Easy and delicious potato wedges baked, sprinkled with parmesan, and served with fry sauce. Yum.
I’m in awe that it’s already July. Where the heck did the year run off to? How can it already be half over?
There are so many things that I love about summer. The sunshine, beach days, afternoons in the yard watching the boys play in the hose… so many great memories being made.
But there’s on thing that tears at me every summer, looming over my head, slowly consuming me until it finally happens: My oldest leaving to spend a month with his dad in Utah.
It happens every year and I hate it. There. I said it.
I try to be the happy mom that is always positive about things but when you have to say goodbye to your first born for a month every year (plus holidays) it’s just downright hard.
Justin and I have definitely been through some tough times together and I feel such a bond with him. He helps me so much with the boys. He’s always my go-to guy when it comes to helping me put my two little guys in the car, or entertaining them when I have to work, or even helping me get them dressed. He will be such a good dad one day.
He adds a great dynamic to our family. He prevents fighting from the boys and is my shoulder to lean on. He’s always making me laugh and makes me feel needed (in good mom ways, you know?).
He’s at scout camp this week and when he comes back, we’ll have one day with him before he leaves for the rest of the long month of July.
Honestly, this week has been so hard for me. I miss him a lot. Even though I’m sure he’s having a blast at camp, I can’t help but dwell on the impending month ahead.
BUT… I need to try and stay positive about it. He loves seeing his dad and has a great relationship with him and his family. I’m sure he will have a blast!
Don’t worry about me, I’ll just be baking up these potato wedges every day, devouring batch after batch, counting down the days when I can go pick him up from the airport. 😉
But seriously, these fries are the bomb diggity. They have so much flavor packed in a small fry. I heart parmesan and these are truly magnificent.
If you’ve been living under a rock and haven’t made homemade fries yet – this is the simplest and most delicious basic recipe you will find. If you’re ever feeling down, these babies will pick you right up! 😉 Beware of smiley faces that will take place after biting into these crisp, flavorful fries with fry sauce!
Baked Parmesan Potato Wedges
- 6 white potatoes
- 1/4 cup olive oil
- 1/2 tsp. salt
- 1/4 tsp. paprika
- 1 Tbsp. powdered parmesan cheese
- 1/4 tsp. garlic powder
- 1/8 tsp. pepper
- Fry sauce:
- Preheat oven to 375º F. Cut potatoes into wedges, leaving the peel on. Arrange potato wedges on a baking sheet. Mix oil, salt, paprika, parmesan cheese, garlic powder and pepper.
- Pour mixture over potatoes and toss gently with your hands. Bake for 45 minutes or until potatoes are golden brown.
- While cooking, mix together some mayonnaise and ketchup to make fry sauce. I usually do half mayo and half ketchup but make what tastes the best to you!
- When potato wedges are golden brown, take out and serve with fry sauce. Enjoy!
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Chelsea @chelseasmessyapron says
These look so awesome Jen! Your photos are amazing too 🙂 Love that these are baked instead of fried!
Thanks so much, Chelsea!! xo!
Jaren (Diary of a Recipe Collector) says
I always feel like I’ve done something good when I make my own oven fries! Sprinkling on the parmesan sounds great! I would be just like you if my oldest would leave for that long. What a sweet and special bond you have! The year is going so fast, he will be back before you know it!
It will go by quickly, I know. It’s just hard sometimes. :/ My 4 year old has been asking me several times a day where he is, which is sad! But fries heal all! LOL! Thanks for stopping by, Jaren!
Chloe Crabtree says
These look delicious! I think they would be great with anything we throw on the grill this morning!
Yes!! They will go perfectly with whatever you’re cooking up for the holiday weekend! Thanks for the comment, Chloe!
Norma | Allspice and Nutmeg says
I love home fries. These look so good.
Rachel Cooks says
These look so amazing! Hope July goes by quickly for you. Hang in there!
Julie @ Willow Bird Baking says
These look incredible, and that fry sauce is killin’ me. Best wishes to you as you send Justin off for a month. I can’t imagine how hard that is, but I love that you’re determined to be positive about it — I bet that means so much to him! You seem like an incredible mama.
Thanks so so much, Julie! You are so sweet! Have a wonderful holiday weekend!
It melts my heart reading about your relationship with Justin. I hope to have a son like him in the near future. There are def a lot of moments when I’m in need of a shoulder to lean on. Just like you said, time is flying by and he will be back in your arms no time! Looks like the rest of the family is enjoying this baked potato with oh-so-delicious dipping sauce! Yum!! Happy 4th of July, Jen!
Carol at Wild Goose Tea says
These ‘fries’ look delish. I could make a meal of just these. Get feelin’ like a teenager again. Whoa heavy duty feelings—speaking of feelings—-about not having your eldest boy full time. That is hard. But it is what it is.
Cindy @ Pick Fresh Foods says
There are defintiley times when you want the month to fly by and this is definitely one of those. Good thing you have you little ones to keep you busy 😀
These potato wedges are something my family would love. Pinning 😀
Aimee @ ShugarySweets says
Oh man these look awesome. Perfect for dinner!
Thanks Aimee!! They are so good!
Ilona @ Ilona's Passion says
These wedges are delicious!
Thanks Ilona!! xo!
I really don’t like skinny fries, but give me a plate of thick slabs of potato wedges and I’m stuffing my face in no time. Even more so if they’re topped with parmesan cheese, YUM!
YES! They’re flippin’ amazing, Shaina! Thanks for stopping by! xo!
Andi @ The Weary Chef says
I hope your July goes by fast! I’m sorry you have to be away from your “baby” for a whole month!
These potatoes look delish, Jen!
Krista @ Joyful Healthy Eats says
Ok, heart broken just reading this. I seriously can’t imagine having my little man gone for a month. Totally will be praying that this month goes by so fast for you so you can be reunited with your sweet boy again!
On more of a food note can’t wait to try these, I have been in such a fry mood lately and this sounds perfect. In fact I just made some the other day but NEED to have this fry sauce! YUM!
Thanks Krista!! They’re so easy and so yummy. I’m sure the month will fly by, I hope!
These sound amazing! Just wondering though…is there a recipe for the fry sauce?
and I just re-read everything to discover that it’s just mayo and ketchup…funny, that is my husbands favorite, but have never heard it called fry sauce! Can’t wait to try these!