Air Fryer Home Fries Recipe

Potatoes are incredibly versatile and home fries are a beloved classic. These Air Fryer Home Fries take that classic comfort food to a whole new level. With their crispy exterior and tender, flavorful interior, they make the perfect side dish for breakfast, brunch, or any meal of the day. Easy to prepare and bursting with deliciousness, these home fries will become a family favorite in no time.

Course: Breakfast, Sides Difficulty: Easy Servings: 4 servings Prep time: 15 minutes Cooking time: 12 minutes


  • 1 1/2 pounds russet potatoes
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • Salt and pepper, to taste


  1. Begin by selecting firm and medium-sized russet potatoes for the best results. These potatoes have a higher starch content, which gives the home fries a fluffy interior and a crispy exterior. Scrub the potatoes thoroughly to remove any dirt or debris. You can choose to peel the potatoes or leave the skins on for added texture and nutrients.
  2. Once the potatoes are clean, cut them into 1/2-inch cubes. Try to keep the size consistent so that they cook evenly. A uniform size will ensure that each bite of home fries has the perfect balance of tenderness and crispiness.
  3. In a mixing bowl, drizzle the olive oil over the potato cubes. Toss the potatoes gently to ensure they are coated evenly with the oil. The oil will help the potatoes crisp up in the air fryer.
  4. Sprinkle the garlic powder over the potatoes, ensuring it is evenly distributed. Garlic powder adds a savory flavor that complements the natural taste of the potatoes. Season generously with salt and pepper, according to your taste preferences. Remember that the seasoning will slightly mellow out during cooking, so it’s better to slightly over-season than to under-season.
  5. Toss the potatoes again, making sure all the cubes are coated with the oil and seasoning. This step ensures that every bite is packed with flavor.
  6. Preheat your air fryer to 375°F (190°C) for a few minutes. Preheating allows the air fryer to reach the optimal cooking temperature quickly, ensuring that the home fries cook evenly.
  7. Carefully transfer the seasoned potato cubes to the air fryer basket. Spread them out in a single layer, allowing space between the cubes for proper airflow. Overcrowding the basket will result in uneven cooking and less crispy fries.
  8. Place the air fryer basket back into the air fryer and set the cooking time for 10 to 12 minutes. Cooking times may vary depending on the size and power of your air fryer, so keep a close eye on the potatoes. It’s essential to shake the air fryer basket a few times during cooking to ensure all sides of the potatoes are evenly exposed to the hot air.
  9. After the cooking time is complete, check the home fries for doneness. They should be golden brown and crispy on the outside, with a tender and fluffy interior. If you prefer a crispier texture, you can cook them for an additional minute or two.
  10. Once the home fries are cooked to perfection, carefully remove them from the air fryer. Transfer them to a serving dish or plate lined with paper towels to absorb any excess oil.
  11. Serve the Air Fryer Home Fries while they’re still hot and crispy. They pair beautifully with a variety of dishes. Enjoy them as a side to your favorite breakfast or brunch items, such as scrambled eggs, bacon or sausage, and toast. They also make a fantastic accompaniment to sandwiches, burgers, or as a flavorful side dish for roasted meats.
  12. Leftovers can be stored in an airtight container in the refrigerator for a few days. To reheat, simply place them back in the air fryer for a few minutes until they are heated through and crispy again.

These Air Fryer Home Fries are a delightful twist on the classic comfort food. With their irresistible combination of crispy exteriors and fluffy interiors, they are sure to be a hit with your family and friends. Whip up a batch of these flavorful home fries and elevate your breakfast or any meal with a side that’s packed with deliciousness. Enjoy!

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