Fried Breakfast Potatoes

Fried Breakfast Potatoes are russet potatoes peeled, diced and fried in olive oil.
These potatoes also pair well with lunch and dinner meals. 


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These potatoes are awesome for breakfast, lunch or dinner, but I mainly eat them with breakfast. They are also great with a side of scrambled eggs and sausage or bacon.


This makes the perfect meal when I have a lot to do in the morning and I need a filling meal to hold me for a while.

Fried Breakfast Potatoes

As a rule, I always taste my potatoes before I remove them from the pan to make sure they are done.

Sometimes the potatoes are browned but aren’t quite tender in the middle. If you run into this issue, just reduce the heat and allow the potatoes to continue to cook until they soften.

Fried Breakfast Potatoes

You also don’t want to cook your potatoes too fast. They will appear to be done on the outside but undercooked on the inside.

I don’t recommend putting a lid on your skillet when cooking the potatoes. This just creates more moisture and can make the potatoes mushy.

The potato should be somewhat soft on the inside but slightly toasted on the outside.

If the potatoes begin to stick to the pan before they are done, add more olive oil and toss the potatoes together to ensure that the oil is coated evenly over all of the potatoes.

Fried Breakfast Potatoes

I store my leftover potatoes in an airtight container in the fridge for no more than two days. I like mine a little crunchy so I always reheat them on the stove.

Heat a little oil in a pan, stir the potatoes around for a few minutes and that’s it!

They taste just as fresh as they did day one! That’s why I say don’t keep them for more than two days. After day two they start losing their zap!

For extra flavor, sauté potatoes with purple or yellow onion.




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Sausage, Egg and Cheese Breakfast Burritos

Sausage, Egg and Cheese Egg Bake

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Fried Breakfast Potatoes
Fried Breakfast Potatoes are russet potatoes peeled, diced and fried in olive oil. These potatoes also pair well with lunch and dinner meals. 
Course: Breakfast
Cuisine: American
Keyword: fried breakfast potatoes, potatoes
Author: Ashley Frederick


  • 3 medium size russet potatoes peeled and diced dice sized pieces
  • 1/4 c of olive oil
  • 1 tsp of seasoned salt
  • 1 tsp of garlic salt
  • 1/2 tsp of black pepper
  • 1/4 c of yellow or purple onion optional


  • Peel and dice potatoes into cubes.
  • Rinse the potatoes and place in cold water.
  • Heat a skillet on medium heat and coat the bottom of the pan with olive oil.
  • Drain water from potatoes and add to the pan.
  • Stir the potatoes and add in the seasonings.
  • Stir occasionally to ensure the potatoes do not burn and cook evenly. Reduce heat if potatoes begin to brown too fast.
  • Cook for 20-30 minutes until potatoes are until tender.
  • Remove from heat and serve.


Potatoes are best cooked uncovered.
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23 responses to “Fried Breakfast Potatoes”

  1. These potatoes look legit. Thank you for sharing I’m going to make these for breakfast.

  2. April says:

    These look fantastic. I made home fries yesterday and the day before that. I don’t know why I was craving them maybe because they are so good. I give them a good scrubbing and leave the skin on sometimes.

  3. I absolutely love to make fried potatoes for breakfast! They are the BEST!

  4. Heather says:

    I love potatoes for breakfast!….especially with eggs and bacon! Yummy! I think I will make these for brunch this weekend 🙂

  5. Alison Rost says:

    It’s such a lovely breakfast idea! Definitely one that we’re love to have. I think it’s really easy to make as well. It’s filling too!

  6. I usually tend to forget that fried or roasted potatoes can be served with eggs for breakfast. Crispy crunchy potatoes are my family’s favorite.

  7. ainfanti15 says:

    Breakfast is my favourite part of my day and the only reason I ever go out for breakfast is for restaurant style fried breakfast potatoes. Now I don’t need to go out. Thanks!

  8. Lunch is coming and I have literally nothing in my fridge except for potatoes. Guess what I am going to make today? Thank for saving my life.

  9. I make these all the time (a bit differently), but so glad to see a post about them! They are one of my favorites!

    • Ashley says:

      Thank you! I never knew what I was missing. I always had potatoes with dinner. Now I make them all of the time too!

  10. Lisa says:

    Yum! These look so good! I often make potatoes for breakfast!

  11. Casey says:

    I LOVE potatoes for breakfast, and these look extra tasty! I cannot wait to make these!

  12. Lily says:

    These look delicious! I love ordering them at breakfast or brunch, but I never tried to make them myself. Will definitely be trying this recipe, thanks for sharing!

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