Potato Wedges {Jo Jo Potatoes}

Potato wedges, or Jo Jo Potatoes as I like to call them, are perfectly seasoned and baked until golden.  Crispy on the outside and fluffy on the inside. They will be a hit with your whole family. 

It’s no secret that I love potatoes. Roasted Red Potatoes, Homemade Mashed Potatoes, and of course fries. I’ll eat them anyway you give them to me, and when they have a special place in my heart that’s even better.

Call them potato wedges or jo jo potatoes, these fluffy seasoned potatoes are a favorite around here.

Crispy Jojo Potatoes are seasoned and baked to perfection!

I have some pretty fond memories of jojos . Way back when Ryan and I were first dating, he would come over to my mom’s house on lazy summer days and we would walk ourselves all the way to the grocery store hand in hand the whole way.

Once we got there we would buy ourselves some chicken tenders and jojos, with extra ranch of course. These outings were our thing.

Now that we’re married, chicken tenders and jojos is still one of our favorite meals, except now we make it at home.

Why are they called jo jo potatoes?

After doing a bit of research the, it seems as if there is no real rhyme or reason to why these fluffy potato wedges are called jojos. The name seems to originate in the Pacific Northwest. I grew up here, with jojos always on the menu so it seemed weird to think that they aren’t called that everywhere.

Oven Baked Potato Wedges

But whatever you call then, these seasoned potato wedges are the perfect side dish for all the things.

Most jojos that you will come across are fried,  but these potato wedges are baked.

Potato wedges, or Jo Jo Potatoes as I like to call them, are perfectly seasoned and baked until golden.  Crispy on the outside and fluffy on the inside. They will be a hit with your whole family. 

To be more precise, they are brushed with olive oil and melted butter, tossed in seasoned flour and then baked to perfection. They are slightly crispy on the outside and full of soft fluffy potato on the inside.

How to cut potato wedges?

It is important to get the potato wedges the same size. This is because you want them to bake at the same time. If they are all different sizes, they will cook differently.

Potato wedges, or Jo Jo Potatoes as I like to call them, are perfectly seasoned and baked until golden.  Crispy on the outside and fluffy on the inside. They will be a hit with your whole family. 

To get the perfect potato wedges, first cut the potatoes in half lengthwise. Then cut those halves into thirds. This will give you six wedges per potato.

What temperature do you bake potato wedges?

For this recipe, you’ll want to bake the potato wedges at 400 degrees. To get them extra crispy, I like to turn on the broiler for the last few minutes.

What do you serve with jojos?

As mentioned before, chicken tenders are always a favorite.  But you can basically serve these with anything that you’d serve french fries with. Burgers, Italian Beef Sandwiches as well as good ol’ fashioned fried chicken.

Potato wedges, or Jo Jo Potatoes as I like to call them, are perfectly seasoned and baked until golden.  Crispy on the outside and fluffy on the inside. They will be a hit with your whole family. 

And don’t forget the dipping sauce! Ketchup, ranch and honey mustard are a favorite. As is Alabama BBQ and, of course french fry dip.

Potato wedges, or Jo Jo Potatoes as I like to call them, are perfectly seasoned and baked until golden.  Crispy on the outside and fluffy on the inside. They will be a hit with your whole family.  #potatowedges #jojos #sidedish #vegetarianrecipe

Note: This recipe was originally posted in 2010. Updated with new photos in 2019.

Potato Wedges {Jo Jo Potatoes} Recipe

Serves 4 Prep Time: Cook Time:
5(17)

Ingredients:

  • non-stick spray
  • 2 tablespoons butter, melted
  • 2 tablespoons avocado oil (or canola)
  • 4 russet potatoes, cut into 6 wedges
  • 1/4 cup all purpose flour
  • 2 teaspoons seasoned salt
  • 1 teaspoon paprika
  • 1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper

Instructions

1

Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Spray a baking sheet with non-stick spray, set aside.

2

Mix butter and avocado in a bowl. Brush mixture onto the potatoes.

3

Combine flour, seasoned salt, paprika and cayenne pepper in a resealable plastic bag. Add potatoes to bag and shake to coat.

4

Bake on prepared cookie sheet for 20 minutes. Turn and bake for 10 more minutes.

5

Turn on the broiler and broil for 5 - 7 more minutes or until browned.

6

Serve hot.

Notes

Nutrition facts not guaranteed.

Nutrition information

Calories: 237 , Total Fat: 7g , Saturated Fat: 3.9g , Cholesterol: 15mg , Sodium: 814mg , Carbohydrates: 40.2g , Fiber: 5.9g , Sugar: 2.6g , Protein: 4.6g

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  • Reply
    Kari Heron | Chef and Steward
    March 4, 2019 at 7:27 am

    I am making these with my little one for dinner. He is gonna LOVE them! Thanks for sharing !

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    Heather
    March 4, 2019 at 4:05 am

    Great recipe and love the step by step on how to make these .. beautiful pics and super informative.. making great potato wedges is a recipe EVERYONE needs!

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    Ruchi
    March 3, 2019 at 6:06 pm

    Simple potato wedges recipe that we love to cook as a side dish to almost everything !

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    lauren
    March 3, 2019 at 5:51 pm

    I never knew these potatoes were called jojos but I freaking LOVE them. Always in love with well seasoned potatoes, not always in love with fried food – these are the perfect fix! Definitely serving these up the next time we do sandwich night.

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    Amanda Mason
    March 3, 2019 at 4:15 pm

    I’ve never heard potato wedges called “JoJo” before. I’m like you, I love all things potatoes and these look and sound amazing! I’m always “sloppy” when I cut my potatoes and your section on how to cut them helps me a lot! I can’t wait to try these!

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    Colleen
    March 3, 2019 at 2:02 pm

    I love making potatoes this way, and these look so golden and crispy, I wish I could reach in a grab one!

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    Michelle
    March 3, 2019 at 10:38 am

    We call these potato wedges this side of the world, so it’s really interesting to hear them being called jojos. These are a favourite in my house, I’ve never tried them with flour though so will definitely give that a go as these wedges look perfect!

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    Karyl Henry
    March 1, 2019 at 3:52 pm

    I love potatoes too!! My friends laugh at me because I’m such a french fry snob :) I’ve never heard the name jo jo’s, but I do love a good potato wedge. This looks like a delicious and simple recipe

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    Anna
    March 1, 2019 at 8:37 am

    I just love the name ‘jojos’ :) never heard that description for potato wedges before, but I’m going to use it from now on! And these look just incredible, that perfect golden glow and crispy outside! Just looking at your photos makes me hungry!

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    Erin | Dinners,Dishes and Dessert
    March 1, 2019 at 5:19 am

    We are in love with these right now!

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    Corina Blum
    March 1, 2019 at 4:59 am

    I love seasoned potato wedges and this looks like such a great recipe! I know they’d be a real hit with the rest of my family who are always happy if there is some kind of crispy potato with our meals!

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    Katherine | Love In My Oven
    February 28, 2019 at 8:13 pm

    I’ve never heard of a jojo potato, but I need these in my belly soon! They look SO crispy and delicious!!

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    Veena Azmanov
    February 28, 2019 at 10:37 am

    My kids favorite food. Lovely recipe and lovely platter. Looks too delicious and perfect platter too.

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    Jade
    February 28, 2019 at 10:15 am

    These look like the perfect crispy complement to finish off my dinner!

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    Cindy Gordon
    February 28, 2019 at 9:06 am

    I LOVE potatoes of all kinds! I can eat them in any way. These would be perfect for a side with burgers!

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    Anna
    February 28, 2019 at 8:28 am

    These look amazing! Trying this recipe soon!

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    Chrissie Baker
    February 28, 2019 at 1:42 am

    I love that these are baked, always my preference anyway, and that spice mixture sounds great too. Yum!

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    Jennifer
    February 27, 2019 at 1:49 pm

    These potato wedges are the BEST!! I love how easy they are to make!

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    Sabrina
    February 27, 2019 at 11:50 am

    I want to make this my dinner! I could eat them all.

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    Carrie
    March 25, 2018 at 3:20 pm

    Just made these. They turned out great!

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      Deseree
      March 25, 2018 at 11:15 pm

      So happy to hear that Carrie!

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    Sue
    January 29, 2012 at 11:10 am

    I’ve never heard of Jo Jo’s, but our “What-a-Burger” sells something very similar simply called “breaded fries.” I love them!

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    Audrey
    December 12, 2011 at 6:41 pm

    I tried these for dinner tonite. They turned out pretty good, although I think I got too much flour on them. Definitly a great, healthy recipe though!

    Thank You!

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    CP
    March 11, 2010 at 9:16 pm

    Looks great, sounds easy, I can’t wait to try it.

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    Patricia
    March 7, 2010 at 11:06 am

    You can use Shake n’ Bake (chicken) for the coating also.

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    Roxanna
    March 3, 2010 at 6:11 pm

    cant wait to make these. they look awesome.

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    Annalise
    March 3, 2010 at 3:53 pm

    I can’t wait to try these! Thanks for posting the recipe!

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    Kurious Kitteh
    March 3, 2010 at 2:03 pm

    Aww that’s cute. It’s great that you guys still eat them, and that you’ve found a healthier way to enjoy =).

    ~Kurious Kitteh

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    Julie
    March 3, 2010 at 10:20 am

    When my son was young, we lived in Seattle, and we have fond memories of jo jos from the grocery store. My son and I are the only folks I know of in Texas that long for something called “jo jos”! Thanks for validating our memory and providing a wonderful flavor memory. I’m going to make a batch of these for my son tonight!

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    Jasmine
    March 3, 2010 at 7:55 am

    Where I grew up (Portland, OR) we called them Jo Jo’s, too. Thanks for the walk down memory lane.

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    GrilledShane
    March 2, 2010 at 8:10 pm

    The key here is to perfectly cut the potatoes into wedges. I do not know if I am that talented. Ha.

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    Aly
    March 2, 2010 at 7:25 pm

    We call them Western Fries where I am. :)

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    Mrs. L
    March 2, 2010 at 3:40 pm

    Never heard of Jo Jo’s or Whipple Snapples, but your version of the Jo Jo’s looks good. I’m such a sucker for potato dishes.

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    Sook @ My Fabulous Recipes
    March 2, 2010 at 9:26 am

    Oh i love potato dishes like this! They look so crispy and yummy!