Air fryer potato wedges are one of my favorite side dishes to make in my air fryer. They’re so easy to make and can be seasoned in a ton of different ways to work with everything from pulled pork and burgers to oven fried fish and smoked meatballs. This recipe will teach you how to make crispy on the outside, creamy on the inside potato wedges with minimal time and effort!
How to Make Potato Wedges in an Air Fryer
Below you’ll find a visual recipe walkthrough with notes about potato selection, seasoning ideas, and general air frying notes. If you’re in a rush, feel free to jump down to the printable recipe card and hop back here if you have a recipe question.
Step 1: Cut potatoes into wedges.
When it comes to making fries, baked potatoes, and hash browns, the starchy russet potato is king. But for dishes like potato wedges and roasted potatoes, I prefer a waxy option like Yukon gold potatoes. They get extra creamy inside while still crisping up on the outside.
When it comes to cutting potato wedges, as you can see in the photo above, I like to simply slice the potato in half lengthwise before making two slices at a 45º angle into each half. I recommend choosing potatoes that are similar in size for even cooking, especially when air frying.
Step 2: Air fry with a small amount of oil.
I like to keep things simple when it comes to air fryer potato wedges, fries, and the like. While doing things like soaking potatoes or parboiling with baking soda can break down starch and make for extra crispy potatoes, I’ve found drying potatoes really well and tossing with a small amount of oil gets the job done just fine.
Mike from Pro Home Cooks has a great video comparing seven different methods of air fryer french fries. He compares everything from single fry to breaded fries. I’d recommend watching it to see if you’d like to take the extra steps for your air fried potatoes.
Step 3: Season and air fry a little longer.
You don’t have to season and air fry again. In fact, some seasoning options will work best if you fry your potato wedges completely and just season as you serve. But with something like the ranch seasoning here or grated parmesan, air frying a second time adds an extra layer of crisp you’d miss out on otherwise.
I like to use this second air fry with seasoning in nearly all of my air fryer potatoes recipes, but you can play around with it to see what you like best! You’ll want to make sure your potatoes are pretty close to done before adding seasoning, as you don’t want to go too long and burn anything.
More Seasoning Options for Potato Wedges
If you wanted to ditch the ranch seasoning, I’m always a sucker for garlic parmesan. Check out my oven roasted carrot sticks or air fryer carrot fries for a simple crushed garlic and grated parmesan seasoning. For a little taste of the southeast, you could use my Cajun fries seasoning, or you could take things international with my air fried Mexican potatoes or Greek potatoes.
P.S. Both the Mexican and Cajun seasoning options would work great with sweet potato wedges.
What to Serve with Your Air Fryer Potato Wedges
Potato wedges go great with just about anything. Sandwiches and proteins are the first things that come to mind. Here’s a handful of ideas:
- Pulled Pork Grilled Cheese
- Smoked Chicken Meatballs
- Instant Pot Pulled Barbecue Chicken or Slow Cooker Pulled Pork
- Oven Fried Fish or Oven Fried Chicken
- Nashville Hot Chicken Burgers
- Hamburger Steak and Gravy
You could also throw some cooked bacon pieces and cheddar on top and air fry an extra minute or two to make loaded air fryer potato wedges. Top with a little sour cream or Greek yogurt and chives, and you’d have a crowd pleaser. Or if you’re wanting to go the Mexican seasoned potatoes route, you could top with my al pastor ground pork or your favorite taco meat.
Whatever you end up doing with your air fried potato wedges, I’d love to hear about it. Let me know in a comment or recipe review. And if you have any questions, you can leave them in the comments as well. I hope you enjoy these wedges!
- 24 oz Gold Potatoes, cut into wedges
- 1 Tbsp (16g) Olive Oil, divided
- 1 Tbsp Ranch Seasoning*
- Wash and completely dry the potatoes before slicing them in half lengthwise, turning the cut side down, and cutting each half into 3 wedges.
- Pat the wedges dry with a paper towel and add to a large bowl. Toss with 1/2 Tbsp (8g) of olive oil before adding to an air fryer basket.
- Air fry at 400ºF for 20 minutes, shaking once or twice for even cooking.
- After 20 minutes, transfer the potato wedges back to the bowl and toss with the remaining 1/2 Tbsp (8g) of olive oil. Once evenly coated, toss with the ranch seasoning and add back to the air fryer basket.
- Air fry an additional 5-8 minutes at 400ºF until the potato wedges are golden brown and crispy.
*For more seasoning options, see the post above.
Nutrition Information:Yield: 6 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 131Total Fat: 2gSaturated Fat: 0gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 2gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 151mgCarbohydrates: 25gFiber: 3gSugar: 2gProtein: 3g