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overhead shot of air fryer potato wedges with a side of dipping sauce in a bowl next to them.

Air Fryer Spicy Potato Wedges

Looking for an easy side dish to go with those burgers and hot dogs? Air fryer spicy potato wedges are crispy on the outside and tender on the inside.
Course Side Dish
Cuisine American
Keyword potato wedges
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 16 minutes
Servings 4 servings


  • air fryer
  • tongs
  • bowl for soaking the potatoes


  • 5 medium/large potatoes cleaned and sliced into wedges
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1/2 teaspoon chili powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon sugar
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon Spanish paprika


  • Clean the potatoes and cut them into thick wedges.
    5 medium/large potatoes
  • Add the potatoes to a bowl, then add water to cover all the potatoes. Set aside for at least 1/2 an hour.
  • In a small dish, add the olive oil, chili powder, cayenne, sugar, pepper, salt, garlic powder, onion powder, and Spanish paprika. Stir to combine together.
    1/2 teaspoon chili powder, 1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper, 1/2 teaspoon sugar, 1/4 teaspoon black pepper, 1/4 teaspoon salt, 1/4 teaspoon onion powder, 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder, 1/4 teaspoon Spanish paprika
  • After half an hour, drain the water and rinse the potato slices.
  • Using a couple of paper towels, dry off the potatoes.
  • Drizzle the olive oil over the top of the potato wedges, then sprinkle with the seasoning.
    1 tablespoon olive oil
  • Stir everything to combine and coat the potatoes as evenly as possible.
  • Set the air fryer to 400 degrees and add the potato wedges to the basket.
  • Add them to the basket of the air fryer and set the timer for 10 minutes.
  • Remove the basket and use a spatula to turn the potatoes. Return the basket and cook for another 6 minutes.
  • Check to make sure the center is tender. The time may need to be adjusted up or down depending on the thickness of the cut.
  • Serve with a side of sauce, a simple combination of 1:1 mayonnaise and ketchup. Enjoy!


Tips for making this recipe:

  • Soaking the potatoes before putting them into the air fryer ensures a crispy potato wedge when using the air fryer.
  • To store: Add leftovers to a covered container and refrigerate. Eat within 3 days. Reheat in the air fryer at 375 degrees for 5 minutes.