Air Fryer Potato Wedges

These air fryer potato wedges are the perfect side for any dish – and they’re ready in under half an hour! Those these into the air fryer while you’re making pork chops or chicken liver pate.

These easy air fryer potato wedges are the perfect side for almost any dish!
These easy air fryer potato wedges are the perfect side for almost any dish!

Ingredients

  • Potatoes: The best potatoes for potato wedges are your standard Russet potato. You can use any type of potato that you have on hand, but a Russet potato will hold up best to frying.
  • Oil: Since you will be air frying with this oil, you will want one that can hold up to a high smoke point. Look for a good neutral cooking oil, such as avocado, vegetable, or canola oil.
  • Seasoning: Truly, you can use your favorite seasoning, or you can even just use salt. I enjoy using a blend of different seasonings, such as paprika, freshly ground pepper and garlic powder.

How to Make Air Fryer Potato Wedges

Making these air fryer potato wedges is as simple as cutting the potatoes into wedges!

First, after thoroughly washing your potatoes, decide if you want the skin on or off. A benefit of leaving the skin on is that it will crisp up well and has many nutrients in it. If you do decide to leave the skin on, scrub it well with the rough side of a sponge to get off any excess dirt. Otherwise, remove with a potato peeler.

Next, cut the potatoes into wedges. Make sure to cut them into a consistent size so they will fry evenly.

After the wedges have been made, soak them in an ice water bath. This will keep the potatoes from oxidizing too quickly and also help them crisp up even more in the fryer. Allow the potatoes to soak for about 30 minutes and then drain and pat dry.

Put the potato wedges in the ice bath in the fridge to keep them even colder.
Put the potato wedges in the ice bath in the fridge to keep them even colder.

Toss the potatoes in seasoning if desired and oil and then add them to your air fryer.

Air fry for 20 minutes at 400F and shake the basket every 5 – 10 minutes or flip them halfway through frying.

Add the seasonings to a mixing bowl and then add the oil and potatoes.
Add the seasonings to a mixing bowl and then add the oil and potatoes.

Once crisp, remove and toss with grated parmesan and parsley if desired. Serve with ketchup, aioli or dill sauce.

How to make potato wedges extra crispy

The secret to making your air fryer potato wedges extra crispy is submerging them in cold water before frying them.

Place your potato wedges in a cold water bath – a large bowl of tap water with ice cubes and allow them to soak for about 30 minutes and then drain and pat dry with paper towels or a clean dish towel.

How to cut a potato into a wedge?

Cutting potatoes into wedges for this recipe is quite easy and you can choose to peel the skin or leave it on.

Slice your potatoes into wedges that are all roughly the same size.
Slice your potatoes into wedges that are all roughly the same size.

Start by cutting your potato down the length of your potato. Continue slicing the lengths in half until your wedges are at your desired thickness.

You can make your potato wedges and thick or as thin you would like. Just remember, the thinner you cut your wedges, the faster they will cook and if they are thicker they will take a bit longer. Whichever size you choose to make them, just make sure that they are are consistent in size. There’s nothing worse than taking out taking out your potatoes and some are undercooked and others are burned!

You will want to aim for a wedge that is about half an inch to a quarter of an inch thick.

What are the best potatoes for wedges?

The best type of potatoes for any type of frying are always Russet baking potatoes. They will hold up the best wether it is air frying, deep frying or adding to a stew.

Which air fryer to use

There are many different types of air fryers to use, and truthfully, any air fryer that you have on hand will work. But, I do have a couple favorite air fryers.

Best Combined Air Fryer: Cusinart Toaster Oven Air Fryer

Best Basket Air Fryer: Philips XXL Basket Air Fryer

What to serve with air fryer potato wedges

The good news is that potato wedges go with almost any dish. Serve them with a delicate rack of lamb or as a an alternative for chips for your artichoke dip.

Another way to serve these wedges is to serve them with pork chops, french onion soup, or even use them to replace the chips in my loaded nacho recipe.

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Air Fryer Potato Wedges

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Recipe by Sarah Course: Side, AppetizersCuisine: AmericanDifficulty: Easy
Servings

4

servings
Prep time

30

minutes
Cooking time

40

minutes
Calories

250

kcal

Ingredients

  • 3 russet potatoes

  • 3 tbsn oil

  • Seasoning (optional):
  • 1 tsp salt

  • 1/2 tsp pepper

  • 1/2 tsp garlic powder

  • 1/4 tsp paprika

  • For serving (optional):
  • 1/2 cup Parmesan cheese (grated)

  • 1 tbsn Parsley

Directions

  • Clean potatoes thoroughly. Peel if desired. Cut potatoes into wedges.
  • Place wedges into an ice water bath for about 30 minutes. After the allotted time, drain and pat dry.
  • If using seasoning, coat with seasoning and oil in a ziplock bag and then add to air fryer. Air fry at 400F for 20 minutes. Either shake the basket every 5 – 10 minutes or flip half way through frying, depending on your air fryer model.
  • Once crisp and golden brown, take wedges and serve with desired sides.

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