A cast iron skillet of potatoes o brien
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Potatoes O' Brien

Potatoes O Brien is a quick and easy breakfast side dish that everyone will love made simply with fried potatoes, peppers, and onions.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time15 mins
Total Time25 mins
Course: Breakfast
Cuisine: American
Servings: 6 servings
Calories: 184kcal
Author: Jade Jones



  • Heat 2 Tbsp canola oil in large saute pan over medium high heat.
  • Add potatoes and cook for 5-7 minutes stirring occasionally until potatoes are beginning to brown and get crisp.
  • Add peppers and onions and cook for 2-3 more minutes until peppers begin to soften.  If needed, add another 1-2 tablespoons of canola oil.
  • Add spices and toss to coat.  Serve warm.


Potatoes O Brien are a great way to use up leftover boiled or baked potatoes. 
If you wanted to make this an all in one breakfast you could brown 1 lb ground breakfast sausage first, remove the sausage from the pan and continue with the recipe.  Add the sausage to the cooked potatoes and add 6-8 beaten eggs to the pan and scramble the eggs and cooking just until the eggs are set.
This would also be good with diced ham in an omelet or a breakfast scramble.


Calories: 184kcal | Carbohydrates: 21g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 9g | Sodium: 598mg | Potassium: 695mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 695IU | Vitamin C: 58.8mg | Calcium: 49mg | Iron: 4.8mg