Do you want to know the secret to making crispy, fluffy air-fried potato wedges? And, NO. You don’t have to twice or triple-cook them! Today I will show you how to get the tastiest, fluffiest, and crunchiest potato wedges in an air-fryer. It’s quick, super easy, and a lot healthier than deep-frying them!
What You Will Need For Air-Frying Potato Wedges
This is a very simple, yet uber-delicious recipe. The focus here is enhancing the natural flavors of the potatoes while giving them the best possible texture.
The best type of potato wedges is those that have a crispy outside and soft, fluffy, and tender inside. Usually, this is achieved using a technique called twice-cooking or even triple-cooking. Essentially, the potatoes are first boiled before they are crisped up.
However, those techniques take a lot of effort and a lot of time. Today’s technique is quick, easy, and super effective – all thanks to the humble air-fryer!
So, what will you actually need?
You will need some potatoes, olive oil, and spices. You can use virtually any spice mix or pre-made spice blend that you want. But just don’t overdo it. I often forget how pungent some spices are and end up completely ruining the overall flavor.
The spices I am using today for these crispy air-fryer potato wedges are simple and you should already have them in your pantry. If you would like to change it up a little, don’t hesitate to experiment with different combinations and even ratios. And don’t forget to let me know how they came out in the comments below!
How To Get Crispy Potato Wedges In An Air Fryer
So, we all know that an air-fryer makes food crispy. But sometimes they still don’t come out exactly as we wanted them to. Or as crispy as you expected them to be.
The key is olive oil. I know, many people will shout saying that defeats the purpose of using an oil-free frying appliance. But hear me out!
The olive oil is really the only thing that can create that uber-crispy texture without burning the wedges. And you don’t need a lot! For this recipe (that makes about 2 portions of wedges), you only need 2 tablespoons of olive oil. And honestly, you can still get away with using less.
The amount you are using in an air fryer is still less and ultimately healthier than if you are deep-frying foods.
How Long Do You Air Fry Potato Wedges?
Ultimately, the temperature you are using and the thickness of the wedges will determine how long they need to be cooked.
I make my wedges at 400ºF (200ºC). You only need to make them for 15 minutes or so.
That baking time is for thinner wedges (a potato cut into 16 wedges). Thicker wedges (a potato cut into 12 wedges) will take about 20 minutes. And a potato cut into 8 wedges can take up to 30 minutes depending on the size. Now, these times are all if you were using a same-sized potato.
If you cut a small potato into 16 wedges, it will take a lot less time to bake than a massive potato cut into 16 wedges.
At the end of the day, you can use the averages above for the average-sized potato.
What To Serve With Crispy Air Fryer Baked Potato Wedges
There is nothing as good as a hearty meal accompanied by crispy potato wedges.
If you want a classic pairing, try making my famous Spongebob Burger (aka. The Krabby Patty).
You can also serve these crispy potato wedges with Delicious Meatball Bites, Baked Chicken Wings, or these incredibly tender and juicy Slow Cooked Ribs.
These are only a couple of classic pairings you can try. Go take a look at my website to find more delicious meals or enjoy them with a refreshing beverage!
Tips And Tricks For Making Air Fryer Wedge Fries
- Please don’t remove the skin from the potatoes. The skin helps keep them intact while giving them a crispy texture. If you remove them, the wedges will break apart easily and be very difficult to eat.
- You can adjust the seasoning for these wedges according to your liking. Just keep in mind that some spices (like herbs) could burn if they are baked for too long. In many cases, adding the spice mix after the wedges have been cooked may be a better option.
- The thicker the wedges are the longer they will take to bake. So, always check their progress and don’t remove them until they are tender and crispy.
How To Cut Potatoes Into Wedges
Start by washing the potatoes and drying them off. Then, cut each potato in half lengthwise.
Next, turn each half sideways on the cutting board and make 3 or 4 evenly spaced cuts from one end to the other – creating wedges. Finally, separate the wedges and you’re done!
Now you can enjoy your homemade, delicious air fryer potato wedges!
This usually happens when you either overcrowd the air fryer basket or if you didn’t use a high enough temperature. Remember, you want the wedges to fry, not steam.
Technically, yes. But that’s only because you are guaranteed to get uber-fluffy potatoes. This technique today will give you the same results. The reason many people don’t use it is that they don’t know. But you don’t have to do all that extra work for exceptional wedges.
Crispy Air Fried Potato Wedges Recipe – The Ultimate Snack
- 4 medium potatoes
- 2 tbsp olive oil
- 1 tsp sea salt flakes
- 1/2 tsp smoked paprika
- 1/4 tsp freshly ground black pepper
- 1/4 tsp onion powder
- 1/4 tsp garlic powder
- 1/8 tsp chili powder, optional
- Preheat your air fryer to 400ºF (200ºC). If you want to, line it with parchment paper.
- To start, make sure you have washed the potatoes properly. Use a scrubbing brush if you have to.
- Next, cut the potatoes into wedges. If you are using small potatoes, cut them into 6-8 wedges. Medium potatoes can be cut into 8-12 pieces. And large potatoes can be cut into 16 wedges. It depends on your preference.
- Once the potatoes are cut, add them to a large bowl. Add the olive oil and all of the spices. Mix them well so the wedges are coated evenly.
- Place the wedges inside the preheated air fryer and make sure they don't overlap too much.
- Allow the wedges to cook for roughly 10-15 minutes. Flip them over and leave them to cook for another 5 minutes or until they are crispy.
- Serve the wedges immediately with your favorite dipping sauce.
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