Air Fryer Potato Wedges

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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.

potato wedges

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.

I’m obsessed and I think other people will be too after trying this recipe. Trust me, they turn out perfect.

Why You’ll Love It

  • You can cook these potato wedges in the air fryer in just 15 minutes making them a fast and easy side dish for just about any meal.
  • The best part about these wedges is that they are soft and fluffy on the inside, but really crispy on the outside.
  • Very little oil is required to make these potatoes. A quick spray will help them crisp up and keep them from sticking to the basket.

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.

PotatoLover says: Instead of using regular salt, I used seasoned salt to add an extra kick of flavor to these air fryer potato wedges. The result was fantastic!

» Serve these potato wedges with Air Fryer Chicken Breast without Breading or Easy Air Fryer Ribs.

Ingredients You’ll Need

Ingredients for air fryer potato wedges
  • Potatoes – You can use whatever potato you like. We are using russet potatoes in this recipe. You could also use Yukon gold or red potatoes.
  • Cooking oil – You can use canola oil, extra virgin olive oil, or avocado oil.
  • Salt and ground black pepper – Seasoning to taste.

Equipment Information

  • Air fryer: I use this 4-quart basket-style air fryer. It’s large enough to fit a meal for 4-6. But some things need more space in the air fryer basket, so they cook evenly.
  • Kitchen tongs: It’s very easy to remove food from your air fryer with kitchen tongs. I use these kitchen tongs that are silicon coated so they don’t scratch the interior.

Helpful Tips

  • Many potato recipes, like french fries and hash browns, 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.
  • You can peel or leave the peel on to the potato. It won’t affect it either way.
  • Every air fryer is a bit different so make sure to check your manual for cooking times.

Best Potatoes For Making Wedges

russet potatoes

Russet potatoes are the ideal choice for making potato wedges. They have a faster cooking time and achieve a better crispiness compared to other potato varieties.

While yellow, Yukon Gold, and red potatoes can also be used to make wedges, it’s important to note that they may not turn out as crispy. Additionally, their interior texture might be waxier, and they may require a few extra minutes of cooking time. Nevertheless, they will still be delicious!

How To Cut Potato Wedges

Cutting potato wedges is a simple process that can be done in just a few steps.

To prepare potato wedges, start by slicing the potato in half lengthwise. Then, place the cut side of the potato down on the cutting board and slice it into thirds. Repeat the process with the other half of the potato.

You should end up with 6 wedges. If you want thinner wedges cut each potato into quarters and then cut those quarters in half giving you 8 wedges.

potato wedges

How to Make Air Fryer Potato Wedges 

Step One: Prep the potatoes

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. 

raw potato wedges in air fryer

You can leave the peel on your potato. It adds texture and there’s no easy 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

Step Two: Air fry

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!)

cooked potato wedges in air fryer

Place the potatoes in the basket, making sure not to crowd them so that they crisp on all sides. Air fry at 400° F(205°C) 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. Try this smoky bourbon bbq sauce, ketchup, yum yum sauce, or honey mustard.

Seasonings To Try

While we are just seasoning these wedges with salt & pepper you can kick them up a notch with one of these great seasoning choices.

seasoned potato wedges

How To Store, Freeze, and Reheat

Once the wedges have cooled, transfer the leftover to an airtight container or a zip top bag. Store them in the refrigerator for up to five days. When you’re ready to enjoy them again, you can reheat them in the air fryer at 400° F(205°C) for 5-8 minutes.

To freeze place the wedges in an airtight freezer bag, removing any excess air before sealing it. Don’t forget to label the bag with the date of freezing. The potato wedges can be stored in the freezer for up to three months. The best part is that you don’t need to thaw the frozen wedges before reheating them. Just add them to the air fryer and cook at 400° F(205°C) for 15-18 minutes.

More Great Potato Recipes to Try

Questions About the Recipe

Do you need to soak potatoes before air frying?

We tried cooking these potato wedges both ways, soaking them and not soaking them. We found that the potatoes were just as crispy either way. Save yourself the extra step and skip right to air frying.

How long should potato wedges be in the air fryer?

These potato wedges cook in just 14 minutes though that time could change a bit depending on the size of your potato wedges. We always recommend shaking the basket half way through cooking. When the cooking time is up test the wedges to make sure they are soft on the inside and crisp on the outside.

Why are my potato wedges not crispy?

There are several things that will help ensure crispy potato wedges. Make sure to pat dry your potatoes well to remove excess moisture before adding them to the air fryer. Spray the wedges with cooking oil before you begin air frying them and again after you shake the basket half way through cooking. The oil will help them get crispy.

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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.
5 from 117 votes
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 14 minutes
Total Time 19 minutes
Course Side Dish, Snack
Cuisine American
Servings 2 Servings
Calories 179 kcal

Equipment

Ingredients
 

  • 1 pound (454 g) 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(205°C) for 7 minutes and then flip over and cook for 7 minutes more

Notes

  • Many potato recipes, like French fries and hash browns, 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.
  • You can peel or leave the peel on to the potato. It won’t affect it either way.
  • Every air fryer is a bit different so make sure to check your manual for cooking times.

All air fryers have different wattage and may cook at different rates. You may need to adjust the time or temp for the best results.

Nutrition

Calories: 179kcalCarbohydrates: 41gProtein: 5gFat: 1gSaturated Fat: 1gPolyunsaturated Fat: 1gMonounsaturated Fat: 1gSodium: 11mgPotassium: 946mgFiber: 3gSugar: 1gVitamin A: 2IUVitamin C: 13mgCalcium: 29mgIron: 2mg
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21 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.

  3. Terrassenüberdachung mit Montage says:

    5 stars
    Great website, thanks for the great recipes… I’ll use them again in the future 😉 THANK YOU !!! Greetings

  4. PotatoLover says:

    Instead of using regular salt, I used seasoned salt to add an extra kick of flavor to these air fryer potato wedges. The result was fantastic!

  5. Marsha P says:

    I’m so glad I stumbled upon this air fryer potato wedges recipe. You have so much great information here.

  6. happyandy says:

    I have a smaller air fryer. Should I adjust the cooking time or temperature for the potato wedges to ensure they cook evenly?

    • Angela Morris says:

      You shouldn’t have to adjust the cooking time or temp but you may have to adjust the amount of potato wedges that you cook at a time. You want to make sure that the basket isn’t overcrowded. Air needs to circulate around them to crisp them up.

  7. GastWLAN24 says:

    I think it is very good that we do not cook the potatoes in oil. They are more healthier when they are airfried

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