Light and crispy air fryer potato wedges are a great alternative to frozen store bought french fries and are ready in 12 minutes!
For the longest time, the only type of potato going into my air fryer was a frozen store-bought french fry. THAT’S IT. My go-to air fryer settings for a lot of frozen food is 350 for 12 minutes. That does the trick all the time for any type of Ore Ida frozen potato or frozen food in general that can be cooked in your air fryer.
So, I decided to test this exact temp and time out with raw potato wedges and it did indeed work very well! The potatoes were all perfectly cooked inside. The trick? Using Yukon gold potatoes.
Can you put raw Potatoes in Air Fryer
Air fryers are smaller convection ovens that cook food by circulating hot air over them. It is just like roasting potatoes in the oven so of course, you can cook raw potatoes in the air fryer.
You do not need to soak the raw potatoes in any water at all before air frying. This just removes any excess potato starch and helps the potatoes achieve maximum crispiness in the deep fryer. The air fryer takes care of the crisp factor for you. For the longest time, I was skeptical about cooking raw potatoes in the air fryer because of having to soak the potatoes overnight, and now I am not anymore. You get the same results roasting these in the oven. Which there are instructions below.
Yukon golds are one of my favorite types of potatoes to use. They are small and great for one or two servings. Their skin is yellow instead of white. Russets will also work for this but since they are a larger potato, they might take longer to cook. If you are using russet potatoes check them to see if they are still cooked at the time mentioned below in the recipe. If they are not done you will need to cook them longer.
Yukon golds are great potatoes for roasting, grilling, deep-frying, pan-frying, or baking in the oven.
They are the perfect size for potato wedges and cook great in the air fryer. Do not overfill the air fryer basket with potatoes or else they might not all cook at the same time and get done all at once. Yukon golds also make the most buttery mashed potatoes ever.
French Fry Seasoning
The next time you make homemade french fries try combining equal parts lemon pepper seasoning and seasoning salt.
For some spicy ketchup, I like to add in a little Sriracha.
How to make Air Fryer Potato Wedges
Cut the potatoes into wedges and place them in a bowl.
Drizzle olive oil on the potatoes and add your favorite seasoning mix, then season with salt and pepper. Use your hands to make sure all the potatoes are coated in olive oil.
Place the potato wedges into your air fryer basket in an even layer.
Set the temperature for 350 and the timer for 12 minutes.
Serve the potato wedges with your favorite dipping sauce such as ketchup or ranch dressing.
Makes 2 servings. Serving size 1/2 of the recipe (divide evenly into 2 portions)
Preheat oven to 425.
Place the potato wedges on a sheet tray and bake them until golden brown and crispy. 20 to 25 minutes.
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- 4 medium Yukon gold potatoes
- 1 tsp of olive oil
- Seasoning salt of choice
- Salt and Pepper
- Cut the potatoes into wedges and place them in a bowl.
- Drizzle olive oil on the potatoes and add your favorite seasoning mix, then season with salt and pepper. Use your hands to make sure all the potatoes are coated in olive oil.
- Place the potato wedges into your air fryer basket in an even layer.
- Set the temperature for 350 and the timer for 12 minutes.
- Serve the potato wedges with your favorite dipping sauce such as ketchup or ranch dressing.
- Makes 2 servings. Serving size 1/2 of the recipe (divide evenly into 2 portions)
MyWW points: Blue: 8 ; Green: 8; Purple: 1
Points are calculated with the WW recipe builder app and not using the nutrition info.
- Category: Easy
- Method: Air Fryer
- Cuisine: American
- Calories: 263
- Sugar: 3.1g
- Fat: 2.6g
- Saturated Fat: .4g
- Carbohydrates: 57.3g
- Fiber: 7.7g
- Protein: 5.1g
Keywords: air fryer potato wedges
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