These quick and easy to make seasoned air fryer potato wedges are crunchy on the outside and soft and pillowy on the inside. They cook up to perfection in the air fryer but can also be baked in the oven. The delicious blend of spices, fresh parmesan cheese and herbs will make it almost impossible to stop eating them.
Crispy air fryer potato wedges are vegetarian and can be served as an amazing appetizer, side dish or even after school snack. They are perfectly yummy just by themselves but also taste amazing with a yummy dipping sauce.
❤️ WHY YOU'LL LOVE THIS ROASTED POTATO WEDGES RECIPE
✔️ They are perfectly crispy on the outside, while soft and tender in the middle.
✔️ Air fried or baked potato wedges have a lot less calories than deep fried fries or wedges.
✔️ great, kid-approved side that goes well with lots of main dishes
This section explains how to choose the best ingredients for air fryer wedges, what each one does in the recipe, and substitution options. For measurements, see the recipe card below.
You may have all of these air fried jojos ingredients in your refrigerator or pantry and not need to make a trip to the grocery store. See recipe card below for ingredient amounts.
- Potatoes: We highly recommend using russet potatoes for this recipe. Because of their high starch content, their skin gets extra crispy while the interior gets soft and tender. However, yukon or yukon gold potatoes would work too.
- Olive Oil: We use olive or avocado oil.
- Paprika: We used regular paprika, but if you are a big fan of smoky flavor you can also try smoked paprika.
- Garlic Powder
- Chili Powder
- Sea Salt and Black Pepper
- Parmesan Cheese: Use freshly grated parmesan cheese for best flavor.
WHAT TO MAKE NEXT: Try cooking these delicious Cheesy Hasselback Potatoes in the air fryer.
This section shows how to cook potato wedges in the air fryer, with step-by-step photos and details about the technique. For full instructions, nutritional information, to print the recipe or to have the recipe scaled to double or triple, see the recipe card below.
PREPARE: First, wash and cut the potatoes into wedges. In a medium bowl, combine oil and spices, then toss with potato wedges.
🔴 TIP: Ensure evenly cooked potato wedges, by using medium sized potatoes and cutting them into equal sized pieces.
COOK: Cook in the air fryer at 400ºF for about 15 minutes. Toss the potatoes once about halfway through. Make sure the wedges are cooked through by poking them with a fork.
🔴 TIP: Using the air fryer pre-heat option, may reduce the cooking time a little bit. Additionally, make sure you do not overcrowd the air fryer, so the hot air can circulate properly.
ADD CHEESE: After 15 minutes, or when the potatoes are done, sprinkle the wedges with parmesan cheese and chopped parsley. Air fry for another 2-3 minutes.
SERVE: Season with more salt, if desired and sprinkle with more fresh parsley. Serve.
Air Fryer – The air fryer works great with this recipe as it makes the outside of the potato wedges crispy, while making the inside soft and tender.
HOW TO MAKE POTATO WEDGES IN THE OVEN
- Preheat the oven to 425ºF. Line a baking sheet with aluminum foil and spray with cooking spray.
- Prepare the potatoes as described in the recipe. (Steps 1-2) Spread them out on the prepared baking sheet in a single layer.
- Bake the wedges for at least 20 minutes before flipping them using a cooking spatula. (This way they bottoms have crisped up enough to not stick to the baking sheet.)
- Bake for an additional 15-20 minutes or until your preferred doneness.
- Season with more salt and sprinkle with freshly chopped parsley, if desired.
TIPS FOR THE BEST AIR FRYER SEASONED POTATO WEDGES
Follow these tips to make the best air fryer jojos.
✔️ Use medium sized potatoes.
✔️ Cut your potato wedges into equal sized pieces. This will help them cook evenly.
✔️ Soak the wedges in ice water, if you aren’t cooking the potatoes right away after you cut them up.
✔️ Test your potatoes for doneness. Use a fork to poke one to determine if they’re cooked all the way through.
✔️ Toss well with cheese and parsley before serving.
Refrigerate: Air fryer potato wedges leftovers can be stored in the refrigerator in an airtight container for up to 3 days. While the skin may not be as crispy, they will still taste just as good.
Freeze: You can freeze potato wedges for up to a month. Before freezing, make sure your potatoes are fully cooled, then put them in an airtight, freezer safe container.
Defrosting: Thaw in the refrigerator overnight or, for faster results, thaw in the microwave.
Reheating: You can reheat potato wedges in your air fryer at 400ºF until heated. However, a minute in a microwave will also do the trick.
MORE POTATO RECIPES
Potatoes are an amazing vegetable, because you can prepare them so many different ways they never get boring. We love Andrea's smashed roasted potatoes. If you prefer sweet potatoes, you have to try Stef's Candid Yams with Marshmallows and Holiday Yams with Brown Sugar Pecan Streusel.
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FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
For perfect results every time, here are answers to the most common questions about cooking homemade air fried potato wedges.
First, cut your potato in half lengthwise. Then, put the flat, cut side down on your cutting board and cut the half in two quarters lengthwise again. Finally cut each quarter into 2 wedges (1 wedge should equal an ⅛ of a potato.)
Air fried or oven baked potato wedges are definitely healthier than deep fried fries, because they use a lot less oil during the cooking process. By making your own homemade potato wedges, you can also be sure that no additives or preservatives have been added.
We love serving potato wedges with ketchup, ranch, sour cream or garlic sauce. But in case you are looking for something extra special, serve one of our mouthwatering homemade sauces such as marinara sauce, tartar sauce, queso blanco, BBQ sauce or dairy free sour cream.
- 2 medium russet potatoes
- 2 tablespoon olive oil
- ½ teaspoon paprika
- ¼ teaspoon garlic powder
- ½ teaspoon chili powder - (optional)
- ½ teaspoon sea salt
- ⅛ teaspoon ground black pepper
- 2 tablespoon freshly chopped parsley
- ⅓ cup freshly grated parmesan cheese
- Cut potatoes into 8 wedges each. Do not peel.
- Combine spices and oil in a medium bowl. Toss with potato wedges.
- Cook in air fryer at 400°F for about 15 minutes, tossing once while cooking.
- Test a potato with a fork to make sure it’s cooked through.
- Sprinkle the wedges with parmesan cheese and 1 tablespoon of chopped parsley. Air fry for another 2-3 minutes.
- Remove from air fryer, season with more salt, if desired. Serve.
- Some air fryers have a pre-heat option. Preheating may reduce the cooking time a little bit.
- Air fryers need space between the food items to circulate and cook properly. Do not overcrowd your air fryer.
- You can use parchment paper in the bottom of your air fryer to avoid sticking or spray with a non-stick cooking spray.
- Sprinkle with fresh parsley, if desired.