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Potatoes O’Brien #Recipe

potatoes, recipe, side dishI got this recipe from I need Potatoes O’Brien for a dish I’m making tonight and I couldn’t find them in the freezer section at Walmart when I went shopping. I decided to make my own. I forgot to buy red peppers so mine only has green peppers in it. It tastes and smells awesome! I’ll give you the recipe that I mix this in with in a few days.

Potatoes O’Brien Recipe


  • 1 1/2 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 large yellow onion finely chopped
  • 1/2 small red bell pepper seeded, deribbed and finely diced (I didn't have any red pepper so I just used green.)
  • 1/2 small green bell pepper seeded, deribbed and finely diced
  • 2 lb small white or red potatoes peeled and cut into 1/2-inch cubes
  • 2 tablespoons chopped parsley


  1. In a large frying pan over medium-high heat, melt 1/2 tablespoon of the butter with 1/2 tablespoon of the olive oil. Add the onion and saute, stirring occasionally, until golden brown and just beginning to caramelize, 5-7 minutes. Do not allow the onion to scorch. Add the red and green peppers and saute until beginning to soften, 3-5 minutes longer. Transfer to a serving bowl and set aside.
  2. Add 1/2 tablespoon each of the remaining butter and olive oil to the same pan. Add half of the cubed potatoes and cook, turning to brown all sides, 5-7 minutes. If the potatoes are too dry, add a little more butter or oil. Transfer the browned potatoes to the bowl holding the pepper mixture. Repeat with the remaining butter, olive oil and potatoes.
  3. Return the mixture to the pan. Raise the heat to high so that it quickly warms through. Remove from the heat and season to taste with salt and pepper. Add the parsley and stir to combine. Return to the serving bowl and serve immediately.
About Paula

Paula Krueger considers herself a "baby "chef, not because she cooks for babies, but because she's still learning how to cook. She started this blog after taking Wilton method classes and at that point was more interested in baking. She's since become more interested in learning to cook as her family has grown. She also covers product reviews and travel as well.


  1. I want to sink my teeth into those taters so bad!

  2. Poeticmama17 says:

    The recipe looks delicious, but when I fried the potatoes they didn’t cook at all. The outsides were nicely browned and the insides were raw. Did I miss something?

    • Maybe you cooked them too high? I’ve made the recipe quite a few times and had no problems with the postatoes

  3. You can make Potatoes O’Brien with left over bake potatoes and I add bacon. Just cut potatoes into medium dice (skin off), cut 2-
    3pieces of bacon into small pieces and brown. Cook potatoes and peppers and onions in the bacon grease and eliminate the oil and butter.


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