Breakfast is the most important meal of the day! Add this amazing bangin’ breakfast potatoes to start your day. Potato bites cooked in delicious crispy bacon, aromatic garlic, and caramelized with delicious sweet maple syrup. Incredible breakfast treat!
How To Make Bangin’ Breakfast Potatoes
What Ingredients Do you Need for Bangin’ Breakfast Potatoes
- Golden Potatoes
- Red Potatoes
- Red bell pepper
- Orange bell pepper
- Olive oil
- Pure Maple syrup
- Kosher salt
- Crushed black pepper
- Old Bay spice
Start with your cast iron skillet. Any skillet will work, but just remember the darker the skillet the darker your product. Dice up the potatoes, toss them in minimal olive oil, and cook them up until nice and brown. Just as the pan is au sec, or nearly dry, throw in some diced raw bacon. Before your potatoes start to cook throw the bacon in the freezer! Dicing frozen bacon will change your life. Forever.
The bacon will render which will further cook the potatoes and add a whole new level of flavor. Season your potatoes with salt, pepper, and Old Bay. The key is to lightly season throughout the entire cooking process, that way you build flavor.
Once the bacon is cooked, mince a clove or two of garlic and toss that in. Add some parsley.
Next is the caramelizing of the potatoes. Just before taking them off the fire to serve, sprinkle over a tablespoon of pure maple syrup. You’ll hear it sizzle and your mouth will water. Toss it up and cook it for another minute. The sugars will melt and will just add another layer of deliciousness.
Add sunny side up egg to complete the dish, but that is optional. If you’re wondering what type of bacon to use, obviously turkey bacon is a healthier-less greasy-option. However, turkey bacon does not render as much fat as regular bacon. You could also add in onions and other fresh herbs.
Bangin’ Breakfast Potatoes
- 2 pieces of bacon
- 3 medium golden potatoes - skin on
- 1-2 garlic cloves minced
- 1 tablespoon olive oil plus more if needed
- 1 tablespoon pure maple syrup
- parsley for garnish
- Old Bay
- Before you do anything, freeze your bacon slices that way when you're ready to prep, it'll be so much easier to chop!
- Wash the potatoes and cut medium dice into square pieces. To prevent any browning, place the already cut potatoes in a bowl filled with water.
- In the meantime, heat 1-2 tablespoons of oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Tilt the skillet so the oil spreads evenly.
- Once the oil is hot, drain the potatoes and add to the skillet. Season with salt, pepper, and Old Bay as needed.
- Cook for 10 minutes, stirring the potatoes often, until brown. If needed, add a tablespoon more of oil.
- Chop up the bacon and add to the potatoes. The bacon will start to render and the fat will begin to further cook the potatoes. Toss it up a bit! The bacon will take 5-6 minutes to crisp.
- Once the bacon is cooked, reduce the heat to medium-low, add the minced garlic and toss. Season once more. Add dried or fresh parsley. Control heat as needed.
- Let the garlic cook until fragrant, about one minute.
- Just before serving, drizzle over the maple syrup and toss. Let that cook another minute, giving the potatoes a caramelized effect.
- Serve in a warm bowl with a sunny side up egg!