Effortless Air Fryer Home Fries Recipe

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No brunch or breakfast spread is complete without savory and crispy Air Fryer Home Fries! The best part? They’re super easy to make!

Air fryer home fries with a sunny-side-up and turkey bacon.

Home fries are a delicious treat, usually reserved for trips to the diner or your favorite breakfast spot. Sometimes mixed with peppers and onions, home fries are delicious with eggs, on the side of a sandwich or wrap, and even inside of a breakfast burrito.

Fun Fact: Home fries are also called country fries, country fried potatoes, or diced hash browns.

See also: Air Fryer Diced Potatoes.

Air fryer home fries recipe bite shot, served with a sunny-side-up egg and turkey bacon.

Picture this: crispy potato cubes, perfectly seasoned and cooked to golden-brown perfection, with a fluffy middle that will melt in your mouth.

Home fries can also be cut into wedges or chunky slices, but we chose to go with little cubes for the maximum crispy surface area to fluffy middle ratio!

Whether you enjoy them for breakfast, brunch, or any time of day, these air fryer home fries will surely become a new staple in your kitchen repertoire.

Home Fries Air Fryer Recipe Ingredients

Ingredients for diced hash browns

You can find the exact measurements of the recipe ingredients and customize the serving size in the recipe card after the detailed step-by-step instructions section.

Here’s all you need to make crispy air-fried home fries.

  • Russet potato
  • Salt
  • Pepper
  • Dried parsley
  • Paprika
  • Vegetable oil

In this recipe, we are using a fresh potato, specifically russet. We like the starch of the russet and how it holds its shape in the air fryer. We suggest you stick with a russet because other potatoes can get crumbly or even fall apart!

We use a few seasonings in this recipe to keep the flavors simple but delicious. Feel free to add seasonings that you might like, such as ground cumin, garlic powder or dried chives.

Play around with this recipe and try as many variations as your heart desires!

Recipe Video

How to Make Home Fries in the Air Fryer?

Making home fries in the air fryer is easy and pretty quick. In less than 30 minutes, you’ll have a basket full of perfectly-golden home fries!

Step 1: Dice the russet potato into small cubes.

Dicing potatoes on a chopping board

In this recipe, we are using the potato skin (which contains a lot of nutrients), but that means we have to clean the skin really well! Soak the potato in water and scrub using a vegetable brush. 

Dry the potato well and then dice. First, cut a thin slice off of one side and use that side as the bottom, so that the potato doesn’t roll around while you’re dicing it. Cut the potato into ½ inch slabs, then cut the slabs into ½ inch sticks. Finally, cut the sticks into ½ inch cubes.

Step 2: Remove the extra starch from the diced potatoes.

Soaking diced potatoes in tap water

Remove the extra starch from the diced potatoes by submerging them in water and swishing the water around with your fingers. Strain the potatoes and dry before adding to a medium bowl.

💡 Pro Tip: For crispier diced hash browns, soak them for at least 15-30 minutes.

Step 3: Preheat the air fryer to 380°F (193°C).

Preating Instant Pot Vortex Plus Air Fryer to 380°F (193°C).

If your air fryer doesn’t have a preheating option, you can set the temperature to 380°F (193°C) and then let it cook for 5 minutes.

You may also skip this step by adding 2-minute increments to your cooking time until you achieve a golden brown finish.

Step 4: Season the diced hash browns.

Seasoning diced hash browns

Add vegetable oil, salt, pepper, dried parsley and paprika to the diced potatoes. Toss to coat all the potatoes evenly in the oil and seasonings.

Step 5: Air fry home fries for 16-20 minutes.

Cooking home fries in air fryer

When the air fryer is totally preheated, add the diced, seasoned potatoes and cook, shaking halfway through, until the potatoes are crispy and golden, about 16-20 minutes total.

I used a 6-quart air fryer to test this recipe. Cooking time and temperature may vary depending on your air fryer and the number of servings you are making. For optimal results, begin with the lower end of the suggested cooking time.

Step 6: Serve and enjoy your crispy air fried home fries.

Air fried home fries with turkey bacon and fried egg.

When the country fries are golden and sizzling, carefully transfer them to a plate and serve!

For a little extra flair, sprinkle some chopped chives or parsley over the top of the plate. The pop of green adds nice contrast to the brown potatoes, and the herbs taste great! 

While there are so many delicious ways to eat home fries, my favorite way is to enjoy them with a mayo dip!

A great option is something with some crushed garlic, lemon, and herbs in it. You could really make the dip to be whatever you want, but here’s a simple recipe for a plain one that goes really well with home fries: 

  • ½ cup mayonnaise (use Kewpie if you can, it’s the best)
  • 3 tbsp chopped chives 
  • 2 tbsp lemon juice 
  • 1 clove of garlic, crushed/minced

Mix those ingredients together and voila, you’ve got a fantastic dipping sauce to compliment your delicious home fried potatoes!

Freezing & Storage

Freezing: Once the air fryer home fries are completely cooled, add them to a freezer-safe zip top bag or airtight container. Store in the freezer for up to 6 months. To reheat, thaw in the refrigerator overnight and then follow the instructions below.

Fridge: Allow the home fries to cool completely before adding to a zip top bag or airtight container. Store in the refrigerator for up to 1 week.

Reheating: To reheat, add to an air fryer preheated to 375°F and air fry for 2-3 minutes or until heated-through and re-crisped.

Frequently Asked Questions

To make crispy home fries in an air fryer, start by soaking your diced potatoes in cold water for 15-30 minutes, then rinse them thoroughly until the water runs clear. This process removes excess starch from the potatoes, which can help them crisp up more easily in the air fryer.

For home fries diced to ½ inch size, it should take about 16-20 minutes at 380°F (193°C). If your potatoes are larger, you may need to add more time to ensure they are fully cooked and crispy.

To make perfectly crispy air-fried home fries, start by dicing Russet or Idaho potatoes into 1/2 inch cubes. Remove excess starch by soaking and rinsing the potatoes in cold water until the water runs clear. Then, season them with salt, pepper, and any other desired spices, such as paprika and dried parsley. Air fry the diced potatoes at 380°F (193°C) for 16-20 minutes, or until they are golden brown and crispy.

The best potatoes for home fries are Russet or Idaho potato. These types of potatoes have a higher starch and lower moisture content, which makes them ideal for achieving a crispy texture. Additionally, their neutral flavor allows them to absorb seasoning and spices well, making them a versatile choice for creating delicious and flavorful brunch staples.

prep time4 minutes
cooking time16 minutes
total cooking time20 minutes

Effortless Air Fryer Home Fries Recipe +Video

courseSide Dish
cuisineAmerican
No brunch or breakfast spread is complete without savory and crispy Air Fryer Home Fries! The best part? They're super easy to make! 😉 Fry it, to believe it!
Air fryer home fries with a sunny-side-up and turkey bacon.
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number of servings4

This ingredients checklist is interactive; you can use it as your grocery list.

Ingredients
 

  • 1 Russet potato large
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • teaspoon pepper
  • ½ teaspoon dried parsley
  • ¼ teaspoon paprika
  • 1 tablespoon vegetable oil

Instructions
 

  • Dice the Russet potato into ½ inch cubes.
    Dicing potatoes on a chopping board
  • Remove the excess starch from the diced potato. soak them in cold water for at least 15 minutes, then rinse them until the water runs clear.
    Soaking diced potatoes in tap water
  • Preheat the air fryer to 380°F (193°C).
    Preating Instant Pot Vortex Plus Air Fryer to 380°F (193°C).
  • Meanwhile, season the diced hash browns with vegetable oil, dried parsley, paprika, salt and pepper. Toss the potatoes until they are evenly coated with the seasoning.
    Seasoning diced hash browns
  • Air fry home fries for 16-20 minutes until golden brown and crispy. Shake halfway through cooking. For larger chunks of potatoes add 2-4 more minutes.
    Cooking home fries in air fryer
  • Serve and enjoy your delicious and crispy air fryer home fries as a tasty side dish for breakfast or any meal of the day.
    Air fried home fries with turkey bacon and fried egg.

Recipe Video

Notes

  • If your air fryer doesn’t have a preheating option, you can set the temperature to 380°F (193°C) and then let it cook for 4-5 minutes without food.
  • You can also skip preheating by adding 2-4 minutes to your cooking time. Increment gradually, to prevent burning the diced hash browns.
  • For larger potato chunks, additional cooking time may be required to ensure that they are thoroughly cooked.
  • Extra Crispy Home Fries: Removing starch from potatoes by soaking and washing them until the water becomes clear will improve the texture of your home fries and make it more crispy. Ideally, you should soak them for at least 15-30 minutes.
  • I used a 6-quart Instant Pot Vortex Plus to test the air fryer home fries recipe. Cooking time and temperature may vary depending on your air fryer and the number of servings you are making. For optimal results, begin with the lower end of the suggested cooking time.

Nutrition

Calories: 73kcal | Carbohydrates: 10g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 3g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 2g | Monounsaturated Fat: 1g | Trans Fat: 0.02g | Sodium: 148mg | Potassium: 226mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 0.3g | Vitamin A: 63IU | Vitamin C: 3mg | Calcium: 8mg | Iron: 0.5mg
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