Recipe Review

These Crispy Air Fryer Breakfast Potatoes Are the Only Thing You’ll Want to Eat This Weekend

published Nov 12, 2021
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TikTok has given us plenty of recipes that we now hold near and dear to our hearts, and this recipe for Crispy Air Fryer Breakfast Potatoes  by TikToker @nutrientmatters falls right in line with those others. While it may not be the norm for your air fryer to hit the countertop before dinnertime, this savory dish calls for an exception and, it just might become your favorite way to make crispy breakfast potatoes! 

To start, evenly cube four white or yellow potatoes, and then toss them in oil with seasonings like dried parsley, cayenne, and salt, as well as baking powder and arrowroot starch. If you’re wondering why those particular powders are called for in this recipe, @nutrientmatters — who simply goes by Sara in her bio — notes that tossing potatoes in the starch combo creates a coating that helps soak up excess moisture, resulting in uber-crispy potatoes. If cornstarch isn’t quite your thing or if you don’t happen to have any handy, there are plenty of cornstarch substitutes available that you can play around with.


I know I said breakfast but be a rebel and make them for dinner 🥔 #airfryerrecipes

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Once your potatoes are seasoned, you’ll have 30 minutes to prepare for your day while the potatoes rest in the fridge. After this, add them to the air fryer and cook according to your preferred crisp level at either 375°F for 10 minutes or 400°F for 5 minutes. Finish the potatoes with your favorite spicy mayo and sliced green onions, and enjoy! 

For those of you that aren’t on the air fryer team just yet, don’t worry. According to one of the followers in the comments section, a standard oven should do the trick by baking for 20 minutes at 400°F and turning them after 10 minutes to ensure they’ve cooked evenly. 

So, there you have it — simple, delicious, and easy to make breakfast potatoes that the entire house can enjoy. And, if you’re on the hunt for a new (or your first!) air fryer, this recipe is also a perfect reason to add one to your holiday wishlist.