Easy Air-Fried Potato Wedges

April 17, 2020

Easy Air-Fried Potato Wedges

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Easy Air-Fried Potato Wedges

Right around the holidays, we started shopping around for an air fryer. We were intrigued by its cooking method and the ability to make certain foods healthier by not having to fry in oil, but, we were confused by the many options on the market and the value for the money. Not only were we looking for a large capacity air fryer to prep food for our family of five, but we were also hoping to invest in an appliance that provided for additional oven space for the large amount of cooking, baking and entertaining that we do. After looking into the pros and cons of quite a few, we chose to purchase the Breville Smart Oven Air.  This oven was definitely an investment, but we found the value of the many numerous features to be worth the price!

**This is not a sponsored post with Breville; I have no financial stake in sharing my post about this appliance.

There are numerous features on this counter oven, like the ability to proof bread or pizza dough, but one of our favorites is the air fry feature. I played around with this recipe until I got it just right, and of course, my kids were the taste tasters! They absolutely love these potato wedges and ask for them all the time!

Cook’s tips:

  • Depending on the make/model of your air fryer, you may need to adjust accordingly. This recipe was created for use in my Breville oven.
  • Change up the seasoning mix based on your family’s likes/dislikes
  • I’ve used canola oil spray, as well as coconut oil spray, and both worked perfectly! Avocado oil spray would be another one to try, but anything that you have on hand should work.
  • These potato wedges are best enjoyed when they come out of the air fryer. They will not be crispy the next day. But, don’t throw out what’s not eaten! Chop them up and add them to a frittata with some onions and cheese! No waste!
  • I love to dip these in Stonewall Kitchen’s Smoky Barbecue Aioli for a kick of heat!

air fried potato wedges

Air Fried Potato Wedges

April 17, 2020
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Ingredients
  • About 5 medium-large potatoes (Eastern, russet, or Yukon gold all work fine)
  • Canola oil spray (avocado oil or coconut oil spray work fine, too)
  • 1/2 tsp. smoked paprika
  • 3/4 tsp. sea salt
  • Freshly ground black pepper, to taste
  • Dried oregano, a generous sprinkling (or to taste)
Directions
  • Step 1 Preheat your air fryer to 400 degrees CONVECTION (on the air fryer setting)
  • Step 2 Peel and rinse the potatoes and pat dry
  • Step 3 Cut into 2″ wedges that are about 1/2″ thick. It’s important that the wedges are all about the same size so they fry evenly.
  • Step 4 Place the potato wedges in a large bowl and spray with oil. You don’t need a lot, just a light misting. Add the seasonings and stir to coat. Spray again as you stir the seasonings into the wedges. Make sure that all of the wedges are misted with oil and seasoned well.
  • Step 5 Spray the air fry basket lightly.
  • Step 6 Place the potato wedges into the fryer basket and air fry for 25 minutes. (Note: the air fryer basket in the Breville is a rack that slides into the oven, so I always keep a pan underneath to protect the oven from drippings.) With this appliance, there is also no need to turn the wedges, as the convection cooks them on all sides.

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