Our air fryer potato wedges recipe can give you warm hugs in less than 30 minutes.
Someone once said “sometimes, potato wedges make you feel like they hugging you,” and we couldn’t agree more. They’re warm, fluffy, and tender, everything you can ask for in a hug.
Today, we’re showing you how to make these little treats in your air fryer so you can serve a showstopping dish this National Potato Day (August 19). Every step is easy to follow and you get to step away and do whatever you want once the button is pressed.
To retrieve the ingredients and the picture-illustrated instructions, click here. To learn more about potato wedges, read on.
Are Potato Wedges Healthy?
Yes, they are.
For starters, potatoes are a good source of complex carbohydrates because they contain lots of fiber. Meeting the recommended fiber intake is known to keep your gut healthy, your bowel movements regular, and your stomach full for longer.
Despite that, how you cook the vegetable affects its healthiness, too. In this recipe, we’re using an air fryer — quite a healthy cooking method.
Air fryers allow you to enjoy the flavor of fried food without overdosing on oil. This reduces your fat intake and helps you control your calories as a result.
How Our Potato Wedges Are Made to be Different
Besides calories, the USDA also recommends that we limit our intake of sodium, saturated fat, and added sugar.
This air fryer potato wedges recipe calls for no sugar or ingredients that contain saturated fat. So, in terms of the USDA’s guidelines, our main concern is the sodium content, which is lower by simply adding the right amount of salt.
If you wish to find out more about these nutrition-versus-flavor “sweet spots,” you can check out to read our healthy eating guidelines.
How to Season Potato Wedges
The seasonings we used are a common mix for many foods: garlic powder, onion powder, paprika, salt, and black pepper. We use the same things to season chicken nuggets, onion rings, french fries, you name it.
This time, we decided to add some freshness and fragrance by throwing in some fresh thyme. You can select any of your favorite herbs to use in thyme’s place.
How to Cut Potatoes Into Wedges
Here’s how to prep the potatoes for our air fryer potato wedges:
Begin by scrubbing the potatoes really well under a running tap to remove any dirt from the surface. Pat them dry, and begin to prep them one by one:
- Place one on the cutting board and slice it in half.
- Place each half flat-side down and slice them in half again, length-wise.
- Repeat and you should have eight wedges in total out of one potato.
How to Make Potato Wedges in an Air Fryer
After the potato is cut, it’s only reasonable to add the slices straight to the frying basket, right? Well, no, and here’s why.
Potato wedges are famous for their fluffy, tender texture. This won’t be achieved if the potatoes aren’t boiled before frying, and in fact, this is also the key to delicious French fries.
But since boiling can take a while, we found a quicker way around: microwaving them. Add the wedges to a bowl, cover, and microwave for 7 minutes straight.
After that, there’s nothing left to do but to season them, add them to the fryer, and sit back.
Here’s the recap:
Preheat the air fryer
Prep the potatoes
Measurements and detailed instructions are available in the “air fryer potato wedges recipe” card down below.
Can You Cook Frozen Potato Wedges in an Air Fryer?
Technically you can, but they probably won’t end up with the tender, fluffy interior you want.
What you can do instead is microwave your potatoes and season them before freezing them. Then, place the frozen potato wedges into the air fryer and cook them for 3 minutes longer than what this recipe requires.
For more easy and nutritious air fryer recipes, take a look at this roundup.
Tips for Making Air Fryer Potato Wedges
Before you cook the potatoes, soak them in a tub of tap water to keep them from browning too much.
When placing them into the air fryer, try not to overlay the pieces. You want everything to cook evenly.
Finally, try to serve them as soon as they’re out of the fryer. They won’t hold their crispness for too long.
What to Serve With Potato Wedges
Potato wedges are best when accompanied by a good dipping sauce.
Our favorite go-to when it comes to fried food is a mixture of ketchup and mayonnaise. It’s got the best of both worlds and never disappoints.
If you enjoy a little kick in your dipping sauce, feel free to add paprika or sriracha.
On special occasions, when we organize a BBQ party, we like to whip up an amazing BBQ dip that also tastes wonderful with potatoes. We simply mix equal parts of BBQ sauce, honey, mustard, and ketchup.
Keep in mind that each serving should only have about half a tablespoon of dipping sauce. It adds flavor to the potatoes, but it also adds plenty of sodium (possibly saturated fat also).
Love This Recipe? There’s More!
Trying to include more potato in your meal plan? Save these delicious and easy air fryer recipes into your list:
- Air Fryer Baked Potato Recipe
- Air Fryer Hash Browns Recipe
- Air Fryer Tater Tots Recipe
- Air Fryer French Fries Recipe
Air Fryer Potato Wedges Recipe
- 28 oz potatoes Yukon Gold or russet
- 2 tbsp thyme
- 1/4 tsp paprika
- 1/4 tsp garlic powder
- 1/4 tsp onion powder
- 1/4 tsp salt
- 1/4 tsp black pepper
- 1 tbsp olive oil
- 3 tbsp Heinz ketchup
- Preheat the air fryer to 390°F.
- Place each potato on a cutting board and cut into wedges.
- Transfer potato wedges into a microwave safe bowl and cover with plastic wrap. Microwave for 7 minutes on high.
- Take the bowl out and carefully remove the cover (watch out for hot steam). Toss the potatoes with thyme, paprika, garlic powder, onion powder, salt, black pepper, and olive oil.
- Put potatoes into the frying basket and cook for 20 minutes, flipping halfway through.
- Remove the potatoes from the air fryer. Arrange on a serving platter. Put ketchup into a small bowl for dipping and serve.