How Long To Bake Potato Wedges At 350?

Potato wedges or JoJo’s as some people call them are the tastiest and crispiest potatoes you can ever imagine. Potato wedges are a healthier substitute for when you are craving fries because they are baked in less oil than regular fries. They also have more texture than fries. 

Well-cooked potato wedges will give you that crispy edge and lots of fluffy potatoes inside. Potato wedges are baked for a pretty long time in the oven, this makes them absorb more flavors. This gives you the greater option to slice your wedges ranging from cheese, bread crumbs, and pepper and the list is countless.

How Long To Bake Potato Wedges At 350?

When baking your potato wedges at 350°F, you’ll only need 60-75 minutes to get them done. This will give the potato enough time to bake without getting dry or getting burnt. If you want to reduce the baking time, wrap the pan with foil before baking. It will trap the steam and food faster and in turn reduce the baking time. It is important to note that the baking time may also differ depending on the type of potato and the size of the cuts. The larger the cuts, the longer it’ll take.

When baking in an air fryer, it takes about 35-40 minutes at the temperature of 350° F. They bake faster than the oven but may cause the potato to dry. To prevent any possible dryness, check the potato frequently while baking, better still, wrap them in tin foil to protect them from getting direct contact with the air fryer. 

For packet potatoes, you may buy them in bulk and keep them in the refrigerator. When baking them at 350°F, they take longer time. It may last 70 to 90 minutes or more. I’d advise not to bake frozen potatoes directly. You should thaw them by placing them in cold water. After 2-3 hours, they’ll have completely defrosted. You can then season and bake them as you would a fresh potato.

When baking in time foil, it takes 40-45 minutes at 350°F. The foil helps to maintain an even temperature that helps the potato become tender, hence why it takes less time. It also keeps the potato moist and prevents them from drying. Some people prefer to use aluminum foil because using tin foil gives your potato a slight tin flavor to it. When using aluminum foil, it takes 45 minutes for your potato wedges to be cooked.

Can You Reheat baked Potatoes?

If you are busy, you can bake the potato ahead of time and reheat it again before dishing it out. After you are done baking, allow them to cool for a while then place them in a container. You can reheat them in a microwave before serving. Baked potatoes last about 4 to 6 hours at room temperature. 

If after baking your potato wedges, you end up not finishing all, do discard them out yet. Put them in a plastic container and refrigerate. When you want to use them, you just bring them out and thaw them for about 2 hours. Add a little bit of seasoning and olive oil, wrap them in foil paper and reheat them in the oven or air fryer. For leftovers, it can last for just 2-3 days. You could also reheat and turn it into a new type of food example mashed potato.

How Long Does Baked Potato Last?

In the fridge, baked potatoes can last for 3-4 days. Before refrigerating, allow it to cook to room temperature before keeping it in an air-tight container and then you place it in the refrigerator. When you want to take them, you only need 20 minutes to bake them at 350F in the oven before serving. 

You can freeze baked potatoes in your freezer for a much longer time. It can last for about 9 months in advance. After baking, cool them and put them in a freezer bag. Remove as much air as possible and close the bag. You can label it with the date you are freezing it on the bag before placing it in the freezer. When you want to use them, remove them and thaw them for 6 hours in cold water.

How to Bake Potato at 350°F

A baked potato is an easy meal that you can prepare. You need only about 30 minutes or less to prepare everything and put it in the oven. It is one of the stress-free meals you can prepare any time of the day, and it goes well with other meals. Not to forget how easily digestible it is.

  • Preheat the oven to 350°F
  • Wash your potato with salt and cut them into wedges.
  • Rub vegetable oil or Olive oil on the potatoes
  • Season with salt and pepper (pepper is optional)
  • You can also add in other seasonings of your choice
  • Pierce the potatoes severally with a knife or fork.
  • Bake the potatoes for 45-60 minutes or until when they become soft or cooked.
  • Bring them out and cut in the center.
  • Serve with butter, cheddar cheese, or black pepper.
  • Serve with a green salad and enjoy.

How to Know if Baked Potato is Done?

At an internal temperature of 205°F to 210°F, your potatoes are perfectly baked. You can test for doneness with a fork or knife. Simply insert the fork or knife into the potato. Perfectly cooked potatoes will feel soft and smooth. If the middle of the potato feels a bit strong, bake it for a few more minutes. 

Baked potatoes are wonderful whole meals or side dishes for stews, soup, pasta, or rice. You can also eat them as a quick snack with your favorite toppings. Other dishes that work well with baked potato wedges include chicken pot pie, bread sticks, chicken legs, Broccoli Rice Casserole, Woman cheeseburger casserole and so many more.

How Many Potato Can You Bake at a Time?

A regular oven can bake about 15 to 20 potatoes at a time. However, ovens vary in size, always ensure that you don’t overcrowd the oven. Overcrowding the oven will end up giving you an unevenly cooked potato. Some will be cooked, others overcooked, and some undercooked.

To avoid that, arrange your potato wedges on a baking sheet in layers. Leave some space between them to ensure the heat is in circulation during cooking. If you are making a large number of potatoes, you can bake them in batches, or if your oven is big enough, you can bake all the potatoes in a single batch.

What Are The Different Types of Potato?

There are different types of potatoes and they can be classified according to their flesh and ways to prepare them. According to texture, potatoes can be classified into three categories.

1. Waxy Potatoes

This type of potato contains very little starch and creamy flesh with high moisture content. They have thin skin, so you do not have to peel them off before cooking. Waxy Potatoes are the best for simmering because they hold their shape together. You can either simmer them in soups, stews, or potato salad or baking in casseroles.

2. Starchy Potatoes

Just like their name, starchy potatoes have high starch content with dry and mealy flesh. They easily dry, crumble and break down easily and are the best for making mashed or baked potato.

Because of their dryness, they easily soak up liquid like dairy, butter, or oil like a sponge. They are the best Potatoes for making french fries for a delicate outside and a fluffy interior.

3. All-purpose Potatoes

The best Potatoes for both worlds are all-purpose Potatoes with a moderate starch level. They give you a fluffy texture when you bake or mash them while retaining a moderate quantity of water to help hold them in shape during pan frying, roasting, or simmering. You have more options for what to prepare when using this type of potato.

4. Yukon Gold Potatoes

Yukon Gold Potatoe falls into the category of all-purpose potatoes. They have thin gold skin, creamy, fleshy, and sweet with a buttery flavor. It is suitable for mashing. It is suitable for about any cooking method with the fear of disappointment. They are so versatile and a popular option in restaurants and many commercial kitchens.

5. All Blue Potatoes

They have dark purple skin and purple flesh. The color is a result of the high concentration of an antioxidant called anthocyanin. This antioxidant is also present in other purple foods like red onion, eggplants, and blueberries.

It is an all-purpose potato which makes it suitable for all methods of cooking. If you are looking to make a colorful mash without adding artificial food coloring, then this is the right potato for you.

6. Russet Potatoes

Russet potatoes are Ruddy, most large, and have dark brown skin. This is a suitable potato when making baked potatoes. It has thick skin that crisps up during baking and a fluffy light interior.

They are also great for mashing, but you have to peel the skin first. It is an ideal potato for cutting into French fries.

7. Kennebec Potatoes

A lot of chefs consider this potato to be the best for frying. If you are the type that eats out often, you must have come across the name on some restaurant’s menu. You may see kennebec fries listed on the menu instead of French fries, and they mostly highlight the qualities of the potato.

It has a nutty flavor, perfect starchiness, and moderate moisture best for a crispy golden potato.

8. Red Bliss Potatoes

Red Bliss is a waxy potato with high moisture content that makes it stay in shape when cooking. It is not the best potato for mashing but it has been used for it traditionally despite its texture.

You will have to peel the thin red skin before mashing. It has a sweet, buttery flesh that you can complement with garlic, lemon, and some seasoning herbs.

9. Jewel Yams

The name is a bit confusing, right? It is not a true yam, it is only a nickname given to a softer variety of potatoes. Jewel Yam has starchy flesh, and it becomes extra soft and moist after cooking.

It is suitable for mashing and baking. Avoid using it for any recipe that requires the potato to stay in shape.

10. Hannah Sweet Potatoes

This type of potato has a firm, dense and similar texture to the white potato. It can hold shape better than other types of sweet potatoes. You can dice them in soups, stews, or stir-fries. They require a longer cooking time to make them soft.

11. Japanese Sweet Potatoes

It is dark red or purple-skinned potatoes. It has a pale flesh that runs buttery yellow when cooking. It is considered the potato with the largest starch content compared to other sweet potatoes.

Japanese sweet potato when fired or roasted becomes crispy on the outside and soft on the inside. It has a nutty and sweet flavor just like roasted chestnuts and a texture like a thick pudding. It is a favorite str3t snack during the fall and winter Seasons in Japan.


Conclusion

Potato wedges are a healthier and tastier substitute for french fries that you can never go wrong with. When baking these wedges at 350, you need to leave the potato in the oven for 60-75 minutes to achieve that crispy outside and fluffy inside finish. 

You can cover the baking pan or casserole dish with foil paper to shorten the baking time. The foil paper ensures that steam is trapped in the pan for even and fast cooking. You can always pair your potato wedges with limitless options of side dishes including green salad.

About The Author

Hi There, I'm Lisa Anderson. I'm a 30-year-old with a passion for cooking, art, and dogs (not always in that order). With a background in both cooking and writing, ShiftyChevre is a collection of my experiences with food, recipes, lifestyle, and other kitchen-related topics.

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