Air Fryer Potato Wedges
These Air Fryer Potato Wedges are easy to make an result in crispy air fryer wedges that are also soft in the center!
Why This Recipe Works
- Healthy air fryer fries. This air fryer potato wedges are a great way to get that crispy fry texture that you love without the negative side of frying! I love my air fryer for that very reason!
- Quick and easy. This recipe is amazing because it is ready in no time at all! Cut the potatoes and throw them in the air fryer for some delicious homemade fries ready in just 15 minutes!
- Perfect side dish. This is a fun side dish to serve with any meal! The wedge shape will remind them of French fries but can help them transition from French fry lovers to potato lovers!
- Potatoes: I used russet potatoes because they’ll give you the texture inside and out that you want. Some were quite large, so I cut them in half (lengthwise) and then each half in fourths, while the smaller potato I cut each half into thirds.
- Olive Oil: This helps keep the potatoes from sticking, but it also adds moisture and flavor.
- Garlic and Rosemary: You can use whatever seasoning combination you’d like with these airfryer potato wedges.
- Preheat your air fryer to 400ºF. Get your air fryer preheating so it is ready while you are preparing the potatoes.
- Prepare the potatoes. Scrub the potatoes and cut them in half length wise, then cut each half in thirds lengthwise.
- Place potato wedges in air fryer. Drizzle the potatoes in olive oil and your chosen spices. Then place them in the air fryer.
- Air fry for 15 minutes. Timing will depend on your type of air fryer. If you’d like, you can toss the basket or flip the air fryer wedges halfway through. Serve with a dipping sauce and as a side to my delicious Bacon Burgers!
If you’re using really large russet potatoes, you can cut each half into fourths rather than thirds. I like thick wedges, but not overly thick. If you’re like me, go ahead and cut into fourths.
You can salt the water if you’d like. Similar to salting pasta water, the salted water can absorb into the potato for flavor.
Do your best to cut the potatoes into even slices to help each of the potato wedges air fry evenly.
Drying the potatoes after they’ve soaked will help the olive oil and seasonings adhere to the potatoes better.
To get ultra crispy air fryer wedges, soak the raw potato wedges in hot water for 10 minutes prior to air frying. Doing this releases some of the starch in the potatoes and then lets them absorb moisture, which lends to nice and crispy exteriors with soft interiors. NOTE: If you are doing this step, you want to make sure to remove as much moisture as possible or else the air fryer will steam the potatoes, causing the wedges to be soggy.
Season generously with salt and pepper. However, if you salted the water that you soaked the potatoes in, reduce the amount of salt you sprinkle on top.
Make Ahead, Storing, and Freezing
These air fryer potato wedges are best enjoyed fresh! However, store any leftovers in an airtight container or Ziplock bag in the fridge for 3-4 days.
To reheat, air fry at 400ºF for 2-3 minutes or until warm and crisp.
To freeze, store in an airtight container or Ziplock bag in the freezer for up to 1 month. Remove and let thaw in the fridge. Dap dry as the potatoes will have absorbed moisture while frozen. Air fry for 2-3 minutes at 400º. Note that the air fryer potato wedges may turn soggy even after placing them in the air fryer again. Freezing, then thawing will bring more moisture into the wedges which will affect the air fry.
Yes, you can! They may air fry quicker due to a thinner shape, so keep an eye on that.
Yes it will! If you have a basket style air fryer instead of a toaster oven style air fryer, you may want to reduce the heat to 390ºF.
If you soaked them in water prior to air frying them, it could be due to not getting the wedges dry enough. Remember that the water will help draw out the starches, meaning crispier texture! Which is good! But if we don’t remove enough of the moisture from the potatoes after the soak, then the air fryer will just steam the potatoes and they’ll be soggy instead of crispy. If you didn’t do the water soak, it could be that you needed a higher temperature in your air fryer or perhaps flipping wedges or tossing the basket midway through could have helped.
Air Fryer Potato Wedges
- 4 large russet potatoes
- 4 tablespoon olive oil
- 1 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
- 1/2 teaspoon freshly gorund black pepper
- 1/2 teaspoon minced garlic
- 1 teaspoon rosemary leaves - freshly minced
- Preheat air fryer to 400°F.
- Scrub and clean the potatoes. Cut them in half lengthwise, then cut each half in thirds (lengthwise).
- Drizzle olive oil overtop of the potatoes, then sprinkle the salt, pepper, garlic, and rosemary. Using clean hands toss the potatoes so that they are evenly covered in the oil and seasonings.
- Place the potato wedges in the air fryer.
- Air fry for 15 minutes. Timing will depend on your air fryer. You can toss the basket or flip the potatoes halfway through. Serve with a dipping sauce and as a side to my delicious Bacon Burgers!