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Air Fryer Potato Wedges

Make these Air Fryer Potato Wedges for a delicious snack or side dish. Cooking potato wedges in an air fryer gives you a crispy outside and fluffy interior!

Crispy air fryer potato wedges sitting on top of each other in a white bowl with flaky salt on top.

Air Fryer Potato Wedges

Air Fryer Potato Wedges taste exactly like what you’d get at a restaurant without having to leave the house without deep frying them. I’d call that a win-win.

They’re perfect to have as a snack, or as a side dish for just about any kind of meal. Homemade potato wedges are perfectly crispy and are topped with a savory blend of spices and herbs that will make it hard to have just one.

In fact, I’d recommend making a few extra because there’s no way the entire plate is making it’s way to the table. As a huge potato lover, I taste tested a few too many especially when it’s paired with a delicious aioli.

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A white bowl filled with raw potato wedges covered in olive oil and seasoning.

Crispy Air Fryer Potato Wedges Ingredients

You’ll only need a few simple ingredients to make air fryer potato wedges:

  • Russet potatoes
  • Extra virgin olive oil
  • Garlic powder
  • Chili powder
  • Salt
  • Smoked paprika
  • Black pepper
  • Fresh parsley or dried parsley
An overhead shot of an air fryer basket with potato wedges laid in a row.

Ingredient Substitutions and Variations

  • Different types of potatoes: You can use different types of potatoes, such as sweet potatoes, red potatoes, or Yukon Gold potatoes.
  • Different oils: Instead of olive oil, you can use other oils such as canola oil, vegetable oil, or avocado oil. You could also try using Infused Olive Oils for more flavor!
  • Spices: You can experiment with different spices to change up the flavor of your potato wedges! For example, try using cumin, onion powder, Italian Seasoning, or Cajun seasoning for different flavor profiles.
  • Herbs: If you don’t have parsley on hand, you can substitute with other herbs such as fresh cilantro or thyme.
  • Cheese: It’s hard to say no to cheesy potatoes so you can sprinkle some grated Parmesan cheese or cheddar cheese over them before serving. Maybe throw them back in the air fryer for a minute or two to help melt it!
  • Dipping sauces: Serve your potato wedges with your favorite dipping sauces like ketchup, mayonnaise, sour cream, ranch dressing, or a Sriracha aioli.
A close up of a cripsy potato wedge covered in seasoning and flaky salt.

What kind of potatoes should I use for Air Fryer Potato Wedges?

Russet potatoes are starchy and have a fluffy texture when cooked, which makes them ideal for making crispy and fluffy potato wedges in an air fryer.

You can also use other types of potatoes such as Yukon Gold or sweet potatoes for a different flavor. Waxy potatoes may give you a different texture, but could be a good alternative!

What can I serve with Air Fried Potato Wedges?

These potato wedges can be served with just about any meal you can come up with. They are the perfect alternative for french fries for burgers, and pair perfectly with Sous Vide Filet Mignon for a take on steak frites.

It’s also hard to beat a Caesar salad and crispy potato combination! Maybe even on the side of the BLT with Cayenne Candied Bacon & Avocado Mayo or some chicken wings.

Whether you’re serving them as a perfect side dish or a snack, air fryer potato wedges are sure to be a crowd-pleaser.

A potato wedge being dunked into a small mason jar of aioli.

How to make Potato Wedges in Air Fryer

Preheat your air fryer to 400°F. While it’s heating up, wash your potatoes in cold water and dry off excess moisture with paper towels. Grab your potatoes and cut them up into 8 thick wedges each.

To get those perfect wedges, cut the potato in half lengthwise, then cut each half into quarters lengthwise, giving you 8 wedges. Use a sharp knife and dry cutting board to make it easy as possible. Put the cut potato cut side down to give yourself a better grip.

In a large mixing bowl, combine some olive oil with your favorite seasonings. Give it a good mix, then toss those potato wedges in there until they’re coated in all that delicious mixture.

Working in batches, place your seasoned potato wedges into the air fryer basket in a single layer and cook them up for about 15 minutes, flipping halfway through. Keep on air frying until all the wedges are cooked with a satisfying crispy exterior. Since they are covered in olive oil, you shouldn’t need any non-stick cooking spray on the bottom of the air fryer basket.

Once you’ve got the wedges removed from the air fryer basket, transfer them to a plate and give them a little sprinkle of parsley, flaky salt or sea salt. Enjoy!

If you have any leftover potato wedges, store they in an airtight container in the refrigerator.

Crispy air fryer potato wedges sitting on top of each other in a white bowl with flaky salt on top.

Air Fryer Potato Wedges

Yield: 16 wedges
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 30 minutes
Total Time: 35 minutes

Make these Air Fryer Potato Wedges for a delicious snack or side dish. Cooking potato wedges in an air fryer gives you a crispy outside and fluffy inside!


  • 2 russet potatoes, cut into wedges
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • ½ teaspoon chili powder
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • ½ teaspoon smoked paprika
  • ¼ teaspoon pepper

To serve:

  • Parsley flakes
  • Flaky salt


  1. Preheat your air fryer to 400°F.
  2. Cut potatoes into 8 equal wedges. First, cut the potato lengthwise through the middle and again to cut into four pieces. Cut eat quart in half lengthwise again.
  3. In a large bowl, mix together the olive oil and seasonings. Place the wedges in the bowl to cover in the mixture.
  4. Working in batches, place wedges into the air fryer basket. Cook for 15 minutes, flipping halfway through. Continue with the remaining wedges.
  5. Once you remove the wedges onto a plate, top with dried parsley and flaky salt.


Change up the seasoning to your liking! Try out different flavors to match your dinner.
Serve with ketchup, ranch, mayonnaise, or an aioli of your choosing!

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Nutrition Information:
Yield: 4 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 149Total Fat: 7gSaturated Fat: 1gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 6gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 433mgCarbohydrates: 20gFiber: 2gSugar: 1gProtein: 3g

Nutrition provided is only an estimate.

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