The Best Pan-Fried Breakfast Potatoes

Potatoes for breakfast is typical for a reason: everyone loves them! These pan-fried breakfast potatoes are the best you’ll ever have.

Yield: 2

Prep Time: 5 minutes

Cook Time: 30 minutes

Total Time: 35 minutes


  • 2 baking potatoes, peeled, rinsed, and chopped
  • 2 tablespoons canola oil
  • Large pinch of salt
  • Large pinch of parsley (optional)
  • 1/2 tablespoon Parmesan cheese (optional)


  1. In a medium skillet (cast iron preferred), heat canola oil over medium.
  2. Add chopped potatoes to the skillet in an even layer. Allow to pan fry in the oil for a handful of minutes, or until the potatoes start to brown. Basically you are going to flip the potatoes around to all sides for as even of a browning as you can get. Allow each side to brown before moving them around. I practice my patience when I do this. Recognize that each potato may cook at different times.
  3. Using a slotted spoon, transfer potatoes to a plate lined with a paper towel. Sprinkle with salt, parsley (optional) and cheese (optional).