These crispy, flavorful air fryer potato wedges are a quick way to add healthy comfort as a side dish to your favorite easy weeknight meal. Pair these with your favorite burger or top with chili for a fun Friday night dinner.
Potato Wedges made in the Air Fryer are crispy on the outside and tender and soft on the inside – just like your favorite fried wedges. Making wedges in the Air Fryer saves you calories compared to traditional deep frying but also makes them a lot crispier than baking in the oven.
What you will need:
The ingredients needed for this tasty side dish are basic items that you probably already have in your pantry!
- 2 russet potatoes
- Avocado oil (could also use EVOO)
- Kosher salt
- Garlic Powder
- Black Pepper
Which potato is best?
Russet potatoes work best for wedges. They cook faster and crisp up better than other potatoes. Potatoes are on the dirty dozen list for high levels of pesticide residue, so if you can swing organic, that is best. Also, it's important to keep the wedges in a single layer, if you pile them on top of each other they’ll steam, and they won’t have that crispy brown skin like we want.
How to cut into wedges:
Cutting potato wedges is so much easier than cutting fries. Cut a potato in half. Halve potato, then halve EACH HALF again, so you have 4 pieces. That's it!
What to pair with potato wedges:
These crispy snacks are great alone with your favorite dipping sauce (I love plain ketchup!), but below are some of my favorite ways to enjoy them!
- Add to my loaded burger bowl
- Topped with chili
- Paired with my favorite burger
- Paired with buffalo turkey meatballs