Fried Red Potatoes

Fried Red Potatoes, Uploaded from the Photobucket iPhone AppThese make a great side dish with fish or chicken, but I often enjoy them for breakfast with fried or scrambled eggs.

My Italian mom made them with green peppers and onions, and my German grandmother made them with just onions, and they made them with either white or red potatoes.  They're delicious either way!  

They usually made them from leftover boiled potatoes, then cubed, fried and served for weekend breakfasts.  I like them as an alternative to hashbrowns with eggs.

When potatoes go on sale, I make up a large batch and freeze in pint size bags to have on hand anytime I need a quick side dish for breakfast or dinner.

Red Potatoes Fried, Uploaded from the Photobucket iPhone App

Fried Red Potatoes
2 Tabs. butter
2 Tabs. of olive oil
1 finely chopped medium onion
1 chopped green pepper
6 medium size 1/2 inch cubed red potatoes, about 4 cups
salt and pepper to taste

In a bowl, mix chopped onions, green pepper and cubed potatoes.  Salt and pepper and mix.

Melt butter and oil on medium heat and saute all ingredients slowly, as they brown. Cover as they cook, but turn mixture over every few minutes to brown all sides, about 10 minutes.

If mixture seems to dry, add more oil or butter.
Uncover and continue frying for about another 10 minutes, until potatoes are tender.  Continue turning mixture to evenly brown.

If you make them from leftover boiled, or already cooked potatoes, cooking time will be less for browning. Serves 6-8.

Estimated cost: $2.00 or less; .60 cents a serving or less.


  1. My kingdom for a dish of those (here in Vietnam) right now!

    (she says as she stuffs yet another bowl of Pho in her face)