This easy Air Fryer Potato Wedges recipe results in crispy, perfectly seasoned wedges that are fluffy on the inside. They are an instant crowd pleaser!

Enjoying all the air fryer recipes? Try my Air Fryer Grilled Cheese, Air Fryer Meatballs, or Air Fryer Chicken Nuggets!

Crispy potatoes wedges served on a plate, with ketchup for dipping.

Why I love them:

Just like so many of my other favorite Air Fryer recipes, these Air Fryer Potato Wedges result in a perfect crispy exterior, without the mess (or calories) from frying them in oil. They’re easy to make and pair with any meal.

How to make Potato Wedges in the Air Fryer:

Prep Potatoes: Scrub and rinse potatoes, then thoroughly pat dry. Cut each potato in half then cut each half into 4-6 wedges, evenly sized.

Russet potatoes cut into wedges, to make fries.

Soak Wedges: Place potatoes in a bowl and cover with boiling water. Allow to soak for 10-30 minutes. This removes some of the potato starch, making them crispier when cooked.

Potato wedges soaking in a bowl of water.

Season: Whisk together olive oil, garlic powder, paprika, salt and pepper. Drizzle over potatoes and toss to combine.

Potato wedges in a bowl, tossed in oil and seasonings.

Air Fry: Spray air fryer basket with cooking spray and add enough potatoes that you can spread them apart without touching (you may need to cook them in batches). Sprinkle with parmesan cheese. Cook for 10-15 minutes, opening the basket every 5 minutes to give them a shake/toss, until tender and crispy.

Potato wedges in the basket of an air fryer.

Serve with dipping sauces, like ketchup, Ranch or BBQ Sauce.

Store leftover wedges in an airtight container in the refrigerator. Reheat in the air fryer at 400 degrees, until hot and crispy.

Make it a meal! Serve potato wedges with:

Anything in a Bun, like Sloppy Joes, Quinoa Burger, Hamburgers, French Dip Sandwiches, or Meatball Subs.

Grilled Meats, like my favorite Grilled Chicken, Flank Steak, Kabobs or Salmon.

Nachos: Make potato wedges a meal by smothering them as you would a plate of nachos.

A potato wedge being dipped into ketchup.

FAQ’s:

Why do you soak the potatoes in water before air frying?

Soaking the wedges in water is a crucial step to achieve that crispy texture. As the potatoes soak, it draws the starch out of the potato. Just make sure to pat the potatoes completely dry before seasoning.

Which potatoes are best for wedges?

Russet potatoes work the very best for potato wedges and will give you the crispiest result. Waxy potatoes (like red or fingerling potatoes) don’t work well for potato wedges.

Make Ahead and Freezing Instructions:

To Make Ahead: The potatoes can be soaked in cold water, stored in the fridge overnight, before seasoning and cooking.

To Freeze: store in an airtight freezer bag and freeze for up to 3 months. Reheat in the air fryer at 400 degrees, until hot and crispy.

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Recipe

Air Fryer Potato wedges served on a plate, with ketchup for dipping
Prep 15 mins
Total 25 mins
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Equipment

Ingredients
 
 

  • 2 Russet potatoes , unpeeled, scrubbed and rinsed (about 2 – 2 ½ lbs), then cut into wedges
  • 2 Tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon paprika
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • 1/4 cup finely shredded parmesan cheese , divided, plus more for serving

Instructions
 

  • Preheat air fryer to 400 degrees.
  • Scrub and rinse potatoes, then thoroughly pat dry. Cut each potato in half then cut each half into 4-6 wedges, evenly sized. Place potatoes in a bowl and cover with boiling water. Allow to soak for 10-30 minutes.
  • Drain potatoes and pat dry with paper towels.
  • Whisk together olive oil, garlic powder, paprika, salt and pepper. Drizzle over potatoes and toss to combine. Spray air fryer basket with cooking spray and add enough potatoes that you can spread them apart without touching (you may need to cook them in batches). Sprinkle with parmesan cheese.
  • Cook for 10-15 minutes, opening the basket every 5 minutes to give them a shake/toss, until tender and crispy.

Notes

Freezing Instructions: store in an airtight freezer bag and freeze for up to 3 months.Reheat in the air fryer at 400 degrees, until hot and crispy.
Baked Potato Wedges: Follow the recipe for preparing and seasoning the potatoes. Preheat oven to 400 degrees and bake for 40 minutes, or until crispy. Toss every 15 minutes.

Nutrition

Calories: 176kcalCarbohydrates: 20gProtein: 5gFat: 9gSaturated Fat: 2gPolyunsaturated Fat: 1gMonounsaturated Fat: 6gCholesterol: 6mgSodium: 392mgPotassium: 468mgFiber: 2gSugar: 1gVitamin A: 179IUVitamin C: 6mgCalcium: 85mgIron: 1mg

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