Air Fryer Potato Wedges

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Jillian Morris
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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.

Air Fryer Potato Wedges

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 this honey sriracha sauce, Cajun seasoning, or 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.

Looking for a few other air fryer recipes to try? These jalapeno poppers are quick and easy and these pork belly bites are one of our favorite things!

Ingredients You Need

  • Potatoes – Russet potatoes work really well. 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. 
  • Salt and pepper – 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 or homemade Cajun seasoning.
  • Cooking oil – For spraying the basket and potato wedges. It’s best to use pure oil such as avocado, canola, or vegetable oil. Don’t use a non-stick cooking oil spray, as it has other additives that can disrupt the air fryer.

Helpful Tips

  • 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 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, use pure oil such as avocado, canola, or vegetable oil. Don’t use a non-stick cooking oil spray.
Air Fryer Potato Wedges

Air Fryer Potato Wedges

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.
4.55 from 11 votes
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Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 14 minutes
Total Time: 19 minutes
Servings: 2 Servings
Calories: 179kcal
Author: Jillian Morris

Ingredients

  • 1 pound russet potatoes
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • cooking oil

Instructions

  • 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° F(200°C) for 7 minutes and then flip over and cook for 7 minutes more.

Equipment Needed

Notes

  • 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.

Nutrition

Calories: 179kcal | Carbohydrates: 41g | Protein: 5g | Fat: 1g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 11mg | Potassium: 946mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin C: 13mg | Calcium: 29mg | Iron: 2mg

Which Potato Is Best For Wedges?

Russet potatoes are best for making wedges as they have a high starch content, which gives them a fluffy texture when cooked. They also have a lower moisture content compared to some other varieties, which helps them achieve a crispy exterior when baked or fried.

Other varieties that work well include Yukon Gold and Kennebec potatoes. It’s important to note that the key to making great potato wedges is to cut them into uniform pieces so that they cook evenly.

How To Cut Potato Wedges

cutting potato wedges

Place the potato on the cutting board and use a chef’s knife to cut it in half lengthwise. This will create two long halves.

Take one half of the potato and place it cut-side down on the cutting board. Hold it firmly with one hand to keep it steady. Use the chef’s knife to cut the potato at an angle to create wedge shapes. Start cutting from the thicker end of the potato towards the tip. Repeat this process with the other half of the potato.

However, for this recipe, I cut the potato into thirds because I wanted them thin and extra crispy.

Seasonings to Use For Air Fryer Potato Wedges 

I like to season my air fryer potato wedges with just salt & pepper or use a seasoning salt. I find that a seasoning salt works work well for foods such as potato wedges as you don’t have to worry about finding the perfect balance of spices.

You can also use other seasonings such as homemade dry rub or homemade Cajun seasoning.

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 or homemade Cajun seasoning.

How Long To Cook Potato Wedges In Air Fryer?

Cook the potato wedges at 400°F (200°C) for about 7-15 minutes, flipping them halfway through the cooking time to ensure they cook evenly. The exact time may vary based on your air fryer model and the thickness of your potato wedges, so keep an eye on them to prevent overcooking.

Air Fryer Potato Wedges

What To Serve with Potato Wedges?

These crispy potato wedges pair well with these Easy Pork Belly Sandwiches, Instant Pot Lamb Chops, Beer Braised Short Ribs, or some Cajun-Seasoned Blackened Cod.

Or better yet, keep it light with sales such as; Broccoli Salad or Roasted Asparagus Salad.

How Store Potato Wedges?

To store potato wedges, use an airtight container with a tight-fitting lid to prevent air and moisture from getting in, which helps maintain the texture of the potato wedges. Place the airtight container with the potato wedges in the refrigerator within two hours of cooking.

Can You Freeze Potato Wedges?

You can freeze potato wedges to extend their shelf life and enjoy them later. However, keep in mind that freezing may slightly affect the texture of the potato wedges.

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18 thoughts on “Air Fryer Potato Wedges

  1. Luci says:

    5 stars
    I love cooking potato wedges in the air fryer because it gives them a crispy exterior! Plus, it’s so simple to prepare making them the perfect side to enjoy.

  2. Pavani says:

    5 stars
    My potato loving family will LOVE these crispy and delicious potato wedges. They look so addictive – I can’t wait to try these. Thanks for sharing this easy recipe.

    • Laura says:

      Yes, you’re right Chad. We actually leave the peels on our potatoes. We’ve tried them both ways though and have found that it’s down to personal preference. I like the peels on because it adds a bit of texture and crunch.

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