Breakfast potatoes in a skillet with eggs.
17 Ways To Give Your Breakfast Potatoes A Boost
1. Parboil your potatoes
Instead of cutting and cooking your potatoes in a skillet, take a few extra minutes to partially boil them.
Once they are partly cooked, remove them from the boiling water, cut them, then cook in oil. This will help you reach a crispy exterior and a fluffy soft interior every single time.
2. Switch up cooking fats
You’ll want to start with a fat that has a high smoke point so your potatoes can crisp up without smoking. Vegetable, canola, peanut, and avocado oil are all good options.
Once your potatoes are nearly finished, add a bit of bacon grease for a meaty flavor. You can also use butter for a more classic taste.
3. Shred your taters
Shredded hashbrowns give breakfast potatoes a whole new meaning. Once you have shredded and rinsed your potatoes, you'll want to stick them in an oil-coated pan.
Resist the urge to flip until you notice a gorgeous golden brown crust form on the bottom. Use that time to add a sprinkle of seasoning to the bare side of the potatoes.
4. Add protein
Crumbled breakfast sausage, chopped bacon, and shaved ham can be dotted throughout your potato-filled skillet. Use what you already plan on cooking up.
If you've cooked up a little bacon, there is your base. Use the grease to fry your taters, and crumble a few pieces into the mix.
 5. Deep fry them
Fill a large point with a high smoke point oil, such as vegetable or peanut oil, enough to cover your potatoes. Tongs work well to handle the potatoes.
Once they have crisped up to a gorgeous golden brown, you can remove them and season them to your liking. They aren't the healthiest option, but they are the crispiest.