Perfectly Crispy Air Fryer Potato Wedges

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potato wedges in white bucket with ketchup

Crispy air fryer potato wedges are super easy to make and even tastier than your favorite restaurant-made potato wedges!

Air fryer potato wedges are one of the first things I learned how to make when I bought my air fryer. They’re super simple and turn out perfect every time! I have a few tips and tricks that I think make all the difference for making the perfect air fryer potato wedges.

potato wedges in white bucket

Why I love potato wedges in the air fryer 

One of the things I love most about the air fryer is just how crispy it can get food… including potato wedges! They have the same texture as if they were fried in a deep fryer but without all the extra fat and oil. 

Now, you know I’m not a proponent of depriving yourself or anything like that, but foods that are really high in saturated fat, like deep fried foods, can sometimes make it even more difficult to manage blood sugars.*

*NOTE: Some amount of fat, especially plant based fat, is good for blood sugar regulation. It’s the excessive amounts that we see with deep fried foods that I’m referring to here. 

Air fryer potato wedges give you that delicious crispy outside and soft inside that we all love!

potato wedge dip din ketchup

What size should you use for sliced potatoes in the air fryer?

When you’re ready to make your air fryer potato wedges, you can slice them however you like. Just like with other cooking methods, the size of the slice will impact how long you cook them for. You can try French fry style cut, a thin round slice, or large wedges (which is what I use below). It’s totally up to you… just know the smaller the cut, the less time you have to cook them. 

How to make potato wedges in the air fryer

First you want to wash and scrub any dirt off the outside of your potatoes. (You’ll need two medium sized white potatoes.)

Then, slice the potato in half lengthwise. Then cut each half into 4-6 wedges as shown in the photo below. 

Next, you’re going to add the cut potatoes to large bowl of cold water. Make sure they are all covered by the water, and let them sit for 10 minutes. This helps release some of the starch and will really ensure they get good and crispy!

sliced potato wedges in bowl of water

Once they are done soaking, drain the water off and pat them dry.

Next, add them to the basket of your air fryer in a single layer. (Depending on how large your air fryer is, you may need to do them in two batches. You don’t want to over crowd the basket.)

Then, spray with your favorite cooking spray, toss them slightly by shaking the basket and spray again. 

Next, mix the spices listed below (sea salt, ground pepper, and paprika) in a small dish and sprinkle it evenly over the potatoes. 

Close the air fryer and cook the potatoes for 10 minutes on 400 degrees. Then, remove the basket, toss the potatoes, and then return the basket to the air fryer and cook for another 8-10 minutes on 400 degrees until browned and crispy!

Enjoy your air fryer potato wedges right away, or store for another time! The beauty of the air fryer is you can reheat them at any time for 2-3 minutes and they’ll go right back to being super fresh and crispy!

potato wedges and ketchup

Want to know how to cook other things in the air fryer? Make sure to download my FREE Air Fryer Basics Guide. And if you have questions about how to use an air fryer or which air fryer to purchase, you can read this blog post I did here

potato wedges in white bucket with ketchup
Crispy air fryer potato wedges are super easy to make and even tastier than your favorite restaurant-made potato wedges!
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Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 35 minutes
Course: Appetizer, Side Dish
Cuisine: American
Diet: Diabetic, Gluten Free
Keyword: air fryer, potato wedges
Servings: 4
Carbohydrates: 32g

Equipment

  • air fryer

Ingredients

  • 2 medium russet potatoes
  • Cooking oil spray I prefer avocado oil spray
  • ½ tsp sea salt
  • ¼ tsp black pepper
  • ¼ tsp paprika

Instructions

  • First you want to wash and scrub any dirt off the outside of your potatoes.
  • Then slice the potatoes in half lengthwise. Then cut each half into 4-6 wedges as shown in the photo below.
  • Next, you’re going to add the cut potatoes to a large bowl of cold water. Make sure they are all covered by the water, and let them sit for 10 minutes. This helps release some of the starch and will really ensure they get good and crispy!
  • Once they are done soaking, drain the water off and pat them dry.
  • Next, add the potatoes to the basket of your air fryer in a single layer. (Depending on how large your air fryer is, you may need to do them in two batches. You don't want to over crowd the basket.)
  • Then, spray with your favorite cooking spray, toss them slightly by shaking the basket and spray again.
  • Next, mix the spices (sea salt, ground pepper, and paprika) in a small dish and sprinkle it evenly over the potatoes.
  • Close the air fryer and cook the potatoes for 10 minutes on 400 degrees. Then, remove the basket, toss the potatoes, and then return the basket to the air fryer and cook for another 8-10 minutes on 400 degrees until browned and crispy!

Reheating instructions

  • You can enjoy your air fryer potato wedges right away, or store for another time! The beauty of the air fryer is you can reheat them at any time for 2-3 minutes on 400 degrees and they’ll go right back to being super fresh and crispy!

Notes

The nutrition facts presented here are estimates only. The brands you use and product types chosen can change the nutritional information presented. To obtain the most accurate nutritional information, you should calculate the nutritional information with the actual ingredients you use.

Nutrition

Calories: 142kcal | Carbohydrates: 32g | Protein: 4g | Saturated Fat: 0g | Sodium: 302mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 1.5g
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