Air Fryer Potato Wedges

This Air Fryer Potato Wedges recipe makes crispy seasoned potatoes, a perfect side dish for any meal! Seasoned Air Fryer Potato Wedges makes a quick, healthy recipe, using russet potatoes, minimal olive oil, and seasoning. You’ll love how the air fryer potato fries are nice and crispy on the outside with a tender middle.

Air fryer potato wedges on a plate with a bowl of ketchup and a blue kitchen towel behind it.
Potato wedges air fryer fried for an crispy exterior and tender interior!

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. Realizing I could cook potato wedges in an air fryer was a real game changer!

Now I get deliciously crispy potatoes…without all that grease and oil!

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 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.

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).

Cut up russet potatoes on a cutting board with a knife.

Wonderful Wedges: 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 cubed fries.  If you cut your fries into cubes, it’s harder and more time-consuming to brown and crisp all the sides.

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.

Potato wedges in a bowl of water, soaking before being cooked.

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.

A hand holds a small bowl of oil, drizzling it over cut potatoes.

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.

A hand holds a small bowl of spices, pouring it over potatoes wedges on a plate.

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.

Season potato wedges are in an air fryer basket.

Place seasoned potatoes in 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.

Cook potatoes for 20 minutes at 400°F. At around 10 minutes, remove the basket and use tongs to “stir” the potatoes so they’re evenly browned on all sides.

After 20 minutes, take a look at your potato wedges. Could they use a little more time? if so, cook an additional 2 – 3 minutes if necessary.

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:

Here are some great vegan dishes that pair perfectly with air fryer potato wedges:

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.

A hand holds a potato wedge dipping it in a bowl of ketchup on a plate with more fried potatoes.

I hope you love this recipe as we do! Have you tried it? Be sure and leave a comment and a rating of this recipe below and then take a quick photo and share it with me using #namelymarly on Instagram. I love seeing your creations!

A plate holds several crispy air fryer potato wedges next to a bowl of ketchup.

Air Fryer Potato Wedges

Make this tender, yet crispy air fryer potato wedges for your veggie burger nights! Air Fryer potatoes are healthier because they're not fried in lots of oil!
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Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Air Fryer French Fries
Prep Time: 4 minutes
Cook Time: 21 minutes
Soaking Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 35 minutes
Servings: 2
Calories: 212kcal
Author: Marly

Ingredients

  • 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

Instructions

  • 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).
    Cut up russet potatoes on a cutting board with a knife.
  • 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.
    Potato wedges in a bowl of water, soaking before being cooked.
  • 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.
    A hand holds a small bowl of oil, drizzling it over cut potatoes.
  • Combine chili powder, paprika, sage, and dill in a bowl. Sprinkle the spices over oiled potato wedges. Toss to coat.
    A hand holds a small bowl of spices, pouring it over potatoes wedges on a plate.
  • 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.
    Season potato wedges are in an air fryer basket.
  • After the potatoes are done, remove from the air fryer and transfer to a serving dish (or plates) and season with salt and pepper. 

Notes

The air fryer helps create crispy potato wedges with minimal oil. Add additional oil if you prefer.
Nutrition Facts
Air Fryer Potato Wedges
Amount Per Serving
Calories 212 Calories from Fat 45
% Daily Value*
Fat 5g8%
Saturated Fat 1g5%
Sodium 327mg14%
Potassium 940mg27%
Carbohydrates 40g13%
Fiber 4g16%
Sugar 2g2%
Protein 5g10%
Vitamin A 937IU19%
Vitamin C 12mg15%
Calcium 28mg3%
Iron 2mg11%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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.

Enjoy!

One Response to Air Fryer Potato Wedges

  1. As the recipe author I’m pleased to say these air fryer potato wedges are delicious, crispy, and great for a plant-based diet!

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