Air Fryer Potato Wedges

Looking for the best air fryer potato wedges that are crispy while still being healthy? This is the recipe you’ve been searching all over the internet for my friend! These homemade thick-cut french fries are packed with flavor and not calories like the deep-fried ones you can get at a restaurant. Plus, using the air fryer makes the crunchy on the outside and fluffy on the inside. So, grab a potato or two, and let’s get cooking!

Air Fryer Potato Wedges

Why I Love This Recipe

I’ve been completely obsessed with my new air fryer over the past few months. My kitchen is full of so much fun creating all kinds of delicious and healthy air fryer recipes. Over and over again, I’m blown away by not only how well the air fryer cooks and crisps up food, but also how quickly it gets the job done. Plus, here in Arizona, I love that I can put the small appliance outside when the weather is hot and not add to the air conditioning bill inside the house.

As far as these amazing air fryer potato wedges, they couldn’t have turned out more perfectly. Especially with a generous dip into my famous restaurant style ranch. When I was recipe testing these beauties, my college-aged daughter was home for the weekend and she couldn’t wait to make them back at school. She even went to the grocery store to grab more potatoes so she could make them for breakfast the next morning with her eggs.

Air Fryer Potato Wedges Ingredients & Tools

  • Large Russet potato
  • Extra virgin olive oil
  • Kosher salt
  • Black pepper
  • Garlic powder
  • Onion powder
  • Paprika
  • Large mixing bowl
  • Air fryer
Air Fryer Potato Wedges

How to Make Air Fryer Potato Wedges

All you need is one potato and 15 minutes of time for the perfect, crispy potato wedges.

Time needed: 15 minutes

How to Make Air Fryer Potato Wedges

  1. Determine the power level of your air fryer

    This is an important step before you begin because it will determine the amount of time the potato wedges need in the air fryer. Look on the bottom or inside of the air fryer for a sticker, which will tell you the power level. This recipe was written for a 1500-watt machine. If yours is 1300-watt, you will need a longer cook time and if 1700-watt, you’ll need less.

  2. Prepare the potato wedges

    The size of the potato will determine the number of wedges you get from it. A smaller potato will only yield 6-8 wedges, while a large potato can easily provide 10-12. You want each wedge to be about the same size, about 1/2″ thick at the bottom, so they cook at the same rate and are done at the same time.

  3. Oil and season the potato wedges

    Using flavorful oils and seasonings is important for this air fryer potato wedges recipe because a potato has very little flavor on its own. I suggest extra virgin olive oil and a generous amount of your favorite seasonings.

  4. Air fry the potato wedges

    It is important that the slices of potato are in a single layer on the bottom of the air fryer basket, and that they aren’t crowded. The hot convected air needs space to be easily blown around each slice so they will evenly brown and get crispy.

Air Fryer Potato Wedges

Recipe FAQs

Why are my wedges not crispy?

The main reasons for potato wedges not getting crispy after being roasted in the oven or air fryer come down to two problems. First, be sure to use a very hot oven or air fryer. At least 400 degrees, if not 450. Second, there needs to be enough space between each slice of potato for them to evenly brown and crisp up so give them plenty of room.

Is air frying potatoes faster than baking?

Yes, air frying potatoes is much faster than roasting or baking them in the oven. Because an air fryer is a small convection oven and it cooks small batches of potatoes, they get done about 50-70% faster depending on the size of potato slices you are cooking.

Can I use different types of potatoes?

Yes, you are welcome to make these air fryer potato wedges using whatever potatoes you have on hand. Russets are really great at getting crispy and brown, but Yukon Gold, Red, and Sweet Potatoes would all be delicious substitutions in this recipe.

Air Fryer Potato Wedges

Are air fryer potato wedges healthy?

I am always hesitant to classify anything as healthy on this site. No matter what I say, there will always be a handful of people who do not agree with my definition of healthy because it is different than theirs. That being said, yes, air fryer potato wedges are very healthy. Potatoes are a great, healthy carbohydrate that your body needs every single day to function at its best. And while there is an addition of some extra virgin olive oil, only about half of that sticks to the potatoes themselves. Much of it is left behind on the sides and bottom of the mixing bowl.

Air Fryer Potato Wedges with Parmesan Cheese

One of my favorite recipe variations of this recipe is to make these air fryer potato wedges with Parmesan cheese grated over the top once they finish roasting. If you do this, please only use freshly grated Parmesan cheese so that it will melt beautifully over the top. If you are not aware, most pre-shredded cheeses are coated in cellulose and taste and melt poorly.

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Air Fryer Potato Wedges

Air Fryer Potato Wedges

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Ready in just a few minutes and perfectly crispy every time!

  • Total Time: 20 minutes
  • Yield: 4 servings 1x

Ingredients

Scale

1 Russet potato, cut into 810 wedges

2 teaspoon extra virgin olive oil

1/2 teaspoon kosher salt

Pinch of black pepper

1/8 teaspoon garlic powder

1/8 teaspoon onion powder

1/8 teaspoon paprika

Instructions

  1. Preheat your air fryer to 400 degrees.
  2. In a large bowl, toss together all the ingredients until each wedge is evenly coated in oil and seasonings.
  3. Evenly space the wedges in the basket of your air fryer. You want them in a single layer and space around each one so they will evenly brown and get crispy.
  4. Cook for 10 minutes at 400 degrees.
  5. Use tongs to turn over each potato wedge and cook for another 5 minutes at 400 degrees. Serve immediately.

Notes

This recipe was written using a 1500-watt machine. If yours is 1300-watt, you will need a longer cooking time. If it is 1700-watt, then less.

If you want to add cheese to your finished potatoes, add a couple tablespoons of freshly grated Parmesan cheese over the top of the finished potatoes before serving.

  • Author: Carole Jones
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Cook Time: 15 minutes
  • Category: Side Dish
  • Method: Air Fryer
  • Cuisine: American

Nutrition

  • Serving Size: 1/4
  • Calories: 62 kcal
  • Sugar: 0 g
  • Sodium: 243 mg
  • Fat: 2 g
  • Saturated Fat: 0 g
  • Unsaturated Fat: 2 g
  • Trans Fat: 0 g
  • Carbohydrates: 10 g
  • Fiber: 1 g
  • Protein: 1 g
  • Cholesterol: 0 mg

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Carole Jones

Carole Jones is an Arizona-based cookbook author & food blogger. She's authored The 30 Minute Cooking From Frozen Cookbook and the self-published Take 5: Chicken e-cookbook. For the past 15 years, Carole has shared her culinary adventures cooking and baking for her six brutally honest children here on My Kitchen Escapades. Hot, crusty bread is Carole's love language, but her two adorable grandchildren are a close second. Yes, second. Don't judge.

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