Thursday, July 5, 2012

Loaded Breakfast Potatoes

I love loaded potatoes in restaurants, so have modified them to make at home.  Use the microwave for the potatoes to save you about 10 minutes.  I also use thin-skinned red potatoes instead of russets to eliminate peeling time.

Loaded Breakfast Potatoes

1 1/2 lbs. red potatoes, cubed
1/4 lb. bacon strips, chopped
1/4 C cubed fully cooked ham
1/4 C chopped green bell pepper
**I also add about 1/8 C chopped onion---optional)
1 C (4 oz.) shredded cheddar cheese
1/2 tsp. salt
1/4 tsp. pepper
Sour cream (optional)
2 green onion, chopped (optional)

Place potatoes in a microwave-safe dish and cover with water.  cover and microwave on high for 4-5 minutes or until tender.  Meanwhile, cook bacon over medium heat in a large skillet until crisp.  Remove to paper towels with a slotted spoon.  Drain potatoes; saute in bacon drippings until lightly browned.  Add the ham, cheese, salt, pepper and bacon.  Cook and stir over medium, heat until cheese is melted. 
Serve with sour cream and a sprinkling of green onion if desired.

Serves 6

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