These ultra crispy Air Fryer Potato Wedges are made with just a few simple ingredients and turn out perfectly every time! Golden and crispy on the outside and tender on the inside.
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We are potato lovers here, and crispy is the best way!
We’ve been loving on these Air Fryer Potatoes, Air Fryer Tater Tots, and Air Fryer French Fries for a long time now, and it’s time to add these fun Air Fryer Potato Wedges to our list of favorites!
Before we had an air fryer, we would bake our potatoes (and we have big love for these Roasted Potatoes and Carrots!), and they are delicious but they take a bit longer and aren’t quite as crisp.
The air fryer is our favorite way to get food that is perfectly golden and crispy on the outside, without drying out the inside. And these Air Fryer Potato Wedges are perfection!
Simply seasoned, they are great paired with any dipping sauce, as an appetizer or as a side dish.
Air Fryer Potato Wedges ingredients and substitutions:
- russet potatoes: russet potatoes are the most common potato for baking and work great for air frying as well. They are fluffy on the inside and the outside gets super crispy! You can use any other kind of potato for this recipe, but you may have to adjust the cook time slightly.
- canola oil: canola oil has a neutral flavor and high smoke point which makes it the perfect oil for air frying. Aerosol non stick sprays are not recommended for the air fryer, and tossing the potatoes in oil before seasoning is a great way to get an even coat.
- seasoning salt: seasoning salt is kind of a one shot wonder around here. It includes many different spices and seasonings that we would normally combine to season potato wedges, so if you’ve got it, use it! If you don’t have seasoning salt, see my alternate suggestions below.
- garlic powder: most seasonings salts include garlic powder but I like to add a little bit extra!
How to cut potatoes into wedges:
- Cut each potato into half the long way
- Cut each half into half again to make quarters
- Cut each quarter into 3-4 wedges, which will equal 12-16 potato wedges per potato, or 24-32 potato wedges for the recipe below
Different seasoning options for potato wedges:
There are so many different ways to season potato wedges, since they are neutral and can take on any flavors.
Here are a few options:
- No seasoning salt? Mix up a combination of salt, pepper, paprika, garlic powder, onion powder and cayenne to make your own.
- Use any pre-mixed seasoning blend you like! The options are endless
- Skip the seasoning salt and opt for garlic powder, salt and pepper. When the wedges come out, sprinkle them with freshly grated Parmesan cheese
Should I peel my potatoes when making potato wedges?
You don’t have to, but you can.
I prefer not to peek my potatoes because that skin gets so perfectly crispy in the air fryer!
If your potatoes are not very fresh and are a little on the wrinkly side, you can peel them.
Do I have to soak my potatoes before air frying?
Yes, and no.
Soaking the cut potatoes in cold water before air frying removes the excess starch on the outside of the potato and makes them super, extra crispy.
You can skip this step if your family needs dinner like now. But keep in mind that you will have better results if you take the extra 30 minutes!
More air fryer recipes we love!
- Air Fryer Chicken Legs — with crispy skin and juicy meat, these Air Fryer Chicken Legs are incredibly delicious!
- Air Fryer Baked Potato — when you want the full potato! Extra crispy skin.
- Air Fryer Meatballs — the juiciest meatballs you’ve ever had, cooked in 7 minutes!
- JUICY Air Fryer Chicken Breast — our favorite way to do chicken breast!
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Air Fryer Potato Wedges
- 2 russet potatoes
- 1 tablespoon canola oil
- 1 ½ teaspoons seasoning salt
- ¼ teaspoon garlic powder
- Wash potatoes well and cut into wedges (see post above for step by step photos).
- Place potato wedges in a large bowl and fill with very cold water. Let sit for at least 30 minutes. If you want to leave them longer, simply place the bowl in the fridge and let soak for several hours.
- Drain potato wedges and dry well on a clean kitchen towel.
- Preheat air fryer to 400 degrees F according to manufacturer's instructions.
- Place potato wedges in dry bowl, drizzle with oil and sprinkle with seasoning salt and garlic powder. Toss to coat.
- Place potatoes in air fryer basket and cook for 15-20 minutes, opening to stir and flip potatoes once or twice through the cook time. *NOTE: a single layer is best but not necessary. If you only have a single layer of potatoes, they may cook more quickly so keep an eye on them. The more full your basket is, the longer it will take to cook. Be gentle when you stir and don't do it too often as the wedges can break and crumble.
- Cook to desired crispiness and serve.
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marlene barber says
just got air fryer so lookinf foe rec. for 3 people
Ashley Fehr says
Most recipes can be cooked for 3 people by adding a bit more or less 🙂
We just made this recipe with small gold potatoes (we are on a camping trip and that is what we had) , they turned out great. I will try the russet potatoes at a later date.
Ashley Fehr says
I’m so glad!