, russets or Yukon Gold, washed
¼ cup butter, unsalted
1¼ cup grated Parmesan cheese
½ teaspoon ground black pepper
Penzey’s Sandwich Sprinkles or garlic powder
Dried parsley or favorite herb
Olive oil, to brush potatoes
Preheat oven to 375 degrees F.
Place butter in an 11x15 inch jelly roll pan and place in oven until butter melts. Remove from oven as soon as butter has melted.
Halve each potato, lengthwise, and cut each half into 3 equal wedges. Dry potato wedges with a paper towel.
Sprinkle melted butter evenly and liberally with grated Parmesan, then sprinkle with pepper, seasonings and herbs. Press the cheese onto the butter.
Press each potato wedge, flesh-side down, firmly onto the Parmesan.
Lightly brush the exposed section of potato with olive oil.
Very lightly season the potatoes with coarse salt & freshly ground pepper and sprinkle with crushed herbs.
Place in preheated oven and bake 40-50 minutes.
*If needed to crisp the Parmesan crust, turn the heat up to 400 for the last 5-10 minutes.
**Transfer potatoes to a cooling rack and allow to cool at least 7 FULL MINUTES - this allows the cheese crust to stick to the potatoes.
Serve with your favorite dip. Buffalo, sour cream or Ranch dips work well.