Air Fryer Greasy Spoon Home Fried Potatoes deliver all the taste of the potatoes from a Greasy Spoon restaurant, without the fat and calories.
I used my GoWise USA 5.8 Quart Air Fryer for this recipe. My husband and I have had a Sunday routine of making a nice breakfast together while drinking lots of coffee and relaxing.
We are so busy during the week and we enjoy pulling out the Lodge Cast Iron Skillets to make a big ole breakfast. Well, sir, since I have had my Air Fryer, I’ve been trying to use it to cut down on oil and fat.
We love, love, love the New York Style Coffee Shop Home Fries, it’s so greasy and delicious, but, that also means extra calories. If you have looked at the New York Style Coffee Shop Home Fries recipe, then you will know that my husband is the one who created that dish and cooks it to perfection. Ummmmmm!
I used his recipe and cooked them in the Air Fryer. While they don’t taste like a super delicious greasy spoon version, they are totally delicious and less work than the New York Style Coffee Shop Home Fries.
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We usually have a small tub of bacon grease in the freezer, that we have collected from the rare times that we cook bacon and we like to use it when we cook eggs and Home Fries, but use whichever oil you prefer.
I’m not a smoked paprika fan, but if you are, you may prefer using smoked over non smoked.
The red peppers are optional, so leave them out if you don’t like them in your home fries. Some people use green peppers, or a combination of green, orange and red. It’s your choice; you’re the one eating it, so be creative. 🙂
First thing is to scrub and dice the potatoes. I always leave on the skin; I love the taste when it caramelizes.
Many people prefer naked Home Fries, so if that is you, peel the potatoes and then chop. We prefer smaller diced potatoes, so make the adjustment for your own preference.
For really delicious Air Fryer Greasy Spoon Home Fried Potatoes, make sure to soak the potatoes in water for 30 minutes to remove some starch.
While the potatoes are soaking, dice up the onion and red peppers. As you can see, I like a medium dice, rather than a fine dice so that I can taste the onions and not have them cook away to nothing.
Pull out the Strainer Basket and drain the water.
Towel dry the potatoes and place them into a Large Mixing Bowl.
Add the onions, peppers and the bacon grease (or oil of your choice) and toss well to coat thoroughly.
Adding them now, will only give your potatoes a burned taste. Set aside the Large Mixing Bowl, as you will use it again before washing.
Mix all the seasonings together. Add an extra shake of each seasoning after the teaspoon of seasoning, as it needs a touch more than just a teaspoon. You may be wondering why I did not add the seasoning to the potatoes.
I like to add the seasonings shortly before the home fries are finished cooking, so that they don’t become burned during cooking. This is an extra step, but I like the results.
After the potatoes have been cooking about 25 minutes, remove the basket and dump the potatoes back into your Large Mixing Bowl.
The potatoes should be completely soft and caramelizing at this point. If they are not, put them back into the Air Fryer and add a few more minutes.
Dump in the seasoning and give them a good toss to coat the Home Fries. Dump the Home Fries back into the Air Fryer and cook another five minutes.
Here you have perfectly not greasy, Air Fryer Greasy Spoon Home Fried Potatoes!
Kitchen Equipment and Essentials
- GoWISE USA 5.8 Quart Air Fryer
- J.A. Henckels Classic 7-inch Hollow Edge Santoku Knife
- Amco Advanced Performance 18/10 Stainless Steel Measuring Spoons
- Alpha Armour Salt Box with Spoon
- Alton Brown Salt Box
- Bellemain Porcelain Ramekins
- John Boos Maple Cutting Board with Groove
- RSVP Stainless Steel Strainer Basket
- 3.5 Quart Stainless Steel Mixing Bowl
- Silicone Coated Tongs
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Here is the handy printable recipe:
Place scrubbed/diced potatoes in strainer inside of large bowl and cover with water. Soak for 20-30 minutes.
Dice onions and red pepper, while potatoes are soaking.
Mix together all seasonings.
Drain potatoes and dry well and place in large mixing bowl.
Add onions, peppers and bacon grease and mix together well.
Place the potato mixture into bowl of your air fryer and cook at 380 degrees for 25-30 minutes, shaking the basket halfway through. Add more time if needed. The potatoes should be completely soft at this point.
Dump potato mixture into your large mixing bowl, add seasonings and mix well.
Place mixture back into air fryer and cook at 380 degrees for another 5 minutes.
You can add the seasonings to the mixture prior to cooking, but I prefer to add them half way through.
All Air Fryers cook differently. I find the GoWise Air Fryer cooks more evenly and quicker, so you may need to adjust the time for your model.