Classic Breakfast Potatoes

Classic Breakfast Potatoes


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Preparing delicious country-style potatoes is something that eludes most people. However, it is easy to prepare them with the right recipe that would work for them. If the recipe is applied correctly, the classic breakfast potatoes will turn out magnificent and can be served at any meal and not just breakfast.

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Chicago, IL

Time needed

15 min preparation + 10 min cooking

Serving Size / Yield

4 servings


  • 4 C. potatoes (peeled, diced to 1/8in pieces)
  • 1 C. onions (chopped)
  • 4 tbs. butter (or 3 tbs. vegetable oil)
  • Paprika
  • Salt and pepper

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In preparation, the diced potatoes are cooked in boiling water for roughly four minutes or until they are just slightly tender but not cooked. The potatoes are then drained and tossed with onions. Butter or vegetable oil is heated in medium heat with a heavy skillet, and then potatoes and onions are added. Once this is done, they are fried bringing potatoes up from the pan bottom occasionally using a spatula for even browning and cooking. They are then seasoned with salt, pepper and paprika to taste. Average cooking time is ten minutes and the meal can serve four.

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