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Easy Air Fryer Potato Wedges

These Air Fryer Homemade Potato Wedges are roasted and seasoned to perfection with smoked paprika, garlic, and onion powder. Love KFC wedges? You will cut the calories and fat with these without compromising the same great taste.

air fryer potato wedges on a white plate with ketchup and mayo

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This post was originally published in 2019. It has since been updated.

If you have ever made my Homemade Air Fryer Fries, Air Fryer Tater Tots or Air Fryer Sweet Potato Fries, then you understand why I needed to throw potato wedges in there, too! These wedges are pretty easy to make. I love to load them up with seasonings! Pair them with an Air Fryer Cheeseburger or Air Fryer Breaded Chicken Wings!

What Type of Potatoes to Use

Russet, Yukon gold, or red potatoes will work best. I’m using russet for the recipe. You want to select a potato that’s fluffy, waxy, and has thick skin.

How to Slice the Potatoes

Slice each potato in half lengthwise. Then slice each half in half lengthwise.

Do You Leave the Skin on?

I do and typically for potatoes wedges, the skin is left on. The skin has lots of nutrients, so it’s beneficial. You can remove the skin if you wish.

sliced potatoes on a cutting board

How to Make Potato Wedges in an Air Fryer

Detailed measurements and full instructions can be found in the recipe card at the bottom of this post.

  1. Rinse and scrub the potatoes really well. I like to use this veggie wash from Amazon.
  2. Slice each potato in half lengthwise. Then slice each half in half lengthwise.
  3. Add the potatoes to a large bowl with hot water.
  4. Add the olive oil and seasonings. Use tongs to properly coat.
  5. Air fry.
sliced potatoes in water and a clear bowl and in an air fryer

Do You Have to Soak the Potatoes?

I recommend if you want super crisp edges. It will remove the excess starch from the potatoes and allow them to crisp up well. They will still have a soft interior. You can make them without soaking and they will be slightly crisp with a soft interior.

How Long to Cook/Cook Time

I like to cook mine for 15-20 minutes.

air fryer potato wedges on a white plate with ketchup and mayo

Air Fryer Temperature

I like to use 400 degrees.

air fryer potato wedges on a white plate with ketchup and mayo

Other Ways to Season the Potatoes

And do not forget the salt and pepper! Potatoes are very bland. You really have to doctor them up, which is why salt is key. I prefer to use kosher salt.

How to Cook Sweet Potato Wedges

You can follow the same instructions for sweet potato wedges.

person holding air fryer potato wedge

How to Cook from Frozen

Frozen wedges will need 25-30 minutes using the same cook time.

How to Reheat

The best way to reheat them is using the air fryer. I like to use 350 degrees until they are warm. If you use the microwave they will get soggy.

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Easy Air Fryer Potato Wedges

These Air Fryer Homemade Potato Wedges are roasted and seasoned to perfection with smoked paprika, garlic, and onion powder. Love KFC wedges? You will cut the calories and fat with these without compromising the same great taste.
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Course Appetizer, dinner, lunch, Side Dish
Cuisine American
Keyword air fried potato wedges, air fryer potato wedges, potato wedges in air fryer
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
soak in water 20 minutes
Total Time 55 minutes
Servings 5
Calories 115kcal

Ingredients

Instructions

  • Wash and scrub the potatoes really well. Cut each potato in half lengthwise. Then slice each half in half lengthwise.
    Try to make sure they are about the same thickness and size. If they aren't similar in size, the smaller ones will cook faster than the others.
  • Place the sliced potatoes in a large bowl with hot water. This will remove excess starch and help the potatoes crisp. Leave the potatoes in the hot water for 20-30 minutes.
  • Remove the potatoes from the water and dry them.
  • Add the potatoes to a large, dry bowl. Drizzle the olive oil throughout and then add the seasonings. Toss to ensure the potatoes are evenly coated.
  • Add the potato wedges to the basket. Do not overcrowd the basket and cook in batches if needed.
  • Cook for 15-20 minutes on 400 degrees, flipping halfway through. Keep a close watch and cook the wedges until they have reach your desired level of crisp.
  • Cool before serving.

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Notes

Potatoes are naturally really bland. Be sure to season well with salt.
I recommend soaking if you want super crisp edges. It will remove the excess starch from the potatoes and allow them to crisp up well. They will still have a soft interior. You can make them without soaking and they will be slightly crisp with a soft interior.
Russet, Yukon gold, or red potatoes will work best. I’m using russet for the recipe. You want to select a potato that’s fluffy, waxy, and has thick skin.
 
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Nutrition (displayed with net carbs)

Serving: 1serving | Calories: 115kcal | Carbohydrates: 19g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 3g
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Recipe Rating




Sydney

Friday 1st of October 2021

These were so good! I made these with the air fryer steak recipe and honestly could not be happier! Will definitely be making again

staysnatched

Saturday 2nd of October 2021

I'm so glad to hear it.

Emily Clark

Thursday 30th of September 2021

So easy, paired well with the wings I made. Didn’t take a picture to post on IG because they got inhaled by my boyfriend. 10/10!

staysnatched

Saturday 2nd of October 2021

ha ha! That's how it goes.

Elisa

Wednesday 24th of February 2021

Seriously THEE best air fryer potatoes!!!! Did this with my 2 year old toddler!!

staysnatched

Monday 1st of March 2021

Thank you! I appreciate that!

Sabrina B.

Saturday 21st of November 2020

Seasoning was utterly PERFECT however, these potatoes did not cook through, even with me adding an extra 10 minutes for a total of a full 30 minutes at 400. I used small fresh potatoes, the wedges were on the small side and I still had trouble with firm, toothy insides. And they were starting to get burnt on the outside so I couldn't realy leave them in longer. I did pre-soak in hot water as per the recipe but should I parboil them next time? I really want these to work because they were delicious, but in the end I couldn't eat most of them as they were undercooked a bit.

staysnatched

Sunday 22nd of November 2020

What air fryer brand are you using? 30 minutes at 400 degrees is a long time for standard potatoes. I have never had to cook them that long. I would look into your air fryer. Par boiling should help. If you overcrowd the air fryer, they also will not cook at the appropriate temperature.

Sarah

Monday 26th of October 2020

Such a simple and easy recipe! The seasoning was perfect. I took Brandi’s advice and tried to find a flatter potato, and it made cutting much easier!

I paired it with a recipe from a blogger Brandi has highlighted before and it was super yummy! My meal was done in less than a half hour. Perfect!

staysnatched

Tuesday 27th of October 2020

Awesome! I love quick meals with wedges.