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Air Fried Potato Wedges

by Karly

AIR FRIED POTATO WEDGES turn out crispy on the outside and fluffy on the inside. Perfect for dunking in ketchup or ranch – these will quickly become a favorite side dish in your family.

A close up of seasoned potato wedges next to a cup of ketchup

You can cook potatoes just about anyway possible and still find pleasure in eating them. Am I right?

Unfortunately, if you try to fry potato wedges they have always been a bit messy to make. With the air fryer that goes away. No more pots of grease to discard or grease splatter all over the counters and cabinets. Just a single air fryer basket to clean up.

Honestly, these are almost TOO easy. You’ll find me making them day after day and eating the whole batch myself. They taste absolutely perfect! The crisp outside and the soft inside of these are just right.

A potato wedge dipped into a cup of ketchup

How to cook potato wedges in an air fryer:

  1. Every time you cook with potatoes you need to start by washing them thoroughly.
  2. Slice each potato into wedges.
  3. Soak the potatoes in a bowl of hot water for 10 minutes.
  4. Drain the potatoes and dry them well.
  5. Place the potatoes in a bowl and drizzle them with oil and add the seasonings. Toss to coat the potatoes evenly.
  6. Place the potatoes in your air fryer basket evenly in a single layer.
  7. Cook for 10 minutes, flip the potatoes and cook for 5 more minutes.
Potatoes cut into wedges on a wooden cutting board.

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We use and love the 6 quart OMORC air fryer. Six quarts is just right for a family of four, and it is dishwasher safe.

With my first air fryer, I was using non-stick spray in my air fryer and it was ruining my air fryer basket. I have since learned that the air fryer manufacturers recommend you instead use oil with a pump spray bottle to apply your oil instead. This will lengthen the life of your air fryer.

Seasoned potato wedges in an air fryer basket

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Potatoe wedges on a black plate in front of an air fryer.
Close up of seasoned potato wedges stacked on a black plate

Air Fried Potato Wedges

Yield: 4 servings
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes

These potato wedges are a breeze to make in the air fryer with hardly any mess to clean up afterward! The wedges come out with crispy skin and a soft center.


  • 2 medium Russet potatoes
  • 1 tablespoon avocado oil
  • 1 teaspoon paprika
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1 teaspoon salt


  1. Wash and dry the potatoes.
  2. Cut each potato in half lengthwise and then in half again. Slice into wedges, being sure to keep the wedges about the same thickness.
  3. Add wedges to a bowl and fill with hot water. Let soak for 10 minutes.
  4. Drain the potatoes and dry well. 
  5. Drizzle the potatoes with oil and season the potatoes with the paprika, garlic powder, onion powder, and salt, tossing to coat the potatoes evenly.
  6. Place in an even layer in your air fryer basket. You may need to work in batches, depending on the size of your air fryer.
  7. Air fryer at 390 degrees for 10 minutes. Flip the potatoes and increase the heat to 400 degrees. Cook for 5 more minutes or until as crisp as you’d like. 
  8. Serve immediately.


You may use any type of oil you prefer. We prefer avocado oil.

If you would like an even crispier wedge than you can cook them longer after flipping. Cook for 2 minutes, then check them again and repeat until you achieve your desired crispiness.

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Nutrition Information:
Yield: 4 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 120Total Fat: 4gSaturated Fat: 0gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 3gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 542mgCarbohydrates: 20gFiber: 2gSugar: 1gProtein: 3g

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Gail March 2, 2021 - 10:00 pm

I never heard of soaking potatoes in hot water. Won’t this turn them brown?

Karly March 3, 2021 - 12:47 pm

Nope, we’ve never had an issue with this turning them brown.

Judy Coleman February 21, 2021 - 8:38 pm

New with my Air Fryer. Appreciate Appreciate new recipes

Karly February 22, 2021 - 11:09 am

Thanks, Judy!

Carol Kelly February 21, 2021 - 5:00 pm

More air fryer recipes please. Also fresh meats. New to air fryer cooking. Thanks

Karly February 22, 2021 - 11:10 am

Hi Carol! Make sure you subscribe to our emails – we send out new recipes a couple times a week. 🙂

Janice Stevens November 3, 2020 - 8:01 pm

I need more recipes for my air frier. I love potato wedges. Thank you

Karly November 3, 2020 - 11:29 pm

Hope you give these a try! We’re sharing new recipes every few days. You can sign up for emails here, if you’d like to be notified when new recipes are published. https://airfried.com/free-ebook-recipes/


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