These crispy yet fluffy vegan Cajun breakfast potatoes are SO ADDICTING. They are my weekend homemade brunch go-to! I love them in breakfast tacos, tofu scramble, with pancakes so I can dip them in maple syrup (*drool), or just by themselves!
Potatoes are up there as one my favorite vegetables + my secret to keeping these crispy on the outside + fluffy on the inside is boiling them first so the center cooks. Then when they’re in the skillet they cook in a matter of minutes where the outsides get nice + crispy! I also love Cajun spices with potatoes; they’re a match made in heaven!
I’ve used pretty much all types of potatoes with this recipe + they’re all delicious! Use whichever you have on hand or even a mixture!
When cut in bite-size pieces they’re perfect to include in every bite with whatever you eat them with! I’ve also made them with sautéed peppers + onions in between a homemade tortilla with avocado + salsa, which is amaaaazing as well.
After a few minutes in the skillet they turn from white to this ~beautiful~ golden brown. I dare you not to eat them all at once! 😉
- 1 lb. (~3) medium organic Yukon potatoes (or potatoes of choice), washed + halved
- 2 tbsp avocado or coconut oil (or another high-heat oil)
- ½ tsp sea salt
- ½ tsp smoked paprika
- ½ tsp garlic powder
- ¼ tsp oregano
- ¼ tsp black pepper
- pinch of cayenne (optional)
- place the potatoes in a pot + add enough water to just cover the potatoes
- boil until soft. how long will depend on the size you cut the potatoes but mine took approximately 15 minutes
- drain the water + once the potatoes are cool enough to handle cut into cubes. they may feel starchy as you cut but once you put them in a skillet that will go away!
- melt the oil in a skillet on medium-high heat
- once hot add the potatoes in a single layer + toss in the oil so the spices will stick
- add all the spices + toss again to coat then let the potatoes brown. you will be tempted to stir often, don't! you want the potatoes to brown nicely + the only way they'll do that is if you let them sit.
- after 3-5 minutes lift one piece of potato + check if it has browned nicely. if browned, flip all potatoes using a spatula or by shaking the pan to brown the other side
- after another 3-5 minutes flip on the other side until all sides are browned. if the skillet gets dry + the potatoes stick add a little more oil as you go
- taste + adjust seasoning as needed. I added more garlic powder for zing + sea salt. then turn off heat + enjoy!