Breakfast Taters

I probably shouldn't include "breakfast" in the name since I love them so much I tend to eat these potatoes as a dinner side dish too, but I think they are traditionally a breakfast variety of potato.  Plus, breakfast is by far my favorite meal of the day.  I digress...  I'll get to the recipe.  There are no exact measurements but it's simple and VERY hard to mess up (my favorite kind of recipe).  I use red potatoes but pretty much any potato will do, and I typically use 1 large or 2 small for each person.  I use a 2:1 ratio for potatoes to onion, so for every potato I use, I use about 1/2 of that volume in onion.  I like it onion-y, and since I live alone I rarely worry about my breath after :P Ingredients for 2 servings:

4 small or 2 large red potatoes 1/2 medium sized yellow onion, diced 2 Tbsp. olive oil salt & pepper to taste shredded cheese (optional) hot sauce or ketchup (optional)


Poke some holes in the taters with a fork, wrap in wax paper and nuke 'em until they're tender to the touch.  Mine typically take 5-6 minutes for 2 potatoes, but this step is entirely dependent upon the microwave.  They should feel soft to the touch with a little squish, but still have a solid center.

Dice up the onion and cut up the potatoes into 1/2 inch cubes... careful - I'm always burning my fingertips on those freshly nuked taters.

Cook the onion in 2 Tblsp. of olive oil for a minute or two - until they start to look translucent

Then throw in the potatoes, season with salt and pepper, and mix it all together so the onions are evenly distributed amongst the potatoes and until the potatoes all get a thin coating of the olive oil.

I cook it over low heat, but low on my teeny gingerbread-house-type-stove it's probably the equivalent to a regular stove's medium setting.  I stir every minute or so until they are good and golden.  Sometimes I cook them until they're really brown and that's good too - whatever you're in the mood for!

If I'm feeling a little naughty and I've got it in the fridge, I'll sprinkle some shredded cheese over the top and let it get all gooey...

I like to serve mine with a Taco Lita hot sauce packet - I keep a stash in my kitchen that my dad and stepmom replenish with each visit (thank you!).  It's also really good with ketchup, or just by itself.  Enjoy!