These Air Fryer Potato Wedges are so easy to make in the air fryer and the result is a potato with a satisfying crispy exterior and fluffy interior.
The air fryer is my new favorite thing. You can cook just about anything in under fifteen minutes. And potato wedges are one of those things.
I have always loved the crispy outside and soft insides of potato wedges. Served with a side of honey mustard dressing, these have always been in my top 10 comfort foods. They are just as good as these crispy oven roasted potatoes that I always thought were the holy grail of potatoes.
But until we got an air fryer, it wasn’t easy to make crispy potato wedges at home without deep frying them. Now I use the air fryer to make them, and it’s so easy.
I’m obsessed and I think other people will be too after trying this recipe. Trust me, they turn out perfect.
How to Make Air Fryer Potato Wedges
We use russet potatoes. They have enough starch in them to get crispy and yet remain fluffy on the inside. You can experiment with other types, but these turn out the best.
Start out by washing the potatoes and patting them dry. Cut them into wedges. I cut each potato into sixths so they were thin and crunchy.
You can leave the peel on your potato. It adds texture and there’s no reasy to remove it. However, if you don’t like the peel, it’s perfectly fine to peel them too.
Season with just salt & pepper, or use a seasoning salt. To really kick it up a notch, we like to use our homemade dry rub.
Spray the potatoes with oil, and also spray the bottom of the air fryer basket to help prevent sticking. (Remember, don’t use a non-stick cooking spray! A reusable oil sprayer is the way to go!)
Place the potatoes in the basket, making sure not to crowd them so that they crisp on all sides. Air fry at 400° Fahrenheit for 7 minutes, flip them and then another 7 minutes at the same temperature.
Voila, beautifully crispy potato wedges waiting to be dipped in your favorite sauce. You might also like these Air Fryer Sweet Potato Fries or Air Fryer Hasselback Potatoes and for more great potato recipes check out Easy Air Fryer Potato Recipes.
Tips For Making Potato Wedges in the Air Fryer
Many potato recipes, like french fries and hashbrowns, suggest soaking or rinsing the potatoes in water before baking, to reduce the amount of starch. We tried it both ways and found that the potatoes were just as crispy either way. Save yourself the extra step and skip right to air frying.
You can cut the potatoes into any thickness of wedge for this recipe but keep in mind that the times will change. If you cut the potato into quarters instead of 6th, the cook time will increase to 18 minutes total.
Likewise, if you cut the potatoes into cubes, which make a perfect popper size, they’ll cook in 10-12 minutes.
When spraying the potatoes and basket make sure to use pure oil such as avocado, canola, or vegetable oil. Don’t use a non-stick cooking oil spray.
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Air Fryer Potato Wedges
- 1 lb russet potatoes
- salt and pepper to taste
- cooking oil
- Wash 1 pound of russet potatoes and cut into wedges.
- Season with salt and pepper.
- Spray basket lightly with cooking oil.
- Place wedges in air fryer basket making sure not to crowd them so air can circulate. Spray tops of potato wedges lightly with cooking spray.
- Cook at 400 degrees F for 7 minutes and then flip over and cook for 7 minutes more.
- Every air fryer is a bit different so make sure to check your manual for cooking times.
- You may need to adjust cooking times depending on the size of our potato wedges.
- You can peel or leave the peel on to the potato. It won’t affect it either way.
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Jillian Morris is the resident baker for A Food Lover’s Kitchen. She started baking when she was very little and found she had a great passion for it. She is a high-schooler in a small town in Oregon, where she enjoys music, writing, and baking in her spare time.