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KFC Copycat Potato Wedges (Air Fryer Method)

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These Air Fryer Potato Wedges are air fried for a healthier version of the breaded KFC wedges. No worry about deep frying with the Air Fryer around. 

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These potato wedges aren’t your normal everyday potato wedges. They’re crispy, very well seasoned, and fluffy on the inside.

If you’ve been following my blog journey from week to week, you’ll notice that I’m obsessed with my Air Fryer. I bought it when I was pregnant because I was craving french fries. My first air fryer recipe shared here was this Air Fryer General Tso Chicken Recipe.

air fryer potato wedge being dipped in ketchup

These wedges take a little more effort than traditional potato wedges but it’s so worth it in the end! They are quick and easy to cook in the air fryer, and way less messy than traditional deep frying. They come out perfectly crispy and the seasoning is just too good!

Serve them up as an appetizer or side for one delicious bite. You’ll be so pleased you skipped KFC and made these at home instead!

Be sure to try my Air Fryer Baked Potatoes and Air Fryer Sweet Potatoes too!

How to make these Breaded Air Fryer Potato Wedges

First, grab two equally sized Russet potatoes. Then, you’ll cut them into equal sized wedges. Here’s a good graph on how to cut potato wedges. Make sure the wedges are of similar size so they cook evenly.

a russet potato cut into wedges

Then whisk your egg and milk in a medium sized bowl. Place your potato wedges in the bowl and coat them with the mixture. Set aside.

Next, in another medium bowl, combine your flour, seasoning salt, garlic powder, paprika, and black pepper in a bowl and stir until combined.

Next, take your potato wedges and coat them in the flour mixture, making sure all sides are covered. Shake off any excess flour.

hand placing potato wedge in flour

Once your wedges are coated, it’s time to place them in the Air Fryer basket. Spray the bottom of the Air Fryer basket with oil so your wedges won’t stick. Then lay them in a single layer on the air fryer basket.

Then spray your air fryer wedges to cover any flour spots.

Close the air Fryer and set the temperature to 360 degrees Fahrenheit for 22 minutes. After 11 minutes, open your Air Fryer. If you see any spots of flour on these side of the wedges, spray them with oil. Then, flip your wedges and spray this side with oil. Close the air fryer and cook for the remaining 11 minutes.

finished air fryer potato wedges in air fryer basket

And done 🙂 Once this batch of wedges is done, repeat until all your potato wedges are cooked.

What are the best potatoes to use?

To get the fluffiest and crispiest potato wedges, you will need to use a starchy potato. I love to use Russets and Yukon Gold will work well too. It’s best to avoid waxy potatoes like reds and fingerlings, they will still come out well, but they won’t have that soft fluffy middle.

There’s no need to pre-cook the potatoes, just wash and dry them before cutting them into wedges. I love that you don’t have to peel them!

Can you make these without oil?

It’s defiantly best to use some oil, it will help the wedges to cook more evenly and will help them to get crispy and brown. If you don’t spray them with oil, the flour coating can remain quite dry. You’ll need a lot less than traditional deep frying for sure though!

It’s best not to use an aerosol spray for the oil, like PAM, as this can damage the coating of the air fryer basket. Instead, use a pump spray bottle for a nice even coating. For best results, use a high heat neutral oil like canola, vegetable, peanut, or avocado.

Can you make them ahead and reheat them?

These seasoned potato wedges are great right out of the air fryer, but if you have leftovers don’t throw them out! One of the reasons I love the air fryer so much is because it reheats so well!

Cooked wedges can be stored in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 3 days. To reheat them, preheat the air fryer to 380F and cook them for 3 to 5 minutes, shaking halfway through. They’ll come out perfectly crispy and taste as they’ve just been cooked!

What do you serve them with?

These crispy air fryer wedges are great to serve as an appetizer with dips like ketchup or Vinegar BBQ Sauce, they are an excellent addition to game day! they are also great served as a side with a main, try them with some of these favorites:

Recipe Notes and Tips

  • I recommend that you cook these wedges in batches. You can add all the wedges in at the same time but it would require you to turn the wedges in every five minutes or so with silicone tongs. For best results, laying the wedges in a single layer is suggested.
  • It’s best not to cut the potatoes too far ahead of time as they can start to brown. If you’d like to prep them ahead, cut the wedges and keep them covered in a bowl of water till ready to cook.
  • Grease your air fryer basket with a little oil before cooking, this will stop the wedges from sticking and will make them easier to flip.
  • I LOVE this KFC copycat seasoning, but be sure to try your own seasoning mixes for other flavors!

And there you have it. Delicious golden breaded potato wedges just like KFC and the gas station 🙂

Like these wedges in your Air Fryer? Try these Air Fryer recipes.

If you’re looking for Air Fryer tips and tricks, check out my Air Fryer Tips and Tricks.

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KFC Copycat Potato Wedges (Air Fryer Method)

These Copycat KFC Potato Wedges are made in the Air Fryer! They are perfectly seasoned and the perfect side dish to your favorite meal. I’ve provided full step by step instructions so you can make a healthier version of these copycat KFC fries.
Course Side Dish
Cuisine American
Keyword Air fryer potato wedges, copycat KFC wedges, how to air fry wedges
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 22 minutes
Total Time 32 minutes
Servings 4 people
Calories 227kcal
Author Tanya

Ingredients

  • 2 large Russet Potatoes
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 Tablespoon milk
  • ½ cup flour
  • 1 ½ Tablespoon Seasoned Salt
  • ½ teaspoon paprika
  • ½ teaspoon garlic powder
  • ½ teaspoon ground black pepper
  • Oil for Spraying

Instructions

  • Wash and dry Russet potatoes. Cut into wedges, set aside.
  • Whisk egg and milk in a large bowl. Toss russet potatoes in egg mixture until potatoes are fully covered. Set aside.
  • Combine flour, seasoned salt, paprika, garlic powder, and black pepper in a medium sized bowl.
  • Take a russet potato wedge out of the egg mixture and place it in the flour mixture, coating all sides. Shake off any excess flour. Place wedge on the bottom of a greased Air Fryer basket.
  • Repeat with the remaining wedges, making sure the wedges are in a single layer on the bottom of the basket.
  • Spray the wedges with oil, covering any flour spots.
  • Close the Air Fryer basket and cook the wedges on 360 degrees Fahrenheit for 11 minutes. Open basket, spray any flour spots that you see on the wedges, then flip the wedges. Spray this side of the wedges. Close the Air Fryer basket and cook for 11 more minutes.
  • Serve wedges with ketchup and enjoy 🙂

Notes

Notes on Air Fryer Potato Wedges

  • I recommend that you cook these wedges in batches. You can add all the wedges in at the same time but it would require for you to turn the wedges every five minutes or so with a silicone tongs. For best results, laying the wedges in a single layer is suggested.
  • I suggest you serve these wedges with ketchup.
  • It’s best not to cut the potatoes to far ahead of time as they can start to brown. If you’d like to prep them ahead, cut the wedges and keep them covered in a bowl of water til ready to cook.
  • Grease your air fryer basket with a little oil before cooking, this will stop the wedges from sticking and will make them easier to flip.
  • I LOVE this KFC copycat seasoning, but be sure to try your own seasoning mixes for other flavors!

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Nutrition

Calories: 227kcal | Carbohydrates: 46g | Protein: 7g | Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 53mg | Sodium: 2647mg | Potassium: 805mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 220IU | Vitamin C: 10.5mg | Calcium: 36mg | Iron: 2.6mg
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Recipe updated on 4/1/2022 with helpful tips.

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Chloe

Friday 14th of January 2022

Can I make these w gluten free flour? And did the verdict come to, you can freeze them and save them for later?

Tanya

Saturday 15th of January 2022

Hi Chloe, I don't have much experience with gluten-free flour but I'm guessing it would work fine. As far as freezing, I haven't personally tried but my rule of thumb is to par-bake before freezing potatoes.

Adam Levy

Thursday 9th of September 2021

Great recipe! I veganized this recipe by using oat milk and poured more milk to make up for the lack of egg. The texture came out great even without using egg.

Tanya

Friday 10th of September 2021

Thanks for the feedback Adam, I love that you made them Vegan :)

Bob

Tuesday 13th of April 2021

Made whole batch ( it’s only me) am almost halfway through. Need to buy a olive oil sprayer. Drizzled olive oil this time. Very tasty! Need to figure way to take to work on the road.

Bob

Tuesday 13th of April 2021

Serving wedges with a mix of ketchup and mayonnaise is better.

Diane

Saturday 13th of March 2021

I normally don’t like potato wedges fixed at home but you hit this recipe out of the park! These really did taste like KFC. Followed the recipe as written. Thank you for this recipe!