Air Fryer Breakfast Potatoes

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Air Fryer Breakfast Potatoes are perfectly seasoned with the best texture — crisp on the outside and tender on the inside. They’re like roasted potatoes, but faster — quick and easy!

Air Fryer Breakfast Potatoes freshly made.

These Air Fryer Breakfast Potatoes Are…

  1. Fast cooking: WAY quicker than traditional roasting.
  2. Crispy outside: Mimics deep-fried texture with far less oil.
  3. Soft inside: Perfectly tender inside.
  4. Versatile: Complements various breakfast dishes.
  5. Flavorful: Well-seasoned for an incredible flavor.

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Air Fryer Breakfast Potato Ingredients

  • Gold/yellow potatoes: Choose firm and unblemished for a buttery, creamy texture. Gold potatoes have thin skins and make peeling unnecessary.
  • Olive oil: Crucial for crispiness.
  • Fine sea salt: The smaller grains adhere better.
  • Black pepper: Try this Table grind.
  • Paprika: Go with smoked paprika for deep flavors or sweet for mildness.
  • Garlic and onion powder: These two add flavor with no chopping required!
  • Optional: Fresh chives and freshly grated Parmesan for even more flavor!

Photo showing the steps of making Air Fryer Breakfast Potatoes: Adding potatoes to a bowl along with oil and seasonings then adding everything to the air fryer.

How To Make Air Fryer Breakfast Potatoes

  • Cube potatoes: Into ½-inch pieces.
  • Season: Toss potatoes with oil and seasonings.
  • Arrange: Spread in a single layer in the basket.
  • Cook: 10-15 minutes, shaking halfway.
  • Finish: Check for crispiness and tenderness.
  • Serve: Adjust seasoning, add garnish, and enjoy.

The freshly cooked breakfast potatoes ready to be served.

How To Use Air Fryer Breakfast Potatoes

  1. Breakfast side: Pair with eggs, bacon, or sausage.
  2. Breakfast bowl: Combine with eggs, cheese, and guacamole.
  3. Burritos or tacos: Add to tortillas with eggs and salsa.
  4. Brunch hash: Combine with peppers, onions, and a fried egg.
  5. Omelet or frittata mix-in: Stir into egg dishes.
  6. Meal prep: Use for quick breakfasts throughout the week.
  7. Topping: Crunchy addition to soups or salads.
  8. Snack dip: Enjoy with ketchup or fry sauce.

Photo showing a pan filled with Air Fryer Breakfast Potatoes

STORAGE

Leftovers?

Storing: Keep in an airtight container in the fridge for up to five days.

Reheating: Warm in the air fryer at 350°F for a few minutes until heated through.

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Air Fryer Breakfast Potatoes

5 from 1 vote
Air Fryer Breakfast Potatoes are perfectly seasoned with the best texture — crisp on the outside and tender on the inside. They're like roasted potatoes, but faster — quick and easy!
Air Fryer Breakfast Potatoes freshly made.
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Air Fryer Breakfast Potatoes

Air Fryer Breakfast Potatoes freshly made.
5 from 1 vote
Air Fryer Breakfast Potatoes are perfectly seasoned with the best texture — crisp on the outside and tender on the inside. They're like roasted potatoes, but faster — quick and easy!
Course Appetizer, Breakfast, Side Dish, Snack
Cuisine American, Healthy, Vegetarian
Keyword Air Fryer Breakfast Potatoes
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 4 servings (as a side)
Chelsea Lords
Calories 122kcal
Cost $4.12

Equipment

  • 6-quart or larger Air Fryer

Ingredients

  • 1 pound gold/yellow potatoes, unpeeled; cut into ½-inch pieces (3 cups potato cubes)
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil (Note 1)
  • Salt & pepper (recommended ½ tsp salt and ¼ tsp pepper)
  • teaspoon paprika
  • ½ teaspoon garlic powder
  • ¼ teaspoon onion powder
  • Optional: fresh chives, diced and/or freshly grated Parmesan

Instructions

  • PREP: Wash the potatoes, thoroughly dry, and then cut into ½-inch cubes. Measure to ensure you have 3 filled cups.
  • SEASON: Add the potato cubes to a separate bowl (not in the air fryer basket). Drizzle with oil and add all the seasonings, tossing thoroughly for an even coating.
  • ADD TO AIR FRYER: Preheat Air Fryer to 400°F. If your model doesn't have a preheat function, run it empty for 3 minutes at 400°F. Spread the seasoned potatoes in the air fryer in a single layer, avoiding overlap. (Cook in batches if necessary.)
  • AIR FRY: Air fry for 10-15 minutes, shaking the basket halfway through and returning potatoes to an even layer.
  • CHECK DONENESS: Potatoes are done when tender with a slightly crisp and charred exterior. Air fryer models have a lot of variance, so if the potatoes aren’t crispy after 15 minutes, continue air frying and check every 1-2 minutes.
  • SERVE: Taste and add a pinch more of salt if desired. Enjoy right out of the fryer, optionally garnished with fresh chives and/or by grating Parmesan cheese on top (use a microplane). Serve and enjoy!

Recipe Notes

Note 1: Oil:  Do not reduce the amount of oil; it's crucial for achieving crispy potatoes.
Cutting Potatoes: Ensure uniform cooking by cutting the potatoes into equal ½-inch cubes. Start by slicing them into ½-inch rounds, then chopping the rounds into ½-inch pieces.

Nutrition Facts

Serving: 1serving | Calories: 122kcal | Carbohydrates: 21g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 4g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 0.5g | Monounsaturated Fat: 3g | Sodium: 8mg | Potassium: 497mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 310IU | Vitamin C: 22mg | Calcium: 16mg | Iron: 1mg

We do our best to provide accurate nutritional analysis for our recipes. Our nutritional data is calculated using a third-party algorithm and may vary, based on individual cooking styles, measurements, and ingredient sizes. Please use this information for comparison purposes and consult a health professional for nutrition guidance as needed.

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