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Air fryer potato wedges

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Air fryers are super popular now, and one of the best kitchen appliances I’ve ever used. I love how quick, easy and healthy the meals can be when made in the air fryer. My air fryer helps me to make delicious meals for my family in minimal time, and without much effort either. I love to make air fryer side dishes and these air fryer potato wedges are much healthier than the fried version.

Of course potatoes are a staple in most households, including mine, and if you love potatoes you’ll love my air fryer potato recipes. I find that just about any potato dish comes out crispy, golden and absolutely delicious from the air fryer.

Best of all you’ll get a light, fluffy inside to the potato too and with just a few simple ingredients you can transform the humble potato into something incredible.

One of the best things about air fryer recipes is that you can use them to prepare a variety of dishes. Some of my most popular air fryer recipes include air fryer roast potatoes, air fryer frozen sweet potato fries, and air fryer chips.

These recipes are not only easy to follow, and quick, but they are also much healthier than their traditional versions since they require less oil, and in some cases you can skip the oil altogether. Be sure to check out my best potato recipes while you’re here too.

This air fryer potato wedges recipe is perfect for serving with other air fryer favourites, such as air fryer sausages, air fryer frozen chicken nuggets or even just vegan coleslaw. It’s a great way to create a complete meal in a short amount of time, and it’s also a healthier alternative to fast food too. Sometimes you just want a big plate of potatoes and these wedges will really hit the spot.

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Cooked air fryer potato wedges in a white bowl with a white dish containing tomato ketchup

Ingredients for air fryer potato wedges:

Serves 2 (increase quantities as required) 

400g Potatoes

Spray oil or 10ml olive oil

Optional dressings (Coat before cooking) 

Garlic & parsley – mince together 2 garlic cloves, 15g butter (melted) & 1 teaspoon chopped parsley (homemade garlic butter)

Cajun seasoning 

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Method for air fryer potato wedges:

Preheat your air fryer to 160C.

Wash potatoes, peel if desired.

Cut potatoes in half.

Cutting potatoes for air fryer potato wedges

Then cut in to quarters.

Slice diagonally to make 3-4 wedges from each quarter.

How to cut potato wedges - cutting potatoes into wedges from quarters.

Rinse in cold water.

Air fryer potato wedges before cooking

Pat them dry on a clean towel or using kitchen towel.

Spray with oil and add your optional dressing, if required.

Air fryer potato wedges with coating

Alternatively you can use 1 teaspoon of salt & pepper and lightly coat with spray oil.

Salt and pepper air fryer potato wedges

Air fry for 12 minutes at 160C in your air fryer.

Turn up to 200C and air fry for around 6-8 minutes. Check after 5 minutes as depending on size they can cook quickly.

I find this the best way to get crispy air fryer potato wedges that are crispy on the outside and fluffy inside. See below for more cooking tips and suggestions.

If your wedges look raw then exercise some common sense and give them a few more minutes to cook. Cooking times can vary depending on wedge size, potato type and even the type of air fryer being used. 

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Do you need to boil or parboil air fryer potato wedges before air frying?

As you can see from my recipe I skip this step. I like recipes that are simple and easy. If you want to parboil them then you should find the potato wedges are fluffier and cook quicker in the air fryer.

I would suggest you parboil the potato wedges for around 6-8 minutes in boiling, lightly salted water. Once parboiled drain, give them a gentle shake and then get them in to your pre-heated air fryer.

Soaking your potatoes in water helps to draw out some of the starch which usually results in a crispier result.

What are the best potatoes for air fryer potato wedges?

I like to use King Edwards or Rooster potatoes. Any potatoes work for this really though.

Can you make air fryer potato wedges without oil?

Yes. I personally feel that using spray oil is a great way to have crispy potato wedges without adding too many additional calories. Also, you can control the amount that you’re using with ease.

If you don’t want to use spray oil then you can use 10ml of your oil of choice OR skip the oil entirely.

If you want to make potato wedges without oil then ensure you shake them in the air fryer basket at least 4-5 times during cooking, to prevent sticking.

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Can you cook frozen potato wedges in an air fryer?

Yes. Absolutely! They’ll be SO crispy and delicious. Set your air fryer to the time advised on the potato wedges packaging and then keep an eye on your potato wedges while they are cooking.

A lot of frozen potato wedges have oil, flour and seasonings on. The air fryer will make these frozen potato wedges exactly crispy and delicious.

How to make these wedges extra crispy:

If you want to make extra crispy wedges then you could sprinkle them with a little flour or cornstarch before air frying. I would just use one teaspoon, and even rub over the wedges, making sure they are dry before doing so.

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How long to cook frozen potato wedges in air fryer? How long does an air fryer take to cook frozen potato wedges?

Reduce the cooking time by around 1/3 – 1/4 and you should have perfect crisp yet fluffy potato wedges.

What to serve with potato wedges?

Of course potato wedges are great just with tomato ketchup, which is my favourite dipping sauce for these, or a nice BBQ sauce, but they also go great with slow cooker hunters chicken or air fryer chicken wings.

Sour cream is a great accompaniment to these, as well as tomato and chilli salsa.

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How to make air fryer potato wedges:

Cooked air fryer potato wedges in a white bowl with a white dish containing tomato ketchup
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Air fryer potato wedges

How to cook potato wedges in the air fryer

Course Side Dish
Cuisine British
Keyword air fryer, potato
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Servings 2 servings
Calories 244 kcal
Author Katykicker

Ingredients

  • 400 g Potatoes
  • Spray oil

Optional dressings

  • Garlic & parsley – mince together 2 garlic cloves 15g butter (melted) & 1 teaspoon chopped parsley
  • Cajun seasoning I buy this from Tesco

Instructions

  1. Preheat your air fryer to 200C (395F approx)

  2. Wash potatoes, peel if desired.
  3. Cut potatoes in half.
  4. Then cut in to quarters.
  5. Slice diagonally to make 3-4 wedges from each quarter.
  6. Rinse in cold water.
  7. Pat them dry on a clean towel or using kitchen towel.
  8. Spray with oil and add your optional dressing, if required.
  9. Alternatively you can use 1 teaspoon of salt & pepper and lightly coat with spray oil.
  10. Air fry for 10 minutes at 200C (395F approx) in your airfryer.

  11. Turn up to 200C (390F approx) and air fry for around 5-7 minutes. Check after 4 minutes as depending on size they can cook quickly.

Nutrition Facts
Air fryer potato wedges
Amount Per Serving
Calories 244
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

Note: All calorie information is for demonstration purposes only and is based on the specific uncooked ingredients that I used when creating the recipe.

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Air fryer potato wedges with tomato ketchup
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Kim Carberry

Tuesday 27th of August 2019

These look and sound so good. My dad has an airfryer and loves it. I will have to get him to try this recipe. x

katykicker

Thursday 29th of August 2019

Thanks so much! x

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