Sep. 20, 2010 4:56 am
Well, it doesn't really have an official name, but that's what I tend to think of it as!
I make this every now and then for a hearty weekend breakfast and it just sounded good yesterday! We usually make this with ground sausage, but decided to use canadian bacon yesterday. And most of the time I have yukon gold potatoes in my pantry, but decided
to use the rest of the reds for the one we made yesterday. Very versatile to mix and match your favorites to make it "just right" for you! :)
4-5 med/small potatoes (about 5 cups diced small)
1 small onion, finely diced
1/2 red bell pepper, diced
1/2 green bell pepper diced
Oil for browning potatoes
1/2 lb ground sausage or 6-7 rounds canadian bacon, diced
Seasoned salt and pepper to taste
1 cup shredded cheddar cheese
Put about 1/2 an inch of vegetable oil in a large, deep skillet on the stove over med/high heat and let that get hot while you dice your potatoes (the smaller you dice them, the faster they'll cook - just to keep in mind when planning everything else!) I like
to dice mine into fairly small pieces to where they take about 15-20 minutes to get nice and brown and crispy once they hit the hot oil.
Put potaotes in the hot oil, and proceed to dice your vegetables. If using canadian bacon, heat about 1/2 TBS olive or vegetable oil in a 2nd small skillet on the stove over medium heat and saute the vegetables while the potatoes cook, about 10 minutes for
the veggies, or until they reach desired tenderness. If using sausage, cook meat and veggies together until meat is cooked through and veggies are tender. Remove from heat and set aside.
Once the potatoes have reached desired crispness and color, turn off heat and remove them from the hot oil onto a large plate covered with paper towels using a slotted spoon. Get as much grease off as possible. Discard used oil, carefully wipe hot pan with
another paper towel to remove excess grease. Put potatoes back into skillet on the stove, turn heat to medium or med/low, season potatoes with seasoned salt and pepper (as desired). Add veggies and meat to the potatoes. Gently stir to combine. Sprinkle with
cheddar cheese and put a lid on the pan. Allow to sit on med - med/low heat for about 5 minutes or until cheese has melted.
My son and I like to top this mixture with a fried egg and I like some ketchup on the side! :)