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One of my favorite breakfast items, Air Fryer Home Fries. Baby gold potatoes tossed in a savory seasoning mix and air-fried to crispy golden brown in 15 minutes, so easy!

air fryer home fries on a plate with egg

I think most people have tried home fries for breakfast. Maybe that’s all in my head, but it seems that way. Have you ever tried making them in an air fryer, though? Trust me, Air Fryer Home Fries are a game-changer!

I’m about to share my foolproof Home Fries recipe with you, and it’s going to make your mornings so much easier and tastier! The air fryer has taken my kitchen by storm, and for good reason.

These home fries are super crispy on the outside, creamy on the inside, and the best part? They’re not swimming in oil. You’re only going to use just enough to make sure the fries turn a nice, golden brown.

If you’re anything like my daughter, Lily, you’re going to want some ketchup to go with these. I swear that girl eats more ketchup than potatoes when we make these. Ha! No exaggeration.

These fries are perfect served alongside scrambled eggs or an omelette. The air fryer makes these potatoes a snap!

And hey, while they’re cooking, you can whip up the rest of your breakfast spread. Just another reason why the air fryer is such a wonderful tool.

So let’s dive on into this recipe for Air Fryer Home Fries. You’re going to love what it does to your breakfasts going forward.

Some of our other favorite breakfast recipes we have on our site include: Homemade Brown Sugar Cinnamon Pop-Tarts, Homemade Breakfast Sausage, and Nutella French Toast Sticks.

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WHY THIS RECIPE WORKS:

  1. Quick and Easy: It takes just 5 minutes to prep and 15 minutes to cook. So, in 20 minutes, you’ll be munching on the best breakfast potatoes ever!
  2. Less Oil: The hot air in the air fryer crisps up the potatoes without needing a lot of oil. It’s like magic but healthier!
  3. Perfect Texture: The baby Yukon gold potatoes come out creamy on the inside and golden brown and crispy on the outside. Who doesn’t love crispy potatoes? Yum!

INGREDIENTS NEEDED (SCROLL TO THE BOTTOM OF THIS POST FOR THE FULL RECIPE CARD):

  • Baby Yukon gold potatoes
  • Olive oil
  • Seasoned salt
  • Smoked paprika
  • Garlic powder
  • Onion powder
  • Black pepper
  • Fresh chopped parsley (optional for garnish)
ingredients needed for air fryer home fries

HOW TO MAKE AIR FRYER HOME FRIES:

  1. Cut the potatoes into ½-inch dice. 
  2. Place the potatoes in a bowl with the olive oil, seasoned salt, paprika, garlic powder, onion powder, and black pepper and toss to coat the potatoes.
  3. Preheat the air fryer to 400°F for 5 minutes.
  4. Spray the body of the air fryer with olive oil spray, add the potatoes in a single layer and cook for 15 minutes. Shake the air fryer basket every 5 minutes. The potatoes will be fork tender and crispy on the outside.
how to make air fryer home fries
  1. Garnish with parsley if using and serve immediately.
finished air fryer home fries in air fryer basket

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS ABOUT THIS RECIPE:

WHAT ARE THE BEST POTATOES TO USE?

Baby Yukon gold potatoes are my go-to because they are creamy and hold great flavor.

If you can’t find the baby version, you can certainly go with the regular size too.

Russet potatoes also work well too due to their high starch content for this air fryer home fries recipe!

HOW TO REHEAT POTATOES IN THE AIR FRYER?

Reheat leftover potatoes back in the air fryer for about 3-5 minutes. They’ll get nice and crispy again with very little effort.

Avoid the microwave, as they will most definitely turn soggy. Nobody wants a soggy potato.

air fryer home fries on a plate with egg

DO I HAVE TO USE OLIVE OIL SPRAY?

You don’t HAVE to use it; technically, any cooking spray will work – other than the kind with flour like Baker’s Joy.

There is a consensus that olive oil spray does less damage than other sprays. When I say damage, I mean there is a residue left over in the air fryer that won’t come out with washing.

I learned this from experience; olive oil spray has never left any residue.

ANY ADDITIONS?

Oh there are plenty of options here. Try one of these on for size. Heck, try a whole bunch!

  • Chili powder
  • Cajun seasonings
  • A pinch of cayenne pepper
  • Ranch dressing as a dipping sauce
  • Red potatoes for a different texture
  • French fries seasoning
  • Sprinkle of sea salt after air frying
  • Blackening seasoning
  • BBQ seasoning

ANY SUBSTITUTIONS?

Not too many ingredients to this recipe, but hey, I’ve got you covered!

  • Russet potatoes for Yukon gold
  • Sea salt or kosher salt in place of seasoned salt
  • Garlic salt instead of garlic powder
  • White pepper as an alternative to black pepper
  • Bell peppers instead of parsley for garnish
air fryer home fries on tan plate with egg

HOW TO STORE:

Refrigerator: Keep the cooked home fries in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 3-4 days.

Any time you want to reheat them, toss them back into the air fryer!

Freezer: Freeze them in a single layer on a tray before transferring to an airtight container. Good for up to 3 months.

No need to thaw them before reheating. The amazing air fryer will take care of that for you!

DANA’S TIPS AND TRICKS:

  • Cut your potatoes into even ½-inch cubes for the best results.
  • Preheat your air fryer for 5 minutes for that extra crispiness.
  • Don’t skip shaking the air fryer basket every 5 minutes; it ensures even cooking.
  • Want to up your game? Try seasoning with a little bit of Cajun or chipotle powder.
  • If you’re using larger potatoes, increase the cooking time slightly.
  • Fresh parsley not only adds color but also a fresh, herby taste.
a fork holding up air fryer home fries in air

These Air Fryer Home Fries are not just a perfect side dish, but also a great way to kickstart your morning. They’re quick, easy, and downright delicious.

If you haven’t tried making crispy home fries in an air fryer yet, now’s the time!

If you’ve tried these AIR FRYER HOME FRIES, let me know how it turned out in the comments! You can follow me over on PINTEREST, INSTAGRAM OR FACEBOOK to find some more of our mouthwatering recipes! 

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Air Fryer Home Fries (Crispy Breakfast Potatoes)

Author Dana at ThisSillyGirlsKitchen.com
Prep: 5 minutes
Cook: 15 minutes
One of my favorite breakfast items, Air Fryer Home Fries. Baby gold potatoes tossed in a savory seasoning mix and air-fried to crispy golden brown in 15 minutes, so easy!
Servings 4 servings

Equipment

Ingredients
  

Instructions

  • Cut the potatoes into ½-inch dice.
    1 & 1/2 pounds baby Yukon gold potatoes
  • Place the potatoes in a bowl with the olive oil, seasoned salt, paprika, garlic powder, onion powder, and black pepper and toss to coat the potatoes.
    1 tablespoon olive oil, 1 & 1/2 teaspoons seasoned salt, 1 teaspoon smoked paprika, 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder, 1/2 teaspoon onion powder, 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
  • Preheat the air fryer to 400°F for 5 minutes.
  • Spray the body of the air fryer with olive oil spray, add the potatoes in a single layer and cook for 15 minutes. Shake the air fryer basket every 5 minutes. The potatoes will be fork tender and crispy on the outside.
  • Garnish with parsley if using and serve immediately.
    fresh chopped parsley for garnish

Notes

  • Cut your potatoes into even ½-inch cubes for the best results.
  • Preheat your air fryer for 5 minutes for that extra crispiness.
  • Don’t skip shaking the air fryer basket every 5 minutes; it ensures even cooking.
  • Want to up your game? Try seasoning with a little bit of Cajun or chipotle powder.
  • If you’re using larger potatoes, increase the cooking time slightly.
  • Fresh parsley not only adds color but also a fresh, herby taste.

Nutrition

Calories: 166kcal | Carbohydrates: 31g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 4g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 0.5g | Monounsaturated Fat: 3g | Sodium: 883mg | Potassium: 738mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 251IU | Vitamin C: 34mg | Calcium: 24mg | Iron: 2mg
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Course Breakfast
Cuisine American

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