Looking for a delicious and healthy snack that’s easy to make? Look no further than air fryer potato wedges! These crispy and flavorful wedges are the perfect alternative to traditional fried potatoes, with all the taste and none of the guilt.
Not only are crispy air fryer potato wedges a great way to satisfy your cravings, they’re also incredibly easy to prepare. All you need are a few simple ingredients and an air fryer, and you’re ready to go. Because air frying uses hot air it is much healthier than deep frying!
So whether you’re looking for a quick snack or a tasty side dish, air fryer potato wedges are the perfect choice. With their crispy texture and delicious flavor, they’re sure to become a family favorite in no time! And with our expert tips and tricks, you’ll be able to make the perfect batch every time. These easy air fryer potato wedges make the perfect side dish for so many recipes.
What are the best potatoes for these potato wedges-
When it comes to making potato wedges, not all potatoes are created equal. Some varieties are better suited to this dish than others. Here are some of the best potatoes for making potato wedges:
Russet potatoes are the most popular type of potato for making potato wedges. They’re high in starch, which gives them a fluffy texture when cooked. They also have a neutral flavor that works well with a variety of seasonings.
Yukon Gold potatoes:
Yukon Gold potatoes are another great option for making potato wedges. They’re lower in starch than Russet potatoes, which gives them a creamier texture. They also have a buttery flavor that pairs well with herbs and spices.
Red potatoes are a good choice if you want your potato wedges to have a firmer texture. They’re also high in antioxidants and have a slightly sweet flavor.
Ultimately, the best potato for potato wedges depends on your personal preference. Each potato variety has its own unique texture and flavor profile, so experiment with different types to find the one you like best.
Other suggestions for seasoning & serving your potato wedges-
Potato wedges are delicious with simple seasonings like salt and black pepper, but they are also amazing if you dress them up with your favorite seasoning combinations!
Here are some of our favorite combinations-
Garlic Parmesan: Toss your potato wedges with minced garlic, Italian seasoning, grated Parmesan cheese, olive oil, salt, and pepper before air frying.
Cajun: Mix together Cajun seasoning, garlic powder, onion powder, and paprika. Toss your potato wedges with this spice blend and a bit of oil before air frying.
Ranch: Sprinkle your potato wedges with a packet of ranch seasoning mix before air frying.
Rosemary and sea salt: Toss your potato wedges with fresh rosemary, sea salt, and olive oil before air frying.
Chili Lime: Mix together chili powder, lime zest, garlic powder, and salt. Toss your potato wedges with this spice blend and a bit of oil before air frying.
Everything Bagel: Mix together sesame seeds, poppy seeds, dried minced garlic, dried minced onion, and salt. Toss your potato wedges with this spice blend and a bit of oil before air frying.
Make loaded potato wedges- Top your seasoned potato wedges with your favorite baked potato toppings like sour cream, bacon, shredded cheese and chives.
Serve them with sauce- We love dipping our potato wedges! Of course ketchup is great but they are also amazing dipped in ranch dressing, bbq sauce, honey mustard, or any other dipping sauce you love!
Tips for making, storing and reheating air fryer potato wedges
Cut the potatoes evenly: To ensure that your potato wedges cook evenly, make sure to cut them into uniform sizes. Try to aim for wedges that are all roughly the same thickness.
Use the right amount of oil: While air fryers require less oil than traditional frying methods, you still need to use some oil to get crispy potato wedges. Use about 1-2 tablespoons of oil per potato, depending on the size.
Toss the potatoes halfway through cooking: To ensure that your potato wedges cook evenly, toss them with tongs or a spatula about halfway through cooking.
Don’t overcrowd the air fryer basket: Make sure to leave enough space between the potato wedges in the air fryer basket to allow for proper air circulation. If you overcrowd the basket, your wedges may not get crispy.
Soak the potatoes: Soaking your potato wedges in cold water for about 30 minutes before cooking can help remove excess starch and make them extra crispy.
Dry the potatoes well: After soaking your potato wedges, make sure to dry them thoroughly with paper towels. Excess moisture can cause the wedges to steam instead of getting crispy.
Peel or leave the skins on– If you like potato skin you can leave it on instead of peeling your potatoes. Just make sure to scrub them thoroughly before cutting and cooking.
Cooking time may vary– Depending on the size of your potatoes, how thin or thick you cut them, and air fryer you have can effect how quickly the homemade potato wedges cook. You can always cook a couple to figure out the correct cook time before cooking all of them.
Store leftover potato wedges refrigerated in an airtight container.
To reheat the potato wedges– Place them back in the air fryer at 325 for about 5 minutes or until heated through. You can also place them on a baking sheet and pop them in the oven at 350 for about 10 minutes.
Ingredients for these Air Fryer Potato Wedges
1/2 tsp salt
1/2 tsp smoked paprika
1/2 tsp garlic powder
1/2 tsp ground cumin
3 tbsp olive oil or avocado oil
How to make air fryer potato wedges
First Peel the potatoes, wash and cut into equal wedges. Depending on the size of your potatoes you may cut them into 4 to 8 wedges.
Then place potatoes to a large bowl full of cold water and allow to soak for about 30 minutes.
Drain the water and pat the potato wedges dry with paper towels, dry the bowl and return the potato wedges to the bowl.
Drizzle the olive oil across the potatoes and sprinkle with the seasonings.
Gently toss the potato wedges to evenly coat them with the oil and seasonings. You can use tongs to toss them or cover the bowl and toss them.
Place the seasoned wedges in the basket of your air fryer in a single layer. Air fry at 360F for 7 minutes flip the wedges over and continue cooking for an additional 7 minutes or until the center is soft and the outside is crispy.
Serve warm with your favorite dipping sauce!
Store any leftovers in an airtight container.
- 5-6 potatoes
- 1/2 tsp salt
- 1/2 tsp smoked paprika
- 1/2 tsp garlic powder
- 1/2 tsp ground cumin
- 3 tbsp olive oil or avocado oil
- First Peel the potatoes, wash and cut into equal wedges. Depending on the size of your potatoes you may cut them into 4 to 8 wedges.
- Then place potatoes to a large bowl full of cold water and allow to soak for about 30 minutes.
- Drain the water and pat the potato wedges dry with paper towels, dry the bowl and return the potato wedges to the bowl.
- Drizzle the olive oil across the potatoes and sprinkle with the seasonings.
- Gently toss the potato wedges to evenly coat them with the oil and seasonings. You can use tongs to toss them or cover the bowl and toss them.
- Place the seasoned wedges in the basket of your air fryer in a single layer. Air fry at 360F for 7 minutes flip the wedges over and continue cooking for an additional 7 minutes or until the center is soft and the outside is crispy.
- Serve warm with your favorite dipping sauce!
- Store any leftovers in an airtight container.
Nutrition Information:Yield: 3 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 486Total Fat: 19gSaturated Fat: 3gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 16gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 424mgCarbohydrates: 74gFiber: 8gSugar: 4gProtein: 9g