|Red skin potatoes are fried up in a cast iron skillet with sweet Vidalia onion and bell pepper and nicely seasoned for a take on Potatoes O'Brien. Great for any meal - add fresh herbs and mushrooms if you like!|
Potatoes O'Brien - Skillet Fried PotatoesSkillet Fried Potatoes, also known as home fries, are such an easy side dish, and it goes as equally well with breakfast as it does as a dinner side dish. For this skillet potato, I prefer to use the smaller, unpeeled red-skinned or new potatoes. The peeling is tender, and to me tasty, and they cook up nicely without the steaming process that is necessary for our beloved Southern Fried Potatoes, or fried taters and onion as we like to call them. If you prefer to use a russet, rather than a red skinned potato, click over to that recipe. I think that method works best with russets.
I also like skin-on skillet potatoes cooked with both onion and sweet bell pepper, either red, green or yellow, or any combination of them, making this dish something akin to a Potatoes O'Brien. You could certainly leave them out if you just want potatoes. Add fresh herbs if you like and there are any number of add-ins you can also use with these, from leftover meats, veggies, beans, whatever you like really. Stir in cooked ground beef, sausage or pork, and when I have some fresh mushrooms, I like to add them in too.
Here's how to make them.
Recipe: Potatoes O'Brien - Skillet Fried Potatoes©From the Kitchen of Deep South Dish
Prep time: 10 min |Cook time: 20 min | Yield: About 2 to 4 servings