Crispy and perfectly seasoned potato wedges all cooked in the air fryer for an easy and versatile side dish. Our Air Fryer Potato Wedges are cooked in Italian seasoning and garlic and then tossed with Parmesan and fresh parsley. These potato wedges are perfectly crispy on the outside, but still light and fluffy potato on the inside. No need to buy frozen potato wedges again!
We love cooking potatoes in the air fryer, and these potato wedges are our favourite. They are less calories than deep frying, and they get crispier than they would if you cooked them in the oven.
So many different ways to season them and they go with almost any main meal.
Why you will love it
- Crispy wedges every time - This a foolproof recipe to get crispy potato wedges every time. It's one of the many reasons why we love the air fryer!
- Lower in calories than frying - Usually, you would need to fry potato wedges to get them this crispy. But, the air fryer does it too, but with much less oil.
- Different seasoning options - We have used Italian herbs and some garlic to season this wedges, but you can use your favourite seasoning blend.
- Versatile - There are so many things you can serve this with, it's such a versatile side dish.
- Potatoes - Any potatoes will work, but some definitely work better than others. Russet Potatoes or Yukon Gold are the best potato varieties to get crispy potato wedges in the air fryer.
- Oil - We use olive oil, as that's our preference. Don't use extra virgin olive oil though, because of its high smoke point.
- Garlic - We used garlic granules because they stick to the wedges better than fresh. However, fresh has a stronger garlic flavour but does tend to burn.
- Seasoning - We used an Italian seasoning blend and then added some Parmesan and parsley for serving. You could add a couple of tablespoons of a Mexican or Cajun seasoning, or just a teaspoon of paprika if you want to give it a smokey edge. Why not try adding Everything Bagel Seasoning - it really does go with everything!
A full ingredients list with measurements is in the recipe card below.
How to make air fryer potato wedges - Step by step
One: Cut the potatoes into wedges and add them to a bowl of cold water and soak for at least 30 minutes. Drain them and pat dry.
Two: Add the wedges to a bowl with the rest of the ingredients. Mix well so that all the wedges are coated.
Three: Arrange a single layer of wedges, skin side down, in the bottom of the air fryer basket. Place the remaining wedges on top.
Four: Cook at 180°C for 25 minutes, shaking the basket twice during cooking.
What is an air fryer?
Our air fryer is one of our favourite kitchen appliances, because it cooks our favourite meals quicker and healthier. They work by cooking food by rapidly circulating hot air around.
It gives (most foods) a crispy texture with much less oil than frying or roasting. By cooking this way, the air circulation cooks food evenly and nothing sticks.
See below in the FAQs for our recommendation of which air fryer is the best.
Why use an air fryer?
- Air fryers are a healthier way to cook food. You can get crispy food, like chips, bacon and sausages with much less oil than frying or baking.
- They are quick and easy to turn on and they heat up quickly, so you don't have to wait for an oven to heat up.
- Air fryers usually cook food in less time than it would take to roast it. These potato wedges would take around 40-50 minutes in the oven, but it cooks in the air fryer in just 25 minutes.
- They might take up a fair amount of space on your countertop, but they are so versatile that you will use them over and over again. They are very easy to clean too.
- There is nothing worse than using your oven on a hot day, and heating up the whole kitchen. Using the air fryer stops this from happening.
- Using an air fryer means more space in the oven.
Health benefits of potatoes
White potatoes have so many nutrients in them, they really shouldn't get a bad reputation. They are low in fat, sodium and cholesterol, they have nearly half of your daily vitamin C and they are a great source of potassium - even more than a banana.
They are full of fibre and magnesium, and they are filling too. On top of this, they are also suitable for almost any diet, from vegan to gluten free. I am not sure what more you could want?
What to serve with air fryer potatoes
The great thing about these air fryer potato wedges are that there are so many different dishes that you can serve them with. Anything that you would serve potatoes with, you can serve with this potato dish. Why not try one of these:
- Oven Cooked Sausages
- Lamb Shish Kebabs
- Salmon Fishcakes
- Stuffed Portobello Mushrooms
- Easy Hunters Chicken
- Pesto Salmon
- Caprese Chicken
Some kind of dip is a must with these air fryer potato wedges. Why not try our Homemade BBQ Sauce, Jalapeno Sauce or Healthy Tomato Ketchup. We also love dipping potatoes in to our Easy Tartare Sauce.
If you have leftovers of these air fryer potato wedges, then you can store them in an air tight container in the fridge for up to 2 days. They will be a little soggy, however you can heat them up again in the air fryer for 5 minutes and it will crisp them up again.
Frequently Asked Questions
You don't have to, but we would recommend that you do. Soaking the potatoes in water once they are cut draws out the excess starch and once they are patted dry it will give crispier wedges.
You need to soak them for at least 30 minutes. However, soaking them for 2 hours will given even crispier wedges.
We can't rate highly enough the Power Air Fryer XL. The 5 litre capacity is big enough for cooking for the whole family and it can fry, grill, bake, sauté, roast and steam. There are simple touch screen controls and it heats up quickly and can cook your food up to 70% faster than a conventional oven. Also, it's dishwasher safe.
No, there is no need to preheat the air fryer for this recipe. If you want super crispy wedges, then you could preheat it for 5 minutes first.
This will depend on how you like your wedges cooked and the air fryer you are using. Check after 20 minutes and see if they are cooked to your liking.
Well, they shouldn't be raw after this cooking time, however if they still aren't cooked to your liking then cook them for a few more minutes. Cooking times will vary depending on the potatoes you use, the thickness of the wedge and your air fryer.
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Air Fryer Potato Wedges
- 500 g (1.1 lb) Potato
- 1 tablespoon Olive oil
- 1 teaspoon Italian seasoning
- 1 teaspoon Garlic granules
- 2 pinch Sea salt and black pepper
- Cut 500 g Potato into wedges.
- Add the wedges to a bowl with 1 tablespoon Olive oil, 1 teaspoon Italian seasoning, 1 teaspoon Garlic granules and 2 pinch Sea salt and black pepper. Mix well so that all the wedges are coated.
- Arrange a single layer of wedges, skin side down, in the bottom of the air fryer basket. Place the remaining wedges on top.
- Cook at 180°C for 25 minutes, shaking the basket twice during cooking.
- When mixing the oil and seasoning into the potatoes, use your hands to get everything more evenly distributed.
- Make sure you don't overload your air fryer. It is fine to layer and stack them, but don't exceed the maximum capacity of your air fryer. You can always cook them in batches.
- Try to cut your wedges as evenly as possible to ensure they all cook at the same rate.
The nutritional information provided is approximate and is calculated using online tools. Information can vary depending on various factors, but we have endeavoured to be as accurate as possible.