Greek Potato Wedges
Visit any authentic Greek restaurant and you’ll find some delicious lemon-y potatoes on your plate. Greek potato wedges are not difficult to make, but the simple flavors added to the right potatoes take your regular roasted potatoes and makes them that much better. I like a potato on your plate that you’ll remember and Greek potato wedges do the trick – tender and moist on the inside with crispy brown bits on the outside and full of flavors of herbs and lemon.
Best Potato for Potato Wedges
My potato of choice for Greek potato wedges is the humble russet. I give them a good scrub and leave the skin on – not only does it help to hold the potato together and stop it from crumbling, it’s more nutritious to leave the skin on. The russet is a high starch potato which means that it will stay tender and fluffy on the inside. Simply cut the russet into wedges that are about 1-inch thick at the widest part.
How to Air-Fry Potato Wedges
The trick to getting the fluffy inside with crispy outside of a potato wedge is to take the time to blanch the potato in salted boiling water first. I know it’s tempting to just want to toss the potatoes in the oven or air-fryer, but taking the time to blanch the potatoes for just 4 minutes is enough to ensure there’s enough moisture in the potato to stay tender. Then, finishing the Greek potato wedges is easy – toss with lemon juice, olive oil and herbs before air-frying at 400ºF for 20 minutes, giving them a flip halfway through. Sprinkle lemon zest and fresh oregano on at the end and then pop the Greek side dish on the plate.
What to Serve with Greek Potato Wedges
Of course, if you’re making Greek Potato Wedges, it makes sense to serve them with other Greek dishes. You might try making some Chicken Souvlaki or vegetarian moussaka as the main course, or you might just like having the potatoes next to a Chicken Gyro sandwich or a Greek Pasta Salad. Then again, you could serve these delicious potatoes with any main meal and they’d be just as delicious.
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Thanks for the super recipes! Where do you get a basket for your potato wedges like that one?
Hi Sherian. That basket is the air fryer basket that comes with the Blue Jean Chef Air Fryer Toaster Oven. You can see more about it here: https://bluejeanchef.com/product/blue-jean-chef-24-quart-air-fryer-toaster-oven/
I made these the other day. Boiling the potatoes really made a difference. They came out crispy and delicious. I will definitely use this recipe again.
We used our Breville oven to air fry the potatoes. Boiling the potatoes first is key to making the best potatoes ever! We used your recipe and couldn’t stop eating potatoes! It took a minute for the water to come back to a boil so I probably had potatoes in water about 5 minutes. Should I have timed from when potatoes went into water?
Hi Deanna. I think a minute here and there won’t make too much of a difference. If you want to be exact, however, use more water next time so that the boil returns faster and start timing when the potatoes go into the water. But again, I think a minute over time is fine.
Yummy yummy in the tummy,delicious