Oh breakfast potatoes… How I’ve loathed making you in the past. For whatever reason, my husband and I can not make fried breakfast potatoes to save our lives. After many failed attempts I decided to try making them in the oven, and guess what?! It worked! I was so happy to finally be able to conquer these bad boys! We both thought this recipe was a little “herby” and I think next time I’ll try experimenting with more savory Cajun seasonings, but I’ve got the method down!
– 5 or 6 red potatoes
– 6 slices of bacon
– 1 sweet onion, diced
– 2 tbsp. reserved bacon grease
– paprika, thyme, salt and pepper
Begin by cooking your bacon. I do this in the oven; 400 F (place tray in cold oven first), and then cook until bacon is crispy, about 25 minutes.
While your bacon is cooking, dice up your potatoes and onion, place them in a bowl with the seasonings, and give it a big stir.
Once the bacon is done, spoon 2 tbsp. of the bacon grease into your potato and onion bowl, and stir well coating the potatoes and onions in the grease.
Spread the mixture out on a foil lined baking sheet (that has been sprayed with cooking spray). Bake at 400 F for 30 minutes. Flip the potatoes once at the halfway mark (15 minutes). Once the potatoes are tender, turn the oven to broil on high and broil the potatoes for a few minutes to get that nice crispiness on top.
Crumble the bacon on top and give the potatoes a good stir so the bacon is nice and incorporated.