Crispy Air Fryer Breakfast Potatoes

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Crispy air fryer breakfast potatoes are a delicious, hassle-free breakfast side. We use starchy potatoes, savory seasonings, and a touch of oil for potatoes that are crunchy on the outside, and tender on the inside. Pair them with air fryer egg bites and crispy air fryer bacon.

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Air fryer breakfast potatoes in a serving bowl with 2 serving spoons.

Why This Recipe’s a Keeper

  • Crispy Golden Perfection: The air fryer produces crispy breakfast potatoes with a golden exterior and satisfying crunch that’s hard to achieve with other cooking methods.
  • Delicious Seasoning: This recipe provides the ideal mix of tasty seasonings for mouthwatering breakfast potatoes that taste like those from a breakfast diner.
  • Healthier Option: Air frying requires minimal oil compared to traditional frying methods, resulting in a healthier dish without sacrificing taste or texture.
  • Quick and Efficient: Air fryers cook food faster than conventional methods, making it a time-efficient option for busy mornings. And because most air fryers come with removable, dishwasher-safe parts, the cleanup process is easy.
  • Even Cooking: The circulating hot air in the air fryer ensures that breakfast potatoes are cooked evenly on all sides, eliminating the risk of unevenly cooked or burnt portions.
  • Reduced Odor: Unlike traditional frying, air frying minimizes cooking odors, ensuring that your kitchen stays fresh even after preparing a delicious breakfast.
  • No Flipping Required: The air fryer’s design promotes even cooking without the need to flip the potatoes halfway through, streamlining the cooking process.
  • Not Just for Breakfast! Serve crispy air fryer potatoes for dinner. They make a perfect side for hamburgers, steak, chicken and more.
Crispy air fryer breakfast potatoes served with ketchup on the side.

🛒 Ingredients

  • Russet Potatoes: The star of the show! They’re the starchy base for this dish. They have a fluffy texture when cooked, and their exteriors crisp up nicely in the air fryer. After scrubbing them under cold water, feel free to peel the potatoes or keep the peels on.
  • Canola Oil (or a light vegetable oil): Canola oil serves as the cooking fat for the air fryer. It helps achieve the desired crispiness on the outside of the potatoes, and adds a hint of richness. Using a light vegetable oil ensures a neutral flavor, letting the natural taste of the potatoes and seasonings shine.
  • Kosher Salt: Enhances the natural flavor of the potatoes and other seasonings. It plays a crucial role in seasoning this dish, bringing out the savory elements and ensuring a well-balanced taste.
  • Garlic Powder: Adds a savory and aromatic element to the potatoes. It imparts a mild garlic flavor throughout the dish, enhancing the overall taste profile of the breakfast potatoes.
  • Onion Powder: Contributes a subtle and sweet onion flavor to the potatoes. It complements the savory notes from the garlic powder, creating a harmonious blend of flavors.
  • Ground Black Pepper: Adds a touch of heat, a warm pungent flavor, and a rustic aroma. It provides a well-rounded and slightly-spicy kick, balancing the overall taste of the breakfast potatoes.
  • Optional Garnishes: Chopped Italian parsley for freshness and color. And crunchy, flaky salt (like Maldon sea salt flakes) to enhance the overall crispness and texture of the breakfast potatoes.
  • Ketchup (optional dipping sauce): The natural sweetness, moisture and tanginess of ketchup contrasts well with the savory and salty flavor of breakfast potatoes. This combination creates a balanced and satisfying taste experience.

Expert Tip: For a flavorful twist, you can add other ingredients to the potatoes in the air fryer. Try bell peppers, onions, or even breakfast meats like sausage, ham or bacon.

Ingredients for air fryer breakfast potatoes.

📖 Recipe Steps

Recipe Prep: Brush a small amount of canola oil on the inside of the air fryer basket to prevent sticking. Do NOT use non-stick cooking spray. It will damage your air fryer basket by forming a thick, sticky orange residue that’s hard to remove. Preheat air fryer to 400°F.

  1. In a large bowl, toss the cubed potatoes in canola oil. Make sure they’re well coated. Set the bowl aside.
  2. In a small bowl, combine: salt, garlic powder, onion powder, and black pepper.
  3. Sprinkle the seasoning mix over the potatoes, and toss until evenly coated.
  4. Add the potatoes to the air fryer basket. Don’t overcrowd the basket. If needed, air fry in batches so the potatoes can cook evenly and get nice and crisp.
How to air fry breakfast potatoes, step by step.
  1. Air fry for 10 minutes. Shake the basket. Air fry for an additional 10 minutes.
Crispy breakfast potatoes in an air fryer basket.
  1. Transfer breakfast potatoes to a serving bowl. If desired, garnish with parsley and a pinch of flaky salt. Serve with ketchup as a dipping sauce. Enjoy immediately.
Crispy air fryer breakfast potatoes served with a side of ketchup and flaky salt.

👩🏻‍🍳 Recipe FAQ

Opt for starchy potatoes like russet or Yukon Gold for the best results. They have a high starch content, which helps achieve a crispy exterior.

It’s a personal preference. Peeling is not necessary, but make sure to wash and scrub the potatoes thoroughly if you decide to leave the skin on.

Aim for uniform-sized pieces to ensure even cooking. Cubes or small wedges work well for breakfast potatoes.

Preheat the air fryer to 400°F (200°C). Cook the potatoes for around 15-20 minutes, shaking the basket halfway through to ensure even cooking.

Toss the potatoes in a little oil before seasoning to enhance crispiness. Make sure not to overcrowd the air fryer basket, as overcrowding can lead to uneven cooking.

Check if you’re using enough oil, avoid overcrowding the basket, and make sure to shake or stir the potatoes halfway through the cooking time. Adjusting the cooking time or temperature may also help.

Store leftovers in an airtight container in the refrigerator. Reheat in the air fryer for a few minutes until warmed through and crispy again.

Crispy air fryer breakfast potatoes served with a side of ketchup.

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Flavor testers said these are the BEST crispy breakfast potatoes! They loved the homemade seasoning mix, the ease of preparation, and the use of an air fryer. They were amazed at the texture – golden and crisp on the outside, yet fluffy and tender on the inside.

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Air Fryer Breakfast Potatoes


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Air fryer breakfast potatoes are a delicious, hassle-free breakfast side. We use starchy potatoes, savory seasonings, and a touch of oil for potatoes that are crisp and crunchy on the outside and tender on the inside. The perfect breakfast side.


Ingredients

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For Breakfast Potatoes

  • 4 large russet potatoes, peeled and diced into 1-inch cubes
  • 3 tablespoons canola oil (or light vegetable oil)
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons kosher salt, or to taste
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper

For Garnishing and Serving (optional)

  • Fresh Italian parsley, minced
  • Flaky salt (like Maldon sea salt flakes)
  • Ketchup, for serving

Instructions

Recipe Prep: Brush a small amount of canola oil on the inside of the air fryer basket to prevent sticking. Do NOT use non-stick cooking spray. It will damage your air fryer basket by forming a thick, sticky orange residue that’s hard to remove. Preheat air fryer to 400°F.

  1. In a large bowl, toss the cubed potatoes in canola oil. Make sure they’re well coated. Set the bowl aside.
  2. In a small bowl, combine: salt, garlic powder, onion powder, and black pepper. Sprinkle the seasoning mix over the potatoes, and toss until evenly coated.
  3. Add the potatoes to the air fryer basket. Don’t overcrowd the basket. If needed, air fry in batches so the potatoes can cook evenly and get nice and crisp.
  4. Air fry for 10 minutes. Shake the basket. Air fry for an additional 10 minutes. 
  5. Transfer breakfast potatoes to a serving bowl. If desired, garnish with parsley and a pinch of flaky salt. Serve with ketchup as a dipping sauce. Enjoy immediately.

Notes

Expert Tip: For a flavorful twist, you can add other ingredients to the potatoes in the air fryer. Try bell peppers, onions, or even breakfast meats like sausage, ham or bacon.

  • Prep Time: 5 Minutes
  • Cook Time: 20 Minutes
  • Category: Breakfast
  • Method: Air Fryer
  • Cuisine: American
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