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 delicious potatoes wedges in the air fryer! Crispy on the outside, fluffy potato inside. This potato recipe is perfect for when you just need a couple servings. If you need potato wedges for the whole family, try this oven baked recipe.
Almost everyone loves a good potato so these crispy potato wedges are the perfect side dish for burgers, steaks, or pork chops. Read more about how to air fry this side dish below or click here to head straight to the recipe.
What Kind Of Potatoes Are Best For Potato Wedges?
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 Potatoes 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 and 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.
How To Cook Air Fryer Potato Wedges
Place the potato wedges in a single layer 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.
Seasoning Potato Wedges
There are a variety of seasonings you can use. You can go as simple as tossing them with a little salt and serving with your favorite dipping sauces. I’m partial to BBQ sauce, but classic ketchup may be more your thing.
Or you can add onion powder, garlic powder, paprika, black pepper, or fresh/dried herbs like dill, basil, or parsley. You can take a look at all our homemade seasoning blends for even more great ideas.Print
- 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 10-15 minutes, flip potato wedges using tongs so they get crispy on all sides. If potato wedges are not cooked through after 20 minutes, add an additional 2-4 minutes.
- Sprinkle with parsley and serve immediately.
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This post originally appeared in May 2021 and was revised and republished in February 2023.