Air Fryer Potato Wedges

Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
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With crispy outsides, fluffy centers, and zesty seasoning, these Air Fryer Potato Wedges are a fun and tasty family favorite!

Crispy, Seasoned Potato Wedges Made from Scratch!

Forget fast food – these ultra-easy potato wedges will satisfy your craving for fries, with healthy ingredients and truly simple prep. There’s no need for peeling or parboiling with this recipe. And the results? Crispy, well-seasoned goodness.

Serve these up with your favorite chicken, burger, or just about anything else (more on that below). Each golden-brown potato wedge is perfect for dunking in ketchup or topping with chili – the sky’s the limit! These wedges are sure to become a favorite side dish on your menu rotation.

Holding a seasoned air fryer potato wedges toward the camera.

Are Potato Wedges Healthier Than Fries?

So are potato wedges better for you than fries? It depends on your ingredients and cooking method. These air-fried wedges are almost certainly better for you than most fast-food options out there, because these are made with fresh, whole ingredients and a small amount of quality oil. However, you can also make regular fries in the air fryer, and those would be a healthier option as well! 

Ingredients for Air Fryer Potato Wedges.

The Ingredients

To make these potatoes, you’ll need a few basic seasonings and spices, plus potatoes and oil. I also like to top mine with Parmesan and parsley for a pretty presentation and even more flavor.

  • Potatoes: No need to peel the potatoes, but do give them a scrub and rinse.
  • Olive Oil: Or another cooking oil of your choice, like avocado oil. 
  • Seasonings: Onion powder, garlic powder, Italian seasoning, paprika, salt, and pepper.
  • Toppings: Fresh parsley and minced parmesan cheese give the potatoes just the right touch.
Crispy potato wedges piled onto a parchment-lined plate.

How Do You Make Potato Wedges?

With this air fryer recipe, you won’t have to par-boil the potatoes – just season them up and let the air fryer do the rest! Here’s the rundown:

  • Cut and the Potatoes. Wash your potatoes, and cut them into wedges. You don’t need to peel them. To cut wedges, cut each potato in half lengthwise, and then cut each half into four long wedges.
Cutting a potato into wedges on a cutting board.
  • Season the Potatoes. Place the potatoes in a medium mixing bowl, and drizzle them with olive oil, or coat them with a pastry brush. Make sure to evenly coat them so that they get well-spiced and evenly cooked. In a separate smaller bowl, combine the seasonings and give them a stir to combine. Sprinkle the seasoning blend over the potatoes, and toss well to coat. 
  • Air Fry the Wedges. Line your potato wedges into your air fryer basket, with the potato skin facing down. Don’t crowd the basket. Air fry the potato wedges at 400º F for 15-18 minutes, or until they are golden and cooked through.
  • Enjoy! Serve the wedges immediately, topped with grated parmesan cheese and minced parsley.
An air fryer basket with fried potatoes in the bottom.

Tips for Success

For the best and crispiest air fryer potato wedges, be sure to read over these helpful pointers. This is one side dish you will crave!

  • Pastry Brush: I used a pastry brush to spread the olive oil evenly over the sides of the potato wedges. A pastry brush is great for covering all the wedges’ surfaces with a thin layer of oil. You can also put your potato wedges in a zip-top bag along with the oil, and shake it well until the wedges are thoroughly coated.
  • Air Fryer Timing: Every air fryer brand and model cooks a little differently. Depending on the size and design of your air fryer, it might take longer or less time to cook. Adjust the time as needed to get your desired result.
  • Perfect Consistency: In my experience with this recipe, I would recommend starting with 15 minutes of cook time, and then trying one of the potato wedges to check if more cooking time is needed. The perfect potato wedge consistency is crispy on the edges, and tender on the inside.
  • To Shake or Not to Shake: Air fryer recipes often say to shake the basket. If your air fryer basket is big enough to line up the potato wedges with the skin facing down, that’s not really necessary here. If you have to cook them in more than one layer, I definitely recommend shaking the basket halfway through to have better results.
  • Preheating: Some air fryer models require preheating, but the air fryer model that I used in this recipe works without preheating. You can check the user manual for your air fryer to see if you need to preheat it before cooking.
A table with a plate of seasoned potato wedges, an air fryer, a cloth napkin, and other items.

Tasty Serving Suggestions

What can’t you serve with potato wedges? Just about any main course is better with a side of crispy, well-seasoned spuds. Check out these easy recipes for inspiration:

  • Chuleta Frita: These pan-fried Puerto Rican pork chops, AKA chuleta frita, are juicy and easy to make. Add a side of potato wedges for a mouthwatering meal.
  • Chicken Breast: My family adores any version of chicken and fries, but we especially love these Grilled rosemary honey mustard chicken breasts. You’ll want to slurp up the sauce!
  • Burgers: Any kind of burger is great with potato wedges, but if you want something a little different, try these zesty Greek turkey burgers.
Seasoned fried potatoes on a plate.

Storing and Reheating

Store leftover potato wedges in an airtight container, for maximum freshness. Keep them in the fridge for up to 5 days. Reheat in the air fryer or oven at 350ºF until warmed through.

Can I Freeze Homemade Potato Wedges?

Yes, potato wedges freeze well – as long as they are at least partially cooked. Here’s how to do it:

  • To freeze before frying, cut the potatoes into wedges, cook them in boiling water for three to four minutes, and drain very well. Once the wedges have cooled, oil and season them, and then arrange them on a baking sheet in a single layer. Freeze for an hour until solid. Then pack your frozen wedges into a freezer bag, and store them in the freezer for three months. Air fry directly from frozen.
  • To freeze after air frying, just cool them down and place them on a baking sheet in the freezer for an hour. Once they’re frozen solid, pack them into a freezer bag and freeze them for up to three months. Reheat directly from frozen.
Seasoned air fryer potato wedges in a parchment-lined dish.
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Yield: 4 Servings

Air Fryer Potato Wedges

With crispy outsides, fluffy centers, and zesty seasoning, these Air Fryer Potato Wedges are a fun and tasty family favorite!
Prep Time15 minutes
Cook Time15 minutes
Total Time15 minutes

Ingredients

  • 1 lb potatoes
  • 2 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon Italian seasoning
  • 1 teaspoon sea salt
  • ½ teaspoon paprika
  • teaspoon ground pepper

Optional toppings:

  • Fresh Parsley, minced
  • Parmesan Cheese

Instructions 

  • Wash your potatoes and cut them into wedges. You don’t need to peel them.
  • In a medium bowl, coat potato wedges with olive oil. (I did this by brushing each side of the potatoes with a pastry brush, but you can also toss them in the oil. Just make sure to evenly coat them for best results.)
  • In a small bowl, whisk to combine the onion powder, garlic powder, Italian seasoning, sea salt, paprika, and ground pepper in a small bowl. Sprinkle your spice mixture over your oiled potato wedges, little by little. Make sure to move the potato wedges while sprinkling them to cover all the sides evenly.
  • Line your potato wedges into your air fryer basket, with the potato skin facing down. Cook the potato wedges at 400º F for 15-18 minutes, until golden and cooked through.
  • Serve immediately topped with grated parmesan cheese and minced parsley on top, if desired! Enjoy!

Notes

  • Pastry Brush: I used a pastry brush to spread the olive oil evenly over the sides of the potato wedges. A pastry brush is great for covering all the wedges' surfaces with a thin layer of oil. You can also put your potato wedges in a zip-top bag along with the oil,and shake it well until the wedges are thoroughly coated.
  • Air Fryer Timing: Every air fryer brand and model cooks a little differently. Depending on the size and design of your air fryer, it might take longer or less time to cook. Adjust the time as needed to get your desired result.
  • Perfect Consistency: In my experience with this recipe, I would recommend starting with 15 minutes of cook time, and then try one of the potato wedges to check if more cooking time is needed. The perfect potato wedge consistency is crispy on the edges, and tender on the inside.
  • To Shake or Not to Shake: Air fryer recipes often say to shake the basket. If your air fryer basket is big enough to line up the potato wedges with the skin facing down, that’s not really necessary here. If you have to cook them in more than one layer, I definitely recommend shaking the basket halfway through to have better results.
  • Preheating: Some air fryer models require preheating, but the air fryer model that I used in this recipe works without preheating. You can check the user manual for your air fryer to see if you need to preheat before cooking.
  • Storage: Store leftover potato wedges in an airtight container, for maximum freshness. Keep them in the fridge for up to 5 days. Reheat in the air fryer or oven at 350ºF until warmed through.

Nutrition

Serving: 1, Calories: 177kcal, Carbohydrates: 26g, Protein: 3g, Fat: 7g, Saturated Fat: 1g, Polyunsaturated Fat: 6g, Cholesterol: 1mg, Sodium: 565mg, Fiber: 3g, Sugar: 1g

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  1. Michelle

    5 stars
    These potato wedges are very flavourful and taste delisious! They aren’t crunchy or crispy, but they are very soft! Would try again!

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