How to Make Breakfast Potatoes {Crispy!}

Deliciously crispy breakfast potatoes with crisp, golden edges, soft and creamy centers, and seasoned to perfection for the best breakfast side dish!

The Best Crispy Breakfast Potatoes

Don’t you just love the creamy, crispy comfort of potatoes? There’s something so fulfilling and satisfying with just-right cooked potatoes that have crispy exteriors and melt-in-your-mouth soft interiors.

Today’s breakfast potatoes highlight the creamy comfort of potatoes with skillet-crisped edges for the perfect breakfast potatoes. The ultimate comfort food! 

Breakfast Potatoes Ingredients

We’re going to be using the simplest ingredients to make breakfast potatoes crispy. You can adjust the seasonings to your liking, but keep in mind that this recipe is delicious!

  • Potatoes
  • Olive oil
  • Garlic powder
  • Onion powder
  • Paprika
  • Salt & pepper
Crispy breakfast potatoes served with rosemary on a dining table

What Are Crispy Breakfast Potatoes?

Crispy breakfast potatoes are potatoes that have been thoroughly cooked on the inside, then crisped on the outside and seasoned to breakfast perfection.

In today’s recipe, I’ll be sharing the exact way to achieve soft, creamy potato interiors while having crisp, golden edges in your crispy breakfast potatoes.

With a small but mighty combination of spices, we’ll be making deliciously seasoned potatoes with golden, seasoned exteriors that are savory and mouthwatering.

How to Make Breakfast Potatoes – Crispy!

Follow along with me, step-by-step, as I show you how to make breakfast potatoes. As always, you’ll find precise instructions and ingredients toward the bottom of the post, in the recipe card.

Cook the Potatoes

The first step in making crispy breakfast potatoes is cooking the potatoes! Boil or microwave potatoes until fully cooked and softened.

You should be able to easily sink a fork into the very center of the potato—that’s how you know it’s perfect for this breakfast potatoes recipe.

Two photos showing How to Make Crispy Breakfast Potatoes – cooking and chopping potatoes

Prep the Potatoes

Once the potatoes are fully cooked, carefully slice into ½” cubes. Remember, there’s no need to peel off the skin.

Prepare the Seasoning Mix

Next, combine garlic powder, onion powder, paprika, and salt and pepper to taste in a small bowl. Stir to combine.

Chopped potatoes cooking on a nonstick skillet over heat 

Make the Crispy Breakfast Potatoes

Now, it’s time to heat a large skillet to medium heat. Drizzle in oil and spread to an even layer—this will create truly crispy breakfast potatoes.

Allow potatoes to cook for about 3 minutes, since this will create crisp, golden edges.

To check if it’s ready to flip, peek at the underside of one potato cube in the center of the skillet. It’ll be golden brown.

Two photos showing How to Make Crispy Breakfast Potatoes – golden brown texture of one potato

Once fully crisped on one side, flip the breakfast potatoes. Drizzle with oil and sprinkle with salt.

Two photos showing How to Make Crispy Breakfast Potatoes – adding oil and seasoning

Cook for another 3 minutes or so, until crisp on the remaining side.

Next, grab the breakfast potatoes seasoning mixture. Sprinkle it all over the potatoes.

Then, drizzle more oil to create crispy edges. Stir and flip to get crispy all over breakfast potatoes.

Two photos showing how to make this recipe – cooking until golden brown 

Cook for a few more minutes until as crisp as you desire.

Lastly, add salt and pepper to taste. Serve, then enjoy the best crispy breakfast potatoes!

If you’re looking to spice up your breakfast, try sprinkling some Cajun seasoning or seasoned salt on top.

Black serving bowl full of Crispy Breakfast Potatoes


Cool breakfast potatoes completely before storing. Then, transfer potatoes into an airtight container in the refrigerator. Keep for 1-3 days.


As you would with refrigerator storage, cool breakfast potatoes completely before storing in the freezer.

Store breakfast potatoes in an airtight, freezer-friendly container for 1-3 months. Reheat before serving.

Super close photo of this recipe on a skillet

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Deliciously crispy breakfast potatoes with crisp, golden edges, soft and creamy centers, and seasoned to perfection for the best breakfast side dish!



Tools Needed

  • Nonstick skillet
  • Chef’s knife
  • Cutting board
  • Measuring spoons


  • 2 medium potatoes (about 1 ½ lbs.)
  • 2 ½ to 3 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil, divided
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt, more below

Seasoning Mixture

  • ½ teaspoon garlic powder
  • ½ teaspoon onion powder
  • 1/3 teaspoon paprika
  • 1/8 teaspoon sea salt, or to taste
  • ¼ teaspoon black pepper, or to taste


  • Rosemary
  • Fresh chives

Serve with:

  • Ketchup or barbecue sauce
  • Salsa
  • Or sour cream!


Cook the Potatoes

  • To Boil: Add cleaned potatoes to a pot of boiling water. Cook until potatoes are cooked all the way through—the potatoes are done when you can easily stick a fork into the center of one. Pat dry completely.
  • To Microwave: OR, wrap cleaned potatoes in plastic and heat in the microwave for 5-8 minutes on high. Test for doneness by sticking a fork into the center, it should puncture the potato very easily.

Prep the Potatoes

  • Place cooked potatoes on a large cutting board. Slice into 1/2” cubes. If the potatoes are too hot to handle, allow to cool for a few minutes, and/or use a fork to hold the potatoes in place when you slice.

Prepare the seasoning mix

  • In a small bowl, add garlic powder, onion powder, paprika, and salt and pepper to taste. Stir to combine. Set aside for later.

Make the Crispy Breakfast Potatoes

  1. Bring a large nonstick skillet to medium heat. Add 1 tablespoon olive oil to skillet. Once warmed up (olive oil will move easily and quickly around the skillet, not slowly), add potatoes. Create an even, single layer.
  2. Let potatoes crisp up for about 3-5 minutes. To check, peek under one cube in the center of the skillet—if it starts to show golden patches, you’re ready for the next step.
  3. Drizzle 1 tablespoon of oil evenly over the non-roasted side of the potatoes. Sprinkle with 1/8 teaspoon salt. Using a heatproof spatula, flip potatoes so the unroasted side can crisp.
  4. Crisp for 2-5 minutes. Mine took 3 minutes. Again, check for crispiness by peeking under the side of one cube in the center of the skillet—if it’s got golden patches, it’s ready to flip.
  5. Get the seasoning mixture and sprinkle over the potatoes. Drizzle with remaining ½ to 1 tablespoon oil, as needed. Stir and flip potatoes frequently to evenly coat each piece. Crisp on pan for 1-2 more minutes, until golden brown all over. Cook 1-3 minutes more for super crispy potatoes!
  6. Now, add more salt and pepper to taste, if desired. Transfer to a serving dish. Garnish with rosemary. Serve & enjoy.


Storing Instructions: Cool completely, then store potatoes in an airtight container in the refrigerator for 1-3 days.

How to make Vegan: Keep recipe as is.

How to make Gluten Free: Keep recipe as is.

  • Prep Time: 15 minutes
  • Cook Time: 10 minutes
  • Category: Side Dishes
  • Method: Cook
  • Cuisine: American

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  1. These crispy breakfast potatoes are so tasty! The crisp, golden edges were a delight with soft and creamy centers. I’ll be making these for brunch this weekend!

  2. These were so easy to make and turned out nice and crispy!! We served them with some french toast for breakfast and my family devoured them in minutes!

  3. This is the perfect side dish for breakfast! 🙂 Those potatoes look so perfectly golden brown and crispy.