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These Air-Fried Potato Wedges make a perfect side dish because they are crispy on the outside and light and fluffy on the inside. They are vegan, gluten-free, oil-free, and deliciously healthy!

potato wedges on plate with white bowl of chipotle sauce black bean burger in background

I can think of SO many dishes these breaded and perfectly seasoned potato wedges would pair well with including Black Bean Burgers, Grilled Carrot Dogs, and even Soy Curl BQ Sandwiches.

vegan black bean burger on a bun with lettuce, tomato, and onion

I love these healthy air fryer potatoes because they’re…

  • Herby
  • Hearty
  • Crunchy on the outside
  • Tender on the inside
  • Oil-free
  • Super flavorful
  • Satisfyingly delicious

I’m betting even the kids and pickiest of eaters will devour these golden breaded wedges! While you’re at it, check out my Air Fryer Fried Green Tomatoes recipe.

How to make breaded air fryer potato wedge fries

We’ve been making potato wedges for a long time, and my family also calls them jo-jo potatoes. I wrote an article about them and other air fryer recipes a few years ago, but I’ve changed my cooking a bit over time.

I used to precook the potatoes a little bit before cooking in the air fryer, but nowadays I skip that step because I’ve found that it isn’t really necessary and makes cooking and cleanup so much easier.

There are options as far as which kinds of potatoes to use in this recipe. Normally, I use Russet potatoes, but I’ve also been known to use yellow and golden potatoes as well.

The recipe card at the bottom of the page has the full list of ingredients with measurements and instructions.

russett potatoes in basket

Start by washing and drying your potatoes and slicing them into wedges. You want each wedge to be fairly close to the same size so they will cook evenly.

Keep in mind that the thinner you slice them the less fluffy the inside will be. Personally, I like to cut them a bit on the thick side.

Next, whip up a flax egg by whisking together 1 Tbsp flax meal and 3 Tbsp warm water. After mixing well, set the mixture to the side to thicken up a bit.

If you have flaxseed on hand, to make flax meal, simply grind the seeds in a coffee grinder or blender. Better yet, just toss the seeds and water for the flax egg into your blender and make the flax egg completely in there.

flax egg in stainless spoon

In a medium-sized bowl, combine the flour and potato wedge seasonings. My favorites for this recipe are nutritional yeast, garlic powder, onion powder, smoked paprika, seasoned salt, and parsley flakes. Whisk them together well.

flour and dry seasonings in a large blue bowl

Now, dip each potato wedge into the flax egg and coat well. Then dredge each one through the flour-herb mixture. Roll around to coat each piece, shake off any excess, and place in the air fryer basket.

Check out the cooking demo video of this recipe to see how easy the process is.

Lay the breaded potato wedges in a single layer, so they don’t stick together. As you can see in the photo below, I stack a few on top crossways as long as there is room for the air to flow through. Once they are all in the basket, spritz with a water bottle to dampen any of the dry flour spots.

breaded potato wedges in air fryer basket

Set the air fryer temperature to 370°F and the time to 20 minutes. After approximately 10 minutes of cooking, stop them and flip the wedges. If there are any dry floury spots, spritz them with water and continue cooking for the remaining 10 minutes.

Serve warm with healthy ketchup or my favorite Chipotle Ranch Sauce!

air fried potato wedges drizzled with chipotle sauce on plate
Air Fryer Potato Wedges are delicious with my Chipotle Sauce.

Tips for making crispy potato wedges

  • Though I like to use Russet potatoes in this recipe, other white or yellow potatoes will also work.
  • Using a spray bottle to spritz water on the breaded wedges helps keep them moist.
  • Other spices like regular paprika, sea salt, chili powder, and others can be switched out.
air fryer potato wedges on plate with black bean burger

Your Questions Answered:

  • Q: Can these be made in the oven? Yes. To make these in an oven, set the temperature to 400°F for approximately 30 minutes. I would recommend parboiling the sliced potatoes for about 5-10 minutes before baking, as it makes them more tender inside.
  • Q: Can they be made gluten-free? These can easily be made gluten-free by using GF flour. Oat flour is a good option.
  • Q: How full can I fill the basket for cooking? I like the single-layer method to prevent sticking, but you can choose to allow for overlapping and turn them more often.

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potato wedges on plate with white bowl of chipotle sauce black bean burger in background
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Air Fried Potato Wedges

These air-fried potato wedges make a perfect side dish because they are crispy on the outside and light and fluffy on the inside. They are vegan, gluten-free, oil-free, and deliciously healthy!
Prep: 10 minutes
Cook: 20 minutes
Total: 30 minutes
Servings: 4 servings

Ingredients 

  • 1 lb Russet potatoes approximately 2-3 medium potatoes
  • 1 tablespoon flaxseed or flax meal
  • 3 tablespoons water
  • 3/4 cup whole wheat flour or gluten-free flour
  • 3 tablespoons nutritional yeast flakes
  • 1 Tbsp garlic powder
  • 1 tablespoon onion powder
  • 1 tablespoon smoked paprika
  • 1 teaspoon parsley flakes
  • 1/2 teaspoon season salt more or less to taste preference

Instructions

  • 1. Start by washing and drying your potatoes and slicing them into wedges. You want each wedge to be fairly close to the same size so they will cook evenly.
  • 2. Next, whip up a flax egg by whisking together 1 Tbsp flax meal and 3 Tbsp warm water. After mixing well, set the mixture to the side to thicken up a bit.
  • If you have flaxseed on hand, to make flax meal, simply grind the seeds in a coffee grinder or blender. Better yet, just toss the seeds and water for the flax egg into your blender and make the flax egg completely in there.
  • 3. In a medium-size bowl, combine the flour and seasonings. My favorites for this recipe are nutritional yeast, garlic powder, onion powder, smoked paprika, seasoned salt, and parsley flakes. Whisk them together well.
  • 4. Now, dip each potato wedge into the flax egg and coat well. Then dredge each one through the flour-herb mixture. Roll around to coat each piece, shake off any excess, and place in the air fryer basket.
  • 5. Lay the breaded potato wedges in a single layer, so they don’t stick together.
  • 6. Set air fryer temperature to 370°F and the time to 20 minutes. After approximately 10 minutes of cooking, stop them and flip the wedges. If there are any dry floury spots, spritz them with water and continue cooking for the remaining 10 minutes.
  • 7. Serve warm with ketchup or my favorite Chipotle Ranch Sauce! Watch the demo video below for more information.

Video

Notes

Detailed instructions, in-process photos, and my personal helpful tips can be found in the article above.
Tips for making crispy potato wedges
  1. Though I like to use Russet potatoes in this recipe, other white or yellow potatoes will also work.
  2. Using a spray bottle to spritz water on the breaded wedges helps keep them moist.
  3. Other spices like regular paprika, sea salt, chili powder, and others can be switched out.

Nutrition

Serving: 1g | Calories: 199kcal | Carbohydrates: 40g | Protein: 7.3g | Fat: 1.3g | Fiber: 5.5g | Sugar: 2g

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5 Comments

  1. This are sooo good! We made these today for dinner tonight. I wanted to try them beforehand. They were so good that my husband ate almost all of them. I usually just make the basic wedges, but the added ingredients made these perfect!! Thank you so much Terri for another fantastic recipe!!

    1. Hi Melissa- Yes, these can be baked in the oven. “To make these in an oven, set the temperature to 400°F for approximately 30 minutes.” I would recommend parboiling the sliced potatoes before baking, as it makes them more tender inside. I hope you enjoy them!

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