This Air Fryer Potato Wedges recipe makes crispy seasoned potatoes, a perfect side dish for veggie burgers or any meal. If you’re looking for a healthy option for french fries, these seasoned air fried potato wedges are made with minimal oil. Besides, you’ll love how air fryer potato fries are nice and crispy on the outside with a tender inside.
Crispy potatoes have been a favorite food of mine for a long time, but I’ve always struggled with the grease. Having suffered from IBS, I’ve learned that super oily foods are not good for me. How do you square these two realities? You love french fries, but don’t always love how it makes you feel?
My air fryer saved the day. In fact, realizing I could cook potato wedges in an air fryer was a game changer! Now I get deliciously crispy air fried potatoes…without all that grease and oil. That’s a win in my book!
Here’s something else I love about this recipe. Potatoes make a perfect vegan side dish for just about any recipe! For example, you can fix vegan scalloped potatoes, vegan mashed potatoes, or even these vegan baked potatoes with just about anything. There are so many vegan potato recipes that can be made fast and family friendly too!
Now I’ve added these potato wedges to my list too. We always have potatoes in our vegan pantry so that means crispy potatoes can be made in quick order and with minimal oil!
Are air fried potatoes healthy?
Air fried potatoes are made with minimal oil which makes them healthier than the standard deep-fried french fries.
How to Make Air Fryer Potato Wedges
You may be wondering how to air fry potato wedges. If you’re new to the air fryer, I will let you in on a secret, air frying potatoes is really easy!
In fact, air fried potatoes are so easy to make, you’ll be ready to have them with every meal…just like me! I make this recipe using two large russet potatoes. That will make a generous amount of potato wedges. And if you end up with leftovers, you can always reheat them…in the air fryer to get that crispiness back.
Note: Always read the instructions for your air fryer to make sure you use it effectively.
Step One: Prepare the Potatoes
The first step is to wash the potatoes. Next, cut one of the potatoes in half lengthwise. Place the cut-side down and then cut each half lengthwise to arrive at 4 large wedges. Next, cut each wedge in quarters lengthwise, resulting in 16 total potato wedges.
Repeat that process with the second potato (or however many potatoes you want to cook).
Are wedges the best shape for french fries?
Potato Wedges really are the best shape for getting crispy fries. Why? Because there are only three sides to worry about — not four like most four-sided fries. If you cut your fries into elongated cubes (like the shape of many fries), it’s harder and more time-consuming to brown and crisp them on all the sides.
So, yes, wedges really are best. Now that we’ve got that settled, let’s move on with making them.
Transfer the potato wedges to a bowl and add enough water to immerse the potatoes. Soak the potatoes for at least 10 minutes. Then drain the potatoes in a colander and use a kitchen towel or paper towels to dry off the potatoes.
Soaking your fries may seem like one of those steps that could be skipped. I get you. I’m always looking for unnecessary steps or ingredients in a recipe. However, soaking potatoes before frying them is important. It helps remove the starches in the potatoes that would have them stick together and it makes for crispier fries.
Quick Fix Tip
Cut your potato wedges the day before and soak them in water overnight. This extra soaking time removes even more of the starches and makes for even crispier fries in addition to making your work easier on meal day.
Step Two: Season Potatoes
Once the potatoes have been soaked, remove them from the water. I like to transfer them to a colander where I can shake them just a bit to remove excess liquid. Then transfer them to a kitchen towel or paper towels and blot dry.
Once dry, transfer the potatoes to a plate and drizzle with olive oil. I like to use my hands to make sure each potato wedge is coated with oil.
Next, combine the spices (except for the salt and pepper) in a small bowl. Sprinkle the potatoes with the seasoning. Again, use your fingers to make sure all the potatoes are coated.
Step Three: Air Fry Potatoes
So, let’s get to the down and dirty. Specifically, how to air fry potatoes.
- Place seasoned potatoes in the air fryer basket. You may need to work in batches here, depending on how many potatoes you’re cooking and the size of your air fryer basket.
- Set the temperature for 400°F and the timer for 20 minutes. At around 10 minutes, remove the basket and use tongs to “stir” the potatoes so they’re evenly browned on all sides. Alternatively, shake the basket a bit to “toss” the wedges.
- Cook for the remaining 10 minutes. When you remove the basket, the wedges should be golden around the edges. If not, continue cooking for another 2 minutes.
How to Serve Potato Wedges
Of course, the best way to serve air fried potato wedges is with ketchup. Here are some other favorite dipping sauces:
- Believe it or not, potatoes are great dipped in Vegan BBQ Sauce
- Drizzle this Vegan Nacho Cheese Sauce over your potato wedges
- Or plain Vegan Cheese sauce is great too
- I like to dip my potatoes in Green Hummus
What to Serve with Potato Wedges
Here are some great vegan dishes that pair perfectly with air fryer potato wedges:
- The Ultimate Veggie Burger is begging for crispy potatoes on the side
- Same goes for this Sweet Potato Black Bean Burger
- These Chicken Parmesan patties go well with potatoes too
- This Vegan Chopped Cheese Sandwich is SO easy
- We’re loving this healthy, tasty Falafel Sandwich recipe
- How about making some Vegan Baked Hot Dogs to go with these fries
- Serve these fries with Vegan Philly Cheesesteak for a perfect comfort food dinner!
More Air Fryer Recipes
Do you love air fryer potato recipes? Be sure to make my Air Fryer French Fries or these easy Air Fryer Potatoes! Of course, there’s more than just airfryer potatoes. There’s Air Fryer Chickpeas and Air Fryer Falafel as well.
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Air Fryer Potato Wedges
- 2 medium russet potatoes washed
- 2 teaspoons olive oil
- 1 1/2 teaspoons chili powder
- 1 teaspoon paprika
- 1/2 teaspoon dried sage
- 1/2 teaspoon dried dill
- 1/4 teaspoon sea salt
- 1/8 teaspoon black pepper
- Heat your air fryer to 400F.
- Cut one of the potatoes in half lengthwise. Place cut-side down. Cut each half lengthwise to end arrive at 4 large wedges. Next, cut each wedge in quarters lengthwise, resulitng in 16 wedges. Repeat with second potato (or however many potatoes you want to cook).
- Transfer the potato wedges to a bowl and add enough water to immerse the potatoes. Soak the potatoes for 10 minutes. Then drain the potatoes in a colandar and use a kitchen towel or paper towels to dry off the potatoes.
- Transfer patted dry potato wedges to a plate and drizzle olive oil over the top. Use your fingers to make sure each potato slice is coated in oil.
- Combine chili powder, paprika, sage, and dill in a bowl. Sprinkle the spices over oiled potato wedges. Toss to coat.
- Transfer oiled/seasoned potatoes to air fryer basket. Cook potatoes for 20 minutes, removing the basket and using tongs to "stir" the potatoes so they're even cooked about half way through. Cook an addition 2 – 3 minutes if necessary.
- After the potatoes are done, remove from the air fryer and transfer to a serving dish (or plates) and season with salt and pepper.
The nutrition information shown is an estimate provided by an online nutrition calculator and should not be considered a substitute for a professional nutritionist’s advice.