Air Fryer Potato Wedges


Deliciously crispy air-fried potato wedges are perfectly seasoned and ready to serve in just over 30 minutes. It doesn't get any easier than this! Serve with ketchup for a tasty appetizer, or toss with some grated Parmesan for a cheesy potato side dish.

Prep Time:
5 mins
Cook Time:
30 mins
Total Time:
35 mins
16 potato wedges

Your trusty air fryer is the key to these perfect potato wedges: They're crispy on the outside, fluffy on the inside, and absolutely irresistible. This top-rated recipe for air-fried potato wedges is one you'll come back to again and again.

Best Potatoes for Potato Wedges

Opt for a starchy potato variety, such as russet potatoes or Yukon Golds, for perfect results. Avoid waxy potatoes, such as fingerlings, as they won't hold up as well during cooking.

How to Cut Potato Wedges

To cut a potato into wedges, slice the potato in half lengthwise. Place the cut side of the potato onto the cutting board and cut it in half again to create quarters. Repeat with the other half. Now, position each potato quarter with the cut side up and cut down the center of each quarter to create a wedge. Repeat with the other quarters until the entire potato is cut into wedges.

How to Make Potato Wedges

You'll find the full recipe below, but here's a brief overview of what you can expect:

Seasoned potato wedges are placed in the basket of an air fryer and cooked for 10 minutes. The wedges are flipped with tongs and cooked for an additional five minutes, to ensure maximum crispiness.

This recipe doesn't require pre-soaking the potato wedges before air frying. However, if you have time to soak the potatoes in cold water for about 30 minutes before seasoning and "frying," the recipe might yield even crispier results.

Potato Wedges Seasoning

These potato wedges are seasoned with a savory mixture of paprika, parsley, chili, salt, and pepper. But, these are your potato wedges, so you can get as creative as you want! Spice it up with cayenne pepper or add a little earthiness with herbaceous rosemary. You're only limited to the spices in your pantry.

How Long to Cook Potato Wedges In the Air Fryer

These potato wedges should be perfectly crispy after about 15 minutes (10 minutes on one side, five minutes on the other). If you feel like your wedges aren't crispy enough, you can air fry them for a bit longer on each side — just make sure they don't burn.

How to Store Potato Wedges

Allow the potato wedges to cool before storage. Place the leftover potato wedges in an airtight container or zip-top bag lined with paper towels. Store in the fridge for four to five days. Reheat in the microwave, in an air fryer, or in an oven.

Can You Freeze Potato Wedges?

Yes, you can freeze cooked potato wedges. Place (completely cooled) wedges in an airtight freezer bag, squeeze out the excess air, and seal. Label with the date and freeze for up to three months. You don't have to thaw the frozen potato wedges — just reheat them from frozen in the microwave, in an air fryer, or in an oven.

Allrecipes Community Tips and Praise

"These were absolutely delicious," raves Allrecipes Allstar Yoly. "The timing was spot on. My potato wedges were crispy on the outside and creamy on the inside. Will be making these over and over again. Thanks for the recipe!"

"Such an easy recipe and delicious," according to Karen Taylor. "They're crisp on the outside and soft inside. I love it."

"I squashed a few wedges after they were half cooked and gave them a light spray of cooking oil which gave the squashed parts a nice crunchy texture," says Sofabear. "I also used the rotisserie basket to cook them in my air fryer."

Editorial contributions by Corey Williams


  • 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

  • teaspoon ground black pepper


  1. Preheat an air fryer to 400 degrees F (200 degrees C).

  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.

    Overhead shot of a bowl of potatoes cut into wedges with little bowls of seasonings

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

    Overhead shot of a bowl with seasoned potato wedges, ready to be cooked

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  4. Place 1/2 of the potato wedges in the basket of the air fryer and cook for 10 minutes.

    Overhead shot of seasoned potato wedges in the basket of an air fryer

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  5. Flip wedges with tongs and cook for an additional 5 minutes. Remove to a plate.

    Overhead shot of cooked potato wedges in the basket of an air fryer

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  6. Repeat to cook the remaining wedges.

  7. Serve hot and enjoy!

    a low angle view of a plate full of golden-brown air fried potato wedges garnished with chopped parsley and flaky sea salt and served with ketchup.


Nutrition Facts (per serving)

129 Calories
5g Fat
19g Carbs
2g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 4
Calories 129
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 5g 7%
Saturated Fat 1g 4%
Sodium 230mg 10%
Total Carbohydrate 19g 7%
Dietary Fiber 3g 9%
Total Sugars 1g
Protein 2g
Vitamin C 22mg 108%
Calcium 16mg 1%
Iron 4mg 21%
Potassium 466mg 10%

* 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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