These Whole30 Breaded Potato Wedges are possibly the most delicious homemade fries your family will absolutely love! When I was pregnant, I often craved the breaded potato wedges from KFC. I went through the drive-thru on a regular basis to get that crispy, flavorful potato wedge. I was determined to create a nutritious copycat version. I’m thrilled to say I’ve done it!
Why We Love These Whole30 Breaded Potato Wedges
My Whole30 Breaded Potato Wedges are gluten-free, dairy-free, Paleo, and nut-free. Plus, I include a method to bread these potato wedges that does NOT involve breading them one or two at a time. No one has time for individual breading!
Plus, I included 3 ways to cook these wedges. Cook them in the air fryer, on the stove, or in the oven. Love that there are so many cooking options depending on your preference and time.
Whole30 Breaded Potato Wedges are budget-friendly, as are all the recipes in my Cookbook. Potatoes are one of the most budget-friendly side dishes! Here’s the breakdown of what the price looks like for this side, using pricing of ingredients from my local Walmart. You can make a batch of these that serves 4 for less than the cost of buying a fry at your local fast-food restaurant!
- Breaded Potato Wedges = $1.75
- Russet Potatoes – $0.71
- Eggs – $0.26
- Compatible flour – $0.60
- Seasonings – $0.18
- Russet potatoes – I use russets as they are usually the most budget-friendly and crisp up beautifully.
- Large egg – I do not have a way to make these egg-free, the egg is essential for making the batter stick.
- Tapioca, arrowroot, or potato starch or flour – In Paleo baking or for thickening a sauce, these flours do not behave the same. However, for breading these potato wedges, any of them work well. Use whichever is most accessible to you! I get my tapioca flour from the bulk bins at Winco. You can also find it easily on Amazon here. Or, find arrowroot flour here on Amazon or potato starch here on Amazon.
- Seasoned salt – If you are on a Whole30, be sure to double-check the ingredients on your seasoned salt. Many of them unfortunately have dextrose or other forms of unallowed added sugar. Can’t find a compatible seasoned salt? You can make your own with a recipe like this one.
- Ground black pepper
- High heat cooking oil, if shallow pan frying
- Cooking oil spray, if cooking in the oven or air frying
This recipe is a sample from my cookbook Whole Food for Your Family, which has 100+ budget- and family-friendly recipes. You can learn more or grab a copy of my cookbook HERE!
Whole30 Breaded Potato Wedges
- 1 1/2 pounds russet potatoes
- 1 large egg
- 1/2 cup tapioca or arrowroot flour, or potato starch
- 1 tablespoon seasoned salt
- 1/2 teaspoon ground black pepper
- 1 1/2 teaspoon paprika
- Optional if shallow pan frying: 1/2 cup high-heat oil of choice, such as coconut or avocado oil
- Optional if cooking in oven or air fryer: Cooking oil spray
- If baking, preheat the oven to 400F and line a baking sheet with parchment.
- Fill a medium bowl with cold water. Cut the potatoes into wedges, placing into cold water as you cut. When done cutting, drain the water and rinse the potatoes with additional cold water. Pat the potatoes dry.
- In a large bowl, beat the egg and combine with potatoes until coated. Transfer potatoes to a colander to drain off any excess egg. Set aside.
- In another large bowl, combine the flour, salt, pepper, and paprika. Add the egg-coated potatoes to the flour mixture and combine well by stirring.
- STOVE: In a medium saucepan, heat the oil over medium heat. When the oil is hot, add the fries in a single layer, you will need to do this in batches. Cook for 5 mintues on each side until golden, then transfer to a paper towel-lined plate. Repeat with the remaining potatoes.
- OVEN: Lay prepared potatoes on lined baking sheet in single layer. Spray generously with cooking oil spray. Cook for 20 minutes, flip, then cook for 10-15 minutes more, until potatoes are crispy.
- AIRFRYER: Place breaded fries in airfryer basket. Spray generously with cooking oil spray. Airfry at 350F for 7 minutes, flip or stir, and then airfry for 8 minutes more, until crispy.
- We love them paired with my Date Mustard sauce! Freeze cooked fries in a sealed container for up to 3 months.