Potato wedges are a perfect snack, appetizer, or side dish and air fryer potato wedges can’t be beat. This air fryer potato wedges recipe uses garlic and herbs to pack a powerful punch of flavor to your taste buds. Sure to be a crowd-pleaser, these wedges take only half an hour from start to finish.
|Prep time||5 minutes|
|Cook time||25 minutes|
|Serves||up to 4 people|
Tools and Ingredients
- air fryer
- 4 large potatoes
- 3 Tbsp olive oil
- 3 cloves garlic or 3/4 teaspoon garlic powder
- 1 teaspoon rosemary
- 1/2 teaspoon oregano
- 1/2 teaspoon thyme
- salt and pepper
1Scrub your potatoes and cut into wedges. Try to get the wedges to be as close to the same thickness as possible. This ensures even cooking so some wedges aren’t underdone while others are overdone.
2Mince or crush your garlic, if using fresh. Combine the olive oil with the garlic and spices. Add salt and pepper. Stir well.
3Pour the oil and herb mix over the potatoes in a large bowl. Toss to combine, making sure each wedge is well-covered in the oil mix. Put the wedges into the fry basket.
4Set the air fryer temperature to 375°F and cook for 8 minutes.
5Shake the fry basket to make sure the wedges cook and brown evenly. Set the timer for another 8 minutes.
6Shake again. Set the timer for 5 minutes. Check on the wedges. If they are looking brown and crispy, it’s time to enjoy them. If not, give them one last shake and set the timer for 3-5 more minutes.
Tips and Considerations
This air fryer potato wedges recipe calls for dried herbs, but it’s even better with fresh herbs. When using fresh herbs, you generally need to triple the quantity. So, for example, you would want to use 1 Tablespoon of fresh minced rosemary instead of 1 teaspoon of dried rosemary. Top the finished wedges with some minced fresh rosemary and thyme or your favorite herbs for a picture perfect finish and a restaurant-worthy taste.
To make these wedges even better, soak the cut potatoes in cold water overnight or for at least 30 minutes. This helps remove some of the starch, resulting in crispier wedges that don’t stick together when cooking. It’s not an absolutely necessary step but it can definitely elevate the finished product.
Another way to potentially elevate this air fryer potato wedges recipe is to reserve some of the oil and herb mix and drizzle it over the finished wedges. It doesn’t take much, but a little oil drizzle over the hot and crispy wedges can add a lot.
To make these wedges even lower in calories, you can skip the oil. Instead, just spray the cut potato wedges with some cooking spray and toss them in the herbs before cooking.