(Last Updated On: August 18, 2022)
This air fryer potato wedges recipe is loaded with lots of flavors. The seasoning used in this recipe makes these wedges taste so fantastic – olive oil, paprika, garlic powder, cayenne pepper, salt, and ground black pepper! Making potato wedges is easy, fun, and oh so delicious. Yum!
🥔 Key Ingredients
- 6 small Russet potatoes (cut into wedges)
- 2 tablespoons of olive oil
- 1 teaspoon of paprika
- 1 teaspoon of garlic powder
- 2 teaspoons of cayenne pepper
- 1 and 1/2 teaspoons of table salt (or sea salt if you prefer)
- 2 teaspoons of ground black pepper
👩🍳 How to Make Air Fryer Potato Wedges (Step-by-Step Instructions with Detailed Photos)
Step 1. Preheat the Air Fryer
The air fryer should be preheated at 400 degrees Fahrenheit. If your air fryer requires you to preheat it, then you can do so now or wait until you have the potatoes prepared. Some air fryers do not require preheating.
Step 2. Wash the Potatoes
Wash the six small Russet potatoes by hand under cold running water.
Tip: I always figure one to one and a half or two potatoes (depending on the size of the potato), per person. This is an excellent way to figure out how many potatoes to make for your size family.
Step 3. Cut a Potato
We did not peel the potatoes, but if you don’t like the skins, you can peel them. With a sharp knife, cut a potato in half, lengthwise.
Note: We will be cutting one potato at a time.
Tip: Be extra careful not to cut yourself. I’m guilty of that, but no more, since I’ve learned a good lesson from it. Sharp knives are dangerous if not handled correctly, but dull knives are just as dangerous, maybe even more so.
Step 4. Cut the Potato Again
After cutting one potato in half, cut the halves in half again. So now we have four wedges. The potato was cut into fourths.
Step 5. Cut the Potato One Last Time
Now we are going to cut the fourths in half, thus making them into eighths. Each cut potato wedge will be 1/8 of one potato.
Step 6. Repeat the Process Cutting the Other Potatoes
Cut the rest of the potatoes the same way. That’s eight wedges per potato, times six potatoes is forty-eight wedges total for this recipe. That sounds like a lot of wedges, right? But it’s not. When we get ready to put them in the air fryer basket, they will all fit just fine, however, we have an extra large air fryer, so if you have a smaller air fryer, you will have to do two batches.
Step 7. Put the Potatoes in Cold Water
As you cut the raw potatoes into wedges, place them in a bowl of cold water for a total of 30 minutes.
Tip: You can add a couple of tablespoons of vinegar to the cold water while soaking the potatoes if you would like a vinegary taste to the air fried potato wedges.
Step 8. Put the Potatoes in a Zip Lock Bag with Seasonings
While the potato wedges are soaking in the cold water, in a large zip lock bag, add 2 tablespoons of olive oil together with 1 teaspoon of paprika, 1 teaspoon of garlic powder, 2 teaspoons of cayenne pepper, 1 and 1/2 teaspoons of table salt (or sea salt if you prefer), and 2 teaspoons of ground black pepper. Shake it all up.
Note: You can use a bowl if you don’t have a large zip lock bag.
After that, drain the potato wedges in a colander, and then pat them dry with a paper towel.
Add all of the potato wedges to the bag of seasonings and then shake, toss, and turn it to get all of the seasonings coated on the potato wedges.
Step 9. Arrange the Potato Wedges in the Basket
Spray the air fryer basket with cooking spray. Spraying the basket is very important, otherwise, the potatoes will stick to the basket. Then take the potato wedges out of the zip lock bag and arrange them in a single layer in the air fryer basket.
Note: We were able to get all of the potato wedges in our air fryer basket without laying them on top of each other, however, just a few overlapped, but it was not a problem. We made one batch, but as mentioned before, if your air fryer is smaller than ours, you will have to do a second batch.
Step 10. Bake the Potato Wedges in the Air Fryer
If you haven’t already preheated your air fryer, it’s time to preheat it now to 400 degrees Fahrenheit. When the air fryer is ready, place the basket of potato wedges in and cook for 25 to 30 minutes, turning them halfway through the cooking process. Serve immediately.
Soaking potatoes in cold water makes the potatoes shed some of the starch on them, thus making them crispier when cooked. Also, it prevents them from turning brown sitting in the air while you are cutting the rest of the potatoes. And soaking also prevents the potatoes from sticking together while cooking.
Using the air fryer to cook potato wedges uses less oil. The basket is where the cooking spray is applied, not on the potato wedges. Using the air fryer is also less time-consuming, and less messy with a shorter clean-up time in the kitchen. Oh, and did I forget to say, because they taste great?!
Yes, if you have leftovers, you can freeze them for up to 3 months in an air-tight container or zip lock bag. To reheat, take the frozen potato wedges out of the freezer, no need to thaw, then put them into the air fryer at 400 degrees Fahrenheit for about 10 to 15 minutes or until they are hot and crispy.
💭 Final Thoughts
We love this potato wedge recipe. And with the skins left on, it makes them extra crispy potato wedges. Air fryer potatoes are the way to go!
When these potato wedges are done, they are soft inside, crispy outside, and so good! Use ketchup, mustard, dipping sauces, or sprinkle grated parmesan cheese or chili powder over the top of these yummy potato wedges to jazz up the taste even more.
When cooking with an air fryer, there are so many recipes you can make. Try air fryer sweet potato wedges, or air fryer baked chicken breasts, legs, or thighs, beef or pork meatballs, steak fajitas, salmon, donuts, apple pie, and even pizza.
Also, there are lots of air fryer appetizers you can make from mushrooms, cauliflower, brussels sprouts, mozzarella sticks, ravioli, or make air fryer chicken wings, and so much more. The possibilities are endless. Enjoy cooking with your air fryer.
🔪 More Air Fryer Recipes You Will Love
If you love cooking with your air fryer, you must try these delicious and easy air fryer recipes.
- Turkey Bacon – Crispy turkey bacon is so easy to make and tastes fantastic.
- Tater Tots – Air fryer tater tots are the best. Soft on the inside, and oh so crispy on the outside.
- Air Fryer Biscuit Donuts – Super quick, so fun to make, and the powdered sugar icing and sprinkles make these biscuit donuts amazing.
- Bacon in the Air Fryer (Crispy) – Crispy bacon with no messy splattering grease on the kitchen stove. Only 15 minutes of cooking time, and so tasty.
Air Fryer Potato Wedges
- Preheat the air fryer to 400 degrees Fahrenheit if your air fryer requires it.
- Wash the potatoes. We did not peel them, but you can if you prefer.
- Cut each of the potatoes into eighths, lengthwise. Look at the photos in the post for a visual of this step.
- While cutting the potatoes, place them into a bowl of cold water, for a total of 30 minutes.
- After the 30 minutes of soaking is up, drain the potato wedges in a colander, then dry them with a paper towel.
- Add the potato wedges to the bag (or bowl) of seasonings. Shake, toss, and turn the zip lock bag (or stir in the bowl) getting all of the seasonings coated on the potato wedges.
- Spray the air fryer basket with cooking spray. It is important to do this, otherwise, the potato wedges will stick to the basket.
- Arrange the potato wedges in the air fryer basket.
- Bake at 400 degrees Fahrenheit for 25 to 30 minutes, turning halfway through.
- If you have a smaller air fryer than we do, you will have to do another batch.
- Serve immediately.
- You can sprinkle any of your favorite seasonings on the potato wedges before you put them in the air fryer.
- After the potato wedges are done cooking, you can sprinkle them with parmesan cheese and parsley flakes if you prefer or anything else that sounds good to you.
- You can dip your potato wedges in ketchup, mustard, sour cream, tartar sauce, cheese sauces, dipping sauces, or whatever you prefer.
A wife, a mother to a son and a daughter, and a grandmother to three granddaughters. Flo loves sharing recipes passed down from her own mother, her mother-in-law, and her grandmother as well as new recipes created with her daughter, Tamara Ray.
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