On the weekends, there is nothing better than a nice diner breakfast. Until you get to the diner, and it is packed with all the other people who had that same thought. Now your quick meal turned into a 45 minute wait and your breakfast is trying to take over lunch territory. With this quick recipe, you can whip up diner quality breakfast potatoes in no time, right from your own kitchen. (I know your still in your PJs, don't worry, I won't tell)
To have enough to serve 5, you are going to need...
3 lbs red or baking potatoes
1 medium red pepper
1 medium yellow onion
4-5 cloves of garlic
4 tbsp salted butter
1/4 cup extra virgin olive oil
Salt, black pepper & cayenne pepper, to taste
Dash of paprika
Preheat your oven to 425F degrees. Start off by scrubbing your potatoes clean. I like to keep the skins on, so I make sure to get off any last traces of dirt from the farm. Dice the potatoes into 1/4" cubes. Next up, dice the pepper and onion to be evenly sized with the potatoes. We want everything to cook at the same time, so its important to keep everything relatively the same size. Finely mince the garlic and toss it in with the rest of your ingredients in a large bowl.
Add your oil and melted butter to the bowl and toss to evenly coat everything. Sprinkle on the salt, peppers and paprika. I like to go light on the salt here, you can always add more later on when they come out of the oven if you need to.
Arrange the potatoes in a single layer on a rimmed baking sheet. Bake for 35-40 minutes. After the first 20 minutes, give it a good toss. Once your potatoes are completely cooked through and soft, crank up the heat baby to get those potatoes nice and crispy for the last 10-15 minutes. 500F degrees should do the trick.
Give them a taste and you decide if you should add another sprinkle of salt or dash of peppers. Serve with a side of eggs, or serve on the side of eggs. Personally, I really like my potatoes to take front and center. Enjoy!