Apr

26

2010

Breakfast is Served

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Lemon and Herb Potatoes

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What is one of the best meals you’ve had for breakfast?  There are some people who can’t even wake up in time to eat in the morning, and then there are the rest of us who cannot start the day without at least something in our belly.  We both have to eat in the morning, whether it be a Tuesday morning before work or a Sunday morning after an evening of tequila shots.  It must be done.  Now, we do not live together, so the first meal of the day is rarely shared, and we both have our own preferences for food anyways.  But everyone likes potatoes right?  Here is a side dish that would fit right on the side of either one of our breakfast plates.

There is a little Greek flavor going on with these potatoes.  The lemon, oregano and garlic are three prime ingredients that make it so. If you really wanted to take it to the land of Greece, perhaps you’d add a bit of black pepper and marjoram.  In fact, you could just make your  own Greek seasoning, which is sold in various grocery stores or online markets.  It is a mix of traditional spices that work for lamb, chicken, beef, fish and…potatoes.  Potatoes are a blank canvas, so you can dress them up with almost anything and enjoy the final dish.

Lemon and Herb Potatoes – Serves 6
6 large red potatoes, cubed
1 medium yellow onion, chopped
4 cloves garlic, sliced
Zest and juice of 3 lemons
3 tablespoons fresh oregano, chopped and divided
3 tablespoons fresh dill, chopped and divided
1/4 cup fresh parsley, chopped and divided
Olive oil
Kosher salt

1. Drizzle olive oil in a wide, deep skillet over medium high heat. When hot, add potatoes and onions and cook for about 10 minutes or until they begin to soften slightly. Stir occasionally to prevent sticking.

2. Add lemon juice, zest and half of the oregano, dill and parsley. Cover and cook for another 20-25 minutes or until potatoes brown on all sides. Stir as needed and add more olive oil if potatoes begin to stick.

3. Remove from heat and toss with remaining herbs and season with kosher salt as desired.

Click HERE for the printable recipe.

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  1. If it is a breakfast idea, I will definitely try on one of those day when I go to a swimming pool in the morning :)
    I come from Poland, now I live in France. As Polish, I prefer salty breakfasts: various sandwiches, little salty salads, in winter even some soup, eggs, omeletes, things like that. I am not an amateur of sweet French tartines or pain au chocolat – I am hungry after one hour…

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  2. Potatoes are always perfect for brekky!

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  3. Oh, yeah. I could go for those potatoes with a fried egg and a side of bacon. Yum. Yum. I think they’d also be good at dinner with a grilled ribeye steak!

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  4. Sounds terrific to me – great flavors on those potatoes!

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  5. You know ever since you showed me the picture of that ridiculous sandmich I have not been able to get it out of my mind. And these potatoes would’ve gone perfectly with the sausage and fried egg….mmmm if only they had one in Dallas :(

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  6. Those look so good, love it! Potatoes are a great breakfast food, they stick with you all morning. Heh.

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  7. I love pairing potatoes with really fresh flavors and this recipe does not disappoint. Delicious!

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  8. I am definitely a breakfast person. In fact, its the one meal of the day that I cannot skip. I love lemony potatoes, so this recipe looks perfect to me. Yum!

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  9. Potatoes for bfast is good. I like mine with a good amount of bacon and maybe an egg or two. Mmmmm…

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  10. A nice change from teh typical breakfast home fries. Not many people use lemon in their potatoes and they should!

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  11. These look great for breakfast or dinner! Love the seasonings…what yummy potatoes.

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  12. Wow, this potatoes sure sound and look tasty…great picture!

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  13. My mom would love this recipe – she’s a huge potato freak so would probably list hash browns/pan-fried taters as a component in her ideal breakfast. Me, I’m a oatmeal gal straight down to the core! Unless there’s a warm homemade muffin around…

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  14. This is a great savory side — the lemon must give it a nice fresh kick. I could have this as is for breakfast, but alongside a fried egg would be perfect.

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  15. Potatoes are always a great breakfast dish and those look wonderful! I work from home, so I generally don’t eat RIGHT when I get up, but wait a couple hours. Lately I’ve been having a bowl of Cheerios with banana and vanilla soy milk, along with a grapefruit. I’d MUCH rather have an egg sandwich :)

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  16. Those look great! I am a simple breakfast girl but these look tasty no matter what time of day it is!

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  17. I love potatoes just about any way. Lemon and herbs is a sure way to satisfy just about anyone. You’ve reminded me I have a great recipe to share I need to write about. I recently made it but didn’t bother to take good pictures… I swear potatoes are great to do so much with! Love the color of it.

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  18. misseeddd youuuu heaappsss!!
    great combo and potatoes for bfats is a terrific idea!
    cheers!!

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  19. I love breakfast potatoes and these are intriguing with their mouth awakening Greek flavor.

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  20. Gorgeous photo! I love it.

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  21. A side of potatoes with breakfast always seems like a treat to me! It turns a simple breakfast into something special.

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  22. This looks beautiful – it’s almost dinner time….maybe I’ll pretend it’s breakfast and make this anyway!

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  23. I love potatoes, especially when they are fixed this way with herbs.

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  24. This is one of my favorite indulgences on weekends that I don’t enjoy as often as I should — breakfast potatoes. Oooh, with a little bit of ketchup, too. It never ceases to feel like a special morning when I can wake up to that.

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  25. hilarious how you clarify that you don’t live together ;)

    roasted potatoes are some of my favorites! breakfast, brunch, lunch or dinner. Great idea to add lemon.

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  26. I love this photo! And I love breakfast, never ate it for years when I got up so early, but now that I stay at home with my son, I feel like I will fall out if I don’t eat early in the morning.

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  27. breakfast potatoes are one of my favorite things on earth! these look so perfect! i wish it was breakfast time right now :)

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  28. wow I stay for the brunch!

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  29. Those potatoes look mouthwatering! That is a perfect combo!

    Cheers,

    Rosa

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  30. Looks like a great way to start the day…

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  31. These look excellent! Love the Greek flavors. Delicious for breakfast or any time!

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  32. I like potatoes but I haven’t made them for breakfast in awhile. Your post has inspired me to make POTATOES this weekend!

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  33. yummy. hmmmm, are red potatoes those that are slightly pinkish? am wondering if we can get those on our sunny shores. what would be a good substitute?

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    • Red potatoes, and their smaller counterparts, are nice because they cook quickly and they are softer. You could use russet potatoes if that’s what you have on hand!

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  34. Breakfast for me is milky coffee and brioche with cherry jam. Every day. These wonderful, tasty potatoes, though, would make THE perfect lunch. Great flavors!

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  35. I’m not a big potatoes person…usually it’s boring oatmeal…but when I’m being bad, it’s french toast. Oh yes…mmmm.

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  36. Love breakfast potatoes – they keep you full til lunch. We usually have a smoothie and an egg for breakfast, but it s nice to make it a complete meal.

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  37. But of course everybody likes potatoes :) And I gotta tell you, I’m loving these – for breakfast or anytime!

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  38. Wow sounds great for breakfast. Potatoes are an all purpose food.

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  39. Could not agree with you more. I’m a big breakfast eater! I wake up hungry. Eggs Benedict is my favorite breakfast, but I’ve been known to enjoy a good bowl of left over spaghetti. :-)

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  40. As a side for breakfast? Nah, for me, this WOULD be breakfast…potatoes of any kind make a great start to the day for me.

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  41. My favourite breakfast potato dish is hashbrowns but these lemony potatoes will do! I still can’t believe how some people eat dry cereal, that tastes of and resembles sawdust, every morning…

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