This air fryer potato wedges recipe is a healthier version of fries! Crispy on the outside and tender on the inside, these potato wedges are everyone’s favorite!
If you love air fryer recipes, you’re in for a treat today! These air fryer potato wedges are so good. You can have them as they are or serve them as a side to your favorite main dish. Just like air fryer sweet potato fries and air fryer baked potatoes, this recipe is super easy to make too!
Why should I make potatoes in the air fryer?
When I got my air fryer, I was a little skeptical because I didn’t know if I was going to use it or if it was about to just sit on the counter and not be used. Turns out I love my air fryer, especially when it comes to making fries! If you’re not convinced yet, here are a few reasons for you:
- It’s healthier: No deep frying ever again! When using the air fryer, you just need a little bit of oil so the potato doesn’t stick to the basket.
- Crispy potatoes: Even thought these wedges are not deep fried, but since the air circulates all around them, they turn out super crispy while being soft on the inside.
- Cleaning up is a breeze: Most air fryer baskets are dishwasher friendly and there is not oil splatter all the stove after cooking, this is probably my favorite reason to use air fryer!
How to cut potatoes into wedges
It’s so easy to cut potatoes into wedges. Cut the potato in half. Then place one half on the cutting board, cut side down and cut it in half. Flip the quarter of the potato and cut it into half lengthwise. Each potato usually yields 8 wedges. In addition to cooking potato wedges in air fryer, I also love grilling potato wedges if the weather permits, they make a great side to grilled meat!
The secret to extra crispy potato wedges
This is an optional step, but if you want the potatoes to be extra crispy, make sure to soak them in ice water for 30 minutes and then dry them completely before mixing them with spices and olive oil. The dryer the potato wedges, the crispier they’ll be once they’re cooked.
Which potatoes are best for air fryer fries?
Russet potatoes have the right amount of starch and they become super crispy on the outside while remaining creamy and tender on the inside. When it comes to fried potatoes (air fryer or regular) I always choose russet potatoes.
How to make air fryer potato wedges
- Wash and cut the potatoes into wedges. You can peel or leave the skin on. Place the potatoes in a large bowl.
- Feel the bowl with water and ice. Let the potatoes sit for 30 minutes (this is an optional step but makes the potatoes extra crispy).
- Drain and dry the potatoes completely.
- Mix the potatoes with olive oil and your favorite seasoning. I used black pepper, garlic powder, onion powder and paprika.
- Fry in the air fryer at 390°F for about 13 minutes. Check to see if the wedges are cooked completely. If not, cook for another 3 to 5 minutes.
- Toss with salt and more pepper if needed.
Air Fryer Potato Wedges
- 4 russet potatoes
- 1 tbsp olive oil
- 1/2 tsp garlic powder
- 1/2 tsp onion powder
- 1/2 tsp black pepper
- 1/2 tsp paprika
- 1/2 tsp salt
- Wash the potatoes and peel them.
- Cut the potatoes in half and then in half again so you have quarters. Cut each quarter in half lengthwise so you have wedges.
- Place the wedges in a large bowl and fill it with ice and water. Let the potatoes sit for 30 minutes. Drain the water and dry the potato wedges completely.
- Toss the potato wedges with olive oil, garlic powder, onion powder, black pepper and paprika.
- Spread the potato wedges in the air fryer basket and make sure not to overlap them. You might need to cook in batches.
- Bake the potato wedges in the air fryer at 390°F for 13 minutes. Check to see if they are cooked. If still not tender on the inside, cook for another 3 to 5 minutes.
- You can use any other seasoning such as dried herbs, cumin or coriander to make these potato wedges.
- It’s important not to overcrowd the air fryer basket otherwise the potatoes won’t be crispy.
- You can peel the potatoes or leave the skin on.
- If you’re tight on time, skip soaking the potatoes in iced water and air fry them right away.