Crispy Air Fryer Potato Wedges

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These crispy, air fryer potato wedges make for a delicious appetizer or side dish that’s perfect for any occasion. All you need is a few simple ingredients and 30 minutes!

A hand dipping a potato wedge in ketchup
Crispy Air Fryer Potato Wedges

These crispy potato wedges will give you one more reason to love your air fryer. Here’s why we are absolutely crazy about this recipe.

Reasons to love this recipe

  • Super easy to make!
  • Ready in 30 minutes.
  • Perfect anytime snack that requires very little hands-on time.
  • Satisfies your craving for deep-fried food without all the calories.

How to cut potato wedges

  • Slice potato in half lengthwise.
  • Place the flat side down and cut each half into two equal pieces. There should be 4 slices in total.
  • Now, cut each slice into half, creating a wedge.

Frequently asked questions

What kind of potatoes are best to make potato wedges

Use Russet/Idaho potatoes because they are starchy and dense with very little moisture in them. 

Why do you soak potatoes in water before air frying?

To get rid of the excess starch from the potato. This helps keep the fries from sticking together while they cook. Soak them for 20-30 minutes. Rinse them thoroughly after soaking.

Why are my air fryer potatoes not crispy?

Air fried potatoes can get soggy or mushy for the following reasons-
1) A waxy potato variety was used instead of a starchy one like Idaho/ Russet.
2) The potatoes were not soaked in water and hence had excess starch.
3) The soaked potatoes were not completely patted dry before cooking.
4) They were overcrowded while cooking. Cook in batches for best results.

Air-fried potato wedges served on parchment paper with ketchup
Air Fryer Crispy Potato Wedges

Tips to make crispy potato wedges

  1. Soak them in cold water to remove starch for at least 20-30 minutes.
  2. Rinse them and completely dry them before air frying. Use either a paper towel or a clean dishtowel.
  3. Make sure they are roughly the same size for even cooking. 
  4. Use potatoes with less moisture in them.

Required Equipment

This recipe has been tested using Instant Pot Omni Plus Air fryer.

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Air-fried potato wedges served on parchment paper with ketchup
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Crispy Air Fryer Potato Wedges

These crispy, air fryer potato wedges make for a delicious appetizer or side dish that's perfect for any occasion.
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Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 32 minutes
Soaking time: 30 minutes
Total Time: 1 hour 12 minutes
Servings: 4 servings


  • 1.5 lbs Russet Potatoes ~ 4 medium-sized potatoes
  • 3 tablespoons oil avocado or peanut
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon salt to taste
  • 1 teaspoon paprika


  • Wash the potatoes thoroughly and peel them. You can leave the peels on if you like.
  • Cut the potato into half lengthwise. Put the flat side down and cut into half again to create 4 pieces in all. Cut each piece into half to create a wedge.
  • Soak them in cold water for about 20-30 minutes. Rinse and dry the potatoes using a clean dish towel or paper towel.
  • Toss the potato wedges in a mixture of oil, garlic powder, paprika, and salt till completely coated.
  • Place in the air frying basket – don't overcrowd them. Depending on the size of your airfryer, you may have to make them in batches.
  • Air fry for about 16 minutes at 400°F. Pause the air frying at around 8 minutes and toss the fries to enable even cooking.
  • Serve hot with ketchup or any dip of your choice.
Read the post…For helpful information on ingredient swaps, storage tips, meal prep ideas, and variations!

Disclaimer: Approximate nutritional information is provided as a courtesy and can vary depending on the exact ingredients/brands used. If you have health issues, please work with a registered dietician or nutritionist.


Calories: 229kcalCarbohydrates: 32gProtein: 4gFat: 11gSaturated Fat: 9gPolyunsaturated Fat: 1gMonounsaturated Fat: 1gSodium: 591mgPotassium: 730mgFiber: 2gSugar: 1gVitamin A: 248IUVitamin C: 10mgCalcium: 24mgIron: 2mg
Diet: Dairy-free, Gluten-free, Vegan
Course: Side Dish
Method: Air fryer
Keywords: after school snack, Air fryer recipes, Kid-friendly
Cuisine: American

Storage instructions

These air fryer potato wedges taste best when they are served immediately after making them. If you have leftovers, let them cool down completely before refrigerating them in an air-tight container.

Reheating instructions

To reheat the fries, place them in the air fryer and cook at 400°F for 4-5 minutes.

Substitutions / Variations

For cheesy loaded potato wedges – After the potato wedges are air-fried, you can mix them in a mixture of finely grated parmesan cheese and finely chopped fresh parsley.

Other variations 

While salt and pepper are my seasonings of choice, I love to mix it up by adding a dash of the following seasonings – 

Serving suggestions

Perfect as a side dish with burgers, or as an anytime snack with a side of ketchup or sour cream.

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  1. 4 stars
    I like this easy recipe. One question though – did you use paper towel or a cloth to place the wedges on top of the air frying basket?