Potato-free Breakfast Potatoes

Breakfast (Sweet) Potatoes

Substituting white sweet potatoes for ordinary potatoes makes these breakfast potatoes suitable for both Paleo people and those avoiding nightshades. Yay!




  1. Preheat the oven to 400F and line a baking tray.
  2. In a large bowl, toss the sweet potato cubes with the coconut oil and seasonings. Add salt to taste.
  3. Spread the cubes out on the lined baking tray in a single layer: bake for 20 – 25 minutes, or until a fork can pierce a cube easily but firmly. The cubes should not be soft or mushy.
  4. Remove the tray of potatoes from the oven and set aside on a cooling rack.
  5. In a large skillet, heat your duck fat (or additional coconut oil) over medium heat. Not too hot that the fat smokes – on my stovetop this was a 4.5 / 10 setting.
  6. Add the potato cubes to the pan. If you do not have a very large skillet, you will have to do two separate batches.
  7. Spread the potatoes out in a single layer and fry for 5 – 8 minutes, tossing every minute or so to brown on all sides and be done to your desired level of crispiness