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Air Fryer Potato Wedges (KFC Copycat)

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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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I’m so excited to share this Air Fryer Potato Wedges recipe with you all. After many test, I finally figured out how to make the perfect KFC copycat wedges in your air fryer.

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

Now, I currently own 3 Air Fryers because I love them so much.

Ok, so back to these wedges. I’m a huge fan of breaded fries. Like the kind they serve at KFC and the gas stations that serve fried chicken. Yes y’all, gas stations in North Carolina throw down on some fried chicken and wedges.

These wedges take a little more effort than traditional potato wedges but it’s so worth it in the end.

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.

And there you have it. Delicous 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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Air Fryer Potato Wedges (KFC Copycat)

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
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 22 minutes
Total Time 32 minutes
Servings 4 people
Calories 227kcal
Author Tanya


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


  • 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 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.

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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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Tuesday 15th of September 2020

So good! I made these for lunch today. They taste just like gas station/KFC potato wedges. Really easy to make and really tasty!

J. C.

Wednesday 12th of August 2020

I must have done something wrong. Mine didn't turn out that well. One batch was overcooked, the other was cooked well and tasted good, but still had white powdered flour stuck everywhere. Still getting used to my air fryer I suppose.


Friday 17th of July 2020

I forgot to mention in my review (vegan review by taylor) I also cut up and soaked my potatoes overnight as well as added a fistful of corn chex that I had put in a baggy and crushed a little with a rolling pin and put this in my flour mixture just to add a layer of crispiness.


Saturday 18th of July 2020

Thanks so much Taylor! This is good info on making these vegan.


Friday 17th of July 2020

The last few times I've been to kfc they've told me they stopped serving wedges and I had a bunch of potatoes getting almost too old in my pantry. I found your recipe and got to work. I'm vegan so I switched out the egg with bob's red mill egg replacer and milk for cashew milk (with a tbs or so of apple cider vinegar because a lot of vegan recipes ask to do so to create a buttermilk). These wedges are extraordinarily delicious. I can't stop eating them. Thank you!!


Saturday 18th of July 2020

Hi Taylor, Thank you :) I've heard they stopped making them. I was shocked. I'll just keep making these then lol

Kate Nicholson

Wednesday 10th of June 2020

I needed something tonight, with potatoes and frying, and....just something...and this fit the bill to a T. Do I have to share with my husband?


Thursday 11th of June 2020

lol, nope :)