Air Fryer Potato Wedges, Baked Potatoes, Fries and More

by John Griffith

Ah, potatoes. They are probably one of the most versatile and delicious vegetables out there. No matter what form they are served in, they are a favorite on the table. And now with the air fryer, you can get that perfect crunchiness and crispiness for your tots, as you would if they were fried in oil, but without all those amounts of unhealthy fats! There are plenty of ways to get creative when it comes to potato recipes. That’s why today we want to share with you some of our favorites. We hope you enjoy these air fryer potato wedges, baked potatoes, fries and more recipes and ideas!

Potatoes are one of the most versatile vegetables

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Can You Air Fry Potatoes?

Of course, you can! Potatoes, much like brussels sprouts, and air fryers are the best of friends. One of the best things about air frying is that it’s much healthier than deep-frying with oil. It cuts down calories, and it has a lot less fat. According to studies it also cuts down on other harmful effects that traditional oil frying has. Air frying doesn’t take too much time, and it’s super clean. Other than cleaning the frying basket, that’s really all you have to do. You just put the timer and leave it on your kitchen countertop to do its job.

Vegetables of all kinds achieve amazing results in the air fryer, but potatoes are definitely one of the best. Depending on what you want to do with them, you can get them super soft or super crunchy. You can make wedges, fries, baked potatoes, tater tots, potato skins, chips, ready-to-go store bought fries and more. You can do just about anything with them in the fryer. So, let’s see some ideas you can try out the next time you are craving some potatoes.

Air fryers and potatoes make a great match 

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Do You Have To Soak Potatoes Before Frying?

You don’t have to soak your potatoes beforehand, but it does add some delicious benefits. Especially if you are cooking any variations of fries. If you are cooking them for party appetizers, this is a great way to ensure your guests love them.

Soaking potatoes in water before frying will remove their starch. This will help them become crispier when you cook them and will prevent them from sticking to one another. You can coat them in some olive oil afterwards to help them turn a beautiful brown.

Soak the potatoes for about an hour or even a whole day. Likewise, you can also leave them to soak in the fridge in a bowl of water. It all depends on your time schedule. Just make sure to pat them completely dry before you start seasoning them and prepping them for the air fryer.

Soak the potatoes for extra crispiness 

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How Long Do You Cook Potatoes In An Air Fryer?

It all depends on the type of potatoes you want to cook. For example, if you are frying thinly sliced fries or store-bought ones, you will only need between 15 and 25 minutes. But if you want to bake a full potato, then the cooking time changes to around 40 to 50 minutes. Sweet potatoes also have their own cooking time from around 30 to 50 minutes, depending on how they are sliced, whether they are cubed, fry shaped, or you are baking them whole.

Make sure to toss your potatoes from time to time while they are in the air fryer. This will help them cook evenly and be done faster. If you are baking potatoes, you can also put them in foil to make the process go quicker. Unlike the microwave, the air fryer uses hot air, so there won’t be a sparkling fireworks show inside.

Delicious air fryer potato wedges

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Best Potato Wedges

If you are in the mood for some easy, perfectly crispy, seasoned potato wedges, you are in luck. This recipe is super simple, yet very delicious and will go great with some leftover chicken. All you need is the right spices. You can change this seasoning up, depending on your taste.


  • 1 1/2 tbsp Olive Oil
  • 1/2 tsp Parsley Flakes
  • 2 medium Russet Potatoes
  • 1/2 tsp Paprika
  • 1/8 tsp Ground Black Pepper
  • 1/2 tsp Chili Powder
  • 1/2 tsp Garlic Powder
  • Oregano
  • Sea Salt


  1. Preheat the air fryer to 400 degrees F or 200 degrees C.
  2. Cut your potatoes into wedges. Put them in a large bowl.
  3. Add the olive oil, parsley, paprika, pepper, chili powder and sea salt. Mix well.
  4. Depending on how big your air fryer is you may need to cook them in two batches. Cook for about 10 minutes.
  5. Flip and toss the wedges and cook for an additional 5 minutes or until they are done.

Perfectly crispy, seasoned potato wedges

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Air Fryer Baked Potatoes

Baked potatoes are super easy and very versatile. Crisp on the outside, tender on the inside. All you really need to do is pop the potato into the fryer, let it cook and then add all the delicious toppings and fillings you want.


  • 4 medium Russet Potatoes
  • 1/2 Sea Salt
  • 1 tbsp Olive Oil


  1. Scrub the potatoes under some running water. Then pat the dry.
  2. Poke some whole with a fork all over the potatoes. Rub with some oil and sprinkle salt over them.
  3. Add the potatoes into the air fryer basket. Cook at 400 degrees F or 200 degrees C for about 30 minutes.
  4. Flip the potatoes over and cook them for about 5 to 15 minutes more. Or until you can easily slide a for through the center. It all depends on the potato size.

Crisp on the outside, tender on the inside

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Topping Ideas

The best thing about baked potatoes, just like pizza, are the toppings. You have full creative freedom when it comes to what you put inside them. You can even use some leftovers. Here is some inspiration for when you are wondering what to top them off with.

  • Butter, mushrooms, sour cream and chives
  • Tomato sauce, garlic, pepperoni, cheese, basil
  • Sour cream, bacon, cheddar, spring onions
  • Tuna, lime, red peppers, fresh coriander
  • Chicken, basil, tomato, yogurt, spring onions, red pesto

Add all the delicious toppings and fillings you want

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Crispy Air Fryer Potatoes

Who doesn’t love some good old, crispy, crunchy potatoes? This super easy recipe will have you licking your fingers. We recommend soaking your potatoes beforehand to achieve maximum crispiness.


  • 1 lb. Baby Potatoes, halved
  • 1 tbsp Olive Oil
  • Garlic Powder
  • Italian Seasoning
  • Cajun Seasoning
  • Salt
  • Black Pepper
  • Lemon Wedge
  • Pasley, chopped


  1. Place the potatoes in a large bowl.
  2. Toss the potatoes with the oil, 1 teaspoon of each the garlic powder, Italian seasoning and Cajun seasoning. Add salt and pepper according to taste.
  3. Cook the potatoes at 400 degrees F or 200 degrees C for about 10 minutes. Shake and toss them. Cook from 8 to 10 minutes more until the potatoes are golden and cooked.
  4. Squeeze some lemon juice over them and garnish with some parsley.

Good old, crispy, crunchy potatoes

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How To Make Potato Skins In Air Fryer?

If you’ve been cooking a lot of potato salad lately, you may have been left with an abundance of skins. Don’t be so quick to throw them away though. Potato skins can become delicious meals, and it’s super quick in the air fryer.


  • 4 baked Potatoes
  • 1 tbsp Olive Oil
  • 1/2 shredded Cheddar Cheese
  • Cooked Bacon
  • 1/2 cup Sour Cream
  • Salt
  • Ground Black Pepper
  • Ranch Dressing Seasoning
  • Green Onions


  1. Halve the cooked potatoes. Scoop some potato flesh out.
  2. Drizzle oil over the top of the potatoes and brush it to coat them completely.
  3. Sprinkle the skins with some salt, pepper, and the ranch seasoning.
  4. Fry the potatoes in the air fryer at 400 degrees F or 200 degrees C for about 5 minutes.
  5. Add the cheese and cooked bacon crumbles to the potato pocket. Reduce temperature to 350 degrees F or 180 degrees C for 2 minutes.
  6. Top with sour cream and onions or any other desired toppings.

Potato skins can make become delicious meals

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Potato Fingers

Mmmmm, potato fingers, or better known as french fries. A real potato classic and the perfect side to a delicious burger. If you want something different from air fryer potato wedges, try these extra yummy fries. Skip the store-bought ones and do these ones instead. It doesn’t take that much time, and it’s definitely worth it.


  • 2 medium Russet Potatoes
  • 2 tsp Olive Oil
  • Salt
  • Ground Black Pepper
  • Garlic Powder
  • Dried Dill Weed (Optional)
  • Parmesan (Optional)
  • Chives (Optional)


  1. Scrub the potatoes. Peel if desired.
  2. It’s best to use a mandoline to slice the potatoes into fries. But if you don’t have one you can also cut them yourself.
  3. Slice the potatoes in half lengthwise. Cut into 1/4-inch-wide slices. Turn the slices onto their sides and cut into 1/4-inch sticks.
  4. Soak the potato fries for that extra crispiness. Do this at least for 10 minutes.
  5. Preheat the air fryer to 375 degrees F or 190 degrees C.
  6. Drain the potatoes. Pat them dry on a towel. Return them to a clean bowl.
  7. Drizzle them with the olive oil, salt, pepper, garlic and any other seasoning you wish. Toss to make sure they are evenly coated.
  8. Don’t overfill the basket. Do it in batches. Cook the fries for 5 minutes and open to toss. Cook until they are crispy and brown. Make sure to check them, so they do not burn.
  9. Remove from fryer, garnish with salt, chives, Parmesan, or whatever you deem fit.

Tip: To keep fries warm while cooking in between batches, place the ready fries in a warm oven on a minimum temperature.

Fries are the perfect side dish to a delicious burger

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What Can You Dip Potato Chips In?

Whether you’ve made fries, chips, wedges or any other form of potatoes for an easy dinner, having a dip for them will elevate the meal. If you want something simple, you can serve some ketchup and mayonnaise on the side. But if you’re looking for some different styles of dip, here are a few ideas.

Dips will elevate the meal

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Sour Cream Dip

Sour cream is a real classic. It goes great with any kinds of potatoes and is a traditional topping for baked ones. However, you can still enjoy it as a dip as well.


  • Sour Cream
  • Milk
  • Onion Powder
  • Chives
  • Salt


  1. In a bowl combine all the ingredients and mix.
  2. Add more milk if you want a thinner consistency.
  3. Add salt for flavor.

Sour cream and potatoes are a classic combination

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Vegan Aioli

If you are searching for a vegan option when it comes to what to dip your crispy fries in, try this delicious vegan aioli.


  • 1/2 cup Vegan Mayonnaise
  • 4 tbsp Olive or Avocado Oil
  • 1/4 Lemon Juice
  • Garlic Powder
  • Salt


  1. Put all the ingredients inside a blender.
  2. Blend until smooth.
  3. Salt according to taste.

This is a great vegan option

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Sweet and Spicy Sauce

Can’t decide whether you want a sweet or spicy sauce for your air fryer potato wedges? Try them togther! This sweet and spicy sauce is a perfect addition.


  • 1 cup Miracle Whip
  • 1/2 cup Barbecue Sauce
  • 1/4 cup Honey
  • Chili Powder
  • Smoked Paprika
  • Cayenne Pepper


  1. Mix together the whip, barbecue sauce and honey.
  2. Add in chili, paprika and pepper according to taste.

Make your own sweet and spicy sauce at home

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Those were all the delicious air fryer potato wedges, baked potato, and fries recipes we have for you today! We hope you found some inspiration on how to cook your potatoes, and you try out some of these ideas!

We hope you enjoy these yummy recipies! 

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John Griffith

John Griffith is a young, passionate journalist. Writing has been John’s hobby ever since he was a boy. He has worked in some of the UK’s most successful news portals over the course of his professional career but found his forever home at Archzine.