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These simple air fryer potato wedges are a healthy alternative to French fries. Made with Yukon Gold Potatoes, Italian seasoning, garlic powder, onion powder, salt and pepper these air fryer potato wedges come out crispy on the outside, and soft on the inside.
My husband and kids are crazy for French fries. Me, not so much. All that fat and grease makes them high in calories, and definitely not whole food plant-based.
Not too long ago I reluctantly decided to get myself an air fryer. I wasn’t sure if I’d use it often because I don’t prepare fried foods. After talking to a few friends I realized I could do so much more with an air fryer than I realized. Since then I’ve been experimenting with different recipes, and these Air Fryer Potato Wedges have become a favorite in my house.
I love these potato wedges because they require little to no oil, yet they are crispy and flavorful. But the best part is my husband and kids can’t get enough of them, and I don’t get any complaints, eye rolls, or faces when I serve them as a side for dinner. Instead their eyes light up with excitement.
Why You’ll Love these Air Fryer Potato Wedges…
Healthy alternative to French fries
Low-fat and low in calories
Kid and husband approved
Crispy on the outside
Soft on the inside
Little to no oil needed
Ingredients You’ll Need to Make Air Fryer Potato Wedges
4 medium sized Yukon Gold Potatoes
1/4 tsp sea salt
1/4 tsp pepper
1/2 tsp garlic powder
1/2 tsp onion powder
1 tsp Italian seasoning
I like to use Yukon Gold potatoes for these wedges. They have a wonderful creamy texture. They are also the perfect size for potato wedges. They’re not too big, or too small, right in the middle.
For larger potato wedges or potato skins go for a Russet potato. They will also crisp up nicely in the air fryer, but because of their larger size you’ll get larger wedges.
Equipment You’ll Need
I like this Dash Air Fryer because it’s small and compact. It doesn’t take up a lot of space on my already full counter tops, and easily fits in my cupboard. Since it is small you won’t be able to make large batches at one time. If you have a larger family or cook for a crowd I recommend the Go Wise 5.8 Qt Air Fryer. It has 8 cooking presets that help you take the guess work out of how to air fry certain types of foods. It also includes an alarm that will go off at 5, 10, and 15 minute increments to remind you to shake the basket.
How to Make Air Fryer Potato Wedges – Step by Step
Step 1: Cut potatoes into wedges by slicing into quarters.
Step 2: Sprinkle with herbs, salt, pepper, garlic, and onion powder. Optional: Pour 1 tablespoon of olive oil over the potatoes. Using your hands toss the potatoes together to mix the herbs and spices.
Step 3: Spread wedges evenly inside the air fryer. Don’t over crowd. If you have a small air fryer, you’ll need to cook in batches.
Step 4: Bake in the air fryer at 400 F for 15 minutes, tossing halfway through the cooking process. If you have a larger air fryer, and are making a large batch cook for 20 minutes, and toss at the 10 minute mark.
Tips for Making Air Fryer Potato Wedges
Use Yukon Gold Potatoes or Russet potatoes. Yukon Golds have a nice creamy texture that gives a soft pillowy inside with these potato wedges.
If you have a small air fryer (like I do) you’ll need to make the potato wedges in batches. However, if you have a larger air fryer you’ll have more room.
It’s important not to over crowd the potato wedges in the air fryer so that they cook evenly.
Make sure to toss the wedges halfway through the cooking process so they get crispy on all sides.
What do you serve with Air Fryer Potato Wedges?
You can serve these as an appetizer or a side dish. My kids like to eat them with organic ketchup. My husband enjoys them topped with a vegan cheese sauce.
Serve them along side my Black Bean and Quinoa Burgers for a complete meal!
What makes Air Fryer Potato Wedges healthy?
Low or No Oil-One batch of these air fryer potato wedges uses only 1 tablespoon of oil. When using an air fryer access oil falls to the bottom of the fryer, so you’re consuming even less oil. If you choose, you can eliminate the oil all together.
High in Vitamins and Minerals-Potatoes get a bad rep. Some still consider them to be unhealthy because they are carb heavy. But potatoes are full of vitamins and minerals such as fiber, potassium, vitamin C, and vitamin B6.
Low Fat and Low Calorie-These potato wedges are low in fat and calories compared to french fries or other potato wedges because they have very little to no oil and air fryer cooking process further reduces the amount of oil you consume.
Can you put raw potatoes in the air fryer?
Yes, you can put raw potatoes in the air fryer. The air fryer does the work of baking the potatoes. Toss the potatoes in oil, herbs and spices before placing them in the air fryer. You can also use a cooking spray to spray the air fryer basket, and the potato wedges prior to placing them inside the air fryer.
If you prefer you can skip the step of using oil or spraying the basket. Your potatoes will still come out crispy. Although the oil helps give it a more pronounced golden exterior.
How do you cut potato wedges?
Cut your potatoes in half lengthwise. Placing cut side down on the cutting board, cut each half lengthwise again. Then cut each half again into quarters. I like my potato wedges on the thinner side.
CHECK OUT THESE OTHER HEALTHY AIR FRYER RECIPES!
Air Fryer Sweet Potato Fries by Delish
Air Fryer Tofu by Nora Cooks
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Air Fryer Potato Wedges
- Air Fryer
- 4 Yukon Gold Potatoes
- 1 tbsp olive oil optional
- 1 tsp Italian Seasoning
- 1/2 tsp garlic powder
- 1/2 tsp onion powder
- 1/4 tsp salt
- 1/4 tsp pepper
- Cut potatoes into wedges by slicing into quarters.
- Sprinkle with herbs, salt, pepper, garlic, and onion powder. Optional: Pour 1 tablespoon of olive oil over the potatoes. Using your hands toss the potatoes together to mix the herbs and spices.
- Spread wedges evenly inside the air fryer. Don't over crowd. If you have a small air fryer, you'll need to cook in batches.
- Bake in air fryer at 400 F for 15 minutes, tossing halfway through the cooking process.
- Use Yukon Gold Potatoes or Russet potatoes. Yukon Gold have nice creamy texture that gives a soft pillowy inside of these potato wedges.
- If you have a small air fryer (like I do) you’ll need to make the potato wedges in batches. However, if you have a larger air fryer you’ll have more room.
- It’s important not to over crowd the potato wedges in the air fryer so that they cook evenly.
- Make sure to toss the wedges halfway through the cooking process so that they become crispy on all sides.