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.
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
Optional Sauces for Dipping:
- Homemade Aioli
- Ketchup (I recommend naturally sweetened/organic)
- Salsa (try my homemade recipe!)
- Sour cream
- Healthy queso dip (try this recipe or Mother Raw’s jarred dip)
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.
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).
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!
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!
Potato Wedges Flavour Variations
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).
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!
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Thanks for the methodology, this will be our first cooked meal in our new airfryer.