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5 from 3 votes

Country Fried Potatoes

Dice Hash Browns or Country Fried Potatoes, whatever you want to call them, they are so yummy and easy to make. Serve them in a breakfast burrito, or eat them as a meal by themselves, or on a plate with eggs and bacon.
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time25 mins
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Total Time40 mins
Course: Breakfast, Brunch
Cuisine: American
Keyword: crispy, easy, soft
Servings: 6 people
Calories: 389kcal
Author: Matt Taylor


  • Knife
  • Skillet (cast iron or nonstick works great)
  • Spatula


  • 4 to 5 medium potatoes washed, and peeled if desired
  • 1 cup diced kielbasa sausage but you can use whatever meat you want (225g)
  • 1/2 large onion diced
  • 1/2 cup of diced bell peppers 75g
  • Oil canola oil, vegetable oil, shortening, clarified butter, avocado oil, coconut oil (a few tablespoons)
  • Salt
  • Pepper
  • Garlic powder


  • Wash and dry the potatoes, peel them if desired. Cut them up into small cubes.
    If you want them extra crisp, boil them in water for 3 to 4 minutes. This will remove the starch, or soak them in saltwater for 30 minutes. Then dry them.
  • Add the oil to a skillet, and set on the burner, and heat it up with medium to medium-high heat.
  • Now dice up the onions, peppers, and the sausage or whatever meat you are using, if you are using meat.
  • Add the onions and peppers to the hot skillet and cook them for a few minutes. Then add in the sausage. Keep cooking until the sausage is lightly browned. The type of Kielbasa I use comes precooked, you just need to brown it.
    Remove the sausage, onions, and peppers and place in a bowl.
    If using a meat that isn't precooked, and is fatty, like breakfast sausage, you may elect to cook that in the skillet first, without oil, then remove a bit of the oil, before adding in the onions and peppers.
  • Add the potatoes to the skillet and cook them until browned evenly. It will take a while, especially if you didn't pre-boil them first, which I don't always do. Season the potatoes with salt, pepper, and garlic powder.
  • Once the potatoes are nearly all browned, add back in the sausage, onion, and peppers mix and continue cooking everything until the potatoes are soft in the center and browned/crispy to your likely.
    Take a spoon and taste it (blow on it first, it will be hot), if needed add more seasonings.
    Serve with eggs, bacon, fruit, put in a breakfast burrito, etc. Enjoy!



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