As a child, my grandfather would sometimes take me to the country club where he and my grandmother played golf and we would share a special brunch. They had the shiny hotel pans filled with steaming eggs, bacon, pancakes, and waffles along with plates piled high with fruit, pastries, and desserts. But the one thing I would make sure to put on my plate every time were those savory breakfast potatoes with peppers and onions. For some reason, though, and even though they’re ubiquitous at hotels and brunch places almost everywhere, I never learned to make them myself.
Fast-forward twenty or so years and, thankfully, my husband makes perfect country club/hotel brunch potatoes, and that’s the recipe I’m sharing today (that he is so graciously allowing me to post—thanks, love!).
Savory little red potatoes are sautéed with spices, sweet red and green bell peppers, and onions. As with most recipes on this blog, it’s simple and quick to make and it’s perfect for breakfast and brunch. They also pair perfectly with next week’s recipe: New Mexican Breakfast Tacos!
- 5 red potatoes
- ¼ of a white or yellow onion, chopped
- ½ red bell pepper, chopped
- ½ green bell pepper, chopped
- 1 tsp. salt
- 2 tsp. pepper
- 1 tsp. garlic salt or dehydrated garlic (optional)
- 1 tsp. paprika
- ½ tsp. cayenne (optional)
- 2 Tbsp. oil, like olive
- Cut the potatoes into eights, chop the quarter onion and half bell peppers, and place all in a bowl. Add the seasonings and toss to combine.
- Heat the oil in a large pan over medium-high heat to get it hot. You want a pan that will be big enough to fit everything in one layer so everything cooks evenly.
- Once the pan is hot, turn the heat down to medium-low and put all ingredients into the pan.
- Cover and cook for fifteen to twenty minutes, stirring frequently, until potatoes are soft and slightly browned.
And that’s it—potatoes just like you’d find at a hotel brunch buffet. And, thankfully, if you love them as much as I do, you can whip them up in less than half an hour with minimal effort and just a few dishes to clean!
Check back next week for a companion, and very New Mexican, recipe, those breakfast tacos I talked about above!
‘Till next time!