Easy Breakfast Potatoes

Stephen & I always make a breakfast potatoes in the morning. It’s easy and it tastes great by itself or with eggs (any style). Tons of flavor and an easy way to sneak in some veggies – you can add anything you want.

I’d say I make this at least a couple of times a week and it doesn’t have to be for breakfast, if you’re looking for something lighter. It’d be great for lunch or dinner too. Hell, it’s potatoes, you (at least I) could eat them anytime of the day.

Stephen’s dad always makes what they call “country eggs.” He sautes the potato/onion/pepper and whatever seasoning he wants to add, then adds scrambled eggs directly to the pan, and finally when the eggs are cooked he lays some slices of cheese over the top to melt. Then he dishes it out with a few bottles of hot sauce for everyone to use as desired (for us, that’s A LOT of hot sauce please).

Breakfast Potatoes

  • Olive Oil
  • 5 Small/Medium Red Skin Potatoes
  • 1/2 – 1 Orange Bell Pepper, large dice
  • 1 Medium Onion, large dice
  • 1 Jalapeño, finely diced
  • 1 Tbsp Chili Powder (or to taste)
  • Dashes Vinegar-based Hot Sauce (Crystal is my favorite)
  • Salt & Pepper

If you’re under time constraints, sprinkle a couple tablespoons of water on the potatoes and microwave them for about 5 minutes to cook them through. Heat the oil over medium high in a large skillet (I highly recommend using a nonstick pan for obvious reasons) and then add the potatoes. After a couple of minutes, add the bell pepper, onion & jalapeño. Add chili powder & hot sauce. If you don’t like spicy you can use a few dashes of vinegar instead… it just brings out the flavor. Saute for about 15 – 20 minutes or until cooked to the “brownness” you prefer (crispy potatoes, soft potatoes, browned onions, etc). If you’re making eggs too, you can add them scrambled directly into the skillet for a “country” breakfast style hash.