Sunday, August 4, 2013

Oven Roasted Breakfast Potatoes

Like many families, we are constantly in motion. 

My husband and I work full time and he works 55-60 hrs a week! Along with two very active teenage girls at home, and they work part time, babysit and participate in sports means we have a pretty hard time, during the week, sitting down all at the same time to share a meal. 

So at least a couple times a week I make a concerted effort to actually have us all sit down and enjoy a meal together as a family. This generally happens on the weekend for a nice leisurely brunch, our favorite meal.

Hashbrowns or a fried potato dish are a particular fav. But after watching Ree Drummond on The Pioneer Woman, I decided to try her version of Breakfast Potatoes.

She makes them for a big crowd, and does it all in the oven. I only needed enough for the 4 of us so I dramatically cut down the portions of ingredients. 

But, I was totally impressed with how they turned out, not quite a s crispy as pan frying, but they were tender and golden and it's definitely a technique I'll be using often. 
Served with the best accompaniments, a perfectly cooked egg and thick, crispy bacon...YUM!

These were so good, I wouldn't just relegate them as a breakfast side dish. They would be great served as a side to any entree. Can you imagine these babies drenched in a rich gravy......Heaven (said in a singsong voice)!!

4 medium potatoes of any variety, scrubbed and chopped into 1" pieces
1 Red bell pepper, chopped into 1" pieces
1/2 an Onion, coarsely chopped
2 garlic cloves, microplaned or pressed
4 tbsp Butter, melted
3-4 tbsp EVOO or Canola oil
2 tsp Kosher Salt
2 tsp Black pepper

  1. Preheat oven to 425F
  2. Combine all the ingredients in a large bowl and toss well. Pour in a even layer in a larger jelly roll pan and press gently to even out. 
  3. Roast for 35 to 40 minutes and then remove and toss the potatoes with a large spatula. 
  4. Increase oven temp to 500F and roast for another 10 minutes. 
  5. That's it!

This recipe is an adaptation of The Pioneer Woman Breakfast Potatoes

This recipe is shared on My Link Parties