Air Fryer Potato Wedges are the perfect solution when you only need a small quantity and you don’t feel like turning on your oven.
We’re showing you how to make potatoes wedges in the air fryer. If you don’t have one yet, this is our favorite. Then all you need to do is prepare the potatoes, cook them in the air fryer, and serve. Almost everyone loves a good potato so they’re the perfect side dish for burgers, steaks or pork chops.
What Kind Of Potatoes Should You Use?
We like to use russet potatoes for potato wedges as the structure of the potato holds up well when baked (or air fried). You will want to choose large potatoes that are relatively uniform so you get that nice wedge-shape.
The first thing you need to do is scrub the potatoes well then pat them dry with a paper towel or cloth. Be sure to get all the dirt off them as you won’t be peeling them. After that, cut potatoes in half then cut each half into 3-4 wedges. Each potato should yield 6-8 wedges. Then place them in a bowl.
You don’t want to cut the wedges too thin as we aren’t trying to make French fries, but you also don’t make them super thick, since we want them to cook properly before browning.
Do You Have To Soak Them Before Cooking?
You can soak the potatoes wedges in ice water for 30 minutes if you want. Soaking potato wedges in water removes some of the starch, is said to make them more crispy. It also helps the potatoes not to stick together while cooking.
However, I tested both soaking and not soaking the potato wedges before cooking and I didn’t see any difference in taste or texture. You can give it a try if you want and let us know what you find, but personally, I’m happy to skip that extra step (and time).
What Kind Of Oil Should You Use?
You can use canola, grapeseed, avocado oil or any other type that has high smoke point as they cook at a high temperature in the air fryer. You’re going to drizzle the oil over the potato wedges in the bowl then toss them to make sure they are evenly coated with a thin coating of oil. Then add salt and whatever seasonings you’d like then toss them again.
Steps For Cooking Them In The Air Fryer
Place the potato wedges side-by-side in the air fryer basket with enough space to let the air circulate around each wedge. About halfway through the cook time, flip potato wedges to the other side so they get crispy on both sides. If your potato wedges are not done after 20 minutes, add additional 2-3 minutes as the cooking time depends on the thickness of your potato wedges. I have a 5-quart air fryer which perfectly fits potato wedges from two russet potatoes. However, if you have a smaller air fryer you might want to cook them in batches.
What Seasoning Should You Use?
There are variety of seasonings you can use. You can go as simple as tossing them with a little salt. Or you can add onion powder, garlic powder, paprika, black pepper or fresh/dried herbs like dill, basil, or parsley.
- 2 russet potatoes
- 1 tsp. canola oil
- 1/2 tsp. salt
- 1/2 tsp. dried parsley or 1 Tbsp. freshly chopped parsley
- Wash potatoes. Cut them in half lengthwise, then into wedges. You should have approximately 6-8 wedges from one potato.
- In a medium bowl, add potato wedges and oil. Toss so each potato wedge is lightly coated in oil then sprinkle with salt.
- Place potato wedges side-by-side in the air fryer basket.
- Set the temperature for 400°F and time for 20 minutes.
- After 15 minutes, flip potato wedges using tongs so they get crispy on all sides. If 20 minutes is not enough to cook the potato wedges through, add an additional 2-4 minutes.
- Sprinkle with parsley and serve immediately.