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Air Fryer Potato Wedges Recipe: Crunchiness is Guaranteed!

Air fryer potatoes wedges are one of my favorite potato recipes. 

Crispy on the outside and soft on the inside, I’ll tell you all the secrets to preparing them to perfection.

With our recipe you will get perfect air-fried potato wedges, crispy outside and soft inside!

Air Fryer Potato Wedges in a plate


Homemade Potato Wedges: Simple Recipe

This is one of the classic side dishes, perfect for accompanying meat-based main courses such as roasts.

We can prepare them either with the skin or without.

Everyone likes wedged potatoes, including children!

Ingredients Needed

These are the main ingredients you need for this recipe.

For the step-by-step directions and measurements, scroll down to our printable recipe card. 

  • Potatoes: Russet potatoes (or “Idaho potatoes”) are perfect for wedges because they contain so much starch. Yukon gold or red potatoes are also fine.
  • Extra virgin olive oil or avocado oil:  Helps to make crispier wedges in the air fryer. 
  • Salt, black pepper & Herbs (fresh parsley, oregano): I simply use these 4 simple ingredients to season the wedges. You can use the ones you like best.

How To Make Crispy Potato Wedges In Air Fryer

Wash and cut: Wash the potatoes under running water. In this recipe we will leave the skin on.

Cut the potatoes with a sharp knife on a cutting board first in half, then in half again to create perfect wedges.

Soak potatoes in cold water: This is one of the secrets to making your wedges crispy on the outside and super soft on the inside.

Soaking causes the potatoes to lose their starch.

Excess starch, in fact, is the cause of all those times your chips turned out soft: to remove it, just soak them in cold water for an hour or so. 

Dry them well with a clean kitchen towel and season them: After drying, transfer to a large bowl, add the oil and herbs and mix well.

dry the potato well with clean kitchen towel
season the potato wedge in a large bowl

Cooking potato wedges: Preheat air fryer to 380ºF (190ºC) for 2 minutes.

Place the potato wedges in a single layer in the air fryer basket, then cook for 20 minutes, shaking the basket approximately every 5 minutes.

potato wedge in air fryer-basket
cook potato wedge in air fryer basket

Serve: Serve while still hot accompanied by your favorite sauce.

Recipe Tips For The Best Results

  • Use the right potatoes. Choose a starchy type of potato.

Avoid waxy potatoes, as they do not hold up well when cooked.

  • Keep potatoes in water for a minimum of 30 minutes, helps to have potatoes that are crispy on the outside and soft on the inside.
  • Dry the potatoes perfectly, to prevent moisture from forming during cooking
  • Cut the potatoes all the same thickness and size, for even cooking.
  • Do not overcrowd and shake the basket, if we put too many potatoes, the hot air does not circulate well, and therefore you will not have the desired crispy texture result.

Which Potatoes Are Best For Crispy Air Fryer Potato Wedges?

Russet potatoes are the best.

Red-skinned potatoes, yellow-skinned potatoes or new potatoes also work well.

russet potatoes

How Do You Cut Potatoes Into Wedges?

To make potato wedges, the potato should be cut in half lengthwise and then make three more cuts for each half, again lengthwise.

Try to cut the wedges as thick and equal in size as possible.

Watch the short video tutorial

Recipe Variations

Parmesan wedge potatoes: A delicious variation of these potato wedges.

To prepare them after cooking for 15 minutes, transfer the potatoes to a bowl and add grated Parmesan cheese and mix well.

Let them cook for another 5 minutes until they are well golden brown.

Paprika wedge potatoes: Before cooking, add paprika powder and garlic powder and mix. 

The paprika will give a beautiful color to your potato wedges.

Use sweet potatoes: If you prefer sweet potatoes to regular potatoes, you can use them to make sweet potato wedges.

You will probably need 5 to 10 minutes longer in cooking.

What To Serve With Air Fryer Wedges

These delicious potato wedges make the perfect side dish to accompany your main course, like this amazing vegetarian empanadas.

If you’re looking for a new way to jazz up your weekly dinner routine, look no further than potato wedge served with turkey smash burgers.

But also simply to serve as an appetizer. Serve with your favorite dipping sauce.

Mayonnaise, ketchup, BBQ sauce or whatever you like! 

I served them with a delicious sweet chilli mayonnaise. 

Make a delicious sweet chilli mayonnaise: In a bowl put 4 teaspoons of mayonnaise and 1 teaspoon of sweet chilli sauce, and mix well.

For a spicier kick, use chili paste instead of sweet chili sauce.


My advice is to eat them right away.

They will keep in the refrigerator for up to 3-4 days in an airtight container, but they get soggy in the refrigerator, so I recommend heating them in the air fryer at 400 for 2-3 minutes or until crispy again.

Freeze: After letting them cool put them in a freezer container, they will keep for 5-6 months.

Frequently Asked Questions

Why do you soak potatoes in water before air frying?

To prepare super delicious and crispy potatoes, in my opinion this is a very important extra step
Let the potatoes soak in cold water; this is to remove the starch in the potato. 
This will help to have a crispier wedge on the outside and softer inside

How long should you soak potatoes before air frying?

The minimum time to soak the potatoes is one hour. 
As soon as they are soaked, the water tends to become opaque: this phenomenon is explained by the release of starch from the potatoes. 
After rinsing them several times and soaking again, the water in the potatoes should appear clear: this means that most of the starch has been released from the potatoes.

Why are my fries not crispy in the air fryer?

Probably because the potatoes were not dried well. 
You must dry the potatoes completely by patting them dry with paper towels, otherwise you risk getting mushy fried potatoes.
Another mistake to avoid is overcrowding the basket. 
If you overfill it you block the hot air that should be circulating by enveloping the food, so this results in wrong cooking. 
Do not forget to shake the basket several times while cooking the potatoes this will contribute to even cooking of all the food.

What is the secret to make crispy wedges?

The trick is to soak the fries in cold water to remove the starch. 
Otherwise, you may get mushy fries.

Do the potatoes need to be boiled first for this air-fried wedges?

You do not need to boil the potatoes first.

How do I know when the potatoes are ready?

Potatoes are cooked when they are tender. To test this, insert a toothpick into a potato wedge and if it easily slides in and out, the potatoes are cooked.
I cooked them in a basket fryer and it took about 18-20 minutes, check the last few minutes of cooking because cooking times can vary from air fryer to air fryer.

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Yield: 2 people

Air Fryer Potato Wedges From Scratch

Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Additional Time: 30 minutes
Total Time: 1 hour

The simplest recipe for making Air fryer Potato Wedges from scratch. Crispiness on the outside and softness on the inside guaranteed!


  • 4 Potatoes
  • 1 teaspoons Salt
  • 1 teaspoons Black pepper
  • 2 teaspoons Olive oil
  • 1 teaspoons Origano


  1. Rinse and cut 4 medium potatoes into straight strips. 
  2. In a large bowl, soak the potato wedge in cold water, minimum 30 minutes.
  3. Drain and dry the wedges well.
  4. Preheat air fryer.
  5. Toss onto the wedges 1-2 tablespoons of olive oil, then season with salt or other desired seasonings.
  6. Cook at 380F degrees (190C degrees) for 20 minutes, shaking the basket every 5 minutes until golden brown and crisp.
  7. Serve hot with your favorite toppings and sauce.


How to prepare potato wedge in the oven:

Preheat oven to 400˚F and in a baking dish with baking paper, spread the wedges in a single layer. Bake at 400˚F for 25-30 minutes minutes, turning them occasionally.

Nutrition Information:



Serving Size:


Amount Per Serving: Calories: 364Total Fat: 5gSaturated Fat: 1gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 4gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 1092mgCarbohydrates: 74gFiber: 8gSugar: 4gProtein: 9g

Nutrition is automatically calculated by Nutritionix - please verify all nutrition information independently and consult with a doctor or nutritionist for any and all medical and diet advice.

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Bobbi Jo

Friday 9th of September 2022

Hello! Happy to have found your recipes! I am wondering about my different air fryer and how to make adjustments for your recipes. I don't have an air fryer with a basket. Mine has adjustable shelves. Is there anything specific I need to do to make the dishes you describe here? My mouth is watering and it's 2:30 am. That fresh bag of potatoes is calling my name! LoL Thanks for sharing! 🌻💕😊🌈🕊️✌️


Friday 9th of September 2022

Hello Bobbi! Thank you very much! You can use the same instructions with your air fryer :)

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