Air Fryer Breakfast Potatoes are the perfect side dish to go with eggs, waffles, or any of your favorite breakfast foods. With just a few ingredients, they cook up nice and crispy with just 2 tsp of olive oil.
If you love using an air fryer, try making these Buffalo Chicken Tenders.
- HOW DOES AN AIR FRYER WORK?
- WHY YOU WILL LOVE THIS AIR FRYER POTATOES RECIPE
- THERE'S NO NEED TO SOAK THESE POTATOES
- SIMPLE INGREDIENTS
- STEP BY STEP DIRECTIONS TO MAKE CRISPY BREAKFAST POTATOES
- SOME OF MY FAVORITE WAYS TO SERVE AIR FRYER POTATOES
- WANT TO STORE THESE POTATOES FOR LATER? HERE'S HOW:
- MORE MEMORABLE RECIPES
- Air Fryer Breakfast Potatoes
HOW DOES AN AIR FRYER WORK?
An air fryer is much like a convection oven. It cooks by blowing hot air around the food, making it crispy without needing a ton of oil. If you don't have an air fryer yet, check out 9-Top Rated Air Fryers before you buy.
If you are looking for more air fryer recipes, try my Air Fryer Cheese Sticks or my Air Fryer Meatloaf recipe.
WHY YOU WILL LOVE THIS AIR FRYER POTATOES RECIPE
- The potatoes get crispy on the outside, but stay tender on the inside.
- Making a big breakfast in the air fryer frees up a spot on the stove top. Say you're cooking Biscuits & Gravy, crispy potatoes and eggs, things begin to get hectic. Air frying the potatoes is so simple and they come out perfect in just 12 minutes.
- These potatoes create a hearty breakfast and they go good with everything! Steak, chicken, pork, everything! Don't reserve these potatoes for just Sunday brunch, they are great at dinner time too!
- These potatoes are healthy because you are not deep frying them! With the fat eliminated you can forget about any guilt associated with eating fried potatoes.
- Did I mention they are SO EASY!
THERE'S NO NEED TO SOAK THESE POTATOES
I don't soak the potatoes before cooking, which is yet another great reason to make this air fryer potato recipe.
- Potatoes - Yukon Gold are my favorite, but russet potatoes will work as well.
- Olive Oil
- Black Pepper
- Onion Powder
- Hot Sauce - optional
STEP BY STEP DIRECTIONS TO MAKE CRISPY BREAKFAST POTATOES
STEP 1: There's no need to peel the potatoes. Wash and dry the potatoes, then dice them into ¼ in pieces. I prefer Yukon Gold potatoes for this recipe and I cut them small to shorten the cook time.
STEP 2: In a large bowl, toss the diced potatoes with 2 tsp Olive Oil.
STEP 3: Add ½ tsp salt, ¼ tsp black pepper, ¼ tsp paprika, and ¼ tsp onion powder. Combine until all potatoes are evenly coated with spices. Play around with the different flavors combinations. Add rosemary, garlic powder, or even turmeric, my new favorite spice!
STEP 3: Preheat air fryer to 400 degrees.
STEP 4: Place potatoes in the air fryer basket and cook at 400 degrees for 6 minutes.
STEP 5: For best results, give the potatoes a good shake at this point and bake another 6 minutes.
STEP 6: Potatoes should be crisp on the outside and tender on the inside. If the potatoes aren't crispy enough for your liking, cook for an additional 3-5 minutes. (Cooking time may vary depending upon the air fryer model.)
Add more salt and pepper to taste and serve immediately.
SOME OF MY FAVORITE WAYS TO SERVE AIR FRYER POTATOES
There are so many options:
- Pair them with my Asparagus Sausage Quiche for breakfast or Cast-Iron Burgers for a quick fun weeknight dinner.
- How about potato nachos? Add chili powder and cumin to the potatoes before cooking. When they have finished in the air fryer, layer on a baking sheet with taco meat and cheese and bake until the cheese is melted. Garnish with salsa, sour cream, and cilantro. Yum!
- Make a batch of breakfast burritos. The potatoes will go great with egg, onions, green bell peppers, cheese, and a touch of salsa, all wrapped in a tortilla.
- Load the top of the potatoes with cheese, bacon bits and green onions.
Home fries or country potatoes are another name for breakfast potatoes.
If you use too much oil they will get soggy. Also, avoid over crowding. It's best to have the fries in a single layer, with little to no touching, so the air can reach all the sides of the potato.
No, there is no need to soak the potatoes for this air fryer recipe.
WANT TO STORE THESE POTATOES FOR LATER? HERE'S HOW:
Fridge: Let the potatoes cool completely, then place them in an airtight container and store in the fridge for up to 3 days.
Reheating in the air fryer: A great way to reheat these potatoes is to put them back into the air fryer. No additional oil is needed. Reheat in 3 minute increments until the potatoes are hot.
Reheat in the microwave: Place the leftover breakfast potatoes in a microwave safe dish and reheat for 1 - 3 minutes.
MORE MEMORABLE RECIPES
Air Fryer Breakfast Potatoes
- 3 c Diced Potatoes (Approximately 1.5 pounds)
- 2 tsp Olive Oil
- ½ tsp Salt
- ¼ tsp Pepper
- ¼ tsp Paprika
- ½ tsp Onion Powder
- 1 tsp Hot Sauce Optional
- Toss diced potatoes with 2 tsp Olive Oil. Add ½ tsp Salt, ¼ tsp Pepper, ¼ tsp Paprika, and ½ tsp Onion Powder. Combine until all potatoes are evenly coated with spices.
- Place potatoes in air fryer basket. Cook at 400 degrees for 6 minutes.
- At this point, give the potatoes a good shake and bake another 6 minutes.
- Potatoes should be crisp on the outside and tender on the inside. If the potatoes aren't crispy enough for you cook for an additional 3- 5 minutes. (Cooking time may vary depending upon the air fryer model.)
- Add more salt and pepper to taste. Serve immediately.
If you make this recipe, please let me know! I'd love to hear how it turned out in the comments below.
I love the simplicity of this recipe - and that you can put this in the air fryer and forget about it for 15 min while putting the rest of brunch/breakfast together. I always have too many pans going while preparing a big breakfast and this helps a lot!
Linger, Kristy Murray
Potatoes - any way you cook them is a hit in my book. But these breakfast potatoes in the air fryer are such a great idea for convenience, simplicity and deliciousness. And heck, I would make these any other time of the day as well. Thanks so much Jill for sharing.
I just got my air fryer & trying new recipes, .I love potatoes so I will definitely be trying this.
Thank you for sharing.
P.S. I’ll let you know how I did at making them.
Thank you Judy! I can't wait to hear how they come out.