Perfect breakfast potatoes. Made with red potatoes, bacon, green onion, and just a hint of maple syrup.
Going out to breakfast is not really something that we do too often. I feel that I could have made the same thing at home, and maybe it would even taste better and be less of a gouge on my bank account. So, most of the time we settle for making breakfast at home on the weekends. Breakfast potatoes are simple to make and pretty cheap.
I decided to make these breakfast potatoes with red potatoes, but you can use russet, fingerling potatoes, or whatever is on sale that week for this recipe.
I start off by getting my skillet pretty hot, on medium high heat, adding chopped up bacon and cooking for 2-3 minutes until most of the grease is in the pan. Then I remove the bacon, place it on a plate, and add the potatoes to the skillet with the left-over bacon grease. Cook for 8-10 minutes, add back in the bacon to get extra crisp. Then I add my seasonings, green onion, and maple syrup, and they are ready for serving.
The syrup may sound like a weird ingredient, but it creates a perfect blend of sweet to go with the savory bacon. It doesn’t make the potatoes sticky or anything, but it does add great flavor to the skillet. The potatoes just suck up all the flavors in the skillet and have incredible taste when you dig in.
I love sunny side up eggs, but Jason is more of a scrambled eggs person. Serve them with any style of eggs and they will be delish! Oh and don’t forget a piece of toast. If everyone that will be eating the potatoes enjoys sunny side, try cracking the eggs on top of the cooked potatoes, cover with a lid and cook the eggs until your desired consistency.
- 2 lbs red potatoes - skin on
- 5 pieces of bacon, cut into small pieces
- 1 tsp garlic powder
- 2 tablespoons pure maple syrup
- 2 green onions, chopped
- ½ teaspoon salt, more to taste
- 1 teaspoon fresh ground pepper
- Wash the potatoes and cut them into small square pieces. set aside.
- Cut the bacon into small pieces. Add to a large skillet over medium-high heat. Cook the bacon for 2-3 minutes. remove the bacon and place on a plate. Try to make sure that most of the grease stays in the pan.
- Add the potatoes to the bacon grease and cook for 8-10 minutes, stirring often, and until golden brown. Once golden brown add back in the bacon for 3-5 minutes or until the bacon is crisp. Stir in the garlic powder, salt, pepper, maple syrup, and green onion. Let that cook for another minute or two and serve!