Air Fryer Baby Breakfast Potatoes

4 servings
25 min

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These Air Fryer Baby Breakfast Potatoes are crispy on the outside, fluffy in the middle, and coated in loads of spices. These are the perfect side dish for Sunday brunch, but honestly can easily be served as a dinner side as well.

Today's post features two of my favorite things. Potatoes and my air fryer.


The air fryer is truly one of the best ways to cook crispy potatoes. The oven does not even compare. Not to mention, they cook waaaay faster in the air fryer.


Going out to brunch is one of my favorite things to do on the weekends. Breakfast potatoes are always a must for me. So I thought I would recreate them at home.


Highlights



  • Crispy
  • Loaded with spices
  • Great for brunch or dinner
  • Ready in less than 30 minutes
  • Healthier than traditionally fried potatoes


Ingredients

  • Olive oil: Swap for vegetable, canola, or avocado oil.
  • Red Potatoes: I used mini red potatoes because they are more uniform in size, but you if you can’t find these regular red potatoes will work. Cut them in about ¾ inch pieces.
  • Cayenne Pepper: Omit if you do not want any heat.


Complete list of ingredients and amounts is located on the .


Instructions

before you start

  • Wash and dry potatoes. Rinse potatoes and remove any brown spot. Pat dry with paper towels. Cut in half.


Step 1: In a large bowl, combine the potatoes, olive oil, and all the spices. Toss well.


Step 2: Place enough potatoes in the air fryer basket to cover the bottom but do not over crowd. Depending on the size of your air fryer you will need to do this in a couple of batches.

TIP - Toss your potatoes well so they are complete coated in the oil and spices.


Step 3: Cook at 400° for about 10 minutes.


Step 4: Shake the basket to rotate the potatoes. Cook for another 8-10 minutes or until the potatoes are browned and tender.

TIP - You can always check on the potatoes as they cook and give them an extra shake.


Expert Tips



  • Wash and dry potatoes. Rinse potatoes and remove any brown spot. Pat dry with paper towels. Cut in half.
  • Coat the potatoes well in oil. Make sure the oil and spice completely coat each potato.
  • Do not over crowd the air fryer. The best way to ensure the air fryer will crisp the potatoes is to not overfill the basket. You can see in step 2 and the photo above, you want to keep the potatoes in one layer. Cook in batches if needed.
  • Keep warm in the oven. If needed or batch cooking, keep the potatoes warm in the oven at 250°.

FAQs

How do you store leftover breakfast potatoes?Store leftovers in an airtight container for 3-4 days. They are best served fresh but can be reheated in the oven at 375° or in the microwave.

Why are my air fryer potatoes soggy?It is most likely because the basket was overcrowded or the potatoes were wet. Place potatoes in a single layer for maximum crisp and also shake halfway through cooking. Pat rinsed potatoes dry with a paper towel.

Are air fried potatoes healthy? Compared to deep fried potatoes, yes! Most of the excess oil drains off in the air fryer.

What to serve with breakfast potatoes?These potatoes are a great side dish to any traditional breakfast or brunch dish like pancakes or waffles, sausage or bacon, eggs, casseroles, and really the list goes on! They are also great as a dinner side dish with steak, chicken, burgers, fish, and more.


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Air Fryer Baby Breakfast Potatoes

Recipe details

  • 4  servings
  • Prep time: 5 Minutes Cook time: 20 Minutes Total time: 25 min
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Ingredients


  • 1 ½ pounds mini red potatoes, halved*
  • 2 Tablespoons olive oil*
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • ½ teaspoon pepper
  • ½ teaspoon granulated garlic
  • ½ teaspoon onion powder
  • ½ teaspoon smoked paprika
  • ½ teaspoon dried parsley
  • ¼ teaspoon cayenne pepper*
  • Optional Garnish
  • scallions, flakey salt, oregano

Instructions


Review all recipe notes and instructions before beginning.
In a large bowl, combine the potatoes, olive oil, and all the spices. Toss well.
Place enough potatoes in the air fryer basket to cover the bottom but do not over crowd. Depending on the size of your air fryer you will need to do this in a couple of batches.
Cook at 400° for about 10 minutes.
Shake the basket to rotate the potatoes. Cook for another 8-10 minutes or until the potatoes are browned and tender.

Tips

  • Olive oil: Swap for vegetable, canola, or avocado oil.Red Potatoes: I used mini red potatoes because they are more uniform in size, but you if you can’t find these regular red potatoes will work. Cut them in about ¾ inch pieces.Cayenne Pepper: Omit if you do not want any heat.
  • Wash and dry potatoes. Rinse potatoes and remove any brown spot. Pat dry with paper towels. Cut in half.
  • Coat the potatoes well in oil. Make sure the oil and spice completely coat each potato.
  • Do not over crowd the air fryer. The best way to ensure the air fryer will crisp the potatoes is to not overfill the basket. You can see in step 2 and the photo above, you want to keep the potatoes in one layer. Cook in batches if needed.
  • Keep warm in the oven. If needed or batch cooking, keep the potatoes warm in the oven at 250°.
Brianna May
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