Air Fryer Potato Wedges

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Homemade Air Fryer Potato Wedges are crispy, tender, and incredibly tasty! With simple ingredients, less oil and a short cooking time, they make the perfect side dish or appetizer.

air fryer potato wedges surrounding honey mustard dip.
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Why Air Fry?

Crispy air fryer potato wedges are an easy side dish you can make in a jiffy. With very little oil and your favorite seasoning, you’ll have the best air fryer french fries you’ve ever tasted in just minutes!

These air fryer potatoes will be one of your favorite recipes to serve alongside cheeseburgers, meatball sliders and crunchy fried chicken. They’re healthier than deep frying and will definitely satisfy the potato lovers in your family.

Using an air fryer frees up your oven or stovetop for other things. While you’re frying hamburgers, your air fryer can work its magic! It’s the perfect way to create appetizers for Game Day!

potato wedges after coming out of the air fryer.

Ingredients

Simple ingredients make easy recipes. There’s a good chance you have all of these ingredients in your pantry at home! See recipe card for quantities.

  • medium russet potatoes – creates a crispy skin
  • olive oil – flavorful oil that’s healthy too
  • garlic powder – adds great flavor
  • steak seasoning – a variety of spices that work well together
  • sea salt – enhances the taste
  • dried parsley – provides color
  • cooking spray – keeps the wedges from sticking together

Equipment

There are many air fryers on the market, but make sure to purchase one that has at least a 4 quart capacity.

ingredients needed to make air fryer potato wedges.

Instructions

1 – Cut fresh potatoes into wedges using a sharp knife and cutting board. To make wedges, cut potatoes in half lengthwise, then turn over and cut each half again.

*TIP – 4 potatoes cut in half, then halved again equals a total of 16 wedges.

how to cut a potato into wedges.

3 – Place wedges in a large bowl and drizzle with olive oil.

4 – In a small bowl, mix garlic powder, steak seasoning and sea salt together to make a seasoning mix and sprinkle over wedges in bowl. Use tongs to get all areas covered.

potato wedges after seasoning has been sprinkled on top.

5 – Arrange wedges in a single layer in bottom of the air fryer basket.

6 – Cook wedges at 400 degrees for 15 minutes. Shake basket every 5 minutes for best results.

potato wedges in the basket of an air fryer.

7 – Sprinkle wedges with extra salt if desired. Serve hot with your favorite dipping sauce. (The recipe for my favorite honey mustard dip is in the recipe card below.)

potato wedges being dunked into honey mustard dip.

Recipe FAQS

Can I use other oils in this recipe?

Yes, you can use any oil that has a high smoke point like canola oil, avocado oil or corn oil.

Which potatoes are the best to use in the air fryer?

Russets are the best to use in an air fryer because they have a soft texture inside while remaining crispy on the outside. Other varieties like red, white, or Yukon Gold potatoes can be used but they won’t be as crispy.

What type of air fryer works best?

I love my 4 quart Ninja Air Fryer (ad) because it has simple instructions and gets the job done without taking up too much space in my kitchen. I like the fryer-style basket and easy way it cooks. Plus, clean up is a breeze!

potato wedges being cooked in the basket of an air fryer.

Variations

Crispy potato wedges are delicious when served by themselves, but will be one of your favorite things when you add a little bit of sass!

Try these ideas to kick them up a notch…

  • Load them up with sour cream, crispy bacon and green onions.
  • Smother in chili, then top with cheddar cheese and sour cream.
  • Substitute sweet potato wedges to make air fryer sweet potato fries.
  • Turn them into chips by using thinly sliced white potatoes.
  • Toss with parmesan cheese or sprinkle with blue cheese crumbles.
  • Dip in honey mustard, ketchup, spicy mayo, sriracha, aioli or your favorite dipping sauce.
a bowl of honey mustard dip surrounded by potato wedges.

Top Tips

  • Be sure to arrange potatoes in an even layer in the bottom of the basket.
  • Don’t overlap wedges for best results.
  • All air fryers cook differently. If potatoes aren’t done after 15 minutes, cook a few minutes longer. 
  • The size of potato matters. If you use a large potato, you’ll need to cut smaller wedges to allow them to cook properly. 
  • Wedges will be crispy when they come out of the fryer. Serve immediately for best results. The longer they sit, the softer they become, but they still taste amazing!
  • Shaking the air fryer every 5 minutes helps cook the potatoes evenly and makes them crispier on the outside.

Storage & Freezing

Leftovers can be stored in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 3 days. *TIP – dice leftover potatoes into cubes and fry with onions for breakfast potatoes!

You can also freeze the wedges in an air tight container and reheat in your air fryer for a few minutes whenever you want.

This air fryer potato wedges recipe is the best way to make homemade potato wedges in less time than it takes to fry them or bake in the oven.

Try these other easy recipes if you’re a potato lover like me!

Recipe Card

potato wedges after coming out of the air fryer surrounding honey mustard dip.

Air Fryer Potato Wedges

Homemade Air Fryer Potato Wedges are crispy, tender, and incredibly tasty! They make the perfect side dish or appetizer!
5 from 2 votes
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Course: Side Dishes
Cuisine: American
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 25 minutes
Servings: 4
Calories: 444kcal

*See notes in blog post for detailed tips, photos and instructions.

Equipment

Ingredients

POTATO WEDGES

  • 4 medium russet potatoes
  • 2 Tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon steak seasoning contains a blend of pepper and spices
  • 1 teaspoon dried parsley
  • ½ teaspoon sea salt
  • ½ teaspoon garlic powder

HONEY MUSTARD DIP

Instructions

POTATO WEDGES

  • Cut fresh potatoes into wedges using a sharp knife and a cutting board. To make wedges, cut potatoes in half lengthwise, then turn over and cut each half again.
  • Place potatoes in a large bowl and drizzle with olive oil.
  • In a small bowl, mix garlic powder, steak seasoning and sea salt together to make a seasoning mix and sprinkle over wedges in bowl. Use tongs to get all areas covered.
  • Arrange potato wedges in a single layer in the bottom of an air fryer basket.
  • Cook wedges at 400 degrees for 15 minutes. Shake basket every 5 minutes for best results.
  • Sprinkle potatoes with extra salt if desired. Serve hot with your favorite dipping sauce.

HONEY MUSTARD DIP

  • Mix all ingredients together in a small bowl with a spoon or whisk.
  • Spoon into a serving bowl and place in the middle of wedges. 

Notes

  • Be sure to arrange potatoes in an even layer in the bottom of the basket.
  • Don't overlap wedges for best results.
  • All air fryers cook differently. If potatoes aren't done after 15 minutes, cook a few minutes longer. 
  • The size of potato matters. If you use a large potato, you'll need to cut smaller wedges to allow them to cook properly. 
  • Wedges will be crispy when they come out of the fryer. Serve immediately for best results. The longer they sit, the softer they become, but they still taste amazing!
  • Shaking the air fryer every 5 minutes helps cook the potatoes evenly and makes them crispier. 
Don't have an air fryer? Bake these wedges on a sheet pan in the oven at 400 degrees for 30 to 40 minutes until crispy. 

Nutrition

Calories: 444kcal | Carbohydrates: 44g | Protein: 5g | Fat: 28g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Sodium: 480mg | Potassium: 913mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 6g | Vitamin C: 12mg | Calcium: 38mg | Iron: 2mg

Nutrition info is an auto generated estimate.

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4 Comments

  1. 5 stars
    These look delicious. I’ve been wondering how to make potatoes in my air fryer and now I have a great recipe with a new dip! Yum!

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