These Air Fryer Potato fries are crispy on the outside, soft on the inside, and are so easy to make. Made with only 3 ingredients, these potato wedges are delicious but yet made without the high-fat content from traditional frying. This recipe is paleo, gluten-free and whole30 approved,
Air fryer potato wedges are the perfect side dish to complete any well-rounded meal.
You know those yummy, thick potato fries you come across every once in a while at an amazing local restaurant or a local drive-thru? Well, look no further!
These are the perfect mix of air-fried goodness and crispy, thick potato fries all in one.
These golden brown crispy potatoes are made only THREE ingredients.
Moreover, they are air fried, which means it contains a lot less fat, calories, and everything you do not want associated with traditional frying.
A few more of my favorite air fryer recipes that you will also love:
Are Air Fried Potato Wedges Healthy
These Air Fryer Potato Fries are a much healthier alternative to the traditional fried wedges you are probably used to.
Because they are cooked in the air fryer, they are lower in calories and fat.
How does “Air Frying” Work?
An air fryer uses a circulation of hot air to cook food.
Essentially it creates hot air that rushes down to the food that is placed in a fryer style basket.
The rapid circulation of hot air all around the food makes it crispy, which creates a texture much like “deep frying”.
An air fryer is much healthier than the traditional deep frying of food because the amount of oil that you are using is minimal.
Therefore, despite the simple process you only need to go through using an air fryer, these potato wedges are not only packed with flavors but also taste just like the deep-fried kind.
What Kind of Potatoes do I use for Air Frying?
You can use
- Yukon Gold potatoes
- Red potatoes
- Russet potatoes for a classic french fry flavor
My personal favorite is Yukon Gold, it tends to come out more crispy.
But whatever potato you choose to use, the texture is to die for.
They are perfectly crispy on the outside with a soft center that you will want to make over and over again!
Tips for Making the Best Air Fryer Potato Wedges
1. Soak potato wedges in water
If you have the extra time, soak your potato wedges in cold water the night before you make them, it gets rid of extra starch and makes for the crispiest potato wedges ever!
2. Cut the potato wedges evenly so they all cook the same amount
3. Don’t overcrowd your air fryer
These are quick to make so throwing in two batches of wedges will only take a little longer and they will cook so much better.
The reason is that you want the hot air to get to all sides of the potato wedges.
However, we are all trying to save time and meal prep a big batch. I get it!
If you do have more than 1 – 2 layers of the potato wedges, turn them halfway through the frying time or shake the basket a few times throughout cooking.
4. Still use some oil to give it flavor
Although air frying does not need a lot of oil to “fry”, you will still need some oil to give it flavor.
My favorite to use is avocado oil which has a higher smoking point.
Ingredients for Air Fryer Potato Wedges
I absolutely love making these Potato Wedges because they are SO simple!
You only need three ingredients for the perfect side dish that everyone will love.
- Trader Joe’s 21 Seasoning
This is my go-to because it has the perfect amount of savory spices for the potato wedges
- Avocado Oil
Avocado oil is ideal because it has a higher smoke point than olive oil and is better suited for higher heat cooking like in the air fryer
What Else Can you Make in the Air Fryer?
If you don’t have one already, air fryers are definitely the latest and greatest obsession.
What’s even better is that cooking times are almost always cut in half and things like these potato wedges are so yummy without all of the extra calories and fat that come from traditional deep frying.
There are ENDLESS possibilities of things to cook in an air fryer!
What are some of your favorite fried dishes that you can’t wait to try in an air fryer? Tell me in the comments below.
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Other Paleo Friendly Side Dish you May Love:
- 3 – 4 Yukon gold potatoes (cut into wedges)
- 1 tbsp avocado oil
- 1 tsp Trader Joe’s 21 Seasoning
- Extra salt to taste
- Cut potatoes into wedges. Soak in water for an hour or overnight*
- Drain and rinse then toss the potatoes, oil and seasoning in a bowl until the potatoes are well coated.
- Place the potato wedges in the basket of the air fryer. Make sure not to overcrowd the basket. (I usually do 1 – 2 layers)
- Cook in the air fryer at 400 F for 10 minutes, then shake the basket a couple times to flip the potato wedges then cook for an additional 8 – 10 minutes.
- Enjoy with ketchup or your favorite dip.
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Amount Per Serving: Calories: 163Total Fat: 4gSaturated Fat: 0gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 3gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 2154mgCarbohydrates: 30gFiber: 3gSugar: 2gProtein: 4g
The Nutrition Facts above are specific to the ingredients I chose to use for this recipe, which may vary.