Tender, soft insides and crispy outsides, these air fryer potato wedges make the perfect side dish or snack.
Incredibly delicious, Russet potatoes make a star out of the air fryer with the most satisfying and hearty quick side dish ever.
Why you will love this Air Fryer Recipe!
Potato side dishes never fail – Tried and true, there is no turning down a potato wedge! Some families may struggle to get the kids to try veggies even when wonderful, like air fryer carrot fries and air fryer bacon-wrapped asparagus.
But not the popular potato! If you want a meal that leaves nothing behind, this potato recipe is for you.
Air fryer wedges keep the mess down – Unlike traditional pan-fried oil recipes or deep frying, the air fryer keeps the oil and mess confined to easy clean up.
No spattering on your arms, no big thick wasteful inches of oil- use whatever air fryer you have to create thick addictive wedges.
- russet potatoes
- olive oil
- seasonings we prefer – paprika, dried parsley, chili powder, salt, and ground black pepper
- ranch dressing or ketchup for serving
- Optional – mix up the seasonings with other great flavors like Italian seasonings, garlic powder, onion powder, or even a sprinkle of Parmesan cheese.
How to make Air Fryer Potato Wedges.
- Preheat the air fryer to 400 degrees for 5 minutes.
- Wash potatoes and cut them in half.
- Cut the potato wedges – Cut each half into half again and those halves in half, so you have four slices. Repeat with the other half. Each potato will yield eight wedges. It’s important to note that if you miscut the wedges, leaving one thicker and one thinner, the cooking times may alter.
- Place potatoes into a mixing bowl and add oil. Mix well to coat evenly.
- Mix spices and season potatoes, mixing well to coat.
- Working in batches if necessary and carefully placing each potato wedge, skin side down, in a single layer in the air fryer basket, set the air fryer to air crisp and 400 degrees for 10 minutes.
- When cooking is complete, remove from the fryer and keep warm. Repeat until all potatoes are cooked.
- Serve immediately with your favorite dipping sauce alongside your weeknight dinner.
Do Crispy Potato wedges make good leftovers?
Can they be reheated – yes.
Should you reheat them? It’s a personal preference.
Several types of food deserve immediate eating, and seasoned wedges are one of those. You can microwave, oven warm, or air fryer again to warm, but nothing will beat just making one batch at a time.
Potato types that are Best for Wedges
We use Russet potatoes for any fry or wedge-related recipes. They crisp up and give that outside golden brown color that most people are used to.
Any potato can technically make a fry or roasted potatoes wedge, but not all will have the same texture or properties.
As a home cook, I do always encourage you to try out new things and use up ingredients already in your household.
If I have a bag of baby reds or golds, I will use those up before heading to the store.
I am convinced that most people enjoy wedges and fries specifically for their favorite sauce. And dip recipes are our favorite too!
Best Potato Side Dish Recipes
There really are so many delicious recipes that feature the potato!