Breakfast Potatoes

My roommate in college used to make us potatoes for breakfast on weekend mornings. Her potatoes were always crisp on the outside and tender inside. I've been trying to make them ever since. Mine usually were raw inside, or mashed potatoes. I finally discovered the answer, an electric skillet. Here is my technique.

Ad

Ingredients

  • Bacon, sausage or ham (optional)
  • 3-4 potatoes, scrubbed
  • 1 onion, chopped
  • 2-3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 bell pepper, green, red or orange
  • 1 cup button mushrooms, quartered, sliced or chopped

Directions

Using a fork, poke holes in the potatoes as if you were baking them. Cook them for 5 minutes in the microwave. Using an electric skillet, cook bacon or sausage to desired consistency and remove from pan. Save about 2 Tbsp. of drippings in the pan. If you would rather have vegetarian potatoes or are using cooked ham, add about 2 Tbsp. of oil.

Chop cooked potatoes into 1/2 inch squares. Cook vegetables at a high heat (375 degrees F) until softened and moisture has been evaporated. Add potatoes and more drippings or oil, if necessary. Cover pan, and let sit for about 5 minutes. Stir potatoes and let sit again. The potatoes should brown nicely.

Add in meat at this time, if desired. I also like to season with salt and pepper, any herbs or spices I have on hand, and Worcestershire sauce. Serve when they are as brown as you like. Sometimes I will melt cheese on top before serving.

Jess from Portland, OR

Comments

January 23, 20070 found this helpful

Thank you for sharing how to make crispy breakfast potatoes. I am always searching for the perfect recipe!

Ad
ReplyWas this helpful?Helpful? Yes

Add your voice! Click below to comment. ThriftyFun is powered by your wisdom!

Related
Categories
Food and Recipes Recipes BreakfastJanuary 23, 2007
Guides
Freezing Potatoes, Potatoes on white background
Freezing Potatoes
Sausage Breakfast Burritos
Sausage Breakfast Burritos
Mashed potatoes with melting butter on top.
Fixing Runny Mashed Potatoes
sliced sweet potato
Recipes Using Yams (Sweet Potatoes)
More
🎄
Christmas Ideas!
Facebook
Pinterest
YouTube
Contests!
Newsletters
Ask a Question
Share a Post
You are viewing the desktop version of this page: View Mobile Site
© 1997-2016 by Cumuli, Inc. All Rights Reserved. Published by . Page generated on November 23, 2016 at 3:31:55 PM on 10.0.1.195 in 1 seconds. Use of this web site constitutes acceptance of ThriftyFun's Disclaimer and Privacy Policy. If you have any problems or suggestions feel free to Contact Us.
Loading Something Awesome!