Air Fryer Potato Wedges are crispy seasoned potatoes, a perfect side dish for vegan black bean 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 the air fryer makes fries nice and crispy on the outside, with a tender inside.
I like to serve fries with ketchup or vegan ranch dressing on the side.
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 love how they make 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!
Why This Recipe is a Winner
- Soaking the cut potatoes in cold water helps remove surface-level starches, creating a crispy crust
- Adding seasoning creates interesting, cooked-in flavors and a golden-brown exterior to these potatoes, making them look as delicious as they taste
- Cooking potatoes in the air fryer is a fast and healthy way to enjoy your favorite side dishes
What Potatoes are Best for Potato Wedges
Russet potatoes are a preferred choice for French fries and wedges because of their starchy, firm texture and low moisture content. This means they’ll create fries that are light and fluffy with a crispy crust (when prepared correctly). Red potatoes and Yukon Gold have a higher moisture content that can yield dense fries that sink in after they’re cooked.
What You Need
You can find the full printable recipe, including ingredient quantities, below. But first, here are some explanations of ingredients and steps to help you make this recipe perfect every time.
Here are the ingredients you’ll need for this recipe:
- Potatoes — I recommend russet potatoes to get the best texture.
- Olive oil — You can substitute canola oil.
- Seasonings — I make a seasoning mix made from chili powder, paprika, dried sage, and dried dill.
- Salt & Pepper — Add salt and pepper to taste.
How to Make Air Fryer Potato Wedges
If you’re new to the air fryer, you may be wondering how to air fry potato wedges. 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
First, wash the potatoes, select one, and cut it in half lengthwise. Place the two halves cut-side down and then cut them lengthwise to arrive at 3 or 4 large wedges. Next, cut each wedge in quarters lengthwise, resulting in 12 to 16 total potato wedges.
Repeat that process with the second potato (or however many potatoes you want to cook).
Transfer the potato wedges to a bowl and add enough water to immerse them. Soak them for at least 10 minutes.
Soaking potatoes before frying them is important. It helps remove the starches that cause them to 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 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
- 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/200°C 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 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 potato wedges:
Are Air-Fried Potatoes Healthy?
Air-fried potatoes are made with minimal oil which makes them healthier than the standard deep-fried french fries.
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.
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!
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 air fryer potatoes. There’s Air Fryer Chickpeas and Air Fryer Falafel as well.
Air Fryer Potato Wedges
- 2 medium russet potatoes washed
- 2 teaspoons olive oil
- 1 ½ teaspoons chili powder
- 1 teaspoon paprika
- ½ teaspoon dried sage
- ½ teaspoon dried dill
- ¼ teaspoon sea salt
- ⅛ teaspoon black pepper
- Heat your air fryer to 400°F/200°C.
- 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, resulting in 16 wedges. Repeat with the 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 colander 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 halfway through. Cook an additional 2 to 3 minutes if necessary.
- After the potatoes are done, remove them from the air fryer and transfer them to a serving dish (or plates), and season with salt and pepper.
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