Best Air Fryer Potato Wedges

 

Potato Wedges in the Air Fryer

If you don’t own an Air Fryer yet, I definitely recommend adding one to your must-have list. This small kitchen appliance is incredibly easy to use and gives so many different foods that delicious crispy, crunchy fried edge that a deep fryer does… without the deep frying! 

This recipe is pretty similar to my Crispy Air Fryer Breakfast Potatoes but instead of morning time, these potatoes are great all of the time. Serve with your favorite dips if you have one, serve as a side dish to a meal, or eat them as-is for a simple afternoon snack. There’s no wrong time for crispy potatoes.

dipping an air fried potato wedge into a small bowl of aioli dip

Air Fryer Potato Wedges Ingredients

When I say this recipe is incredibly simple, I mean it is incredibly simple. While you can go crazy with spices and seasonings, I decided to add only a few to my potato wedges which leaves you with the ability to add variety if you choose! You can even make your own spice mix if desired.

Here’s what you’ll need:

  • 2 large white potatoes like russet potatoes or yukon gold
  • Sea salt 
  • Garlic powder
  • Paprika (smoked paprika is delicious)
  • Dried dill (optional)
  • Olive oil

ingredients for air fried potato wedges on a marble board

Optional Sauces for Dipping:

Air Fried Potato Wedges on a plate with one wedge dipped into a small bowl of aioli

How To Make Crispy Potato Wedges In the Air Fryer

When it comes to making the best potato wedges in the air fryer, there’s really only a few simple steps to follow!

1. Start by slicing 2 large white potatoes in half lengthwise and then into 6-10 wedges depending on your preferred thickness for cut potato wedges. 

2. Place the potato wedges in a large bowl to soak with cold water for 15 minutes.  

3. Drain the potato wedges and pat them dry. Then add to a large bowl and toss with extra virgin olive oil and spices/seasonings

potato wedges in an air fryer basket before cooking

4. Place the potato wedges in the air fryer basket (be sure not to overlap the wedges too much for more even cooking).

5. Cook for 18-20 minutes at 400 degrees, removing the basket halfway through to flip the wedges or shake the basket and then arrange into an even single layer again (they get tossed around in the air fryer while cooking).

air fried potato wedges in an air fryer basket

6. Remove the air fryer basket when the cooking time is done and transfer the cooked wedges to a plate and enjoy while hot with your favourite dips. 

Serve as a tasty perfect side dish, snack, or appetizer as desired.

*Note: Depending on the size of your air fryer and how thick you cut your potato wedges you may need to separate the wedges into 2 batches. I have a 6-Quart Air Fryer (*affiliate link) and I had to work in two batches. The wedges turned out wonderfully and my family loved them including my littlest one who couldn’t get enough! 

Plate of air fried potato wedges with two ramekins of ketchup and aioli dip

Why do you soak potatoes in water before air frying?

Soaking potatoes (wedges, fries, skins) before frying (air frying or deep frying) is recommended as it removed some of the starch from the potatoes which helps prevent the potatoes from being soggy rather than getting perfectly crispy when cooked. 

You’ll notice when you soak your potato wedges that the water will become foggy, that’s the starches being removed from the potatoes!

Air Fried Potato Wedges on a plate with a small Childs hand reaching for the plate

To change it up you can add some delicious twists to these air fried potato wedges! Here’s some inspiration:

  • Nacho Cheese: Add a little bit of (dairy free) cheesy flair to these wedges by adding 1 tablespoon of nutritional yeast and 1/2 teaspoon of taco seasoning to the mix when tossing the wedges in a bowl with the salt, garlic powder, paprika, and oil.
  • Herb & Parmesan: Bring in the herby goodness with this twist! When the potato wedges are done cooking in the air fryer toss them in a bowl with 1 tablespoon of fresh rosemary and 1/4 cup of grated parmesan cheese  (dairy free or regular)
Air Fried Potato Wedges on a plate with one wedge dipped into a small bowl of aioli
 

Do you have own an air fryer yet? What type of delicious snacks or meals do you plan to try? Tell me about it in the comments and be sure to pin the photo below the recipe to save this one for later!

Air Fried Potato Wedges on a plate with one wedge dipped into a small bowl of aioli

Best Air Fried Potato Wedges

Yield: Serves 2-4
Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 40 minutes

This quick, simple, and easy recipe for crispy air fried potato wedges is perfect for a healthy side. Gluten free, dairy free, and vegan!

Ingredients

  • 2 large white potatoes
  • 1/2 teaspoon sea salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon paprika
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried dill (optional)
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil

Instructions

    1. Slice the potatoes into 6-10 wedges depending on your preferred thickness. 
    2. Place the potato wedges in a large bowl with water to soak for 15 minutes.  
    3. Drain the potato wedges and pat them dry. Then add to a large bowl and toss with olive oil, salt, garlic powder, paprika, and dried dill.
    4. Arrange the potato wedges in the air fryer basket (be sure not to overlap the wedges too much for more even cooking).
    5. Cook for 17-20 minutes at 400 degrees, removing the basket halfway through to flip the wedges and arrange evenly again (they get tossed around in the air fryer while cooking).
    6. Remove the air fryer basket when the cooking time is done and transfer the wedges to a plate and enjoy while hot with your favourite dips. 

Notes

  • Do not skip the soaking step as this helps make the potato wedges nice and crispy!
  • You may need to work in two batches depending on the size of your air fryer.

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Author: Christal Sczebel

Christal is the creator of Nutrition in the Kitch. She's a Certified Nutritional Consultant, twice published author, gluten and dairy free recipe developer, food photographer, speaker, wife, and mama. Christal loves good food, all things wellness, and loves to travel. Her wellness philosophy is centred around balance and sustainable health, life's way too short for boring diets and restriction!

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