Baked Tater Wedges and Utah's Famous Fry Sauce Recipe (2024)

These seasoned, crunchy potato wedges are baked instead of fried. Paired with Utah's famous Fry Sauce, you can't go wrong with these crispy-on-the-outside, soft-on-the-inside baked fries.

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Cut into wedges and seasoned to perfection, these Baked Tater Wedges are the perfect side dish.

Baked instead of fried, these wedges cut way back on calories but don’t skimp on flavor. They’re a household staple, especially when we serve them with our favorite hometown Fry Sauce.

What is fry sauce?

Have you ever heard ofUtah’s Famous PINK Fry Sauce? Apparently, the name “Fry Sauce” was coined by the fast food chain Arctic Circle, which originated in Salt Lake City, and it compliments these Tater Wedges perfectly.

People all over the world have their variations of this sauce (it’s not just a Utah thing!), but we would highly recommend trying it if you haven’t.This is how we make it:

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Make your own sauce for these Tater Wedges:

  • 2/3 cup mayo (light is fine – skip the Miracle Whip and use the real stuff!)
  • 1/3 cup ketchup

Don’t love the proportions of fry sauce? It’s easily adaptable to make it your own. Try some of these other flavor combinations to get your perfect sauce:

  • Substitute BBQ sauce for Ketchup (also known as “Campfire” sauce in a few places)
  • Add in some relish
  • Add in some tabasco or sriracha for a spicier kick
  • Add in a little Worcestershire sauce or liquid smoke
  • Add in some spices (paprika, seasoned salt, or garlic salt all taste great)

Related Recipe: Try another one of our favorite sauces! This copycat Raising Cane’s Sauce is amazing!

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Related article: if you love these baked tater wedges, you’ll want to try our Baked red potato wedges.

How to make baked potato wedges:

Preheat oven to 450 degrees. Add olive oil to a baking sheet with sides.
Cut each potato into 8 wedges (cut each potato in half length wise, then cut each half into 4 “wedges”).

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Combine all dry ingredients into a bag (either Ziploc or paper) and add a few potatoes at a time. Shake to coat well.
Place the potatoes coated side down into the oil in the pan.Continue doing this until all the potatoes have been coated and placed in the oil.

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Bake for about 20 minutes and then pull out and flip over on the other side using a large spatula or tongs.

Don’t skip this step! It helps the wedges get extra crispy!Bake for another 20 minutes. Pull wedges out of the oven and then sprinkle with a little kosher salt. Serve hot.

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What to serve with Baked Tater Wedges:

These are great to serve as a snack when that fry craving hits, but we love them as a side dish, too.

We think these wedges taste great with ourGround Turkey Sloppy Joes, Dr. Pepper Pulled Pork, or our copycat Black and Bleu Burger.

You’ll love these other potato recipes:

  • Baked Seasoned Steak Fries
  • Baked Sweet Potato Fries (pictured in the video below)
  • Baked Garlic Parmesan Fries (with spicy aioli – another great dipping sauce!)
  • Easy Baked Taco Fries
  • Baked Carne Asada Fries

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Serves: 6

Baked Tater Wedges and Utah’s Famous Fry Sauce Recipe

These seasoned, crunchy potato wedges are baked instead of fried. Paired with Utah's famous Fry Sauce, you can't go wrong with these crispy-on-the-outside, soft-on-the-inside baked fries.

Prep Time 10 minutes mins

Cook Time 40 minutes mins

Total Time 50 minutes mins

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Ingredients

  • 6 Russet Potatoes cut into lengthwise quarters
  • 6 Tablespoons flour
  • 2 teaspoons onion powder
  • 2 teaspoons garlic powder
  • 2 teaspoons paprika
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon black pepper
  • 4 Tablespoons olive oil (vegetable oil or canola oil would work too)

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 450 degrees.

  • Add your oil to a baking sheet with sides.

  • Cut each potato into 8 wedges.

  • Combine all dry ingredients into bag (either Ziploc or paper) and add a few potatoes at a time. Shake to coat well.

  • Place the potatoes coated side down into the oil in the pan.

  • Continue doing this until all the potatoes have been coated and placed in the oil.

  • Bake for about 20 minutes and then pull out and flip over on the other side. Bake for an extra 20 minutes. Pull wedges out of the oven and then sprinkle with a little kosher salt. Serve hot.

Notes

Don’t love the proportions of fry sauce? It’s easily adaptable to make it your own. Try some of these other flavor combinations to get your perfect sauce:

  • SubstituteBBQ saucefor Ketchup (also known as “Campfire” sauce in a few places)
  • Add in somerelish
  • Add in sometabasco or srirachafor a spicier kick
  • Add in a littleWorcestershire sauce or liquid smoke
  • Add in somespices(paprika, seasoned salt, or garlic salt all taste great)

Nutrition

Calories: 285 kcal · Carbohydrates: 46 g · Protein: 6 g · Fat: 10 g · Saturated Fat: 1 g · Polyunsaturated Fat: 1 g · Monounsaturated Fat: 7 g · Sodium: 400 mg · Potassium: 923 mg · Fiber: 3 g · Sugar: 1 g · Vitamin A: 55 IU · Vitamin C: 14 mg · Calcium: 34 mg · Iron: 2 mg

Equipment

  • Baking Sheet

  • Ziploc

Recipe Details

Course: Appetizer, Side Dish

Cuisine: American

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  1. Concetta says:

    I love this recipe - my family would love it as well!!! Thank you for sharing another fabulous dish!
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    Concetta

  2. amanda.c09 says:

    Thanks for sharing the recipe! As for the pink fry sauce my family has been making it for years, except we call it secret sauce and make it with Miracle Whip instead of Mayo. It's good with fries and on burgers!

  3. Aimee says:

    I think to make the best fry sauce it needs a little pickle relish or something.

  4. Shari says:

    Seriously? Utah's Famous Fry Sauce? I am 51 years old and have been mixing mayo and ketchup together since I was in diapers and guess what, I'm not from Utah!
    Okay, I'm just giving you a bad time, but seriously not sure why Utah gets to claim the sauce. lol

  5. Jacob And Angie Ward says:

    These potato wedges are wonderful! I have made them twice now and just came back to get the recipe again so I could make them to go with dinner tonight. Thanks for a great recipe!

  6. Heather says:

    I am featuring this on my blog on Wed because it is the yummiest yum recipe for french fries I have ever had!! Thanks! http://bellesbazaar-heather.blogspot.com/

  7. Elle The Heiress says:

    Eeew! My roommate in college used to mix mayo and ketchup all the time. It would make me gag because mayo stinks so bad.

  8. Six Sisters says:

    Ha Ha Ha! Maybe try Crown Burger's Fry Sauce.. then you might change your mind! It is to DIE FOR!
    Thanks for your comment-
    Kristen- one of the sisters

  9. The Daily Smash says:

    Yummy I want to make these right now lol. Great blog check out my food blog.

    www.thedailysmash101.blogspot.com

    Have a great Day :)

  10. tnecgrl says:

    I also grew up mixing this same sauce but we added worcestershire sauce and a tad of horseradish sauce... you should try it.... it is AWESOME!!! another great sauce i grew up with is simply ketchup and worcestershire sauce... It is great on pork, chicken and beef.. Anyhow... off to bake some tater wedges!!! lol

  11. ked328 says:

    I've completely changed the way my family eats this year, and I'm allways looking for new recipes that are both healthy and tasty. Thanks for a great recipe to eliminate the frying in fatty oil! A quick tip on how to make these just a little healthier: after you slice the potatoes, soak them for 20 minutes in cold water, then rinse before coating. This will release some of the starch (you'll actually see it floating in the water)so there won't be as much for your body to convert to sugar!

  12. Michelle... says:

    Yummy! I've also added a little horseradish into the fry sauce for a little kick.

  13. Jennifer says:

    This is a very popular sauce in the South and we add pepper to the mayo/ketchup mix. Some folks call it Comeback Sauce. Delish!!! Can't wait to try this recipe. Thank you so much for posting it!!!

  14. Rachel says:

    I love going back and forth between ketchup and mayo. I never thought to combine them. Can't wait to try fry sauce.

  15. KelciMo says:

    I make my fry sauce with some pickle juice added to it! I live in New Mexico but I was in SLC at a little greek place when I tried it for the first time. Love it!

  16. Kay says:

    When my neice was in elementary school, the only thing that she would take for lunch were ketchup and mayonaise sandwiches.

  17. Julie Thorne says:

    Can you deep fry these??

  18. Julie Thorne says:

    Can you deep fry these??

  19. Camille says:

    Sure! That might add to the calories and fat, but they would be delicious!

  20. Amelia says:

    I like to mix mayo with a little garlic, black pepper, paprika, oregano and a very little bit of ketchup... If you're not a fan of mayonnaise you probably won't like it, but I LOVE it with fries, fried chicken, etc... It is really good!

  21. lmccurdy says:

    I miss Arctic Circle! Special Sauce/fry sauce...and the best shakes in the world!

  22. Six Sisters says:

    They do have amazing shakes!

  23. Chris and Laura says:

    Have you ever frozen these? I'm stocking my freezer before new baby comes and would love to make and freeze a batch. Any suggestions?

  24. Six Sisters says:

    Haven't frozen them before. But that is what the potato wedges that you buy at the store in the freezer section have been cooked before. It may just work!! :) -The Six Sisters

  25. Austin & Aubree Egbert says:

    My sister worked at Dairy Queen and she said they add pickle juice to the fry sauce, and that is what makes it taste and look like Dairy Queen and Arctic Circle fry sauce!! Mmm mmm mmm!! :) I love all your recipes and so does my husband!! He even got me the cook book for Easter because he loves all your recipes so much! :)

  26. Laura says:

    My thought exactly. I've been doing this for years and I've never been anywhere near Utah-I grew up in Texas! This is not solely a Utah thing. It's utterly delicious though and I have to say my husband thinks I am wierd for doing it.

  27. Sherri says:

    That is what we do with our fry sauce, add a little pickle juice. And also a little less ketchup for my taste. Oh how I love fry sauce!!

  28. mads says:

    Here in Australia we call it co*cktail sauce (as in the sauce you add to a prawn co*cktail)! :)

  29. Pam says:

    Made the fries & sauce last night to go with the Cheeseburger wraps. Easy & good! The family has asked that this go into the monthly mix of recipes. Thanks for sharing!

  30. Gloria says:

    I always thought this was a Burger King thing when I first started working there all the kids did this thought it was gross until I tried it. We never measured a glob of mayo and add some ketchup to your taste. I even got my kids and grandkids eating it.

  31. Judy says:

    In Western PA we add horseradish or garlic..depends on the restaurant or family preference.

  32. julie says:

    When I lived in Utah many years sgo there was a hamberger joint that msde thrir fry sauce with mayo, Ketchup, and a little buttermilk. It was better than Artic Circle. And I loved artic circle!

  33. Karen Knegten says:

    Try eating your fries after dipping in mayo. Have been eating this way for over 50 years. Turns out many in The Netherlands eat them this way as well. My Dutch hubby has always eaten this way too. Imagine the surprise when we figured out we both eat our fries like this and have always done this. It has to be Hellman's Mayonnaise-NO MIRACLE WHIP. This is actually similar tasting to Potato Salad.

  34. Debbers says:

    Utah Fry Sauce? OooOOo Nooooo...we've been making this in Oregon for many years! I'm 62, and my Mom made it for years b4 children...This is an Artic Circle Hamburger chain's "claim-to-fame"....Even the local Dairy Queen makes it now!

  35. Caroline says:

    This sauce was served yrs ago in New Mexico. Las Vegas, NM to be exact. A small burger joint called "The Artic Circle" they are no longer open. I'm 48 now and have been eating this fry sauce since I can remember and I've never to Utah. People look at me like I'm crazy when I'm sitting there mixing my ketchup and mayo together......lol It's hilarious. But the sauce is great wherever it was originated.....

  36. Brandy says:

    Did you ever try freezing them? I am going to be gone on friday and wanted to do these with the slow cooker french dip sandwiches for my hubby. i figure if all he had to do is throw them in the oven he can handle that! lol If you did did you cook them as the recipe calls let them cool and than freeze or? Any tips would be greatly appreciated! :)

  37. Audrey says:

    Here is an FYI from Google search: Famous for their fry sauce. Arctic Circle Restaurants is a chain of burger and shake restaurants based in Midvale, Utah, United States.

  38. Greg McKay says:

    The Original Arctic circle was located in Midvale Utah. This was the Original marketing of the product we all know now as Fry Sauce. It is a Utah product but can be found all over the world. The original mixes began 75 years or more ago. But it was Arctic circle who first produced and marked the product as a routine supplied product. That was again in Midvale Utah. How ever many fast food chains in Utah carry Fry Sauce were they don't in any other location in the country. This even included Utah local McDonald's as well until recently when they decided to keep there supplies uniform to all other locations including utah locations.

  39. Maribeth Clarke says:

    Crown Burger adds relish. What's their other spice(s)?

  40. Kenna says:

    It looks like you lined the pan with foil. Is that right, or will the potatoes stick to the foil?

  41. Cyd says:

    You add oil to the baking sheet. We lined the pan with foil for easy clean up.

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