Thursday, August 13, 2009

Breakfast Potatoes

I made these potatoes as part of my husband's birthday breakfast last Saturday and everyone seemed to really enjoy them! My husband is a big "breakfast fan"--much unlike myself! He's all about having a breakfast complete with eggs, bacon, sausage, potatoes, biscuits, etc, whereas I'm content just having a bagel and coffee :) Since it was "his day", I wanted to make it as special as possible, so I prepared all of the above components--minus the sausage, because I thought that might be overkill! There's really nothing particularly fancy about these potatoes--just a simple, quick recipe!

Breakfast Potatoes

5-6 red potatoes, diced
1 stick butter (or margarine)
2 tablespoons olive oil
3-4 cloves garlic, minced
1-2 tablespoons onion powder
Kosher salt and ground black pepper, to taste


Melt butter and oil on medium-high heat in 12 inch skillet. Add potatoes, garlic and onion powder and stir to coat. Generously season with Kosher salt and pepper. Stir frequently until tender, brown and crispy--approximately 20 minutes.


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  1. This looks like exactly the kind of breakfast my husband would love!

  2. I am a huge fan of breakfast. I have a quote on my FB that reads, "I wish breakfast was every meal" Haha!!!! I'll have to give this recipe a try!

  3. Huge fan of breakfast potatoes. These look so good.

  4. We're all breakfast lovers in this house. Eggs, biscuits, gravy, sausage, bacon...but what I usually don't make are the potatoes. I don't know why. I just don't think about them, I guess. Now I have to try. These look delicious.

  5. The potatoes look so good! Hash browns take too long in the morning (for me, anyway), I'd love to make these instead.

  6. I'm a member of the hearty breakfast club on weekends only and always appreciate a side of potatoes. These sound perfect!

  7. These look so yummy. Id love them with some over easy eggs.Oh Yes!

  8. Yum!! We like big Sunday breakfasts and these would fit right in!!