Air Fryer Potato Wedges ⋆ 100 Days of Real Food

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Air Fryer Potato Wedges are super crispy with less oil! Quick, delicious, and versatile, they’re the perfect snack or side, offering a healthier crunch that satisfies every time. Kids love them too!

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These air fryer potato wedges are a breeze to make, serving as a fantastic appetizer, side dish, or a snack loved by kids! Versatile and flavorful, they’re ideal for dipping. You can never have enough air fryer recipes and these potato wedges are a standout! Being a potato enthusiast myself, this simple recipe is my top choice for a quick side dish.

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With their delicious crispiness, perfect seasoning, and fresh cut, these wedges go well with any meal. Whether as a side, appetizer, or snack, they’re a hit every time. Plus, they’re a healthier alternative to traditional fries due to their minimal oil usage. Pair them with homemade ketchup, ranch dressing, or your preferred aioli for endless dipping possibilities!

Why You’ll Love This Recipe

  • Compared to deep-fried potatoes, air-fried versions use significantly less oil, making them a lighter option you can feel good about.
  • The air fryer’s magic touch ensures perfectly crisp exteriors every single time, without the need for constant monitoring.
  • From prepping the potatoes to enjoying them piping hot, this recipe comes together in under 40 minutes.
  • Air fryer potato wedges are a blank canvas for your flavor creativity. Experiment with different spices, herbs, and even cheese for endless possibilities.
  • They are great paired with steak, burgers, hot dogs, grilled chicken, pork, and more.
  • Top with our famous pulled pork for loaded fries!
  • Kids and picky eaters love them.
  • This recipe is great for many diets and lifestyles. They are gluten free, dairy free, sugar free, vegan, vegetarian, and nut free.
  • Check out these Air Fryer Hash Browns for another crispy potato recipe.

Ingredients & Substitutes

These are the main ingredients and substitutions for these air fryer potato wedges. Scroll down to the recipe card for the entire recipe.

Russet potatoes are firm and contain less moisture, crucial for preventing limp fries. Alternatively, you can opt for Yukon gold potatoes, versatile enough for frying purposes. It’s advisable to steer clear of waxy varieties such as red-skinned, new, or fingerling potatoes.

A little olive oil helps makes the wedges crispy. Use avocado oil if needed.

Season with sea salt, pepper, and garlic powder. For a more spicy flavor, use cayenne powder or chili powder.

Ingredients for air fryer potato wedges.

Taste & Texture

Air Fryer Potato Wedges taste like extra crispy French fries! They are lightly seasoned with sea salt, pepper, and garlic powder.

They are crispy on the outside and soft and fluffy inside. Boiling the potatoes beforehand allows them to be cooked through.

How to Make

Step 1

First, wash and pat dry the potatoes.

Step 2

Cut the potatoes lengthwise.  Then, slice them again into wedges.

Step 3

For extra crispy wedges, boil the potatoes for 15 to 20 minutes, or until fork tender.  This removes the starch and allows the potatoes to remain fluffy inside while becoming crispy on the outside.

Boiled potato slices.

Step 4

Drain and pat the potatoes dry.  Toss the potato wedges with olive oil, sea salt, pepper, and garlic powder.

Seasoned potato wedges.

Step 5

Arrange in a single layer (do not overlap) in your air fryer basket.  Air fry at 400 degrees Fahrenheit for 10 minutes.  Then, flip over and cook for another 10 minutes.  Add more time if needed.

Step 6

Lastly, remove from the air fryer.  Serve these air fryer potato wedges with your choice of dipping sauce!

Expert Tips for Success

Follow these tips and tricks for the best air fryer potato wedges.

Choose the Right Potato: Russet potatoes are ideal for their starch content, contributing to the perfect crispy texture.

Even Sizing: Cut your wedges equally to ensure even cooking.

Don’t Overcrowd: Air circulation is key in an air fryer. Cook in batches if necessary.

Preheat Your Air Fryer: Just like an oven, starting at the right temperature is crucial if your air fryer requires it. Ours does not need to be preheated.

Flavor Variations & Add-Ins

While classic air fryer potato wedges are a hit, don’t be afraid to experiment with flavors and add-ins. Here are a few ideas to get you started.

Seasoning Varieties: From garlic parmesan to spicy cajun, changing the seasoning can completely transform your wedges.

Herb Infusions: Try tossing your potato wedges with fresh herbs like rosemary or thyme after cooking for a refreshing flavor.

Cheesy Delight: A sprinkle of grated cheese such as parmesan in the last few minutes of cooking adds a savory touch that’s hard to resist.

Crispy golden side dish.

How to Serve & Store

Serve your air fryer potato wedges hot from the fryer with your favorite dipping sauces. They are perfect alongside burgers, grilled meats, or even as a hearty snack on their own.

For an easy healthy dinner, pair with this Air Fryer Mahi Mahi.

For storage, place any leftovers in an airtight container and refrigerate. To reheat, pop them back in the air fryer for a few minutes to restore their crispy texture.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

My wedges are sticking to the basket. What went wrong?

The basket might not have been preheated or the wedges weren’t dry enough.

Can I add other vegetables?

Absolutely! Bell peppers, sweet potato wedges, and onion wedges work well. Just adjust the cooking time based on the vegetable’s density.

Can I make this recipe with sweet potatoes?

Absolutely! Sweet potatoes can be a delicious and nutritious alternative. Just adjust the cooking time as needed.

Do I need to boil the potatoes before air frying?

While boiling isn’t completely necessary, it does help the potatoes become super fluffy inside!

Close up of potato wedge.

Equipment Needed

Air Fryer: I use this air fryer almost every single day!

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