This Air Fryer Breakfast Potatoes Recipe is the crispiest and creamiest potatoes for your breakfast. They are fried in the air fryer in just 15 minutes. They have the same flavor as the potatoes you would have at a restaurant, but they are healthier and contain far less oil.
Looking for more breakfast recipes? try this Air Fryer French Toast, Avocado Toast With Egg Recipe, or this magnificent Easy Turkish Baklava Recipe!
Why you’ll love them
These air fryer breakfast potatoes are no joke! so easy, and quick to make in the morning. You can put these potatoes in the Air fryer and let it do its thing, while you can prepare some hot coffee and fry an egg to put on top of those magnificent golden color potatoes.
Every breakfast item tastes great with some well-seasoned breakfast potatoes, especially scrambled eggs, omelets, and quiche. Even though there aren’t many ingredients in this recipe, it nevertheless has a strong flavor and crunchy texture.
What you’ll need
This is just an overview of the ingredients needed to make these air fryer breakfast potatoes. The full list and detailed instructions are down below in the recipe card!
- Potatoes – Yukon gold potatoes are the best for air frying in my opinion, although red or russet potatoes also perform well. They are frequently referred to as an all-purpose potatoes because of this. Due to the thin skin and creamy, almost butter-like flavor of Yukon Golds, peeling is typically not required. The inside will be creamier and less dry/crisp than home fries made with Russets because they have a medium starch and moisture level. However, they maintain their shape and have a strong flavor.
- eggs – you can use whatever type of eggs on top of the potatoes.
- oil – Without using deep frying, the air fryer makes wonderfully crispy potatoes! Don’t completely omit the oil, though, as it’s necessary to give them flavor and crispness.
- salt and pepper.
- garlic powder.
How to make air fryer breakfast potatoes
This is an overview of the steps needed to make the air fryer breakfast potatoes recipe. Detailed instructions are in the recipe card down below!
- Potatoes should be cut into 1/2-inch cubes. To achieve this, cut a tiny piece of the potato’s long sides, allowing the potato to lay flat. Slice the potato lengthwise at a distance of half an inch, then lay it flat. The potato should then be rolled onto its side and the 1/2 inch slices repeated. Finish by making additional 1/2 incisions that cube and fall apart when you turn the potato horizontally. To quickly dice them, you may also use a veggie cutter.
- In a large bowl, combine the diced potatoes with olive oil, smoked paprika, garlic powder, onion powder, salt, and pepper. Potatoes should be thoroughly tossed to distribute the seasoning.
- Place the seasoned potatoes in the air fryer basket and cook for 10 minutes at 375°F. Open the basket using the handle, then shake it to stir the potatoes. Re-fry them in the air fryer for 10 more minutes. The potatoes should be beginning to color around the edges and be fork-tender. Fewer crispy potatoes will occur from overcrowding the basket. The size of your air fryer will determine whether you need to operate it in batches.
Note: The potatoes don’t need to be soaked in order to become crispy. Typically, this makes french fries crispy and helps remove some of the superfluous starch. Save yourself some time and skip it; I found that they were enough crispy!
Do you have to soak the potatoes?
The majority of fried potatoes need to be soaked in cold water to eliminate extra starch before cooking so that the outside fry evenly. But as you can see, when I tested this recipe without soaking, they came out quite crispy! If you want to, you can soak them for an hour, but it’s not required.
Storage and Reheating
For up to 5 days, keep cooled potatoes in an airtight container. They can be microwaved, but the crispiness will be lost. The potatoes should be spread out on a baking sheet, covered with foil, and roasted at 350° for 10-15 minutes, or until heated through, for the best results.
What to Serve With Them
- This air fryer breakfast potato recipe pairs well with traditional egg-based brunch dishes like quiche or vegetable frittata.
- Serve some over-easy eggs with spicy sauce on top of the potatoes.
- To breakfast quesadillas, add them as a side dish.
Tips for Success:
- Potatoes should be peeled, diced, and soaked in water the night before if time permits.
- Potatoes should be seasoned just before cooking. When potatoes are left with salt, the moisture will be drawn out, preventing the potatoes from crisping.
- To ensure that all of the potatoes cook and brown evenly, cut them all to the same size.
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Air Fryer Breakfast Potatoes
- 1 Air Fryer
- 4 medium-sized Yukon gold potatoes
- 1 whole egg
- 2 tbsps olive oil
- 1 whole leek for decoration
- 1 tsp kosher salt
- 1 tsp fresh ground black pepper
- 1/2 tbsp smoked paprika
- 1 tsp garlic powder
- For five minutes, preheat the air fryer to 375°F. Really thoroughly wash and dry the potatoes.
- Cut the potatoes into 1/2-inch pieces while the air fryer is getting ready. For advice, see the post photographs above.
- Add the olive oil, smoked paprika, garlic powder, salt, and pepper to the potatoes in a large bowl. Potatoes should be thoroughly tossed to distribute the seasoning.
- Place it in an equal layer in the air fryer basket. To ensure that they get as crispy as possible, try not to overcrowd the basket. Work may have to be done in batches. 20 minutes of air frying, with 2-3 tosses and coats.
- The potatoes should be beginning to color around the edges and be fork-tender.
- If your air fryer has an air broil setting, you can use it to broil the food for one to two minutes, shaking the pan occasionally to mix. If not, increase the temperature to 450°F and broil the food.
- Fry an egg and put it on top, with some freshly diced leeks. Enjoy!
You had me at potatoes. Another great air fryer recipe for my to-do list.
Thank you for the comment! and yes it seems that the Air Fryer is the THING right now! so I’m trying to test different types of meals on it! Glad you liked it!
So easy to make breakfast spuds in the air fryer! I love the simple paprika and garlic seasoning. Yum!
sometimes simple things makes huge impact! and this recipe proves it!
These potatoes look amazing. I am going to make is this weekend for brunch. Thanks!!
def try it! perfect for a brunch or breakfast 🙂
HOly cow, those look good! I’m going to add some pre-cooked sausage to mine.
glad you liked the recipe! and that combo will go insane 🙂
This recipe is the perfect dish to serve my family before sending them off to a busy day at school and work! Yum!
glad you liked the recipe! 🙂