Air Fryer Potato Wedges

Please keep in mind that all air fryers cook a little differently.  In my air fryers these potato wedges cook in 15-20 minutes max.  

  • Author: Katia
  • Prep Time: 35 (includes 30 min soak time)
  • Cook Time: 15
  • Total Time: 50 (5 mins active time)
  • Category: Side Dish
  • Method: Air Fryer
  • Cuisine: American
  • Diet: Vegetarian



1 lb. Russet potatoes, skin washed (About 3 Medium sized)

1 1/2 Tbsp olive oil

1 tsp sea salt

1/2 tsp granulated/powdered garlic

1/2 tsp paprika (you can use smoked if you prefer a little smokey flavor)

1/4 tsp ground black pepper

1/4 tsp chili powder 


Toss in some grated fresh parmesan cheese and chopped fresh parsley to elevate the wedges.  They're great without though as well. 


  1. Cut Russet potato in half along the narrow side.  Then lay flat and cut into 3-4 wedges depending on the size of your potato.  With Medium-sized potatoes, I cut 4 wedges out of each half.   With smaller potatoes, I get 3 wedges out of each half.
  2. Immediately place potato wedges into a bowl of cold water.  Let potatoes soak in cold water bath for at least 30 minutes.  Soaking longer is fine, it won't hurt if you need to prep early.
  3. Once they're done soaking drain the wedges in a colander and lay out on a few paper towels and dry them well.
  4. Start preheating Air Fryer on 400 degrees for 3 minutes or use the auto-pre-heat function on your air fryer.
  5. Once dry add potato wedges to a mixing bowl and toss in olive oil and seasonings: salt, garlic, paprika, pepper & chili powder.
  6. Add potato wedges to the air fryer basket.  I place them with their "back-side" down (The fatter side with the potato skin), single rows, trying not to overlap them. 
  7. Set air fryer to 15 minutes (you might need to add more time if your air fryer isn't as hot).   Toss potato wedges halfway through.
  8. If you like the potato wedges crispier, toss them again and add another 2-3 minutes
  9. Once they're at your crispiness level you can serve them immediately or toss them with some grated parmesan and/or parsley and then serve.




Enjoy these potato wedges immediately for prime enjoyment.  The longer they sit, the more they soften up and lose that initial awesome outside crisp.  If you have leftovers, you can reheat them at 350 for about 5-10 minutes in your air fryer.  Just watch them to keep them from burning. 

Keywords: Air Fryer, Potatoes, Fries, Side Dish

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