Air Fryer Breakfast Potatoes. The best ever breakfast potatoes in the air fryer. Easy to make, little prep time and they will make your kitchen smell like a restaurant kitchen, just without the effort. If you love cubed potatoes, then you will love our air fryer breakfast potatoes.
My Air Fryer Breakfast potatoes take me back to the summer of 2012 when we stayed at Disney World. It was before Sofia & Jorge were conceived and when we just had one child. Kyle was 10 years old at the time and kissed every Disney character and got an autograph from any character that he could.
We visited all 4 of the Disney parks and also the 2 Disney waterparks. It was 10 days of bliss, that was followed by a further 11 nights on International Drive while we did Universal Studios and so forth.
What probably stands out most for us as non-Americans is the food. Like when you visit a different country to your own, you are always fascinated by the difference in food.
Just like when my American cousins visit the UK they always get excited over the English chocolate and the English beer.
Some food you love and wish you could get at home, others were just okay and others you hope you never have to experience again.
The top highlights of our food at Disney World has to be the breakfast potatoes and I would say the worst food experience had to be the corn dogs and the cheese sauce.
Though Kyle would say his worst food experience was the Ice Tea as it is really sweet in Portugal and it was like when you have a dessert, and someone has forgotten to add the sugar. But all these years later he is still demanding pink lemonade!
But the breakfast potatoes….all I can say is wow. Tossed in a lovely seasoning and with bacon they are a food experience that I want to have forever and is probably why we are addicted to air fryer breakfast potatoes.
If you have just got an air fryer (or are planning to) then put these air fryer breakfast potatoes at the top of your recipe list!
We used to go to the food court in a morning at Pop Century and order the breakfast potatoes to take with us while we waited for the bus. It gave us a quick calorie buzz before we went on the first rides of the day and we would all fight over the last one.
Here in Portugal we have something similar for dinner on an evening with the bacon and the garlic and they are just as tasty, it just depends on the time of the day as to whether I have the garlic potatoes or the air fryer breakfast potatoes!
Air Fryer Breakfast Potatoes
#1 You cut your air fryer breakfast potatoes into cubes
You can do this we either the skin on or the skin off. In our air fryer breakfast potatoes recipe that we are showing you today we have peeled our potatoes. But a good tip is that if you are using the tiny little leftover potatoes or baby potatoes, then keep the skin on as otherwise it will feel like there is no potato left after peeling them.
#2 Do the rest of your chopping
Next, I always peel and dice my onion and also slice up my back bacon. Then I load them into a mixing bowl with the cubed white potatoes. It is so much easier to mix everything together in a mixing bowl rather than directly in the air fryer. That way you can also make sure that the potatoes are well oiled as well as well seasoned.
#3 Place the breakfast potatoes into the air fryer
Next on my agenda is to add the bowl contents into the air fryer. Then using your hands spread it all out so that there is no overcrowding. Then cook them for 15 minutes and you now have the most delicious breakfast potatoes. Serve them with your preferred breakfast dishes such as omelettes, sausages, more bacon, eggs or even some beans. Or you could treat yourself and have the LOT!
Diet Friendly Air Fryer Breakfast Potatoes
I get it you have an air fryer because you are on a diet and you’re looking for an air fryer breakfast potatoes recipe that is low in calories, but still tastes good.
Well you will be pleased to know that our air fryer breakfast potatoes are:
- Slimming World Friendly at JUST ¼ quarter of a Syn per person
- Gluten Free
- Whole30 Friendly
- Peel and cube your potatoes and place them into a large mixing bowl.
- Peel and dice your onion and dice your bacon.
- Place the bacon, onion and seasoning into the mixing bowl and mix well.
- Add the olive oil and mix again.
- Place the bowl contents into the air fryer basket and cook for 15 minutes at 180c/360f.
- Shake once half way through cooking to stop the potatoes from sticking.
- Serve warm.
I always recommend cooking with back bacon rather than streaky bacon. It’s a lot leaner and healthier. I also trim off all excessive fat from my back bacon. You don’t have to do this, and Dominic does protest over it, but I want a lower fat option. Because bacon is naturally fatty, you only need ½ a teaspoon of olive oil as you have extra fat for the air fryer breakfast potatoes from the bacon.