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Crispy Air fryer breakfast potatoes recipe, pair it with your favorite entrees anytime- not just in the morning! You can easily use these potatoes as a companion to your favorite meals or eat them as a snack. And since they are simple and easy to make, you won’t have any trouble serving them just about any day of the week.

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Breakfast Potatoes

Breakfast potatoes are an American classic used, as the name suggests, to fill out a breakfast. People often serve them alongside their favorite breakfast foods, but you can also serve them alongside dinner entrees or in wraps.

Though typically pan or deep fried, our potatoes use the air fryer to make them healthier without losing the added crispiness you love from the potatoes. We also use a simple, but tasty blend of spices to make the potatoes have plenty of flavor with or without other foods.

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🥘Ingredients for Breakfast Potatoes

When you want the best tasting breakfast potatoes, you’ll need to make sure you have the following ingredients:

  • Potatoes - We like using Yukon gold, but you could use other varieties if you prefer.
  • Olive oil - You could sub in a light tasting oil.
  • Seasonings - We season the potatoes with salt, garlic powder, onion powder, paprika, and black pepper.

Ingredients to make breakfast potatoes

🧂 Breakfast Potato Seasoning

Breakfast potatoes are a very common food found in diners and other restaurants around America. And while they are all similar, there is no one set way you have to season them. Our seasoning blend is earthy and mild, but you can use different blends of spices to make them hotter or have less overall seasoning.

Some other suggestions include:

  • Use only salt and pepper
  • Use cumin, chili powder, and cayenne for a southwest style
  • Add in some bell or spicy peppers to give the potatoes a bit more flavor.

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🔪 How to make the best breakfast potatoes in air fryer 📋

Here’s how to make the best breakfast potatoes in the air fryer:

  • First, wash, peel, and cut the potatoes into 1 inch cubes.
  • In a large bowl, combine the potatoes with the rest of the ingredients and toss to coat.
  • Once the potatoes are ready, add them to the air fryer basket and shake it to form an even layer.
  • Next, cook at 400 F/200 C for 20 minutes, shaking the basket occasionally throughout, or until they turn golden brown and crispy.
  • Enjoy them warm with your favorite foods!

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⏲️ Making roasted breakfast potatoes in oven

To make them in the oven, follow the steps above to cut, wash, and then coat the potatoes. Once they are ready, bake them in a preheated oven set at 425 F for 20 minutes on a sheet of parchment paper.  

After 10 minutes, give them a quick stir or flip the potatoes. They are ready when they turn golden brown and crispy.

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How to serve Breakfast Potatoes

When we make breakfast potatoes, we serve them right alongside our favorite breakfast dishes. 

But these also make a great side dish for dinner too. You can easily smother them in a cheese sauce, a salsa, or other gravy to give them added flavor.

If you like, you can also add them to your favorite wraps or as a base for veggies and other treats.

Why are my breakfast potatoes not crispy

One of the best things you can do to help make potatoes crispy is to soak them for about 30 minutes before baking or air frying them. This will help remove excess starch, which causes them to become less crispy when cooked. 

Also, though the oven can bake them nicely, they will be less crispy when baked in the oven compared to the air fryer, so if you want extra crispy potatoes, use your air fryer.

Best potatoes for crispy breakfast potatoes

We love using Yukon gold for breakfast potatoes. They cook up crispy on the outside with a soft and creamy center.

If you prefer, you could use russets, red potatoes, white, or really just about any variety you prefer. 

📖 Seasonings and Variations

It’s always good to spice things up a bit. Here are a few suggestions for seasoning variations for breakfast potatoes:

  • Use plain salt and pepper
  • Sprinkle in some southwest seasonings, like cumin, chili powder, and cayenne pepper
  • Use your favorite Indian spices and blends
  • Put a dash of Italian seasoning on the potatoes
  • Spritz with some lemon juice and top with fresh parsley when done cooking

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💭 Pro Tips to make the crispy breakfast potatoes

When you want to make the crispiest breakfast potatoes, follow these easy tips:

  • Soak and rinse your potatoes before cooking them.
  • Make sure to leave a bit of space between the potatoes and not overcrowd the basket.
  • Don’t skip either tossing with some oil or spraying with oil. The oil gives them a bit of a crispy outside.

How to store breakfast Potatoes

You can easily store cooled breakfast potatoes in an airtight container. Once they have cooled, transfer them to the container and then place them in the fridge for up to 5 days.

You can also add them to the freezer. To freeze, make sure they have cooled completely and then place them in an airtight container and store them for up to 6 months.

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How to reheat breakfast potatoes

To reheat breakfast potatoes, thaw them overnight if frozen. Otherwise, you can place them in the air fryer basket and cook for about 4 to 5 minutes or until warmed through. 

Alternatively, you could place them in a warm oven for about 10 minutes or until warmed through.

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Other recipes to try

We have a lot of recipes in the blog using potatoes like

If you really love easy and healthy versions of your favorite fried foods, then you need to check out these other air fryer recipes:

Let us know what you think

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crispy breakfast potatoes recipe

Cripsy Breakfast Potatoes Recipe

Yield: 2 servings
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 25 minutes

Air fryer breakfast potatoes pair with your favorite entrees anytime- not just in the morning! You can easily use these potatoes as a companion to your favorite meals or eat them as a snack. And since they are simple and easy to make, you won’t have any trouble serving them just about any day of the week.

Ingredients

  • 16 oz. potatoes cut into 1 inch cubes
  • olive oil 1/2 tbsp
  • salt 1/2 tsp
  • garlic powder 1/2 tsp
  • black pepper 1/4 tsp
  • garlic powder ½ teaspoon
  • onion powder ½ teaspoon
  • paprika ¼ tsp

Instructions

How to make the best breakfast potatoes in air fryer

Here’s how to make the best breakfast potatoes in the air fryer:

  • First, wash, peel, and cut the potatoes into 1 inch cubes.
  • In a large bowl, combine the potatoes with the rest of the ingredients and toss to coat.
  • Once the potatoes are ready, add them to the air fryer basket and shake it to form an even layer.
  • Next, cook at 400 F/200 C for 20 minutes, shaking the basket occasionally throughout, or until they turn golden brown and crispy.
  • Enjoy them warm with your favorite foods!

Making roasted breakfast potatoes in oven

To make them in the oven, follow the steps above to cut, wash, and then coat the potatoes. Once they are ready, bake them in a preheated oven set at 425 F for 20 minutes on a sheet of parchment paper.  

After 10 minutes, give them a quick stir or flip the potatoes. They are ready when they turn golden brown and crispy.

Notes

  • Soak and rinse your potatoes before cooking them.
  • Make sure to leave a bit of space between the potatoes and not overcrowd the basket.
  • Don’t skip either tossing with some oil or spraying with oil. The oil gives them a bit of a crispy outside.

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Paulette

Friday 1st of April 2022

Do you soak whole potatoes or cubed ?

TheBellyRulesTheMind

Friday 1st of April 2022

Hi Paulette,

You can soak them cubed for best results.

Stephen Carroll

Wednesday 30th of March 2022

You have 1/2 tsp of salt listed twice.

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