Air fryer potato wedges are really easy to make at home in a matter of minutes. It makes a crowd-pleasing appetizer or side dish and is great for an after-school snack. Roasted potato wedges are vegan, gluten-free, and made fresh with white potatoes.
The texture of these garlic potato wedges is crispy after cooking in the air fryer. You can serve it with any meal and this is also loved by kids. They are so tasty and irresistible, they will be gone in minutes once they are out of the air fryer!
These crispy potato wedges are made with Yukon gold potatoes but any variety like Russet potatoes or red skin potatoes will work well for this recipe. The potatoes must be peeled and then cut into wedges to make this delicious side dish.
Some olive oil is added along with a variety of spices for seasoning. Oil helps in coating the wedges thoroughly with the spices. It also gives a crispy texture to these garlic potatoes when they are cooked in the air fryer.
For the seasoning some herbs like oregano, thyme, rosemary, garlic powder are used along with some red chili powder and black pepper which add some spiciness. If you want, you can also use a potato seasoning like I have used in my roasted baby potato recipe.
That's all, you just need some potatoes and spices usually found in the kitchen pantry. Now the only main task is to peel and cut the potatoes to wedges before air frying.
Potato wedges are delicious and mouthwatering. They are also very easy to make at home in the air fryer. But the only task that might stop you from making them at home is to cut the potato into wedges.
It might look that it is difficult to cut the potato into equal size wedges, but it is quite easy. I have used the Yukon gold potatoes, but other varieties will also have the same process of making wedges.
First you will have to rinse the potatoes well and then peel them with the help of a vegetable peeler. Cut the potato into halves, lengthwise. Now cut each half into 4 or 6 slices depending on how big the potato is. With Yukon gold potatoes of medium size, I was able to make 8 wedges from each of the potatoes.
Rinse the potatoes and then soak them in cold water for 10-15 minutes. This helps in removing excess starch and makes the potato wedges crisp from the top. Pat dry them with a paper towel before mixing them with oil and spices.
Once you have cut the potato wedges of desired thickness, the next step it to mix it with oil, salt, and all the spices in a large bowl. I prefer to sprinkle the black pepper once the wedges have been cooked. Toss everything well to ensure that the potato wedges are well coated with the oil and spices.
Depending on your air fryer, you can preheat it for 2-3 minutes at 390°F. I have made these potato wedges in the Instant Vortex Plus air fryer but you can make them in any air fryer at the same temperature. The time can vary a little bit based on how thick the potato wedges are and also on your air fryer.
Place the potato wedges coated with oil and spices into the air fryer basket in a single layer and cook them for about 12 minutes. It is best to open the basket after 5-6 minutes and shake it once.
After the air fryer is done cooking the potato wedges check for doneness. They should be crispy from the top and soft inside when a fork is inserted. Sprinkle some black pepper and shake it once. Now you can transfer the delicious roasted potato wedges into a serving plate.
Oil - instead of olive oil you can use any other oil like avocado oil, peanut oil, or vegetable oil.
Seasoning - you can use store-bought potato seasoning mix or taco seasoning instead.
Potatoes - Russet potatoes or red skin potatoes can be used instead of Yukon gold potatoes.
Cheesy - to make cheesy potato wedges, sprinkle some grated cheese once you remove them from the air fryer into a serving plate.
It is best to eat the potato wedges straight out of the air fryer while they are crispy and hot. You can enjoy them as is, with your favorite dipping sauce, dips, or some tomato ketchup.
They go well as a side dish with meals, pizza, burgers, pasta, and roasted green beans.
I have made this potato wedges recipe in the Instant Vortex Plus air fryer and they were cooked in just about 12 minutes at 390 °F. However, it can vary by a few minutes depending on the thickness of the potato wedges, and also on your air fryer brand.
If you have any leftover potato wedges, you can store them in the refrigerator in an airtight container and then reheat them in the air fryer for 3-4 minutes at 350 °F.
Whether you want to prepare the potato wedges ahead of time for an event, potluck, party or just have some leftover potato wedges, they can easily be reheated in the air fryer for 2-3 minutes at about 350 °F.
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Potato Wedges In Air Fryer
- 1 lb Potato (peeled, cut into wedges)
- 1 tablespoon Olive oil
- 1 twig Rosemary (fresh, optional)
- ½ teaspoon Oregano
- ¼ teaspoon Thyme
- ¾ teaspoon Salt
- ¼ teaspoon Garlic powder
- ¼ teaspoon Red chili powder
To be added after cooking
- ¼ teaspoon Black pepper
- Peel the potatoes, cut them into wedges.
- Rinse them thoroughly and soak them in cold water for 10-15 minutes.
- Discard the water and pat dry them with a paper towel.
- In a mixing bowl, mix the cut potatoes with all the ingredients except black pepper.
- Preheat air fryer at 390 °F for 2-3 minutes.
- Air fry the potato wedges for 12 minutes.
- Shake the basket after 6 minutes.
- Sprinkle the black pepper and shake the basket once.
- Transfer the potato wedges to a serving plate.
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