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Air Fryer Potato Wedges

Air Fryer Potato Wedges! Crisp on the outside and tender on the inside, these flavorful potato wedges made in the air fryer are truly addictive!
Prep Time5 minutes
Cook Time22 minutes
Course: Appetizer, Side Dish
Cuisine: American
Servings: 16 wedges
Author: The Kitchen Prep


  • 2 Russet potatoes scrubbed and sliced into wedges (see tutorial above)
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil or enough to lightly coat potato wedges
  • 1 teaspoon sea salt
  • ½ teaspoon garlic powder
  • ½ teaspoon smoked paprika


  • Scrub and rinse potatoes. Pat dry and cut into wedges.
  • Place the potato wedges in a large pot of boiling water. Boil for about 5-7 minutes or until just fork tender. Do not over-cook them or they will get too soft and start to fall apart.
  • Pat the potato wedges dry to remove any excess moisture; the more dry, the more crisp they will get during air frying.
  • Place the potato wedges in a pan or a bowl; drizzle them with olive oil or your preferred oil, then toss them to coat. You'll want just enough oil to thinly coat the wedges.
  • Sprinkle the potato wedges evenly with your desired seasonings. I used sea salt, garlic powder and smoked paprika. (Check out the Variations & Substitutions area below for more ideas.)
  • Place the potato wedges in your air fryer basket or on the air fryer tray, depending on the type of air fryer. Make sure not to overcrowd them and, if possible, leave a little space between them so that the air can properly circulate.
  • Slide the air fryer basket into place and cook them at 400 degrees for about 15 minutes, or until they've reached the desired level of crispiness and are browned.


  • Try different spice combinations. Store bough blends make it easy or get creative and come up with your own. A few of my favorites include: Garlic & dill, taco seasoning or even finishing off the crispy potato wedges with a drizzle of truffle oil.
  • Experiment with different kinds of potatoes such as sweet potatoes, red-skinned potatoes or Yukon golds.
  • Polish off hot potato wedges with flavored finishing salts or fresh herbs.
  • Serve with different types of dipping sauce such as fancy ketchups, aiolis or even chimichurri.
To Bake in Oven
Place the potatoes on a foil-lined baking pan and bake at 450°F for 25-30 minutes or until the potato wedges are browned and crispy.