These seasoned Air Fryer Potato Wedges are perfectly crispy and light and fluffy on the inside. Really easy to make these homemade potato wedges are the perfect side dish or a tasty snack! They are so delicious you'll never use your oven to make wedges again!
We've eaten a lot of potatoes since we got our air fryer! Not that anyone is complaining! We love potatoes, whether mashed, curried or in a soup we can't get enough of them!
One of our favourite side dishes though is potato wedges! No matter how many I make they always disappear. They're great as a side dish to veggie tarts or veggie burgers. And they're equally good on their own as a tasty snack.
Making potato wedges in the air fryer is really easy. With just a few simple ingredients you can have perfect homemade wedges. They come out perfectly crispy and fluffy on the inside. Plus you use less oil than you would if you baked them so that makes them healthier too, right?!
📝 What You'll Need
- Potatoes - floury potatoes are best for making wedges whether you're baking them or air frying them. Baking potatoes, Maris Piper or Russet potatoes work great.
- Oil - I use olive oil, you don't need much but I prefer this to olive oil spray for this recipe.
- Seasoning - you will need, dried oregano, smoked paprika, garlic powder, salt and pepper. I use sea salt flakes for these wedges.
🥣 How To Make Air-Fried Potato Wedges
** Full recipe with detailed steps can be found at the bottom of this post**
1. Cut the potatoes into wedges. Do this by cutting each potato in half lengthways. Then place the potato half cut side down and cut in half again, cut that half into quarters. Repeat with the other half and then the remaining potatoes.
2. Soak the potatoes. Place the wedges in a large bowl then cover them with cold water and soak them for 30 minutes. After 30 minutes, drain the potatoes, rinse them in cold water and dry them.
3. Season the potatoes. In a large bowl mix the dried oregano, smoked paprika, garlic powder, salt and pepper. Then add the oil and mix well. Add the potato wedges to the bowl and toss well unit the wedges are covered in the seasoning.
4. Air fry the wedges. Tip the wedges into your air fryer basket, and cook at 200°C/400°F for 25 minutes. Remove the basket from the air fryer and shake the wedges every 5 minutes. Check that the wedges are cooked through then serve immediately.
👩🍳 Top Tips
- Soak the potatoes - potatoes are full of starch. Soaking them after they've been cut into wedges draws out the starch making them more rigid, less likely to stick together and making them nice and crispy when cooked.
- Shake the wedges every 5 minutes - removing the basket from the air fryer and giving the wedges a good shake every 5 minutes results in the crispiest wedges. I have tried making them by just shaking them once and the result was soggier wedges. So if you want perfectly crispy wedges follow the 5-minute shake.
- Cut the wedges into similar size wedges. If you can get your wedges into as similar size as possible then this will ensure they all cook at the same time. Don't forget bigger wedges take longer, and smaller wedges take less time.
- Don't overload the basket. Check the capacity of your air fryer and don't go over that limit. It's ok to layer the wedges just don't overload the basket. If you have a smaller air fryer then you can cook these wedges in batches.
🍽 What To Seve with Air Fryer Wedges
- Veggie Chili - we love these wedges with a big bowl of vegetable chilli or Quorn Chilli. Don't forget the guacamole, sour cream and extra cheese. This is one of my favourite things ever!
- Portabella Mushroom Sandwiches - these wedges are the perfect complement to my portabella mushroom sandwiches. Both together make for a very tasty filling dinner.
- Halloumi Wraps - another great combo! We love these halloumi wraps with some tasty wedges.
- With dips - if you're having these on their own as a snack then I'm with you! One of my favourite ways to eat these is with sweet chilli sauce, my daughter loves them with mayo and my husband like them with ketchup.
🥔 More Potato Recipes
If you are in need of more tasty potato recipes then I have you covered! These Air Fryer Baked Potatoes are one of my favourite things to cook in the air fryer. They always come out perfect and make for a very tasty lunch. Or try my Air Fryer Baby Potatoes, they are incredibly tasty and are so easy to make. If you're after something for breakfast then my Potato Farls are tasty, filling and great with eggs. For dinner try my popular Irish Colcannon or my Fluffy Mashed Potatoes, both go really well with my Veggie Stew! If you don't have an air fryer my Oven Baked Wedges are really worth a try!
Air Fryer Potato Wedges
- 800 g / 1.7lb potatoes washed then cut into wedges of a similar size
- 1½ tablespoon olive oil you can use vegetable/sunflower oil if you prefer
- 1 teaspoon dried oregano
- 1 teaspoon smoked paprika
- ½ teaspoon garlic powder
- ½ teaspoon sea salt flakes + more for serving
- ¼ tsp freshly ground black pepper + more for serving
- Wash the potatoes and leave the skin on.Cut the potatoes into wedges: cut each potato in half lengthways, place one half cut side down n a chopping board then cut that in half. Cut the remaining wedges in half again. Repeat for each potato.Place the wedges in a large bowl and cover them in cold water. Leave them to soak for at least 30 minutes, longer if you want to.
- After 30 minutes drain the potatoes and rinse them in cold water.Dry the potatoes using a clean tea towel or cloth. Clean the bowl then add 1½ tablespoons of oil to it along with 1 teaspoon of dried oregano, 1 teaspoon of smoked paprika, ½ a teaspoon of garlic powder, ½ a teaspoon of sea salt flakes and ¼ teaspoon of freshly ground black pepper. Mix everything together.Add the potato wedges to the spice mix then use your hands to toss the wedges into the oil and spice mix.Make sure all the wedges are covered in the spice mix.
- Tip the wedges into your air fryer basket.Cook at 200°C/400°F for 25 - 30 minutes.Remove the basket and shake the wedges every 5 minutes for best results.Check that the potatoes are cooked by carefully piercing a sharp knife through one or two wedges. The knife should go into the wedges easily.Serve with extra salt and black pepper and a scattering of freshly chopped parsley if you like.
- Why do I have to soak the potatoes first? For best results, I recommend soaking the potatoes to remove some of the starch. This will result in the wedges being crispy but fluffy on the inside.
- Do I have to preheat my air fryer first? No, there is no need to preheat.
- Do I have to season these wedges? -No, you can ditch the spices and go plain with just salt and pepper. We love this option too, it's great if you're serving these with something really spicy.
- What Air Fryer do you use? - I have a Ninja Max, basket-style air fryer that has a capacity of 4L.
- Nutritional Information - all nutritional information shared is an estimate based on third-party calculations. If calorie count and/or nutritional values are important to you, we recommend putting the ingredients through whichever online nutritional calculator you prefer. Calories can vary depending on which brands were used. Each recipe and nutritional value will vary depending on the brands you use, measuring methods and portion sizes per household.
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