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.

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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. Frozen French fries are so easy to make and come out crispy and crunchy!

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! And for something a little different try these pizza rolls.

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.

raw potato wedges in air fryer

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!)

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° 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.

Why Use an Air Fryer

An air fryer is an incredibly easy way to cook just about anything. You place the food in a fryer-style basket and hot air rapidly circulates all around the food, making the food crisp – much like deep-frying, but without the oil. You can cook anything you’d make in the oven.

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.

seasoned potato wedges

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.

What Oil & Oil Sprayer is Best for the Air Fryer?

The biggest issue most air fryer lovers face is finding the right oil and oil sprayer to use on food cooked in the air fryer. A fine mist of oil will help the entire piece of food crisp evenly, so it’s very important.

My personal preference is to use canola oil, extra virgin olive oil, or avocado oil. I use both a refillable spray bottle like the Evo one pictured below and non-propellant extra virgin olive oil, which has not harmful aerosols or chemicals.

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

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.
4.9 from 41 votes
Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 14 mins
Total Time 19 mins
Course Side Dish, Snack
Cuisine American
Servings 2 Servings
Calories 179 kcal

Equipment

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 degrees F for 7 minutes and then flip over and cook for 7 minutes more

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.

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
Keyword Potatoes
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10 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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