These breakfast potatoes are roasted to golden brown, crispy perfection so you can enjoy the taste of diner-style home fries from your own kitchen. Enjoy breakfast potatoes and eggs first thing in the morning for a delicious start to your day. (This recipe is naturally vegan and gluten-free.)
Crispy Potatoes for breakfast? Absolutely! These home fries taste like they’re fresh out of a restaurant kitchen but better! They’re perfectly seasoned and crisp with a tender, fluffy center. The bell peppers and jalapenos add a nice kick to balance the savory flavor.
Reasons This Breakfast Potatoes Recipe Works
- Easy Prep! Simply chop, season, mix, and roast. You can even prepare these home fries the night before.
- Customizable! These potatoes are made to order so season them however you’d like. Roast them with or without the skin.
- Versatile! This works as a side dish for breakfast, brunch, lunch, or dinner. It pairs well with your breakfast favorites but also works as a hearty side to a main course at dinner.
What are home fries?
Home fries are a popular American breakfast dish made from diced potatoes. They are usually fried or sautéed in a skillet, but they can also be baked. This breakfast potato dish is commonly served in diners and restaurants serving breakfast.
Why are they called Home Fries?
It is believed that they are called home fries to distinguish them from other types of fries (i.e., french fries, cottage fries, etc.). The name also suggests that they are easy to make at home.
Ingredients You’ll Need
- Potatoes: The best potatoes for home fries are yukon gold or red potatoes.
- Avocado oil: This helps the potatoes brown in the oven.
- Seasoning: Use a seasoning blend of garlic powder, onion powder, smoked paprika powder, dried oregano, sea salt, and freshly ground black pepper.
- Peppers: Red bell pepper, green bell pepper, and jalapenos are all optional ingredients that add spice, flavor, and color to the breakfast potatoes.
How to Make Breakfast Potatoes
PREP POTATOES. Preheat the oven to 450 degrees F. Then clean and peel the potatoes (or keep the skin on if you like). Cut them into similar-sized pieces and add the potatoes to a large bowl. Pat them dry with a paper towel in order to remove any excess moisture.
SEASON POTATOES. Then add cooking oil and seasoning. Mix the potatoes well until they are evenly coated. Add the sliced peppers and onion and toss again.
BAKE HOME FRIES. Put the potatoes and peppers on a large baking sheet lined with foil or parchment paper. Spread the potatoes out into one even layer. Bake the breakfast potatoes in the middle of the hot oven for 15 minutes. Take the potatoes out of the oven and give them a little toss.
Place the, back in the oven to bake for an additional 15 minutes. Then, move the oven rack closer to the broiler, about 5 inches away. Broil the potatoes for 2-3 minutes until they get a bit brown. But watch them closely because they can brown fast!
SERVE. Remove the potatoes from the oven. Serve them up while they’re warm with ketchup, hot sauce, or both! Finally, enjoy.
Tips To Nail the Recipe
- Use waxy or medium-starch potatoes like Yukon Gold or red potatoes. They hold their shape better during cooking and result in a creamier inside with a slightly crispy outside.
- If you spread the potatoes out on the sheet into an even layer, leaving a bit of space between the potatoes, they’ll be crunchier.
- Pat the potatoes dry with paper towels to remove excess moisture. Moisture can prevent them from getting crispy.
- Let the potatoes sit in the pan without stirring too often. Allowing them to develop a crust on one side before tossing leads to a crispier texture.
How to Serve Breakfast Potatoes
You can enjoy breakfast potatoes as is, with some hot sauce or ketchup. But try pairing them with other dishes for more deliciousness.
- Breakfast Burritos: Add crispy breakfast potatoes to a burrito for a meal on the go. You can even get creative and add these potatoes to your Breakfast Quesadilla!
- Eggs: Serve them with eggs like these Breakfast Egg Muffins, Duck Eggs, or classic Over Medium Eggs.
- Meat: Serve potatoes with bacon or sausage for a hearty breakfast.
- Cheesy Breakfast Potatoes: Add shredded cheddar when broiling the potatoes.
Should you boil potatoes before baking?
Some recipes require parboiling potatoes before frying them. But you do not need to boil the potatoes before baking them. In fact, baking them without boiling preserves their natural flavor and texture.
What are breakfast potatoes made of?
Breakfast potatoes are made with diced, sliced, or cubed potatoes, with oil, a variety of seasonings, and sometimes fresh herbs, onions, and peppers.
Why are my breakfast potatoes mushy?
Avoid mushy potatoes by properly drying them before baking. Be sure not to overcrowd the pan or the potatoes will steam. Also, do not overcook the potatoes.
What’s the difference between hashbrowns and home fries?
Hashbrowns are shredded potatoes pressed into a flat, crispy patty and fried until golden brown. Home fries are sliced potatoes that are sautéed, fried, or baked in a pan with various seasonings. They are softer than home fries, with a mix of crispy and tender bits.
How do you prepare home fries the night before?
Slice, season, and mix in the veggies the night before you plan to make the home fries. Then store them in an airtight container in the fridge. Take them out of the refrigerator 15 minutes before you plan to bake them.
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More Potato Recipes To Try!
- Easy Air Fryer Potatoes
- Hasselback Waffle Potatoes
- Accordion Potatoes
- Dairy-Free Garlic Mashed Potatoes
- Crispy Cottage Fries
Easy Oven-Roasted Breakfast Potatoes Recipe
- 1 1/2 pounds Red Potatoes or Yukon gold potatoes
- 2 tablespoons avocado oil
- 1 tsp garlic powder
- 1 tsp onion powder
- 1 smoked paprika powder
- 1 tsp dried oregano
- 1 tsp sea salt
- ½ tsp freshly ground black pepper
- 1 red bell pepper optional
- 1 green bell pepper optional
- 2 jalapenos optional
- Preheat your oven to 450 degrees F.
- Clean and peel your potatoes (or keep the skin on if you like). Cut them into similar-sized pieces. Add the potatoes to a large bowl. Pat the potatoes with a paper towel to remove extra moisture. Then, drizzle on cooking oil and season with the spices. Mix well so that all the potatoes are coated. Then, add the sliced peppers and onion and toss once more.
- Put the potatoes and peppers on a large baking sheet lined with foil or parchment paper. Spread the potatoes out so they are in one layer. If you spread the potatoes out on the sheet into an even layer, leaving a bit of space between the potatoes, they’ll be crunchier.
- Bake in the middle of the hot oven for 15 minutes. Take the potatoes out of the oven and give them a little toss.
- Put them back in the oven and bake for about 15 more minutes. Then, move the oven rack closer to the broiler, about 5 inches away. Broil the potatoes for 2-3 minutes until they get a bit brown. Watch them closely, they can brown fast!
- Remove the potatoes from the oven. Serve them up while they’re warm with ketchup, hot sauce, or both! Enjoy