Make thick and crispy Air Fryer Sweet Potato Wedges in a cinch. These perfectly seasoned wedges are excellent when you need a simple and healthy appetizer, side dish, or snack the whole family will love. Gluten-free and paleo-friendly.
There's no wrong way to slice a spud, but potato wedges are undoubtedly a family favorite. Instead of regular potatoes, this recipe uses sweet potatoes to make a healthier version of classic steakhouse-style wedges.
You'll need a couple of sweet potatoes, oil, simple seasonings, and an air fryer to make the best sweet potato wedges from scratch. Thanks to the amazing air fryer, they are crisp on the outside yet creamy on the inside. Aren't they just the best?
I LOVE how delicious these EASY air fryer sweet potato wedges turned out, and I hope you do too!
Why You'll Love This Recipe
- It's quick, easy, and perfect as an appetizer, side dish, or snack.
- The texture. It's extra crispy on the outside and soft and tender on the inside.
- Less oil than traditional deep-fried potato wedges
- Kid-friendly (especially with yummy dipping sauce)
- Dairy-free, vegan, gluten-free, paleo & Whole30-friendly
Ingredients You'll Need
- Sweet Potato: Sweet potatoes are typically considered a healthier option than potatoes. They're higher in fiber, vitamin A, and vitamin C. Feel free to use any time of sweet potato here (Beauregard, jewel, garnet, Okinawa, etc.).
- Arrowroot Powder (or tapioca starch): A light coating of arrowroot or tapioca powder helps crisp the outside. You can also use cornstarch here.
- EVOO: To coat the wedges, keep them from sticking to each other, and get the surfaces nice and crispy. You can also use avocado oil.
- Spices & Seasonings: I like to keep my seasonings simple, so I used seasoned salt and paprika. Feel free to get creative with your flavors.
How To Make Sweet Potato Wedges In The Air Fryer
Step 1: Prep sweet potato for air frying. First, give the sweet potatoes a good scrub and pat dry with paper towels. You can peel them or leave the skins on. Then, slice the sweet potato in half lengthwise and cut each half lengthwise into ½" thick wedges.
Step 2: Season sweet potato wedges. First toss the wedges in the oil, then toss with the arrowroot powder, paprika, and seasoning salt in a large bowl. Coat well.
Step 3: Cook wedges in the air fryer. Transfer the sweet potatoes to your air fryer basket and cook at 380F until golden and cooked (about 15 minutes), tossing the wedges halfway through. Depending on the size of your air fryer, you may need to work in batches.
Step 4: Season to taste and serve. Taste and adjust seasonings, if necessary. Serve hot.
- Soak potatoes first - To achieve the crispiest sweet potato wedges, soak them in cool water for 30 minutes beforehand to get rid of the excess starch.
- Peeling the potatoes is optional - If you're not a fan of the skin, feel free to peel your sweet potatoes before cutting them into wedges.
- Do not overcrowd the air fryer basket - Depending on the size of your air fryer; you may need to cook the wedges in batches. Placing them in a single even layer in the basket helps achieve extra crispy wedges (no one likes soggy French fries).
- Keep an eye on your air fryer - No two are the same, so begin checking for doneness around 15 minutes to make sure they're aren't overcooking.
Regular sweet potato fries - Feel free to cut the sweet potatoes into a smaller size and shape. To make sweet potato fries, cut the potato into ¼" to ½ thick French fries and air fry for about 10 minutes at 400 degrees (flipping halfway through).
Spices & seasonings - Instead of seasoned salt, Cajun or blackened seasoning blends are great options. Add a dash of cayenne or chipotle chili powder to turn up the heat. Season with only sea salt and fresh found pepper to showcase the naturally sweet and creamy sweet potato.
Fresh herbs - Toss sweet potato wedges with EVOO and fresh herbs like rosemary or thyme. Garnish fresh chopped parsley or cilantro before serving.
Storing & Reheating
Storing: Let the potato wedges cool to room temperature. Transfer to an airtight container and keep refrigerated for 3 to 4 days. Do not freeze.
Freezing: To re-crisp your sweet potato wedges, toss them back in the air fryer for about 5 minutes at 380F or until warm and crispy.
Serving Sweet Potato Wedges
Serve as an appetizer with a variety of dipping sauces:
Serve as a side dish with:
- Garlic-lime Grilled Flat-Iron Steak and Garlic Parmesan Asparagus
- Jalapeno-Pimento Stuffed Burgers
- Buffalo Chicken Sliders
Thick-cut steakhouse wedges will typically take between 15 to 20 minutes when the temperature is 380-400 degrees (depending on your fryer design).
It depends on the size and shape of your sweet potato fries. It can take anywhere between 8 and 15 minutes to get ¼" to ½" thick fries crispy in the air fryer.
No air fryer? No problem. You can also make crispy sweet potato wedges by baking them in the oven at 380F for 25 to 30 minutes (turning halfway through).
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Air Fryer Sweet Potato Wedges
- 2 sweet potatoes medium size, peeled (this is optional) and sliced into 8 wedges
- 1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil or avocado oil
- ½ tablespoon paprika
- 1 teaspoon seasoning salt
- ½ tablespoon tapioca starch can also use cornstarch or arrowroot powder
- Scrub the sweet potatoes and cut in half lengthwise (you can peel them or leave the skins on…your preference). Cut into 8 wedges
- Place the cut potatoes into a large bowl and toss with the olive oil. Then add seasonings and toss to evenly coat.
- Preheat the air fryer to 380 degrees F and spray the basket with EVOO spray.
- Transfer the sweet potatoes, in batches if necessary, to the air fryer and lightly spray them with the olive oil spray.
- Air fry for 8 minutes, flip, and cook for 7-10 more minutes or until golden and cooked through. Adjust seasoning to taste.