Perfect Brunch Potatoes

Posted in Food
on April 5, 2015


When I was growing up, my mother always cooked potatoes and onions for breakfast and I looked forward to them every time! Since I have my own family, I’m able to keep the tradition going and put my own spin on it! I’ve been cooking these potatoes for years, so I figured that I’d share the love with all of you. I know every family has their own food traditons and I want my children to rave about my potatoes and call me for the recipe when they grow up! These potatoes are great at any time of day, but I definitely prefer them with breakfast/brunch. I do believe that your family will love them, my kids (Chloe & Drew) can be picky eaters but they love these! And of course Chris loves them too! To me, their perfect, hence the name “Perfect Brunch Potatoes.”  Enjoy!

Perfect Brunch Potatoes
Recipe Type: Brunch
Author: Emerald Lavender
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Serves: 4-5
Whip up these potatoes with your normal breakfast fare to take it up another notch. Great paired with scrambled cheese eggs, bacon or sausage.
  • 2 -3 Medium Russet Potatoes
  • 1/4 cup diced onion
  • 1/4 cup diced green pepper
  • 1/4 cup red pepper
  • 2 tsp garlic powder
  • 2 tsp salt (or more to taste)
  • 2 tsp black pepper
  • 1 tsp paprika
  • 3 tsp vegetable oil
  • 1/4 green onion chopped (for garnishing)
  1. Peel and dice your potatoes to your desired thickness.
  2. Add potatoes to a large bowl and enough water to cover them up.
  3. Put in microwave for 6 minutes, rinse and drain potatoes.
  4. In a bowl, put your potatoes, green peppers, red peppers and onions and then add all your seasonings and toss thoroughly.
  5. Heat a medium sized saucepan to medium and add vegetable oil.
  6. When oil comes to temperature add your potato mixture and sauté until you can easily break a potato with your fork.
  7. Garnish with green onions and serve!


  • Jahshari Wilson

    Sounds and looks really good and tasty!

  • Emerald112

    It really is Shari! You should try it! x! @jahshariwilson:disqus

  • Robin Rue

    Those do sound pretty tasty! I will have to make these 🙂

  • Oh my word!!! This looks so delicious. I have about 20 lbs of potatoes I need to use up.

  • Emerald112

    Tweet me if you do Robin! @robinrue:disqus

  • Emerald112

    20lbs…lol!! We love potatoes too!!! @saidahwashington:disqus

  • blondiefrommd

    We love potatoes & onions too this looks amazing. I used up all my potatoes yesterday making potato salad

  • Emerald112

    Oooh! Potato salad!! My mother makes the best potato salad! #omnomyummy @blondiefrommd:disqus 🙂

  • Rebecca Bryant

    YUM!! i like thee not only does it taste great but it’s vegan too.

  • Debbie Denny

    We grew up on this also. Such a versatile dish.

  • Emerald112

    It sure is, isn’t it? I never thought about that Rebecca! @disqus_khwePzCTqt:disqus

  • Emerald112

    It really is versatile Debby, you can add so many different things to it! @debbiedenny:disqus

  • Ruth Zankich

    That looks so good, I will have to do this for our next brunch

  • Laila

    This looks so delicious! Thanks for sharing, I don’t cook with potatoes much.

  • Emerald112

    you should Ruth! @ruth_zankich:disqus

  • Emerald112

    Really? I cook them so much, we always have a!! @disqus_IzYrFrjnRX:disqus

  • MMMM i totally want to try these – and they sound easy, too.

  • Pam

    Potatoes are great as a brunch food. These look yummy!

  • Mama to 5 Blessings

    My kids lie potatoes, they would really enjoy this recipe! yum!

  • Those do sound perfect. The peppers make it a big win for me!

  • Ashley @irishred02

    I love potatoes I never think to use them for a brunch or breakfast. Pinning for later

  • Emerald112

    they are super easy to whip up! 🙂 @carol_bryant:disqus

  • Emerald112

    Yes they are Pam! Totally my favorite breakfast food, right up there with scrambled eggs! @disqus_f8VEVXaB05:disqus

  • Emerald112

    I know they will enjoy it! @mama_to_5_blessings:disqus

  • Emerald112

    Yes, the peppers do elevate it a bit! @lizanutinanutshell:disqus

  • Emerald112

    Thanks so much for your support! Once you make them, you’re going to love them! @ashley_irishred02:disqus

  • I pinned this girlie!!! This looks amazing I love brunch and this is something I definitely wanna try!

  • Emerald112

    I love brunch too Kiwi because I can drink mimosas…lol!!! @KiwiTheBeauty:disqus

  • Taralyn @ Keep Moving Forward

    I love having dishes like this for breakfast! Perfect way to add vegetables in.

  • Wendy Kaufman

    A little hot sauce would be perfect on these! Potatoes are my favorite thing first thing in the morning.

  • Kelly Hutchinson

    I am a huge potato girl and these would be yummy as a side dish for my nom nom chicken.

  • TheNewClassy

    That looks like potatoes au gratin, which I love! Your recipe looks great!

  • Nina Say

    These kind of potatoes are my number one favorite. Nothing beats this type of preparation.

  • AnExerciseInFrugality

    YUM These look delicious and colorful!

  • Nadeen

    Yummy! I love green and red peppers in my potatoes and love brunch! lol

  • Emerald112

    Yes! I just love red peppers! @taralynkeepmovingforward:disqus

  • Emerald112

    lol!!!! Hot sauce first thing in the morning. 🙂 @wendykaufman:disqus

  • Emerald112

    Please do tell about this “nom nom chicken!” @kelly_hutchinson:disqus 🙂

  • Emerald112

    Thanks so much! @TheNewClassy:disqus

  • Emerald112

    Their my absolute favorite also Nina! @nina_say:disqus

  • Emerald112

    Yes, the peppers not only add flavor but a treat for the eyes! @AnExerciseInFrugality:disqus

  • Emerald112

    We will brunch one day Nadeen! xo! @disqus_PJIbTz0VCX:disqus

  • I love potatoes. I am going to have to give this recipe a try, it looks yummy.

  • Holly

    That looks pretty. I would have to take a pic of it before I ate it lol. It looks sooo good!

  • Yumm. i have always loved that you can take some potatoes and veggies and make the most delicious of dishes.

  • Janeane Davis

    That dish looks so delicious. It is a nice way to get some good for you food into our families.

  • I love that you add green onion. I love green onion in my potatoes!

  • Yeah. I’m making these.

  • Potatoes are kind of my favorite. This looks SO good! I love a good breakfast dish!

  • RattlesandHeels

    This looks like a yummy dish! I love that you took a tradition you grew up on and turned it into a tradition for your own family.

  • Christine St.Vil

    Ok I seriously have to remind myself not to look at your recipes on an empty stomach. These look delish and easy enough to make. I love some good brunch potatoes with scrambled eggs and turkey sausage 🙂

  • Laura Funk

    Yummy! We make ours very similar

  • Cristi Motto Comes

    now you’re making me hungry. 🙂 we’re big fans of brunch food around here.

  • Laurie Floyd

    These look so good!! I usually make brunch on Sundays so I might give this a try! Thanks for sharing!!

  • Oh yes! I was drooling over these via IG the other day. Adding these to the list as well!

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