Air Fryer Potato Wedges

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Get ready to elevate your potato game with Air Fryer Potato Wedges. This quick and straightforward recipe transforms simple spuds into golden, crispy delights. With the magic of the air fryer, you’ll achieve that perfect balance of a fluffy interior and a crunchy exterior in minutes.

Be sure to check out my Air Fryer Carrot Fries for another fun snack recipe.

air fryer potato wedges

Why You’ll Love This Recipe

  • Crispy perfection: Achieve a golden, crispy exterior with a fluffy interior.
  • Simple and Easy: These wedges are simple to whip up for a quick side dish.
  • One Pan: This recipe has clean up since you’re using the air fryer.
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Recipe Ingredients

  • Russet Potatoes: Gives a crispy exterior and a fluffy interior when air-fried, making them perfect for homemade potato wedges.
  • Olive Oil: Coats the potato wedges, helping them achieve that irresistible golden-brown crispness while also allowing the spices to adhere better.
  • Paprika: Adds a sweet, smoky flavor to the wedges, giving them a bit of a kick without overwhelming the natural taste of the potatoes.
  • Minced Garlic: Brings a robust, earthy flavor that pairs wonderfully with the potatoes, adding depth and aroma to each bite.
  • Parmesan Cheese: Adds a savory, nutty element to the wedges. It also forms a beautiful crust when air-fried, enhancing the overall texture and taste.
  • Onion Powder: Lends a subtle sweetness and savory depth, complementing the other flavors and making the potato wedges even more delicious.

How to Make Air Fryer Potato Wedges?

Step One: Preheat

Preheat your air fryer for 5 minutes at 400°F.

Step Two: Wash the Potatoes

Wash your recipe potatoes.

Step Three: Cut the Potatoes

Slice your potatoes into half lengthwise wedges.

Potatoes For Air Fryer Potato Wedges.

Step Four: Coat the Potatoes

Transfer your potato wedges to a large bowl. Add the oil and spices. Toss together so that the potatoes are evenly coated in the oil and seasonings.

Step Five: Add to the Air Fryer

Add your seasoned potato wedges to the air fryer. Add as many as your basket can afford but make sure to not overcrowd them. Depending on the size of your air fryer, you may need to do this in batches.

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Step Six: Air Fry Potato Wedges

Cook at 400°F for 10 minutes or until golden brown.

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Step Seven: Garnish and Serve

Sprinkle your air fried potato wedges with parmesan. Serve and eat warm. Enjoy!

air fryer potato wedges on a plate

Cooking Tips

  • Blanching For Texture: Consider blanching the potato wedges in boiling water before air frying to achieve a fluffy interior and crispy exterior.
  • Even Cooking: Ensure even cooking by shaking the air fryer basket halfway through the cooking process, promoting consistent browning and texture.

Variations

  • Garlic Parmesan Potato Wedges: Elevate your potato wedges with a blend of garlic, Parmesan cheese, and Italian seasoning for a flavorful twist.
  • Spicy Cayenne Potato Wedges: Infuse your potato wedges with the bold flavors of cayenne pepper and paprika for a spicy kick that tantalizes the taste buds.
  • Yukon Gold Herbed Potato Wedges: Explore the buttery texture of Yukon Gold potatoes seasoned with a mix of garlic powder, rosemary, and thyme for a delightful herbed variation.

Storage & Reheating Instructions

  • Refrigeration: Cool leftover potato wedges, store in an airtight container, and refrigerate within 2 hours. Enjoy within 2-3 days.
  • Freezing: Freeze potato wedges on a baking sheet, transfer frozen potato wedges to a freezer-safe bag, and store for up to 2-3 months.
  • Reheating: Air fry refrigerated or thawed wedges for crispiness. For frozen wedges, thaw overnight and then air fry.

What to Serve With This Recipe?

  • Salad: Combine sliced cucumbers, red onions, and dill in a light vinaigrette for a refreshing side.
  • Mango Salsa: Dice ripe mangoes, tomatoes, red onions, and cilantro for a fruity salsa to balance the savory potatoes.
  • Roasted Red Pepper Hummus: Serve creamy hummus with roasted red pepper strips, offering a delightful contrast in textures.
  • Crispy Onion Rings: Bread and air-fry onion rings until golden brown for a crunchy side that pairs perfectly with the wedges.
  • Spicy Sriracha Mayo: Mix mayo with Sriracha and a dash of lime juice for a fiery dip that adds a kick to your wedges.

FAQs

How Do You Know When Potatoes Are Done Cooking?

To check if potatoes are cooked, use the fork test: insert a fork into a potato wedge. If it’s soft and tender, they’re ready to cool and eat.

Air Fryer Potato Wedges

Air Fryer Potato Wedges

Yield: 4
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 15 minutes

Crispy, seasoned potato wedges made easy in the air fryer for a delightful snack.

Ingredients

  • 3 russet potatoes
  • 2 tablespoons Olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon Paprika
  • 1 tablespoon Minced garlic
  • 1/4 cup Parmesan cheese
  • 1 teaspoon onion powder

Instructions

  1. Preheat your air fryer for 5 minutes at 400°F.
  2. Wash your recipe potatoes.
  3. Slice your potatoes into half lengthwise wedges.
  4. Transfer your potato wedges to a large bowl. Add the oil and spices. Toss together so that the potatoes are evenly coated in the oil and seasonings.
  5. Add your seasoned potato wedges to the air fryer. Add as many as your basket can afford but make sure to not overcrowd them. Depending on the size of your air fryer, you may need to do this in batches.
  6. Cook at 400°F for 10 minutes or until golden brown.
  7. Sprinkle your air fried potato wedges with parmesan. Serve and eat warm. Enjoy!

Notes

  • Blanching for texture: Consider blanching the potato wedges in boiling water before air frying to achieve a fluffy interior and crispy exterior.
  • Even cooking: Ensure even cooking by shaking the air fryer basket halfway through the cooking process, promoting consistent browning and texture.
Nutrition Information:
Yield: 4 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 219Total Fat: 9gSaturated Fat: 2gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 6gCholesterol: 5mgSodium: 132mgCarbohydrates: 30gFiber: 3gSugar: 2gProtein: 5g

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