Breakfast potatoes are a classic diner-style side dish that go well with eggs and bacon or sausage. They’re easy to make, and they’ll disappear quickly!

These air fried potatoes are crispy on the outside with tender insides. Plus, they reheat well in the oven!

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There’s no better way to start your day than with a big bowl of crispy breakfast potatoes! These savory spuds are perfect with eggs, pancakes, or even in a breakfast burrito. The best part is that they’re super easy to make and you probably have all the ingredients in your pantry!

This simple roasted breakfast potato recipe uses creamy red potatoes and is baked in the oven for a crisp, golden exterior. Then, it’s seasoned with a mixture of smoked paprika, garlic powder, and onion powder.

The key to getting these spuds crispy is to dry them well before cooking. Dice the potatoes and use a paper towel to pat them dry, which removes the excess starch and releases moisture that helps them get crispy.

Next, cook the diced potatoes in a skillet over medium-high heat with oil and butter. Toss until they are browned and cooked through. Add sliced onions and cook for a few more minutes until the onions soften and brown.

Once they are all browned, remove the pan from the heat and let it cool for a couple of minutes. This will prevent the onions from browning too quickly, which would ruin the texture of the potatoes.

Now, it’s time to add the seasonings and toss to coat. This mix includes smoked paprika, garlic powder, onion powder, and a bit of salt.

Alternatively, you could also use lemon pepper or any other combination of spices. Just be sure to adjust the amount of salt according to your tastes!


One of the most common questions we get from friends and readers is how to make crispy breakfast potatoes that have the perfect fried crust on the outside and are soft and tender on the inside. Most recipes for diner-style skillet potatoes ask you to boil the potatoes first and then slice them into coins and fry them, which can take a long time and isn’t fun when you’re feeling lazy, hungover or rushed!

But there’s a simple solution that’s foolproof and that won’t add more than 5 minutes of extra cooking to your already-long morning. That solution is to skip boiling the potatoes and just toss them into a hot, non-stick skillet with oil to start cooking them.

It’s easy to do and the results are always delicious, so don’t be afraid to try it! This method is a great alternative to traditional french fries because it produces the classic diner-style crust that we all love, but without the added calories.

Once the potatoes are fried, you can toss them with any of your favorite sauces, like creamy sour cream or healthy ketchup, for a quick and easy meal. You can also serve them on their own, or with eggs.

The best part of this method is that it takes less time to prepare than traditional diner-style skillet potatoes, so you can prep these a day ahead and reheat them when you want them in the morning! Plus, they’re easy to customize, so you can mix and match different seasonings with each batch for a flavorful breakfast.

Using oil to make the potatoes is essential for achieving that crispy golden fried crust. You can use butter, which is good, but it’s too soft and won’t have that crispy exterior, but olive oil or a neutral vegetable oil with a high smoking point is best.


One of the most popular breakfast side dishes in the world is a simple plate of diner-style potato chips topped with melted butter and dusted with seasonings. These are super easy to make and a quick way to satisfy your morning cravings!

They’re great with scrambled eggs, avocado slices or even fried eggs, or you can add them to a quesadilla or sandwich for a more filling meal. These savory potatoes are also perfect for vegetarians!

You’ll need a few simple ingredients to make these breakfast potatoes, including olive oil, garlic powder, onion powder, smoked paprika, salt and pepper. You can also add a variety of other spices to suit your taste.

Start by preheat the oven to 425 degrees F. Then toss the seasoned potatoes on a rimmed baking sheet and bake until they’re crisp on all sides, about 30 minutes. You can serve them right away, or store in the fridge to reheat for lunch the next day.

For extra flavor, you can also add bell peppers to the dish, which will soften in the oven and give it a nice roasted pepper flavor. Either red or green bell peppers will work well in this recipe.


Breakfast potatoes are an easy side dish to serve with eggs, bacon, sausage, omelets, and more. You can prep them the night before and they’ll be ready to go in the morning!

These crispy, seasoned potatoes are a delicious way to start the day. They’re quick to make, but also full of flavor! They can be served alone, topped with cheese, green onions, or crumbled bacon, or you can pile them into breakfast burritos!

Soaking the potatoes in cold water helps to keep them crisp. The starch molecules swell and rupture when the potatoes are in cold water, which causes the cell walls to break down and make them more crispy.

To hydrate the potatoes, soak them in cold water for 30 minutes to an hour before cooking. This will help to make them tender and easy to cut.

Then, you can either boil them in the microwave or oven before frying them. Either method will work, but boiling them first will give you a more tender result.

If you decide to boil them, just be sure to cook them until they’re barely fork-tender. That’ll keep them from becoming mushy when they’re fried.

Once the potatoes are cooked, add the spices and mix to coat evenly. Transfer them to a baking sheet lined with parchment paper or a silicone mat. Bake for 20 minutes, shaking halfway through.

When the potatoes are done, remove them from the oven and allow them to cool. You can store them in an airtight container for up to 3-5 days.

The best way to reheat leftover breakfast potatoes is to microwave them. If you decide to reheat them in the oven, preheat the oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit and bake them for 10-15 minutes until they’re heated through.