Air Fryer Potato Wedges

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This air fryer potato wedge recipe yields golden brown, crispy wedges with a fluffy, tender inside. Ready in minutes, they’re the perfect side dish or snack!

Looking for more air fryer recipes? Try my air fryer baked potato, air fryer cauliflower, air fryer corn on the cob, and air fryer chicken wings next.

air fryer potato wedges.

Cooking potatoes in the air fryer is my jam, and my crispy air fryer potato wedges might just be my new favorite way to cook them (famous last words!). 

It’s truly the only way to guarantee crispy, crunchy potatoes with a buttery soft center, at least without the need for excess oil or an hour-plus in the oven.

Table of Contents
  1. Why I love this recipe
  2. Ingredients needed
  3. How to air fry potato wedges
  4. Arman’s recipe tips
  5. Storage instructions
  6. Frequently asked questions 
  7. Serving suggestions
  8. Air Fryer Potato Wedges (Recipe Card)

Why I love this recipe

  • Simple ingredients. Just potatoes, oil, and some seasonings. 
  • Quick. Air frying instead of baking wedges is so much faster!
  • Healthy. With less oil used, these air-fried wedges are healthier and lower in calories and saturated fat compared to regular fries. 
  • Perfect texture. You get the crisp texture of deep-fried wedges but without the greasiness and old oil to dispose of. 
crispy potato wedges in the air fryer.

Ingredients needed

  • Russet potatoes. I prefer russets over Yukon gold potatoes for wedges since they get really soft and fluffy in the center. Slice them into wedges using a sharp knife and a non-slip cutting board. 
  • Olive oil. Or any neutral flavored oil.
  • Sea salt and black pepper. To season.
  • Spices. I used garlic powder and smoked paprika. 

How to air fry potato wedges

I’ve included step-by-step photos below to make this recipe easy to follow at home. For the full printable recipe instructions and ingredient quantities, scroll to the recipe card at the bottom of this post.

Step 1- Prep. Preheat the air fryer to 200C/400F and grease the air fryer basket.

Step 2- Season. In a large bowl, add the olive oil and spices. Add the potato wedges and toss until the potatoes are seasoned. 

seasoned potato wedges in bowl.

Step 3- Air fry. Add a single layer of potato wedges to the basket and air fry for 20-25 minutes, shaking halfway through.

raw potato wedges in air fryer.

Arman’s recipe tips

  • Soak the potato wedges in water. If I have time, I like to soak the wedges in cold water for 30 minutes before air frying. This helps remove some of the excess starch and makes for crispier wedges. 
  • Work in batches so you don’t crowd the air fryer basket. 
  • Switch up the spices. Try onion powder, ranch seasoning, or chili powder for a little heat. 
  • Toss the wedges in parmesan cheese and garnish with fresh parsley for a fancy schmancy appetizer. 
  • Don’t forget the dipping sauce! I love serving my wedges with sugar-free ketchup, sugar-free BBQ sauce, Big Mac sauce, or spicy mayo!

Storage instructions

To store: Leftover potato wedges can be stored in the refrigerator, covered in an airtight container, 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.

air fryer potato wedges on a baking sheet.

Frequently asked questions 

Why are my potato wedges not crispy?

The biggest culprit for soggy or non-crispy potato wedges is overcrowding the air fryer basket. Like with any air fryer recipe, ALWAYS cook the vegetable in a single layer.

Serving suggestions

You could enjoy these wedges with just about anything. Here are some ideas to get you started:

air fryer potato wedges recipe.

Air Fryer Potato Wedges

5 from 13 votes
This air fryer potato wedge recipe yields golden brown and crispy wedges with a fluffy, tender inside. Ready in minutes, they’re the perfect side dish or snack!
Servings: 4 servings
Prep: 1 minute
Cook: 20 minutes
Total: 21 minutes

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 large bowl, add the olive oil, salt, pepper, garlic powder, and smoked paprika. Add the potato wedges and mix 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 Liew
Tried this recipe?Give us a shout at @thebigmansworld or tag #thebigmansworld!

Originally published December 2022, updated and republished June 2024

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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  1. 5 stars
    These air-fried potato wedges look absolutely delicious! I love how crispy and golden-brown they look. I can’t wait to try making them myself. I’m sure they will taste even better than the versions I usually get from the store. Thanks for sharing this recipe!