Easy Air Fryer Potato Wedges Recipe

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Why Make Air Fryer Potato Wedges?

Potato wedges have existed since forever, but they’ve risen in popularity in the last few decades, in some places even surpassing French fries. At first sight, potato wedges are simple, and they are, but the seasoning and how you cook them are the difference between bland wedges and a crunchy delight with the creamiest core. And although most potato wedges are deep-fried, there’s a better alternative that results in less greasy bites — the air fryer.

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What Goes into Making Potato Wedges?

To make potato wedges, you need potatoes, but not any potato will do. Waxy potatoes, such as Yukon gold, are firmer and won’t fall apart at hot temperatures. Waxy potatoes are the best for making wedges, so avoid starchy potato varieties. We’re boiling the potatoes with baking soda and then air-frying them for the best results.

To make potato wedges, you’ll also need the proper seasoning. Salt and pepper will do, but you can get creative. A pinch of paprika makes a world of difference!

What Goes with Potato Wedges?

Once you have a large batch of potato wedges, the sky’s the limit. Serve them with ketchup or mayo, or toss them with Parmesan and dried herbs for a restaurant-quality starter.

Potato wedges are best when served along a protein, whether a steak, burger or hot dog. Wings are lovely potato wedge partners as well. Wedges are more than fast food; serve them in a formal setting, and they’ll rise to the occasion.
Serve your wedges warm but be careful; they come out of the air fryer steaming hot!

How to Make It

  • Prep Time15 min
  • Cook Time20 min
  • Total Time35 min
  • Serving Size4
  • Energy209 cal




Cut the potatoes in wedges, first lengthwise, then in half to get three wedges from each potato half.


Bring a pot of water to a boil and dissolve the baking soda.


Boil the potatoes for 5 minutes until cooked halfway through; they should still be firm.


Drain the potatoes and allow them to cool. Pat them dry thoroughly with paper towels and place them in a mixing bowl.


Spray the potatoes with cooking oil and season them with paprika, salt and pepper.


Preheat the air fryer to 400°F


Place the potato wedges in the air fryer basket and follow the appliance’s instructions regularly for 15-18 minutes.


Shake the air fryer basket halfway through.


Remove when golden brown and crispy.


Serve with ketchup, mayo or your favorite dip. Alternatively, garnish with chopped chives.

  • Nutrition Facts

  • Serving Size4
  • Amount per serving
  • Calories209
  • % Daily Value*Standard DV
  • Total Fat7.1 g78 g9.1%
  • Saturated Fat1.1 g20 g5.5%
  • Sodium13 mg2300 mg0.57%
  • Total Carbohydrate33.8 g275 g12.29%
  • Dietary Fiber5.3 g28 g18.93%
  • Total Sugars2.5 g
  • Protein3.7 g50 g7.4%
  • Calcium20 mg1300 mg1.54%
  • Iron1 mg18 mg5.56%
  • Potassium879 mg4700 mg18.7%

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