Air Fryer Potato Wedges

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Learn how to prepare air fryer potato wedges; crispy outside, fluffy and tender inside. Ready in minutes, they are a perfect snack or side dish! 

air fryer potato wedges.

Cooking potatoes in the air fryer is our jam.

I’m pretty sure we’ve covered all the bases: french fries, hash browns, and even a whole baked potato. Now, we’ve thrown seasoned potato wedges into the mix and honestly, there is no turning back!

Ready to make some potato wedges? 

Why you’ll love this recipe 

  • Simple ingredients. Besides potatoes and seasonings, there isn’t much else that goes into it!
  • Quick. Air frying instead of baking wedges are so much faster!
  • Healthy. With less oil used, these potato wedges are healthier than air fried counterparts. 

What I love about this recipe is just how perfect the texture is: crispy on the outside, fluffy in the middle; you’d think they were deep-fried! Now, where is my Big Mac sauce to dip them into?

Ingredients needed 

  • Russet potatoes. Cut into wedges of even thickness.
  • Olive oil. Any neutral flavored oil works. 
  • Salt and pepper. To season.
  • Spices. We used garlic powder and smoked paprika. 

How to air fry potato wedges 

This recipe is very simple and the air fryer takes care of all the hard work!

Step 1: Preheat the air fryer

Turn on your air fryer and let it pre-heat to 200C/400F for 2-3 minutes. In the meanwhile, take some oil and grease the air fryer basket. 

Step 2: Season the potatoes

Add the garlic powder, salt, pepper, smoked paprika, and olive oil to a zip-lock bag and mix well before adding your potato wedges and shaking the bag. Do this till all the wedges are thoroughly seasoned.

Step 3: Cook wedges in the air fryer

Put a layer of seasoned wedges in the greased frying basket and air fry for no more than 25 minutes. Be sure to shake or flip them to ensure they don’t stick and cook evenly.

potato wedges air fryer.

Tips to make the best recipe 

  • Soak your cut-up potato wedges in cold water for 30 minutes before air frying them. Soaking potatoes in water beforehand releases the extra starch which in turn will yield extra crispy wedges.
  • Regularly shake the air fryer basket so all sides of the potatoes cook evenly.
  • Avoid overcrowding the air fryer basket. If needed, cook the potato wedges in batches.

Storage instructions 

To store: Leftovers can be stored in the refrigerator, covered, for up to three days.

To freeze: Once the wedges have cooled, place them in a ziplock bag and store them in the freezer for up to two months.

Reheat: Heat up using an air fryer for 5 to 6 minutes or until they are warm and crisp.

potato wedges in air fryer.

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Frequently asked questions 

How long should wedges be in the air fryer 

Wedges should be air-fried for at least 20 minutes, as they are much chunkier than French fries or non-starchy vegetables.

Why do you soak potatoes in water before air frying?

Soaking the potatoes in water will remove starch from them so they won’t stick to each other while cooking. They also will often be crispier. 

Why are my potato wedges not crispy?

If not soaked in water to remove starch, the potato wedges will turn out soggy. They also won’t be crispy if you add more than one layer of wedges to the air fryer basket at a time.

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Air Fryer Potato Wedges

5 from 5 votes
Learn how to prepare air fryer potato wedges; crispy outside, fluffy and tender inside. Ready in minutes, they are a perfect snack or side dish! 
Servings: 4 servings
Prep: 1 min
Cook: 20 mins
Total: 21 mins

Ingredients  

  • 2 medium russet potatoes
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon smoked paprika

Instructions 

  • Preheat the air fryer to 200C/400F. Grease the air fryer basket.
  • In a ziplock bag, add the olive oil and spices. Add the potato wedges and shake the bag until all the potatoes are seasoned.
  • Add a single layer of potato wedges into the air fryer basket and air fry for 20-25 minutes, shaking halfway through. 

Notes

TO STORE: Leftovers can be stored in the refrigerator, covered, for up to three days.
TO FREEZE: Once the wedges have cooled, place them in a ziplock bag and store them in the freezer for up to two months.
TO REHEAT: Heat up using an air fryer for 5 to 6 minutes or until they are warm and crisp.

Nutrition

Serving: 1servingCalories: 116kcalCarbohydrates: 20gProtein: 2gFat: 4gSodium: 296mgPotassium: 451mgFiber: 1gVitamin A: 63IUVitamin C: 6mgCalcium: 15mgIron: 1mgNET CARBS: 19g
Course: Appetizer
Cuisine: American
Author: Arman
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Arman Liew

I’m a two time cookbook author, photographer, and writer, and passionate about creating easy and healthier recipes. I believe you don’t need to be experienced in the kitchen to make good food using simple ingredients that most importantly, taste delicious.

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