Air Fryer Potato Wedges Recipe with Whipped Feta Dip

I love the guilty pleasure of fried food. The crispy exterior, the satisfying flavor… but there’s the lingering question of healthy eating. That’s where my beloved kitchen appliance, the air fryer, comes in.  Turns out, I don’t have to sacrifice taste for health!

Air Fryer Potato Wedges

With just a touch of olive oil and the magic of circulating hot air, the air fryer can mimic the best parts of deep-fried foods without the unhealthy grease. This simple recipe focuses on air fryer potato wedges,  but honestly, it’s launched me into the world of air fryer recipes. We’re talking air fryer french fries, air fryer chicken, even homemade pita chips!

Achieving Crispy Perfection

To get those potato wedges irresistibly crispy, the key is a light coating of olive oil along with a sprinkle of your favorite seasonings. A touch of lemon and fresh cracked pepper, perhaps? Or for a flavor adventure, pair them with a creamy hummus – try a spicy harissa hummus for a delightful kick! With the air fryer, these wedges cook up to crispy perfection in a fraction of the time compared to traditional methods.

Why You’ll Love These Crispy Potato Wedges

If you’re a fan of textures, these air fryer potato wedges are about to blow your mind! Think crispy perfection on the outside, with a fluffy interior that melts in your mouth. Add some aromatic spices for an irresistible savory base, and you’ve got the perfect snack or side dish. The best part? They’re made with minimal vegetable oil, so you get all the deliciousness without the guilt.

But here’s where things get really exciting: imagine pairing those wedges with a generous dollop of whipped feta. The creamy, tangy element of the feta complements the warm wedges beautifully. Its smooth, velvety texture and rich, salty flavor create a heavenly contrast that’s sure to become a crowd-pleasing treat. Your taste buds will be singing with every bite!

What to Serve with Air Fryer Potato Wedges

These potato wedges are the ultimate versatile side dish! Their satisfying flavor and texture work beautifully alongside a wide range of main courses. Here are a few ideas to get you started:

  • Grilled Burgers: Nothing beats a juicy burger, your favorite fixings, and a side of crispy potato wedges. Check out these options: beef, chicken, or vegetarian burgers like Ground Chicken Burgers, Steakhouse Burgers, Spicy Jalapeño Turkey Burgers, or Vegetarian Lentil Burgers.
  • Roasted Chicken: Pair flavorful, tender roast chicken and crispy wedges with some roasted vegetables for a complete, satisfying meal. Try my BBQ Roasted Chicken recipe for a new twist!
  • Fish and Chips: Recreate this classic combination with crispy fish fillets, air fryer potato wedges, and a side of tartar sauce and coleslaw for a delightful meal.
  • BBQ Ribs: Smoky, tender ribs and crispy potato wedges? Yes, please! The tangy BBQ sauce complements the wedges perfectly, creating a satisfying balance of flavors and textures.
  • Grilled Steak: A perfectly cooked steak alongside potato wedges is a timeless pairing. Add some grilled vegetables or a fresh salad for a well-rounded meal.
  • Chicken Schnitzel:  Crispy breaded chicken schnitzel finds a perfect partner in potato wedges.  A squeeze of lemon and creamy coleslaw complete the meal.
  • Vegetarian Fajitas: Add potato wedges to a vibrant, flavorful mix of grilled vegetables like bell peppers, onions, and mushrooms – plus guacamole, salsa, and sour cream – for an exciting vegetarian option.

These are just a few examples – potato wedges are so adaptable, they complement a wide range of dishes. Experiment and discover your own favorite combinations!

Which Potato is Best for Wedges?

  • Russet Potatoes: The classic choice! Their starchy texture means crisp wedges and a fluffy interior – perfect for homemade fries. Opt for Russets if you want those super-crispy results.
  • Yukon Gold: These yellow-fleshed potatoes offer a hint of buttery flavor. They hold their shape well and crisp up beautifully when air-fried.
  • Sweet Potato Fries: For a bit of a twist, try using sweet potatoes. Their natural sweetness complements savory seasonings perfectly.

How to Cut Potato Wedges

  1. Choose & Prep: Start with firm, medium-sized potatoes. Wash thoroughly and pat them dry.
  2. Slice in Half: Using a sharp knife on a stable cutting board, slice each potato in half lengthwise.
  3. Cut into Quarters: Lay each half flat and slice it lengthwise again to create quarters.
  4. Aim for Uniformity: If you have larger potatoes, cut each quarter into thirds to create eighths. The goal is to have uniformly thick pieces for even cooking.

Optional Step: A Touch of Cornstarch for Extra Crisp

While not essential, a light dusting of cornstarch over the seasoned potato wedges before air frying can give them an even crispier exterior. The cornstarch reacts with the heat to create a thin, delicate crust. If you’d like to try this, simply toss the wedges with a teaspoon or two of cornstarch after seasoning and before adding them to the air fryer.

The Secret to Making Wedges Extra Crispy

Getting those air-fried potato wedges extra crispy involves a few simple tips and tricks for the best results. Here’s the breakdown:

  1. Soak: Soaking your cut potatoes in cold water releases excess starch, resulting in crispier wedges.
  2. Dry Thoroughly: Pat them completely dry with a clean kitchen towel or paper towel. Any excess moisture will lead to sogginess.
  3. Preheat Your Air Fryer: A hot air fryer ensures a consistent cooking environment, promoting better browning.
  4. Seasoning: Don’t forget your favorite spices – salt, herbs, and whatever else you like!
  5. Single Layer: Arrange wedges in a single layer on the air fryer basket or tray. Overcrowding leads to uneven cooking.
  6. Cook in Batches if Needed: For larger quantities, it’s better to cook in batches for optimal results.
  7. Shake and Flip: Halfway through cooking, shake the basket or use tongs to flip the wedges for even browning.
  8. Adjust Temp/Time While most recipes have recommended settings, air fryer models can vary. If needed, slightly increase temperature or extend time, watching closely to prevent burning.

Potato Wedge Seasoning: Flavor Possibilities

While the classic combo of garlic powder, salt, and pepper makes a great base for this recipe, you can completely customize the flavors using simple pantry staple items. Dried basil, dried oregano, and garlic powder form a delicious foundation. Want to swap things up or add more? Throw in some of your other favorite dried herbs, like dried dill, thyme, or dried parsley.

For extra flavor, try a dash of paprika for a subtle warmth, or smoked paprika for a delicious hint of smokiness. A pinch of chili powder can also add a touch of heat. Experiment and find a combination that makes your tastebuds sing! These seasonings create a lovely layer of flavor that complements the crispy potato wedges beautifully.

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Air Fryer Potato Wedges Recipe

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Whip up incredibly crispy air fryer potato wedges seasoned to perfection, served with a creamy, tangy whipped feta dip.


  • 3 Russet potatoes, sliced into wedge shapes

  • 3 tablespoons of olive oil

  • 2 teaspoons of dried oregano

  • 2 teaspoons of dried basil

  • 1 teaspoon of garlic powder (or 2 minced cloves of fresh garlic)

  • 1 teaspoon of salt

  • Freshly ground black pepper (adjust to your liking)

  • Juice and zest from half a lemon

  • 8 ounces of feta cheese

  • 1 cup of plain Greek yogurt


  • Step 1: Flavor Infusion
    Start with a large bowl and add your potato wedges. Sprinkle generously with dried basil, oregano, salt, and several cracks of fresh black pepper. Squeeze in the lemon juice and drizzle with 2 tablespoons of olive oil. Toss everything well, ensuring the wedges are nicely covered with the flavorful mixture.
  • Step 2: Air Fryer Prep

    Preheat your air fryer to 400 °F (200 °C ). Arrange the seasoned wedges either in the air fryer basket or on a baking tray suitable for air fryer use. Make sure they’re in a single layer – don’t overcrowd the space, as that will prevent your potatoes from getting crispy. If you have a lot of wedges, cook them in batches, potentially increasing the cooking time slightly.

  • Step 3: Cook & Check
    Pop the tray or basket into the air fryer and let them cook for about 15 minutes.  Remember to give them a good shake every 5 minutes to ensure even cooking. Keep an eye on the wedges, as air fryer models and potato thickness can affect cooking time. For extra-crispy perfection, you might need an additional 5 minutes until the edges are golden brown and perfectly crispy.


  • For a spicier kick, add a pinch of cayenne pepper or red pepper flakes with the seasonings.
  • If you don’t have fresh garlic, substitute 1/2 teaspoon of garlic powder.
  • Serve the whipped feta with additional toppings like chopped fresh herbs, olives, or roasted red peppers for extra flavor.

The Par-Boil Option for Ultimate Texture

While you can certainly cook air fryer potato wedges from raw, consider par-boiling them first for the ultimate combination of crispy exterior and fluffy interior. This simple step mimics the texture of classic roast potatoes. Here’s how:

  1. Quick Boil: Cut wedges, then boil for just 3-5 minutes in salted water until slightly softened.
  2. Drain & Dry: Drain well and pat the wedges very dry with paper towels.
  3. Proceed with Recipe: Continue with the rest of the recipe – seasoning, olive oil, and air frying as instructed.

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How to Make Whipped Feta

  1. Prep the Feta: While the potatoes are frying, crumble the feta cheese into the bottom of a blender or food processor. Add the yogurt and the remaining 1 tablespoon of olive oil.
  2. Blend Away! Blend for about 5 minutes. You’re aiming for a light and fluffy texture. Stop halfway through the blending process to scrape down the sides and ensure everything is mixing evenly.
  3. Time to Serve! Once the whipped feta is ready, scoop it into a serving dish. When your crispy potato wedges are done, you can either top them directly with the whipped feta and a sprinkle of lemon zest, or serve them alongside the dip. Get creative! Add a garnish of fresh herbs for extra flavor – think basil or dill.  For a touch of richness, try freshly grated parmesan. Or, for a burst of sweetness, drizzle with a bit of local honey or maple syrup.

How to Store Potato Wedges

To get the most out of your air-fried potato wedges, follow these steps for storage:

  1. Cool Completely: Allow the wedges to cool completely to room temperature. This will help prevent moisture buildup which leads to sogginess.
  2. Airtight is Key: Transfer the cooled wedges to an airtight container or a resealable plastic bag. Make sure the container/bag is clean and dry to further prevent moisture.
  3. Separate If Needed: If you have many leftover wedges, separate them into single layers with parchment paper or aluminum foil to prevent sticking together
  4. Refrigerate: Store in the refrigerator. They should stay fresh for 3–4 days.
  5. Reheat for Best Results: When ready to enjoy your leftovers, preheat your oven or air fryer to a high temperature. Spread the wedges on a baking sheet or in the basket and reheat until hot and crispy. This will help revive their texture and taste.

Important Note

It’s important to remember that potato wedges are always best enjoyed fresh out of the air fryer. Storing them in the refrigerator may cause them to lose some of their crispiness. However, reheating them in the oven or air fryer can help restore some of that original texture.

Can You Freeze Potato Wedges?

Yes, you can freeze air-fried potato wedges for later enjoyment! Here’s how:

  1. Cool Down: Allow your cooked potato wedges to cool completely to room temperature.
  2. Prep for Freezing: Arrange the wedges on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper or a silicone mat. Make sure they are in a single layer and not touching.
  3. Flash Freeze: Place the baking sheet in the freezer and let the wedges freeze until firm and solid. This step prevents them from sticking together.
  4. Store Securely: Once frozen, transfer the wedges to airtight freezer-safe containers or resealable freezer bags. Label with the contents and date for future reference.
  5. Time is Key: While frozen potato wedges will technically keep longer, it’s best to use them within 2 to 3 months for optimal taste and texture.

Note: To reheat frozen potato wedges, bake or air fry them directly from frozen at a high temperature until heated through and crispy again.

When You’re Ready to Enjoy the Frozen Potato Wedges

  1. Preheat: Get that oven or air fryer preheated to a high temperature (think 400-425 degrees F).
  2. Arrange: Spread your frozen wedges in a single layer on a baking sheet or in the air fryer basket.
  3. Bake or Air Fry: Cook until they’re heated through and crispy, turning them halfway through the cooking process to ensure even cooking.
  4. Flavor Boost: Once removed, give your potato wedges a light sprinkle of salt and any other desired spices, as freezing and reheating can slightly lessen the initial crispiness and flavor. However, they’ll still be absolutely flavorful and enjoyable!


This recipe proves that healthy and delicious can absolutely coexist. Crispy air fryer potato wedges deliver satisfying flavor and texture with minimal oil. The addition of creamy whipped feta takes it to another level of indulgence. Whether you enjoy them as a side dish or a snack, these wedges are guaranteed to become a new favorite!


Frequently Asked Questions

How Healthy are Air-fried Potato Wedges?

Air-fried potato wedges offer a significantly healthier option compared to the typical way of preparing potato wedges, which is deep-frying them in a lot of oil. Since the air fryer allows you to cook with minimal oil, it’s a much better choice.

Can I prepare air fryer potato wedges ahead of time?

Yes! You can prepare the wedges in advance and cool them completely.  Store the uncooked potatoes in an airtight container for 3–4 days in the refrigerator. For the best results, simply air fry them to warm and crisp them up when you’re ready to eat. Alternatively, you can freeze the wedges by laying them out on a baking sheet until frozen, then storing them in a freezer-safe bag for up to three months.

What type of potato is best for air fryer potato wedges?

For the crispiest results, it’s best to use Russet potatoes. However, the beauty of this recipe is that almost any potato will work! Yukon golds, yellows, reds, or even whites are all fine choices.

How do I get my air fryer potato wedges extra crispy?

The key to crispy air fryer potatoes is ensuring the potatoes are thoroughly dried after washing. Excess moisture will lead to steam, giving you soggy potatoes instead of crispy ones.

Can I bake the potato wedges instead of air frying?

Absolutely! Preheat your oven to 400 °F (200 °C). Place the marinated potato wedges on a parchment paper-lined baking tray and bake for approximately 20 minutes.

Why do you soak potatoes in water before air frying?

Soaking potatoes does a magical thing – it helps remove starches, leading to achieving that coveted French fry crispiness. It also prevents the fries from sticking together in the air fryer.  You can soak potatoes for about an hour, or up to 24 hours, with no ill effect.

Why is my whipped feta grainy?

Feta can be crumbly and dry, which sometimes leads to a grainy texture when blending or processing.  Different feta brands have varying textures, as does the power of your blender.  If graininess is an issue, try adding something to thin it down a bit – I suggest cream cheese or more olive oil to create a smoother texture.

What is whipped feta made of?

In a food processor or blender, combine feta cheese, Greek yogurt, olive oil, and lemon zest. Blend until creamy and smooth, taking pauses to scrape down the sides with a spatula.

Do you have to boil potatoes before putting them in the air fryer?

Nope!  You can throw your potatoes into the air fryer raw, with oil and seasonings. They’ll cook just fine. However, especially if you have the time, par-boiling will help you achieve the best texture – think crispy outside, fluffy inside, just like the ultimate roast potatoes. It truly elevates the taste and that wonderful potatoey texture.

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