Basic Breakfast Potatoes

Basic Breakfast Potatoes



  • 4 whole red potato
  • 1 whole onions
  • 1 tbsp canola oil (vegetable)
  • 1 tbsp bacon fat
  • salt
  • pepper
  • green bell peppers (red, diced optional)
Total Time
30 min


Place potatoes in a large pot and cover entirely with water. Bring to a boil and cook until potatoes are fork tender. When they are ready, place the potatoes on a cutting board and dice them into 1-inch pieces.

Next cut up an onion into a large, rough dice. In a large skillet heat oil and bacon fat over medium-low heat. Put the onions in the skillet and sauté until they start to turn brown. (You can also use red and green bell peppers diced up. If you do, throw them in at this point).

Next, throw in the diced potatoes. Stir well and then slightly press/pack then. Now you will cook them without stirring for several minutes. You want the pan to be hot enough to crisp the potatoes but not hot enough to char them. (Optional step: sprinkle a bit of flour over potatoes as they cook). Cook for several minutes and then flip them with a spatula.

Salt and Pepper them as they cook. Cook until desired brownness.

Enjoy them! Spoon them into your breakfast burritos or place a fried egg on top or serve them alongside Eggs Benedict if you’re feeling especially saucy.

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Nutrition Facts

Amount Per Serving
Calories 220 Calories from Fat 40
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 4.5g 7%
Saturated Fat 1g 5%
Trans Fat 0g
Cholesterol less than 5 mg 1%
Sodium 670mg 28%
Potassium 1170mg 33%
Total Carbohydrate 42g 14%
Dietary Fiber 6g 24%
Sugars 3g
Protein 5g
Vitamin A 0%
Vitamin C 40%
Calcium 4%
Iron 15%


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