Easy Parmesan Breakfast Potatoes

Trying to figure out what to make for breakfast? Try these easy and delicious parmesan breakfast potatoes that are anything but boring.

Trying to figure out what to make for breakfast? Try these easy and delicious parmesan breakfast potatoes that are anything but boring.

We all know that breakfast is the most important meal of the day. And if you’re looking for a quick and easy recipe to make your mornings easier, this Easy Parmesan Breakfast Potatoes dish will do just the trick!

Just make some eggs and maybe some bacon to pair with it and you are set to go.

The ingredients are simple enough so we won’t go into too much detail about them but we’ll tell you one thing: it tastes amazing! This dish can be made in under 30 minutes too! So what are you waiting for? Try out this delicious dish today!

Trying to figure out what to make for breakfast? Try these easy and delicious parmesan breakfast potatoes that are anything but boring.
Trying to figure out what to make for breakfast? Try these easy and delicious parmesan breakfast potatoes that are anything but boring.

What is the Best Type of Potatoes for Frying

The best type of potatoes to use for frying would be a starchy variety such as russet or baking potatoes. Such potatoes contain less water and more sugars than other varieties, making them ideal for cooking and producing perfectly golden brown results after frying.

The main benefit associated with the use of russet or baking potatoes is the crisp, golden brown exterior that they produce.

Yukon golds, red potatoes and new potatoes are also great for frying.

What Type of Pan should be Used for Frying Potatoes

The best type of pan to use for frying is a deep cast-iron skillet. Deep skillets provide an even distribution of heat while cooking, plus produce perfectly golden brown breakfast potatoes that are crispy on the outside and tender on the inside.

The use of a nonstick pan is not recommended due to the fact that you need a higher cooking temperature to ensure that the potatoes cook properly.

What Temperature Should be Used for Frying Breakfast Potatoes

A deep-sided frying pan should be preheated to a medium-high heat before you add oil and begin frying. The use of a deep-fat thermometer is highly recommended in order to ensure that the oil is at the right temperature for frying.

How to Fry the BEST Breakfast Potatoes

If you have a starchy variety of potato, such as a russet or baking potato, it should be peeled and cut into 1/4 inch slices before being fried.

Be careful not to overcrowd your pan while frying potatoes, as this can cause the temperature of the oil to drop and will result in soggy and greasy potatoes. You should make sure that each piece has plenty of space surrounding it while cooking.

What Oil Should be Used for Frying Potatoes

Believe it or not, the type of oil you use for frying potatoes can impact their taste. You should always choose an oil with a high smoke point and neutral flavour.

The higher the smoke point of the oil is, the less likely it is to burn and produce undesirable flavors when used to fry your potatoes.

Trying to figure out what to make for breakfast? Try these easy and delicious parmesan breakfast potatoes that are anything but boring.

About the Ingredients for Parmesan Breakfast Potatoes

Potatoes – See notes above, we chose to using baking potatoes.

Oil – Olive oil or any other neutral flavoured oil.

Onion & Pepper – Sauteeing the bell pepper and onion adds a little sweetness to the dish. You can use other types of bell pepper or onion, but I think using red for both is optimal.

Seasoning – We season with garlic powder, parsley, rosemary, paprika, salt and pepper. I used dry because that is what I had on hand, but you can certainly use fresh herbs here!

Cheese – Parmesan cheese. Freshly grated is best but pre-grated is just fine too.

Looking for More Tasty Breakfast Recipes?

Check out some of my favourite breakfast recipes!

This recipe for peaches & cream buttermilk pancakes makes fluffy buttermilk pancakes smothered in maple peaches and vanilla cream cheese.

Serve this Baked Sweet Potato Frittata for breakfast or brunch hot from the oven for a traditional family meal everyone will enjoy.

This Eggs Benedict recipe features buttery English muffins, back bacon, & poached eggs, all smothered in an easy blender hollandaise sauce.

Trying to figure out what to make for breakfast? Try these easy and delicious parmesan breakfast potatoes that are anything but boring.

How to Make Parmesan Breakfast Potatoes

Yield: 4 Servings | Prep time: 15 Mins | Cook time: 15 Mins

Ingredients:

3 large baking potatoes, diced
1 T. water
1 T. Olive oil
1 medium red bell pepper, diced
½ medium red onion, diced
½ t. garlic powder
½ t. dried parsley
½ t. dried rosemary
½ t. smoked paprika
Sea salt and black pepper, to taste
¼ c. Parmesan cheese, freshly grated

Directions:

  1. Add potato and water to a large microwave safe dish and cover. Microwave on high for 3-4 minutes, or just until potatoes are crisp tender, but not mushy. Do not over cook.

  2. Meanwhile, heat olive oil in a large cast iron skillet over medium heat. Add red pepper and onion and sprinkle with garlic powder, parsley, rosemary, and smoked paprika. Season with salt and black pepper, to taste, and stir to combine.

  3. Cook, stirring frequently, until the pepper and onion soften and develop a bit of color, approximately 3-4 minutes.

  4. Drain excess moisture from the potatoes and pat dry. Transfer to the skillet and season with additional salt and black pepper, as desired. Add more oil if needed. Cook, stirring occasionally, until the potatoes are golden brown and slightly crispy, approximately 6-7 minutes. Season with additional salt and black pepper, if desired.

  5. Remove from heat and sprinkle freshly grated Parmesan cheese on top of the warm potatoes. Cover just until the cheese melts and serve immediately. Enjoy!
Easy Parmesan Breakfast Potatoes
Yield: 4 servings

Easy Parmesan Breakfast Potatoes

Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes

Trying to figure out what to make for breakfast? Try these easy and delicious parmesan breakfast potatoes that are anything but boring.

Ingredients

  • 3 large baking potatoes, diced
  • 1 T. water
  • 1 T. Olive oil
  • 1 medium red bell pepper, diced
  • ½ medium red onion, diced
  • ½ t. garlic powder
  • ½ t. dried parsley
  • ½ t. dried rosemary
  • ½ t. smoked paprika
  • Sea salt and black pepper, to taste
  • ¼ c. Parmesan cheese, freshly grated

Instructions

Add potato and water to a large microwave safe dish and cover. Microwave on high for 3-4 minutes, or just until potatoes are crisp tender, but not mushy. Do not over cook.

Meanwhile, heat olive oil in a large cast iron skillet over medium heat. Add red pepper and onion and sprinkle with garlic powder, parsley, rosemary, and smoked paprika. Season with salt and black pepper, to taste, and stir to combine.

Cook, stirring frequently, until the pepper and onion soften and develop a bit of color, approximately 3-4 minutes.

Drain excess moisture from the potatoes and pat dry. Transfer to the skillet and season with additional salt and black pepper, as desired. Add more oil if needed. Cook, stirring occasionally, until the potatoes are golden brown and slightly crispy, approximately 6-7 minutes. Season with additional salt and black pepper, if desired.

Remove from heat and sprinkle freshly grated Parmesan cheese on top of the warm potatoes. Cover just until the cheese melts and serve immediately. Enjoy!

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Nutrition Information:

Yield:

4

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 287Total Fat: 5gSaturated Fat: 1gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 4gCholesterol: 5mgSodium: 209mgCarbohydrates: 53gFiber: 6gSugar: 4gProtein: 8g

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