Crispy Autumn Purple Potatoes

BY : PUBLISHED : September 17th, 2014 UPDATED: August 5th, 2022

When autumn comes around, sometimes you just need a crispy seasoned potato wedge, and these delicious oven-baked ones do the trick. I used purple/blue potatoes because they were on sale at our local market, but you can use any waxy potato. Just cut into ½ thick wedges, throw on a baking sheet, and toss in seasoning mix. The key to crispy potatoes is to not overcrowd the tray. Be sure there's plenty of room between them, even using two trays if necessary. Use as a tasty side dish, or as a snack and serve with condiments of choice!

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Crispy purple potato wedges arranged with a small bowl of ketchup.

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Crispy Autumn Purple Potatoes

Renee Press
When autumn comes around, sometimes you just need a crispy seasoned potato wedge, and these delicious oven baked ones do the trick. 
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 20 mins
Total Time 30 mins
Course Breakfast, Dinner, Lunch
Cuisine American
Servings 2 servings
Calories 297 kcal
DIET Vegan


  • 1 pound o waxy potatoes (purple, yukon gold, reds, etc)
  • 1 Tablespoon of medium-high heat oil (avocado, canola, grape seed, etc)
  • ½ teaspoon of salt
  • 2 Tablespoons of potato starch (or corn starch
  • 2 Tablespoons of nutritional yeast (you can leave out if you don't have it)
  • 1 teaspoon of paprika
  • ¼ teaspoon of chili powder (or more)
  • freshly ground black pepper, to taste


  • Preheat oven to 450 degrees. Spread tablespoon of oil on baking sheet and set aside.
  • Cut potatoes into ½' thick wedges, the key is to not make them too thick, or they'll take quite a bit longer to bake. Lay them on baking sheet, sprinkle with remaining ingredients, and toss potatoes in oil and seasoning with your hands until evenly coated.
  • Spread out into an even layer, with space between potatoes (transferring some to additional sheet if necessary) and bake for 10 minutes, then give them a shake and a toss, and bake for another 8-10 minutes until crispy and golden on all sides. Serve immediately as a side, or snack with condiments of choice. Enjoy!


  • Leave room between the potatoes on the baking sheet so they crisp rather than steam.
  • Use as a tasty side dish, or as a snack and serve with condiments of choice!


Calories: 297kcalCarbohydrates: 50gProtein: 9gFat: 8gSaturated Fat: 1gPolyunsaturated Fat: 1gMonounsaturated Fat: 5gSodium: 604mgPotassium: 1213mgFiber: 8gSugar: 2gVitamin A: 571IUVitamin C: 45mgCalcium: 36mgIron: 3mg
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About Renee Press

Renee Press is the founder of Fire and Earth Kitchen in Seattle WA. which offers cooking classes, food coaching, and chef services. She's on a mission to make vegan, gluten-free cooking easy, accessible, and delicious for everyone.

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