KFC Potato Wedges

If you love KFC’s crispy and flavorful potato wedges, you’re in for a treat! This recipe will guide you through creating your own version at home, complete with that signature crunch and savory seasoning.


  • 3 pounds Russet potatoes
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 1/2 cups milk
  • 1 egg
  • 2 teaspoons salt
  • 1 teaspoon garlic salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1 tablespoon ground black pepper
  • 1 teaspoon poultry seasoning (optional)
  • Oil for frying


Step 1: Prepare the Potatoes

Start by washing the potatoes thoroughly. Cut them into small wedges, ensuring they are no larger than 3/8 of an inch thick at the thickest part. For the best results, try to cut the wedges as uniformly as possible.

Step 2: Soak the Potatoes

Place the potato wedges in a large bowl and cover them with water. Allow the potatoes to soak for at least 1 hour, although soaking them overnight will yield even better results.

Step 3: Prepare the Egg Wash

In a small bowl, combine the milk and egg. Whisk them together until the egg is fully incorporated into the milk.

Step 4: Mix the Seasoned Flour

In another bowl, mix together the flour, salt, garlic salt, onion powder, black pepper, and poultry seasoning.

Step 5: Heat the Oil

Heat the oil to 350 degrees Fahrenheit. Ensure you have enough oil to fully submerge the potato wedges.

Step 6: Bread the Potatoes

Dredge the potato wedges in the seasoned flour mixture, then dip them into the egg wash, and finally, dredge them once more in the flour. Place the breaded potatoes on a wire rack set on top of a baking sheet. Let them sit for 5 to 10 minutes; this helps the coating set and adhere better.

Step 7: Fry the Potatoes

Fry the potato wedges in batches for 5 to 6 minutes. Remove them from the oil and place them on a wire rack to drain.

Step 8: Second Fry for Extra Crispiness

After the initial frying, return each batch of potatoes to the oil for another 3 to 4 minutes. This second frying step will give the wedges a very crisp outer coating. Once done, drain them on the wire rack and serve immediately.

Serving and Storage Tips:

Once you’ve mastered the art of making delicious KFC-style potato wedges, you’ll want to ensure they are served at their best and stored properly for future enjoyment. Here are some helpful tips for serving and storing your homemade potato wedges.

Serving Tips

  1. Serve Immediately for Best Crispiness
    Potato wedges are at their crispiest right after frying. Serve them immediately after the second fry to enjoy their crunchy exterior and tender inside.
  2. Pair with Dips
    Enhance the flavor of your potato wedges by serving them with a variety of dips. Popular choices include ketchup, ranch dressing, honey mustard, or a spicy aioli.
  3. Garnish for Extra Flavor
    Add a finishing touch to your wedges by sprinkling them with freshly chopped parsley, grated Parmesan cheese, or a dash of paprika for added color and taste.
  4. Serve as a Side Dish
    These potato wedges make an excellent side dish for a variety of meals. Pair them with burgers, fried chicken, or your favorite sandwich for a complete meal.

Storage Tips

  1. Cool Completely Before Storing
    Allow the potato wedges to cool completely at room temperature before storing them. This helps prevent condensation, which can make them soggy.
  2. Refrigeration
    Store cooled potato wedges in an airtight container and place them in the refrigerator. They will stay fresh for up to 3 days.
  3. Freezing for Long-Term Storage
    For longer storage, freeze the potato wedges. Arrange them in a single layer on a baking sheet and freeze until solid. Once frozen, transfer them to a resealable freezer bag or airtight container. They can be stored in the freezer for up to 2 months.
  4. Reheating for Crispiness
    To reheat and regain their crispiness, bake the wedges in a preheated oven at 375 degrees Fahrenheit for 10-15 minutes, or until heated through and crispy. Avoid using the microwave as it can make the wedges soggy.

By following these serving and storage tips, you can ensure your KFC-style potato wedges remain delicious and crispy, ready to be enjoyed whenever you crave them.

Variations :

  1. Spicy Potato Wedges
    Add a kick to your wedges by mixing 1 teaspoon of cayenne pepper or chili powder into the flour mixture. You can also add a dash of hot sauce to the egg wash for extra heat.
  2. Cheesy Potato Wedges
    After frying, sprinkle the hot potato wedges with shredded cheddar cheese. Place them under a broiler for a few minutes until the cheese melts and bubbles.
  3. Herb-Infused Wedges
    Enhance the flavor by adding 1 teaspoon each of dried rosemary and thyme to the flour mixture. Fresh herbs can also be sprinkled on top just before serving.
  4. Parmesan Garlic Wedges
    Mix 1/2 cup of grated Parmesan cheese and 1 teaspoon of garlic powder into the flour mixture. Sprinkle with extra Parmesan and chopped parsley after frying.
  5. Sweet Potato Wedges
    Substitute Russet potatoes with sweet potatoes. The sweet and savory combination makes for a delicious twist.
  6. Vegan Wedges
    Replace the egg wash with a mixture of 1 cup of unsweetened almond milk and 1 tablespoon of cornstarch. Ensure all other ingredients are vegan-friendly.
  7. Cajun Potato Wedges
    Add 1 tablespoon of Cajun seasoning to the flour mixture for a bold, spicy flavor profile.
  8. Lemon Pepper Wedges
    Add 2 teaspoons of lemon pepper seasoning to the flour mixture. Squeeze fresh lemon juice over the wedges before serving for a zesty finish.
  9. BBQ Potato Wedges
    Add 1 tablespoon of BBQ seasoning to the flour mixture. Serve with a side of your favorite BBQ sauce for dipping.
  10. Panko-Crusted Wedges
    For extra crunch, mix 1 cup of panko breadcrumbs into the flour mixture. The panko adds an extra layer of crispiness to the wedges.
  11.  Truffle Potato Wedges
    Drizzle the fried wedges with truffle oil and sprinkle with grated Parmesan cheese and fresh parsley for a luxurious twist.
  12. Ranch Seasoned Wedges
    Mix 2 tablespoons of ranch seasoning mix into the flour mixture for a tangy and savory flavor.
  13.  Buffalo Potato Wedges
    Toss the fried wedges in buffalo sauce and serve with blue cheese or ranch dressing for dipping.
  14. Mediterranean Wedges
    Add 1 teaspoon each of dried oregano and basil to the flour mixture. Serve with tzatziki sauce for a Mediterranean flair.
  15. Indian Spiced Wedges
    Mix 1 teaspoon of garam masala, 1/2 teaspoon of turmeric, and 1/2 teaspoon of cumin into the flour mixture for a fragrant and spicy twist.
  16.  Italian Wedges
    Add 1 teaspoon each of dried basil, oregano, and parsley to the flour mixture. Serve with marinara sauce for dipping.
  17.  Smoked Paprika Wedges
    Add 1 tablespoon of smoked paprika to the flour mixture for a smoky and slightly sweet flavor.
  18.  Honey Mustard Wedges
    Mix 2 tablespoons of honey mustard powder into the flour mixture. Serve with a honey mustard dipping sauce.
  19. Lime and Chili Wedges
    Add 1 teaspoon of chili powder and the zest of one lime to the flour mixture. Squeeze fresh lime juice over the wedges before serving.
  20.  Asian-Inspired Wedges
    Add 1 teaspoon of five-spice powder and 1 tablespoon of sesame seeds to the flour mixture. Serve with a side of soy sauce or hoisin sauce for dipping.


  1. Can I use other types of potatoes for this recipe?
    Yes, while Russet potatoes are preferred for their starchy texture, you can use other types such as Yukon Gold or sweet potatoes.
  2. How can I make the wedges gluten-free?
    Substitute the all-purpose flour with a gluten-free flour blend. Ensure all other seasonings are gluten-free.
  3. Can I bake the wedges instead of frying them?
    Yes, bake the wedges at 400 degrees Fahrenheit for 25-30 minutes, flipping halfway through. They won’t be as crispy as fried, but still delicious.
  4. What oil is best for frying the wedges?
    Vegetable oil, canola oil, or peanut oil are good choices due

Enjoy your homemade KFC-style potato wedges! These deliciously crispy wedges are perfect as a side dish or a tasty snack.