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Perfect Breakfast Potatoes

The perfect breakfast potatoes; flavorful, tender centers and crisp skins.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time1 hr
Total Time1 hr 10 mins


  • 1 1/2 lb potatoes, Eastern white or russet
  • 1/4 C olive oil
  • 1/4 C unsalted buter
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/4 - 1/2 tsp ground black pepper


  • Preheat oven to 425°F.
  • Wash and scrub potatoes clean. Chop into no larger than 1-inch cubes. 
  • Place potatoes in a large saucepan, cover with water and cook over medium-high heat for 15 minutes. Drain and transfer to a rimmed baking sheet. Drizzle with olive oil and drop small pieces of butter throughout. Sprinkle with salt and pepper. Toss lightly, bake for 30 minutes, tossing every 15 minutes. Reduce oven to 400°F, toss potatoes and cook for an additional 15 minutes. Serve immediately.


An original recipe from Baked by Rachel