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Recipe: Potatoes O'Brien

These potatoes are so good…. a little twist on the run of the mill home fries. Potatoes O’Brien are made with diced potatoes, finely chopped onion, green pepper and red pepper.

There are frozen Potatoes O’Brien by Oreida… they are a good quick alternative but making them yourself is so much better… you can control the amount of ingredients you use…. make it to your taste.

A little bit of trivia about Potatoes O’Brien…. according to Wikipedia… this potato dish is said to have originated in a Boston restaurant known as Jerome’s and a Manhattan restaurant called Jack’s in the early 1900’s.


I use an olive oil and butter combination to fry these…. I like the taste of butter but find it has a lighter taste if you use butter and oil instead of all butter.

How mych you crisp them or crisp them at all is entirely up to you.

Serve these with poached or fried eggs… and you have yourself a delicious breakfast or even a dinner (we happen to love breakfast food for dinner).

They are also great in omelets and a number of other recipes...

They’re easy to make …. I hope you try them!

Recipe: Potatoes O’Brien

All you need:

4 medium to large potatoes, peeled and diced
2/3 cup finely diced onion
1/3 cup finely diced green pepper
1/3 cup finely diced red pepper
2 tablespoons olive oil, divided
2 tablespoons butter, divided
Salt to taste
Pepper to taste

All you need to do:

Heat 1 tablespoon butter and 1 tablespoon olive oil in a large skillet.

Add the onions and cook for about 1 minute.

Add the green and red pepper.

Sauté over medium heat, the onions and peppers until the onions are translucent and the peppers are cooked, stirring frequently. You do not want them to brown.

Remove the onions and peppers from the skillet to a plate and set aside.

Heat 1 tablespoon olive oil and 1 tablespoon butter in the skillet.

Add the potatoes and cook them until they are cooked through and golden brown, turning them periodically.

When potatoes are cooked and golden… add the onions and peppers back into the skillet and stir to mix well.

Add salt and pepper to taste.

Turn them onto a platter and serve hot.


A Year on the Grill January 9, 2010 at 5:40 PM  

I just started making my own hash browns... so easy, I am tossing the frozen bags forever... natural to make these next

Lea Ann January 10, 2010 at 8:04 AM  

Why have I never made my own Potatoes O'brien???? I love Oreida and bet I love these even more. I'm going to make these this morning. Thanks for the reminder and the recipe.


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