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Authentic Diner Style Breakfast Potatoes

Authentic Diner Style Breakfast Potatoes

These easy 4 ingredient breakfast potatoes, hit the mark of authentic diner style breakfast potatoes. They are quick and easy and make a great side for a family Sunday brunch. They are tender in the middle, crisp on the outside and so full of flavor. The smell will take you back to a time when you were sitting on the counter sipping coffee waiting for the food to arrive hot and fresh.
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 45 minutes
Servings 4 People


  • 4 Medium Russet Potatoes Peeled and diced into 1 inch cubes
  • 1/2 Red Bell Pepper Fine Diced
  • 1/4 Red Onion Diced
  • 2 TBSP Unsalted Butter
  • Fresh Thyme Optional for Garnish
  • 1/2 Tsp Salt
  • 1 Tsp Black Pepper
  • 1/4 Tsp Onion Powder
  • 1/4 Tsp Garlic Powder


  1. Peel and dice the potatoes into a 1 inch dice
  2. Place the potatoes into a medium stock pot, cover with cold water and bring to a boil. Boil until just fork tender, no longer or they will fall apart of the griddle.
  3. Immediately remove from the heat, drain and risen with cold water. Dump onto a sheet pan, spread them out and place them into the refrigerator to cool. This will stop the cooking. (I do this the night before to save time in the morning.)
  4. Fine dice the red bell pepper.
  5. Dice the red pepper. I go a little larger on the dice on the onions, they are on the griddle the longest and you don't want them to burn.
  6. Lightly oil the griddle surface with canola oil and add the butter.
  7. Add the onions let them cook for a couple of minutes turning often.
  8. Add in the bell pepper and toss together with the onions.
  9. Add in the potatoes. Toss together with the onion and peppers. Turning often with a spatula to prevent the mix from burning. Allow them to cook until the potatoes are browned on all sides.