Air Fryer Potato Wedges

Potato Wedges

If you love a crispy, golden brown potato, then these delightful air fryer potato wedges are going to make you very happy. Made using only 6 ingredients, this recipe is so quick and easy, you will want to make them night after night after night!

Potato Wedges

These mouthwatering wedges offer a delightful twist on a classic comfort food, elevating your dining experience to new heights. With their golden-brown exteriors and fluffy interiors, this recipe promises an addictive crunch with each savory bite.

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Why This Recipe Works

The beauty of these air fryer potato wedges lies in their versatility. Customizable to suit your taste, you can explore an array of seasonings, from classic salt and pepper to tantalizing herb and spice blends. Whether served as an appetizer, a side dish, or a delightful snack for movie nights, these potato wedges are sure to impress both family and guests alike.

Additionally, what makes this recipe truly exceptional is the magic of the air fryer. By harnessing the power of hot circulating air, the wedges achieve that desirable crispness without the need for excessive oil, making them a healthier alternative to traditional deep-fried versions.

Say goodbye to lackluster potato wedges and embrace this easy-to-follow recipe for an unforgettable culinary experience.

Ingredients

Potatoes:

Using starchy potatoes like Russet or Yukon Gold will yield the best results. The high starch content in these varieties gives the air fryer potato wedges the crispy exterior and fluffy interior that they are known for. You can use any type of potato you have on hand, but the results may vary.

Seasoning:

Get creative with your seasonings and experiment by adding any flavors you typically enjoy to this air fryer potato wedges recipe. You can use basic salt and pepper or try out various herbs and spices like onion powder, cayenne pepper, thyme, dill, or any other seasonings you like.

Olive Oil:

The olive oil is essential to ensuring your wedges don't stick to the air fryer basket during cooking. If you don't have olive oil, you can use any type of cooling oil you do have. Alternatively, a non-stick cooking spray also works well in the absence of cooking oil.

How to Make Air Fryer Potato Wedges

Step One: 

Wash your potatoes and cut them into roughly the same size wedge (about ½" to ¾"thick pieces) to ensure even cooking.

Step Two: 

Transfer the potato wedges to a bowl.

Step Three: 

Add garlic powder, paprika, cumin, rosemary, and olive oil to the potatoes and toss to coat.

Step Four:

Place the seasoned potatoes in your air fryer basket, ensuring to distribute them evenly.

Step Five:

Air fry for 15 minutes at 400F. 

Step Six: 

Serve with your favorite dipping sauce, and enjoy!

Potato Wedges

Tips

  • After thoroughly washing and cutting your potatoes, ensure you pat them dry with a clean cloth or towel to remove any excess moisture. This will give your wedges an even crispier exterior.
  •  Preheat your air fryer for a few minutes before cooking so that your wedges begin cooking immediately once placed in the basket.
  • Avoid overcrowding the air fryer basket. Give the wedges some space so they cook evenly. You may need to cook them in batches.
  • About halfway through the cooking time, shake the basket or flip the potato wedges to ensure even browning on all sides.
  • Keep an eye on the wedges as they cook. Cooking times can vary based on the air fryer model and the thickness of the wedges. They're ready when they are golden brown and crispy on the outside, and tender on the inside.

What to Serve With Air Fryer Potato Wedges

These air fryer potato wedges are so delicious and versatile that you can serve them with just about anything. Elevate your next burger or steak with some crispy golden wedges. Alternately, you can serve your wedges as a snack with your favorite dipping sauce or in place of french fries when you make chili cheese fries.

FAQs

Should I peel the potatoes before making wedges in the air fryer?

This is really a matter of personal preference. Either way will yield delicious results. Potatoe wedges with the skin on them are more visually appealing, are faster to prepare, lead to less food waste, and contain more nutrients than peeled potatoes. However, some might feel, especially kids, that the skin can be distasteful, especially if not thoroughly cleaned. Ultimately, the choice depends on what you prefer in terms of taste, texture, and appearance.

Can I cook frozen potato wedges in the air fryer?

Yes, you can use frozen wedges in your air fryer, and the process is relatively the same. You may need to adjust the cooking time as frozen potatoes will take longer to cook than fresh.

How long can leftover air fryer potato wedges be stored?

Leftover air fryer potato wedges can be stored in the refrigerator for 3 to 4 days or in the freezer for up to 3 months. When you're ready to eat the leftover potato wedges, you can reheat them in the air fryer for 5-10 minutes at 400F. If you are reheating from frozen, they may take a bit longer.

More Potato Recipes

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Potato Wedges

Air Fryer Potato Wedges

These quick and easy air fryer potato wedges are ready in just 17 minutes and turn out golden and crispy every time!
3.86 from 7 votes
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Course: dinner, lunch, Side Dish, Snack
Cuisine: American
Keyword: air fryer potato wedges, air fryer potato wedges recipe, potato wedges, potato wedges recipe
Prep Time: 2 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 17 minutes
Servings: 4
Author: Corrie

Ingredients

  • 2 pounds potatoes
  • 1 tablespoon garlic powder
  • 1 tablespoon paprika
  • 1 tablespoon cumin
  • 1 tablespoon rosemary
  • 3 tablespoons olive oil

Instructions

  • Wash your potatoes and cut them into roughly the same size wedge (about ½" to ¾"thick pieces) to ensure even cooking.
  • Transfer the potato wedges to a bowl.
  • Add garlic powder, paprika, cumin, rosemary, and olive oil to the potatoes and toss to coat.
  • Place the seasoned potatoes in your air fryer basket, ensuring to distribute them evenly.
  • Air fry for 15 minutes at 400F.
  • Serve with your favorite dipping sauce, and enjoy!

Nutrition

Calories: 1128kcal Carbohydrates: 169g Protein: 21g Fat: 45g Saturated Fat: 6g Polyunsaturated Fat: 5g Monounsaturated Fat: 32g Sodium: 72mg Potassium: 4061mg Fiber: 22g Sugar: 8g Vitamin A: 448IU Vitamin C: 192mg Calcium: 198mg Iron: 12mg

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Notes

  • After thoroughly washing and cutting your potatoes, ensure you pat them dry with a clean cloth or towel to remove any excess moisture. This will give your wedges an even crispier exterior.
  •  Preheat your air fryer for a few minutes before cooking so that your wedges begin cooking immediately once placed in the basket.
  • Avoid overcrowding the air fryer basket. Give the wedges some space so they cook evenly. You may need to cook them in batches.
  • About halfway through the cooking time, shake the basket or flip the potato wedges to ensure even browning on all sides.
  • Keep an eye on the wedges as they cook. Cooking times can vary based on the air fryer model and the thickness of the wedges. They're ready when they are golden brown and crispy on the outside, and tender on the inside.
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