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Air Fryer Potato Wedges (Homemade)

Cook Time25 minutes
Total Time50 minutes
Cooking Temperature385 degrees Fahrenheit

The exact cook time can vary. Read below for our tips!

Want to make air fryer potato wedges from scratch? They’re quite easy to make – and don’t take as long as when making them in the oven.

With just a few spices, some oil, and russet potatoes, you can make potato wedges that are crispy on the outside and perfectly soft on the inside.

Potato wedges (and even sweet potato wedges) make a great side dish and serve perfectly with your favorite dipping sauces!

crispy potato wedges in bowl with dipping sauces behind

Ingredients

  • Potatoes – We use russet potatoes, but Yukon Gold potatoes also work well. Avoid using waxy potatoes if possible.
  • Oil – We use avocado oil, but sunflower, canola, or olive oil are also good options.
  • Salt – To season the potato wedges; adjust to taste.
  • Garlic powder – Or granulated garlic; optional but delicious.
  • Paprika powder – Optional; but adds extra flavor and color.
  • Black pepper – Use freshly cracked pepper for the best taste.

Recipe Tips

To make potato wedges in the air fryer, here are a few tips to consider before getting started:

  • We use russet potatoes for our wedges. This is because they are a starchy potato with a dark, tough skin. The outside tends to crisp up well for wedges, while the flesh on the inside is soft.
  • Don’t peel the potatoes, but make sure to wash them well and scrub off any dirt if necessary.
  • Soak the potato wedges in hot water before air frying to make them crispier. Be sure to rinse and dry the potatoes well after soaking. This will remove some of the starch.
  • You can adjust the seasoning depending on your preference. Dried herbs, such as rosemary or Italian seasoning would be a delicious addition.
  • Don’t overcrowd the air fryer, otherwise the potato wedges may not cook and crisp evenly. If your air fryer is quite small, cook in batches.
  • If you’re feeling overwhelmed, you can also make frozen potato wedges – they are a little easier!
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Step by Step Instructions

In this section, we’ll show you exactly how to make air fryer potato wedges. You can follow along with the recipe process photos as you make them at home.

If you’re not a fan of visuals, feel free to jump to the detailed recipe card at the end of the post.

three russet potatoes on white cutting board
Wash the potatoes well.

Ideally, you use potatoes that are roughly the same size. This way the wedges should be done cooking at the same time.

Start by washing the potatoes really well, since you won’t be peeling them. Scrub off any dirt if necessary.

potato wedges cut on white cutting board
Cut all the potatoes into wedges.

Next, cut the potatoes in half, then cut each half into wedges. We usually get four wedges from each half of a potato – so eight wedges per potato.

Try to cut the wedges the same size so they are done at the same time.

raw potato wedges sitting in clear bowl of hot water
Soak the raw wedges in hot water.

Next, soak the potato wedges in hot – not boiling – water for about 15 minutes.

This will make them crispier when cooked since the potatoes lose some of their starch in the hot water.

After soaking, rinse the potatoes under running water to remove excess starch.

Then dry them thoroughly. This is important because otherwise there might be quite a bit of extra steam in the air fryer, which can prevent them from getting crispy.

At this time, also preheat your air fryer to 385 degrees Fahrenheit.

dry spices on raw potato wedges in white bowl
Add oil, salt, and spices.

Now add the potato wedges to a dry mixing bowl. Also add the oil, salt, garlic powder, paprika, and black pepper. Toss until the wedges are evenly coated.

Of course, you can adjust the spices and amounts according to your preferences.

raw potato wedges in air fryer tray
Place the wedges in the air fryer.

When hot, add the potato wedges to the air fryer basket and spread them out evenly. They should be in one layer with little overlap.

If your air fryer is very small, you might have to cook them in two batches. Ours is a 6-quart and we can usually cook 1 1/2 pounds of wedges in one batch.

cooked potato wedges in black air fryer tray
Cook the potato wedges until crispy.

Air fry the wedges at 385 degrees Fahrenheit for 22-26 minutes or until fully cooked and crispy on the outside.

Shake the air fryer basket about every 5 minutes to help with even cooking.

Since every air fryer is different, your cooking time might vary slightly. Our potato wedges are usually done after 25 minutes.

crispy potato wedges in bowl with dips behind
Serve the potato wedges as a side dish or snack.

Remove the cooked wedges from the air fryer and feel free to add more (seasoning) salt or other spices to taste.

You can serve the potato wedges as a snack with a dipping sauce of your choice (such as ketchup, mayonnaise, or aioli). They also make a great side dish for foods like chicken strips, chicken nuggets, or hamburgers.

Storage

If you have leftovers, allow the potato wedges to cool, then store them in a sealed container in the fridge for up to 3 to 4 days.

Keep in mind that they will lose some of their crispiness over time.

To reheat them, place them back in the air fryer at 350 degrees Fahrenheit for a few minutes until heated through.

Related Recipes

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crispy potato wedges in bowl with dips behind

Air Fryer Potato Wedges

These homemade air fryer potato wedges are absolutely delicious. Well seasoned and crispy on the outside, these homemade wedges are easy to make, low in oil, and make a fantastic side dish or snack!
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Prep Time: 25 minutes
Cook Time: 25 minutes
Total Time: 50 minutes
Servings: 4

Ingredients

  • 1 1/2 pounds russet potatoes
  • 1 tablespoon avocado oil, or other oil of choice
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt, more to taste
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon paprika powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper

Instructions

  • Wash the potatoes thoroughly, scrubbing off any dirt if necessary. Cut them in half lengthwise, then cut them into evenly thick wedges (usually, each half of a potato makes four wedges).
    1 1/2 pounds russet potatoes
  • Place the potato wedges in a mixing bowl, add hot (not boiling) water and let the potatoes soak for 15 minutes.
  • Rinse the wedges under cold running water. Then dry them thoroughly.
  • Preheat the air fryer to 385 degrees Fahrenheit.
  • Meanwhile, place the potato wedges in a dry mixing bowl with the oil, salt, garlic powder, paprika, and black pepper. Toss until the wedges are evenly coated with the seasoning.
    1 tablespoon avocado oil, 1/2 teaspoon salt, 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder, 1/2 teaspoon paprika powder, 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
  • Add the potato wedges to the preheated air fryer and spread them out evenly. There should be very little overlap. Air fry in batches if needed.
  • Air fry the wedges at 385 degrees Fahrenheit for 22-26 minutes or until cooked through and crispy on the outside. Shake the air fryer basket approximately every 5 minutes. The exact cooking time can vary depending on the thickness of the wedges and your air fryer.
  • Remove the cooked potato wedges from the air fryer and add more (seasoning) salt or other spices to taste if desired.

Notes

  • For the best air fryer potato wedges, use Russet or Yukon Gold potatoes.
  • Soak the potato wedges in hot water before air frying to make them crispier. 
  • You can adjust the seasoning depending on your preference. Dried herbs, such as rosemary or Italian seasoning are delicious additions.
  • Don’t overcrowd the air fryer, otherwise the potato wedges may not cook and crisp evenly. If your air fryer is quite small, cook in batches.

Nutrition

Calories: 168kcal | Carbohydrates: 31g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 4g | Saturated Fat: 0.5g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 2g | Sodium: 300mg | Potassium: 721mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 126IU | Vitamin C: 10mg | Calcium: 24mg | Iron: 2mg

This nutritional information has been estimated by an online nutrition calculator. It should only be seen as a rough calculation and not a replacement for professional dietary advice.

Course Side Dish
Cuisine American
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This recipe was first published in February 2021 and updated in March 2024.

This recipe was contributed by
Lisa is the founder and main creator for Simply Air Fryer. As the author of two successful food blogs, she's usually found measuring ingredients, trying out new combinations, or hiding behind the camera snapping photos of food. She bought her first air fryer over 3 years ago and has since used it over 500 times. With the help of her trusty sidekick (husband), she's created and tested lots of recipes for Simply Air Fryer.

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