Appetizers Sides Vegetarian Whole30

Crispy Air Fried Potato Wedges

Whether you’re craving a savory appetizer or need an easy side dish for dinner, these Crispy Air Fried Potato Wedges are your answer to happy tastebuds. These potato wedges are air-fried with a savory seasoning blend, and they are ready to eat in less than 20 minutes!

A tray of air fried potato wedges with a bowl of homemade ranch dip in the center.

Crispy Air Fried Potato Wedges are going to be your newest potato obsession. These are super quick to make, and use ingredients you probably already have in your kitchen. Air frying saves you time and gives the potato wedges the perfect crunchy exterior, so that’s going to be the preferred cooking method. However, I’ve also included instructions on how to bake them nice and crispy in the oven as well!

Ingredients

  • Yukon Gold PotatoesI like to use Yukon gold potatoes because they have a more buttery taste than normal russet potatoes. Plus, their skin yields the perfect crispy, crackly exterior when roasted.
  • Cornstarch – A bit of cornstarch really helps the air fryer do it’s thing with our potato wedges. We get a perfect crunch without using too much oil.
  • Seasoning Blend – I keep the seasoning pretty simple on these – paprika, garlic powder, salt, chili powder, etc. The key to making sure that the flavors are evenly distributed? Mix all of the dry seasonings with the vegetable oil to create a sort of “sauce”.

Tips to Make Potato Wedges in the Air Fryer

The best way to get crispy potato wedges without deep frying lies in a few key tips:

  1. Make sure you soak the potatoes in water to remove starch.
  2. Dry your potatoes thoroughly! Any excess water will cause them to steam.
  3. Use the right amount of cornstarch and veggie oil. You don’t want the potatoes to be too wet or too dry going into the air fryer.

That’s it! There’s no need to boil your potatoes first as long as you follow my easy steps. You’ll get perfect crispy-on-the-outside, soft-on-the-inside potato wedges every time. And using the air fryer makes the entire process so quick; I’m talking less than 15 minutes total cooking time!

Make sure you serve these with my Easy Homemade Ranch Dip – it’s high-protein, low fat, and absolutely full of flavor. Plus it comes together in 3 minutes, so you can have it ready to go before the potatoes finish cooking.

An Air Fried Potato Wedge Dipped into Homemade High-Protein Ranch with more ranch and potatoes on a tray in the background.
Are you drooling yet?

FAQs

Can I make Crispy Potato Wedges in the oven?

Sure can! Although I’m always a fan of the air fryer for convenience, easy cleanup, and time – I included oven baking instructions below. Either way that you cook them, these will disappear from the table in minutes.

Are potato wedges Whole30?

If you omit the cornstarch, these are absolutely Whole30 approved. (Just don’t serve with the homemade ranch as it contains dairy.) Without the cornstarch, I recommend ensuring the potatoes are very dry before adding the seasoning; that way you still get that crispy exterior that you’re craving.

Other Air Fried Dishes You’ll Love!

Air Fried Mozzarella Sticks

ATL-Style Lemon Pepper Wet Wings (Air Fried or Baked!)

Easy Salmon Cakes (Pan Frid or Air Fried)

And if you’re looking for tons of great meal ideas that can be made in your air fryer, from breakfast to pizza to Asian, check out my cookbook Air Fried Boss! Over 20 tried and true recipes to really get the most out of that air fryer that you got for Christmas.

 
An Air Fried Potato Wedge Dipped into Homemade High-Protein Ranch with more ranch and potatoes on a tray in the background.

Crispy Air Fried Potato Wedges

Shani W.
These Crispy Air Fried Potato Wedges are a game-changer! Made with Yukon gold potatoes, they are savory, crispy, and so much healthier than traditional frying. Serve with my homemade ranch dip!
5 from 9 votes
Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 13 mins
Course Sides
Servings 3

Ingredients
  

  • 1 lb Yukon gold potatoes
  • 1 ½ tsp cornstarch
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp chili powder
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • ½ tsp black pepper
  • ½ tsp Italian seasoning
  • 2-3 shakes smoked paprika
  • 3 tbsp vegetable oil

Instructions
 

  • Wash and cut your potatoes into wedges. I like to cut them in half, then half it again, then slice them into 2-3 wedges from there (depending on how thick you like them.)
  • Add potato wedges to a large bowl and cover with cool water. Rinse, then cover with cool water again.
  • Let the potatoes soak for 15 minutes. Rinse once more, drain, and dry thoroughly with a paper towel.
  • In a small sauce bowl, stir together the remaining ingredients.
  • Pour the seasoning sauce on top of the dry potato wedges and ensure that all potatoes are fully coated.

Air Fryer Instructions

  • Preheat your air fryer to 390°F and lay the potato wedges on a parchment paper-lined tray. Try to not set the potatoes on top of one another.
  • Air fry for 9 minutes, flip/shake the potatoes around, then continue cooking for another 4 minutes.
  • Serve immediately with my Easy Homemade Ranch Dip and enjoy!

Oven-Baked Instructions

  • Preheat your oven to 400°F. Lay the potato wedges on a parchment paper-lined baking sheet. Try to not set the potatoes on top of one another.
  • Bake for 15 minutes, flip/shake the potatoes around, then continue cooking for another 8 minutes.
  • Serve immediately with my Easy Homemade Ranch Dip and enjoy!
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A tray of air fried potato wedges with a bowl of homemade ranch dip in the center.
This pan will disappear in minutes; guaranteed.

The Coined Breakdown

  • Total Cost per serving: $0.77
  • Total Cost (3 servings): $2.31
  • Those Other Guys: $8.99 per serving

10 Comments

  1. 5 stars
    I loved the seasoning mix on these potatoes. They came out perfectly crispy! Will be my go-to air fryer recipe from now on.

  2. 5 stars
    Deliciously crispy! These air fryer wedges were sooo good and seasoned to perfection. I served them as a side with some crispy chicken. I’ll definitely be making them again.

  3. 5 stars
    I served these perfectly crispy beauties with a chicken stew and i fell inlove with the crispness of the outside and a fluffy interior

  4. 5 stars
    Man-oh-man, made these air fryer potato wedges for my family last night and they were a hit! Downright crispy and paired perfectly with sloppy joes that I made. Saving this recipe for later use!

  5. 5 stars
    I made these air fried potato wedges to serve with pulled pork sandwiches and I was shocked at how truly crispy they were. I won’t have to fry my potato wedges again with this recipe.

  6. 5 stars
    These potato wedges were so crispy and delicious. I loved that they were air-fried to perfection and still had that crunch.

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