Air Fryer Potato Wedges Recipe

Air Fryer Potato Wedges

35 mins
Vadim Rachok
27.02.2024
04.03.2024
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Are you in the mood for delicious, golden-brown potato wedges that are crispy on the outside, yet soft and fluffy on the inside? Look no further! Your trusty air fryer is the secret to making these irresistible treats. This highly-rated recipe for air-fried potato wedges is not only easy to follow but is sure to become a staple in your recipe book. Whether you’re enjoying them as a snack or a side dish, you won’t be able to resist their mouth-watering aroma and tantalizing taste.

Get ready to elevate your snacking game with these sensational Air Fryer Potato Wedges! With their crispy exterior and fluffy interior, these wedges are a delightful indulgence that's sure to please everyone at the table. Whether you're serving them as a side dish or enjoying them as a snack, their irresistible flavor and texture are bound to make them a household favorite. Plus, with the convenience of the air fryer, you can whip up a batch in no time, making them perfect for busy weeknights or impromptu gatherings. So fire up your air fryer and get ready to savor the crispy goodness of these potato wedges!

Best Potatoes for Potato Wedges

Choose starchy potato varieties like russet or Yukon Golds instead of waxy potatoes like fingerlings, which won’t hold up well during cooking.

How to Cut Potato Wedges

To cut a potato into wedges, start by slicing the potato in half lengthwise. Then, place the cut side of the potato onto the cutting board and cut it in half again to create quarters. Repeat the same with the other half. Now, take each potato quarter and place it with the cut side up. To create a wedge, cut down the center of each quarter. Repeat the same with the other quarters until you have cut the entire potato into wedges.

How to Make Potato Wedges

Air Fryer Potato Wedges

You’ll find the complete recipe below, but here’s a brief overview of what to expect:

Seasoned potato wedges are placed in an air fryer basket and cooked for 10 minutes. They are then flipped with tongs and cooked for an additional five minutes for maximum crispiness.

This recipe does not require pre-soaking potato wedges before air frying. However, soaking them in cold water for about 30 minutes before seasoning and “frying” might yield even crispier results.

Potato Wedges Seasoning

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These potato wedges are flavored with a delicious combination of paprika, parsley, chili, salt, and pepper. However, since they are your potato wedges, you can be as creative as you wish! Add some cayenne pepper to make it spicier or include some herbaceous rosemary for an earthy taste. The spices in your pantry are the only limit to what you can add.

How long should I cook potato wedges in the air fryer?

To achieve perfectly crispy potato wedges, bake them in the oven for 10 minutes on one side, then flip them over and bake for an additional 5 minutes. If they’re not crispy enough, you can air fry them for a bit longer but be careful not to burn them.

The best Air Fryer Potato Recipe

How to Store Potato Wedges

Make sure to let the potato wedges cool down before storing them. After that, place the leftover potato wedges in an airtight container or zip-top bag that is lined with paper towels. Store the container or bag in the refrigerator for up to four to five days. To reheat, you can use a microwave, an air fryer, or an oven.

Can You Freeze Potato Wedges?

Absolutely! You can freeze cooked potato wedges. Firstly, ensure that the wedges have completely cooled down. Then, place them in an airtight freezer bag, squeeze out any excess air, and seal the bag. Don’t forget to label it with the date and freeze it for up to three months. Whenever you want to eat them, you don’t have to thaw the frozen potato wedges. You can simply reheat them from frozen in the microwave, an air fryer, or in an oven.

 

This is a fairly healthy way to prepare potatoes. Olive oil used for frying is a source of healthy fats, and potatoes are a good source of carbohydrates and fiber. However, it should be noted that frying potato wedges may increase the calorie and fat content of the dish compared to other cooking methods such as baking or boiling. Additionally, the added spices and seasonings give the dish aroma and flavor, but it's important to control the amount of salt added to maintain a balanced sodium-potassium ratio. Overall, this is a tasty and relatively healthy way to prepare potatoes, but it's recommended to consume them in moderation and in combination with nutritious protein dishes and light vegetable salads.

Jenny Dobrynina
Jenny Dobrynina
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Air Fryer Potato Wedges
Author:Vadim Rachok
Category:Appetizers
Treat yourself to some mouth-watering crispy potato wedges prepared in just over 30 minutes through air-frying. These wedges are seasoned to perfection and super easy to make. Serve them as a delicious appetizer with ketchup or toss them with grated Parmesan for an extra cheesy potato side dish.
Air Fryer Potato Wedges Recipe
Prep Time:
5 mins
Cook Time:
30 mins
Total Time:
35 mins
Servings:
4
Yield:
16 potato wedges
Ingredients you will need:
2 medium russet potatoes
1 ½ tablespoons olive oil
½ teaspoon ground paprika
½ teaspoon parsley flakes
½ teaspoon chili powder
½ teaspoon sea salt
⅛ teaspoon ground black pepper
Let’s start !
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1 To begin cooking using an air fryer, first preheat it to 400 degrees Fahrenheit (200 degrees Celsius).

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2 Cut each potato in half lengthwise. Cut each half in half lengthwise, and then cut each quarter in half lengthwise. You will have 16 wedges. Gather the seasonings.

3

3 Place potato wedges in a large bowl. Add olive oil, paprika, parsley, chili, salt, and pepper; mix until well combined.

4

4 Place half of the potato wedges in the air fryer basket and cook for 10 minutes.

5

5 Flip the wedges using tongs and cook for an additional 5 minutes. Then, remove them to a plate.

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6 Cook the remaining wedges again.

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7 Make sure to serve the food hot and enjoy it!

Nutrition Information
Servings Per Recipe: 4
Calories: 129
% Daily Value *
 % Daily Value *
Total Fat 5g7%
Saturated Fat 1g4%
Sodium 230mg10%
Total Carbohydrate 19g7%
Dietary Fiber 3g9%
Total Sugars 1g 
Protein 2g 
Vitamin C 22mg108%
Calcium 16mg1%
Iron 4mg21%
Potassium 466mg10%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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For extra crispy potato wedges, consider giving them a quick soak in cold water before seasoning and air frying. This simple step helps remove excess starch from the potatoes, resulting in wedges that are crispier on the outside and fluffier on the inside. Just soak the potato wedges in cold water for about 30 minutes, then pat them dry before seasoning and air frying as usual. You'll be amazed at the difference it makes in the texture of your potato wedges. With this pro tip, you'll achieve restaurant-quality results every time!

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