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Better-than-Dutch-Oven Breakfast Potatoes – Recipe

March 15, 2010

Submitted by Marshyl Cloward, Consultant Services Manager

Step 1 – Potatoes
8 – 10 medium Red Potatoes (we use Yukon Gold with Red skin – precooked if you have them)
5 – 6 tablespoons butter/coconut oil
1 bunch chopped fresh Basil or 4 teaspoon dry chopped Basil
Seasonal to taste
Salt and pepper to taste
1 teaspoon lime zest
Dash of lime juice

Chop/dice potatoes into ¼ to ½ inch cubes; do not peel unless you prefer skinless.

Boil potatoes for 8 – 10 minutes or until potatoes can be easily punctured with a fork.

Drain and rinse potatoes.

Melt 4 – 5 tablespoons butter or 3 – 4 tablespoons coconut oil in a large frying pan on med-high heat. Add potato cubes and stir to coat potatoes in melted butter/oil. Turn/fold in Basil. Sprinkle lime juice.

Turn heat to medium. Sprinkle Seasonal over potatoes and stir/turn occasionally (not too much as this can “mash” the potato cubes) ensuring a light brown appearance on the potatoes.

Step 2 – Sauté (the secret)
2 – 3 tablespoons butter or coconut oil
8 oz (1.5 – 2 cups) sliced fresh mushrooms
1 large sweet onion (we use Mexican sweet)
1 large fresh garlic bud (or 5 – 7 garlic cloves)
1 – 2 medium red bell peppers, chopped

In a medium frying pan, melt 2 – 3 tablespoons butter or 2 tablespoons coconut oil. Peel and dice sweet onion. Slice mushrooms. Core and dice red peppers.

Peel and crush garlic cloves into the melted butter/coconut oil. Sauté on medium-high for 1 – 2 minutes. Add onion, mushrooms, and peppers into garlic melted butter/coconut oil and sauté on medium to medium-high heat until onions are translucent (about 5 minutes)

Step 3 – Cheese
1/3 cup shredded Parmesan, Asiago, Romano, or aged Provolone cheese (we use a blend mix)

Combine sautéed ingredients with potatoes and gently mix well. Heat through potatoes and combined vegetables on medium-low for 5 minutes. Sprinkle shredded cheese over the top of the potatoes and mix well. Cover with a lid. Remove from heat.

Serve while hot and add garnish if desired.

½ bunch chopped fresh cilantro
2 whole chopped large avocados
1 large diced tomato (Romas are excellet)

Excellent with an all-fruit smoothie or fresh fruit on the side.