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Ultimate Crispy Air Fryer Potato Wedges

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If you’re looking for a delicious and healthy way to cook potato wedges, look no further than the air fryer. Air fryer potato wedges are crispy on the outside and soft on the inside, and they can be cooked with very little oil. Best of all, they’re ready in just 20 minutes! 

Picture of air fryer potato wedges on a white plate with a red and white towel.

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Potato wedges are a classic side dish, but they can be unhealthy if you fry them in oil. 

Most people think that the only way to make crispy and delicious potato wedges is by frying them in oil. This can be unhealthy, since it adds extra fat and calories to your meal.

Air fryer potato wedges are a healthy alternative to traditional fried wedges. They’re cooked with very little oil, and they’re ready in just 20 minutes!

Half cooked air fryer potatoes.

How to Make Potato Wedges Crispy

If you want extra crispy potato wedges, the best thing to do is to cook the wedges in small batches. By doing this, you make sure that you don’t over-crowd the air fryer basket which allows the air to circulate around each potato.

Another tip is to add cornstarch to the potatoes before cooking. This will help them to become extra crispy!

A plate of air fryer potato wedges.

How To Cut Potatoes Into Wedges

Cutting the potatoes into wedges is the most important step in this recipe. If the wedges are too thick, they won’t cook evenly and will be difficult to eat. If they’re too thin, they’ll cook too quickly and will be burnt on the outside and raw on the inside.

To make the best air fryer potato wedges, the ideal thickness is about 1/2-inch. To cut the potatoes into wedges, first wash and dry them. Cut each potato in half length-wise, then slice each half into 4 equal wedges.

A potato cut into wedges on a green cutting board.

The Best Potato Type To Make Potato Wedges

There are many different types of potatoes that you can use to make wedges. The best type of potato for this recipe is the Russet potato. Russet potatoes are large and starchy, which makes them perfect for making wedges. They’re also relatively inexpensive, making them a great option if you’re on a budget.

Another alternative would be Yukon Gold potatoes. Yukon Gold potatoes are smaller than Russet potatoes, but they’re just as starchy. They have a slightly sweeter flavor than Russet potatoes, which some people prefer.

For a different taste and size, you can also try using red potatoes.

Two Russet potatoes to make potato wedges.
Russet Potatoes

Helpful Items to Make Air Fryer Potato Wedges

Ingredients for air fryer potatoes.

Ingredients

*Ingredient amounts are located in the recipe card at the end of this post.

Russet Potatoes- As mentioned above russet potatoes are ideal for making these crispy air fryer potato wedges, but Yukon Gold or Red Potatoes will also work.

Peanut Oil- You can use any type of oil that you like, but peanut oil has a high smoke point and will help to make the wedges extra crispy.

A dish of salt and a bowl of potato wedges.

Corn Starch- This is optional, but adding corn starch to the wedges will help them to become extra crispy.

Sea Salt This is also optional, but it helps to season the wedges and make them even more delicious.

How to Make Potato Wedges in the Air Fryer

[1] Turn your air fryer to 400 degrees.

An air fryer turned on to make potato wedges.

[2] While the air fryer is preheating, cut each potato into wedges according to your desired thickness.

A knife cutting a potato in half.

[3] Add the potato wedges to a large bowl, or a ziplock bag. Add the peanut oil and shake or toss the potatoes to coat. Add the salt and cornstarch, as well as any seasonings (ideas below) and toss to coat again.

Uncooked potato wedges coated in oil, salt, and corn starch.

[4] Place enough potato wedges in the basket of your air fryer to cover the bottom. Do not overcrowd. Fry for 10 minutes, then flip over with tongs and cook another 5-7 minutes.

Potato wedges in an air fryer basket.

[5] Remove the wedges and place on a plate while cooking the other 8 wedges.

Potato wedges on a plate.

Potato Wedge Seasoning Ideas

Spicy Potato Wedges- 1/2 teaspoon paprika, 1/2 teaspoon parsley flakes, 1/2 teaspoon chili powder, 1/2 teaspoon sea salt, 1/8 teaspoon ground black pepper

Parmesan Ranch Potato Wedges- 3 teaspoons Hidden Valley Ranch seasoning, 2 tablespoons grated parmesan cheese

Seasoned Potato Wedges- 1 teaspoon paprika, 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder, 1/4 teaspoon onion powder, 1/2 teaspoon salt, 1/4 teaspoon pepper.

Air fryer potato wedges and fry dipping sauce in a red basket with parchment paper.

How Long to Cook Potato Wedges in an Air Fryer

For the best results, cook potato wedges in small batches. This will help them cook evenly and prevent them from overcrowding the air fryer basket.

Air fryer potato wedges are cooked at 400 degrees for 10 minutes, then flip over and cooked for an additional 5 minutes.

Potato wedges in an air fryer.

What to Serve with Potato Wedges?

Potato wedges are a great side dish for any meal. They can be served with burgers, chicken, steak, or fish. For a complete meal, serve them with a salad and some steamed vegetables.

Air fryer potato wedges on a plate.

FAQ’s

Can I make potato wedges without oil?

Yes, you can make potato wedges without oil. However, they will not be as crispy. To make oil-free potato wedges, toss the potatoes with some vegetable broth or water before adding them to the air fryer.

A dish of peanut oil and a bowl of raw potato wedges.

What is the best way to store leftover potato wedges?

Leftover homemade potato wedges can be stored in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 3 days. Reheat in the air fryer for 3-5 minutes before serving.

How can I make my potato wedges more crispy?

For extra crispy potato wedges, toss them with a little cornstarch before adding them to the air fryer. This will help them to crisp up even more.

Potato wedges and fry dipping sauce.

Can I make sweet potato wedges in the air fryer?

Yes, you can make sweet potato wedges in the air fryer. Cut the sweet potatoes into wedges, then toss with a little oil and salt. Cook at 400 degrees for 10 minutes, then flip over and cook for an additional 5-7 minutes.

Can you freeze potato wedges?

Yes, you can freeze air fried potato wedges. Place them in a single layer on a baking sheet, then freeze for 2-3 hours. Once frozen, transfer to a freezer bag and store for up to 3 months. When ready to eat, cook from frozen in the air fryer at 400 degrees for 10 minutes, then flip over and cook for an additional 5-7 minutes.

A potato wedge dipped in fry sauce.

Dipping Sauces

Picture of air fryer potato wedges on a white plate with a red and white towel.

Ultimate Crispy Air Fryer Potato Wedges

Yield: 16 Wedges
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 20 minutes

If you're looking for a delicious and healthy way to cook potato wedges, look no further than the air fryer. Air fryer potato wedges are crispy on the outside and soft on the inside, and they can be cooked with very little oil. Best of all, they're ready in just 20 minutes! 

Ingredients

  • 2 Medium Russet Potatoes
  • 1 1/2 Tablespoons Peanut Oil
  • 1/2 Tablespoon Corn Starch
  • 1/2 Teaspoon Sea Salt

Instructions

  1. Turn your air fryer to 400 degrees.
  2. While the air fryer is preheating, cut each potato into wedges according to your desired thickness.
  3. Add the potato wedges to a large bowl, or a ziplock bag. Add the peanut oil and shake or toss the potatoes to coat. Add the salt and cornstarch, as well as any seasonings (ideas below) and toss to coat again.
  4. Place enough potato wedges in the basket of your air fryer to cover the bottom. Do not overcrowd.
  5. Fry for 10 minutes, then flip over with tongs and cook another 5-7 minutes.

Notes

Seasoning Ideas
Spicy Potato Wedges- ½ teaspoon paprika, ½ teaspoon parsley flakes, ½ teaspoon chili powder, ½ teaspoon sea salt, ⅛ teaspoon ground black pepper

Parmesan Ranch Potato Wedges- 3 teaspoons Hidden Valley Ranch seasoning, 2 tablespoons grated parmesan cheese

Seasoned Potato Wedges- 1 teaspoon paprika, 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder, 1/4 teaspoon onion powder, 1/2 teaspoon salt, 1/4 teaspoon pepper.

Nutrition Information:
Yield: 4 Serving Size: 4 Wedges
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 132Total Fat: 5gSaturated Fat: 1gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 4gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 277mgCarbohydrates: 19gFiber: 2gSugar: 1gProtein: 2g
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