Air Fryer Potato Wedges are so crispy and perfectly seasoned! Tossed with Parmesan these easy homemade Air Fried Wedges make a tasty appetizer or side dish.
Air Fryer Potato Wedges
Potato Wedges made in the Air Fryer are crispy on the outside and tender and soft on the inside – just like your favorite fried wedges. Making wedges in the Air Fryer saves you calories compared to traditional deep frying but also makes them a lot crispier than baking in the oven.
These wedges are perfectly seasoned with garlic, paprika, salt, and pepper and some olive oil which makes them super flavorful. We also love to toss the Wedges with some grated Parmesan cheese and parsley after air frying them for some extra deliciousness!
The secret to making Wedges extra crispy
Soaking the potatoes in cold water makes them crispier! Place potatoes in a bowl and add cold water and 2 cups of ice cubes. Let them soak for at least 30 min then pat them dry with paper towels.
How do you cut potatoes into wedges?
Slice the potato in half lengthwise with a Chef’s knife. Then place the cut side down onto the cutting board and slice it in half again to make quarters.
Place each potato quarter cut side up, then slice down the center of the quarter to create wedges. The number of wedges you get out depends on the size of the potato. The thick end should be about a 0.5 inches thick.
Which potato is best for wedges?
Russet potatoes work best for wedges. They cook faster and crisp up better than other potatoes. Organic is a good choice because potatoes are on the dirty dozen list for produce highest in pesticide residue.
Yellow, Yukon Gold, Red, and White potatoes work too but the result will not be as crispy, the interior texture will be waxier, and they will take a few minutes longer to cook. But they will still be tasty!
What goes with Air Fryer potato wedges?
If you want to dip them, ketchup or sour cream are perfect but Tartar sauce tastes great, too.
Julia recommends for this Air Fryer recipe:
Air Fryer: This is the model I own. I really like it and would recommend it for smaller families. It came with a rack which doubles the space in the basket.
Air Fryer Oven: This oven is on my wishlist! I saw it at Costco and it has great reviews. It has a lot more functions than an Air Fryer!
Air Fryer Potato Wedges
- 2 medium Russet potatoes, cut into wedges
- 1 ½ Tbsp olive oil
- ½ tsp paprika
- ¼ tsp garlic powder
- ⅛ tsp cayenne pepper, (optional)
- 1 tsp sea salt
- ¼ tsp ground black pepper
To serve (optional):
- ½ cup grated Parmesan cheese
- 1 Tbsp chopped parsley
- Place raw potato wedges in a bowl and add cold water and 2 cups of ice cubes. Let them soak for at least 30 min then drain them and pat them dry with paper towels.
- Preheat Air Fryer if it is recommended for your model.
- In a large bowl or ziplock bag combine olive oil, paprika, garlic powder, cayenne pepper, salt, and black pepper. Add the potato wedges and toss to coat the potatoes with the seasoning.
- Place wedges in the basket of the air fryer and cook for 15 minutes at 400F (200C). Shaking the basket every 5 minutes. Depending on your Air Fryer you might have to fry them in batches.
- In a bowl combine grated Parmesan cheese and parsley if using. Transfer cooked wedges to the bowl and toss until coated with the topping. Serve with ketchup or sour cream on the side.