Dad’s Breakfast Potatoes
Nothing is better than waking up to the smell of these potatoes cooking downstairs. On the weekends Dad always wakes up earlier than everyone else and will make these potatoes so they are ready for us when we decide to roll out of bed. Dad's Breakfast Potatoes alongside some sunny-side up eggs and crispy bacon? That's my idea of the perfect weekend breakfast. One weekend when I was in New Jersey visiting my family and my dad had made these, I took a container of them with me for my red eye flight back to California. They came in handy when my flight was delayed several hours.
5 medium white potatoes (about 3 pounds), peeled and diced into ¼” cubes
3 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
1 medium yellow onion, diced
Kosher salt, to taste
Freshly ground black pepper, to taste
Place the potatoes in a large bowl of water for about 10 minutes. Remove the potatoes from the water, drain and pat completely dry.
Heat a griddle or large sauté pan over medium heat, add the olive oil and cook the onion and potatoes, stirring occasionally, until the potatoes are lightly browned and crisp, about 20 minutes. Season to taste with salt and pepper.
Remove from the heat and serve with eggs and bacon.
Serves 8 as a side.