Also known as oven breakfast potatoes, these easy baked home fries are a crunchy and perfectly spiced side dish you won't be able to get enough of!
This recipe was originally published on September 16, 2019. It was updated with new photos, recipe refinements, and blog post information on April 28, 2021.
Move over mashed potatoes, there's a new favorite side dish in town! Today I share with you my best home fries recipe. Also known as baked breakfast potatoes, these roasted potatoes are delicious for breakfast or brunch but also make a drool-worthy dinner side dish, too!
Consider this post the most recent installation of my "ode to potatoes."
Because, apparently, it takes creating a food blog for one to realize how much they love potatoes. On the current count, about 15% of the recipes on this site are potato recipes. Do I need an intervention? 🤔
I guess it's about time I put together a round-up post so all my other potato fanatics can easily find the recipes, too!
As easily as I could ramble on about potatoes, I'll spare you that joy. Instead, let's chat about this new favorite oven breakfast potatoes recipe!
Also known as home fries or oven hash browns, these crispy golden nuggets are just like the home fries you get at your favorite breakfast restaurant.
With savory seasonings (nothing too exotic or hard to find, I promise!) and olive oil, these fries are as fantastic with your favorite brunch spread as they are with a weeknight dinner. Anywhere you would serve roasted baby potatoes or french fries these home fries shine!
They may even steal the show. But that's not too bad of a problem when it comes to food that we love so much, right?
I've been working on this potato recipe on and off for the last 2 weeks now and I have yet to get sick of them. I've eaten these fries for every meal of the day (including a late-night snack) and am happy to report that they always go down well.
These potatoes are pretty simple to make, too. Though they take 2 steps to make, they are pretty straightforward ones: simmering the potatoes for a few minutes and then roasting them with olive oil and spices.
Since this recipe doesn't call for butter, these potatoes are also friendly to many dietary preferences! All gluten-free, vegan, dairy-free, processed sugar-free, and vegetarian friends can enjoy these tots, too. 🙂
So join me in the potato fervor and whip up a batch of these baked home fries too! Comment below on the post to let me know how the recipe went and I'll take that as a sign to get my potato round-up recipe ready for you!
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This home fries recipe is...
You now can enjoy your favorite potatoes in the comfort of your own house with this easy breakfast potatoes recipe!
With just potatoes, few pantry staples, and a few simple steps, you will have a favorite comfort food on the table in no time!
- Russet potatoes
- Olive oil
- Onion powder
- Garlic powder
- Smoked paprika
Scrub your potatoes well and double-check our spice dates for this recipe, but otherwise, this is a simple recipe with big flavor!
- Potatoes: Yukon gold or golden potatoes also work for this recipe
- Paprika: sweet paprika can substitute but will not import the same smoky flavor
How to make home fries:
- Preheat the oven to 400 degrees Fahrenheit.
- Add the cubed potatoes to a large pot and cover with cool water. Sprinkle the potatoes with salt.
- Bring the potatoes to boil and simmer for 4-6 minutes, or until the potatoes are firm when pierced with a fork.
- Drain the potatoes.
- Spread the olive oil on a large baking pan. Scatter the potatoes on the oiled pan and sprinkle with salt, onion powder, garlic powder, and smoked paprika. Turn the potatoes in the oil until covered evenly in the spices.
- Roast the potatoes until they are golden brown and crispy. Serve hot!
- Cut the potatoes into even-sized cubes: this helps them to roast and crisp up evenly
- Stir the home fries throughout the cooking time: this helps the potatoes to crisp up on all sides
- Use fresh seasonings: fresh seasonings make the world of a difference. Double-check the dates on your seasonings for the best flavor!
- Confirm your oven temperature with an oven thermometer: ovens can vary widely on their temperature. For the most accurate roasting, use an oven thermometer to ensure that the potatoes are roasting at the right temperature
- Spice the potatoes up by adding cayenne pepper: add a little extra spice if you'd like by mixing in ⅛-1/2 teaspoon cayenne pepper along with the other spices.
You make these potatoes crispy by boiling them first and then roasting them in oil. Just as French fries are often blanched (boiled briefly in hot water) before frying, doing this with home fries helps the starches to crisp up while roasting.
No, you do not need to peel the potatoes for this recipe. The potato skins add extra flavor, texture, nutrition to the recipe. If you prefer to peel your potatoes you can but it is not necessary.
This home fry recipe calls for salt, smoked paprika, garlic powder, and onion powder.
Pair this recipe with:
You can stir so many goodies into this easy breakfast potato recipe. Red peppers, diced onion, halved white mushrooms, sliced bacon, and pancetta are all delicious roasted with the potatoes (there is no need to par boil them before).
Serve these potatoes with your favorite condiments and sauces, but they definitely don't require it. Sometimes I serve these potatoes with ketchup, garlic aioli or ranch but -- thanks to the flavorful seasoning profile -- this dish has no problem standing on its own.
Many roasted breakfast potato recipes call for butter, but this one does not, making it very friendly to many dietary preferences.
In fact, this recipe is naturally gluten-free, vegan, vegetarian, dairy-free, & nut-free!
Storage & reheating tips:
- Refrigeration: these potatoes keep covered in the refrigerator for up to 4-5 days.
- Freezing: this recipe does not freeze well
- Reheating: for best results, reheat these potatoes in an oven or toaster oven preheated to 300 degrees for 5-8 minutes, or until heated through and crispy. These potatoes can also be reheated over moderate heat in the microwave, but they will not crisp back up.
Other favorite potato recipes:
- Mountain Breakfast Skillet
- Healthy Mashed Potatoes (No Butter or Oil!)
- Air Fried Smashed Garlic Parmesan Potatoes
- Twice Baked Potato Souffle
- Roasted Sweet Potato & Quinoa Salad
- Air Fryer Potato Skins
- Air Fryer Tater Tots
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Serve these home fries with breakfast or brunch but they're also a delicious dinner side dish!
- 3 large russet potatoes, cut into ½-inch cubes (or 5 ½-6 cups)
- 2 ½ teaspoons salt, DIVIDED
- ¼ cup olive oil
- 1 teaspoon onion powder
- ¾ teaspoon garlic powder
- ¾ teaspoon smoked paprika
- Preheat the oven to 400 degrees Fahrenheit.
- Add the cubed potatoes to a Dutch oven or stockpot and cover with cool water. Sprinkle the potatoes with 1 ½ teaspoon salt.
- Bring the potatoes to boil over high heat. Uncover the potatoes, reduce the heat to medium-high or medium heat and simmer for 4-6 minutes, or until the potatoes are firm when pierced with a fork.
- Drain the potatoes.
- Spread the olive oil on a large baking pan. Scatter the potatoes on the oiled pan and sprinkle with the remaining 1 teaspoon salt, onion powder, garlic powder, and smoked paprika. Turn the potatoes in the oil until covered evenly in the spices.
- Roast the potatoes for 25-28 minutes, stirring the potatoes every 7-8 minutes, or until the potatoes are golden brown and crispy. Serve hot!
1. Leftovers last covered in an airtight container in the fridge for 4-5 days. Reheat them at 300 degrees in the oven for 5-8 minutes, or until heated through and recrispy.
Serving Size⅛ of recipe
Amount Per Serving Calories 171Total Fat 7gSaturated Fat 1gTrans Fat 0gUnsaturated Fat 6gCholesterol 0mgSodium 677mgCarbohydrates 25gFiber 3gSugar 1gProtein 3g
This nutrition breakdown is just an estimate of the nutritional value of this recipe and cannot be taken as facts. The owners of Mae's Menu are not nutritionists or dietitians and therefore cannot be held accountable for this nutrition estimate. Please contact your nutritionist or medical professional for a nutritional breakdown of this food. Furthermore, this food is not intended to prevent, diagnose, cure, or treat any disease.