A delicious and healthy snack is difficult to find these days, but not with this air fryer potato wedges recipe. This blog post will provide you with a step-by-step guide for making potato wedges in an air fryer. Whether you’re looking for a quick and easy lunch or dinner, the perfect side dish for your next BBQ, or just something tasty to munch on while watching TV, this recipe has got you covered.
Plus it’s healthier than deep-frying! There are only 4 ingredients required: potatoes, cooking spray (I prefer olive oil), salt, and pepper. You can also add some garlic powder if you feeling adventurous. The best part about the air fryer potato wedge recipe is that it’s so simple that even the most novice cook can make them.
Ingredients for Air Fryer Potato Wedges Recipe
- 4 russet potatoes, scrubbed clean.
- Cooking spray (olive oil preferred).
- Salt and pepper to taste.
- Optional: Garlic powder.
For all ingredients, amounts are listed as they will be used in the actual recipe. If you have extra leftovers, store them properly to maintain freshness. For this amount of potatoes, I recommend using an air fryer with at least 1100 watts of power.
Instructions for Air Fryer Potato Wedges Recipe
- Cover the center of the cooking rack with aluminum foil.
- Cut each potato into 6 wedges, about 1 inch thick each.
- Spray the rack with olive oil or cooking spray. Place all of the cut potatoes onto one side of the already-covered cooking rack, keeping them spaced apart so they don’t touch when cooked (about 4 rows across).
- Set your air fryer to 400°F for 12 minutes (I set my timer for 10 minutes and checked on them at minute 5). After 12 minutes, take out the potatoes but keep the air fryer on until you are finished baking all four batches. If you continue baking all four batches in rapid succession without allowing time in between for cooling, it will give the potatoes a steamed effect and probably change your end results.
- While waiting on the first batch to cook, cut and season the next three batches (spray each one with cooking spray and sprinkle 2-3 pinches of salt and pepper).
- Once all four batches are done baking, serve them immediately while they’re still hot.
Leftovers can be stored in an airtight container or Ziploc bag for up to 2 days, though they won’t last that long. Keep these away from young children as the outside edges may become slightly harder after being refrigerated. To reheat, just stick them back in your air fryer at 400°F for 4 minutes until warm throughout. If you are looking to make more than four batches, you may need an air fryer with a higher power.
Cooking notes for Air Fryer Potato Wedges
- Most air fryers do not require preheating.
- If you’d like to make your potatoes healthier, substitute ¼ cup of olive oil for cooking spray.
- Other seasoning options can include various dry seasonings (i.e., garlic powder, onion powder, cajun spice), parmesan cheese, or even ranch dressing mix (I haven’t tried this but I’m sure it would be awesome).
FAQs about Air Fryer Potato Wedges Recipe
How long to air fry potato wedges?
For best results, allow at least 4 minutes of cooling time in between each batch. This allows the oven to cool down and reduces overcooking due to high heat after baking multiple batches back-to-back.
What size potatoes do you air fry?
Any russet potato will work well with this recipe. I prefer a medium thickness rather than too thin or too thick so that they aren’t over-or undercooked when finished baking. When cut into wedges, I would aim for something about 1 inch thick (or close to it). If using a large potato instead of a russet, adjust your cooking times accordingly by checking on them early and then adding more cooking time until done necessary.
Is there oil in air fryer potato wedges?
It is not necessary to use oil when making these potatoes. I used the cooking spray for this recipe (and it worked great) because the potatoes stuck to the aluminum foil covering the cooking rack if I didn’t. No matter what you use, make sure that your sheet pan or cooking rack can handle high heat before trying this recipe out.
When frying in an air fryer should you cover food?
I do not recommend covering any foods during the actual cooking process due to lack of space inside the baskets and potential unevenness in heating throughout batches. Instead, wait until all four batches are done baking, and then serve them immediately while they’re still hot! If you did accidentally overcook them, try to avoid cooking them in a refrigerator to prevent hardening the outside edges.
Is it safe to cook potatoes in an air fryer?
Yes, it is completely safe! As long as you’re careful (don’t drop them!) and your air fryer can handle high heat (and preferably has an on/off switch for cooking), then you should be good to go! Of course, everyone has different opinions so I always recommend doing your own research before using any new kitchen appliance or recipe type.
What temperature do you set air fryers at?
Depending on the model of air fryer that you have, temperatures may vary. Always consult your owner’s manual for recommended temperatures before baking anything of one. I typically set mine at 400°F since its highest setting is what my air fryer can handle.
Conclusion for Air Fryer Potato Wedge Recipe
Whether you’re looking for a healthier alternative to fried potatoes or need a quick and easy side dish, these Air Fryer Potato Wedges are the answer. They come out crispy on the outside and fluffy on the inside with little-to-no oil needed. And they taste great too. Give them a try today – we know that once you do, it’ll become part of your weekly routine as well. Share this post if you love it.