This is not an Irish dish.
There is a dispute between Boston and Manhattan as to what restaurant in which city was the first to make it.
I would guess the first person to make it was some home cook trying to use up the odd bits in the larder and deciding this was good enough to repeat.
I would also guess that it dates back to at least the mid-1900’s. If it was more recent it would have bacon and / or cheese. (Both of which I have added on occasion….)
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This is a great potato side dish – for breakfast, lunch or dinner. We love it with poached or fried eggs on top.
- Prep Time: 5 minutes
- Cook Time: 15 minutes
- Total Time: 20 minutes
- Yield: 2 servings 1x
- Category: Potatoes
- 2 medium potatoes, 10oz (300gr), cut into bite-size pieces
- 1/2 green or red pepper or a bit of both, chopped
- 1 medium onion, chopped
- 1 tbs olive oil
- 1 tbs fresh garlic chives, chopped
- 1 tbs fresh oregano, chopped
- salt & pepper
- Heat oil in a medium skillet over medium heat.
- Add vegetables and sauté until potatoes are browned and onion and peppers are cooked, stirring often.
- This takes 12 – 18 minutes, depending on size of veggies and heat.
- Add the herbs a minute or so before finishing.
- Salt & pepper if desired, and serve.
Add red pepper, cayenne, or hot chilies if you want some heat.
The fresh herbs are optional but a nice touch this time of year.
- Serving Size: 1/2 recipe
- Calories: 197
- Sugar: 5.4 g
- Sodium: 381.6 mg
- Fat: 7.3 g
- Saturated Fat: 1.1 g
- Trans Fat: 0 g
- Carbohydrates: 30.9 g
- Fiber: 5.4 g
- Protein: 3.5 g
- Cholesterol: 0 mg
Keywords: o’brien potatoes, fried potatoes
This is a ridiculously easy recipe.
I’ve had a ridiculously challenging day.
I blame it all on Google and their ever-changing guidelines.
Possibly some of my problems could be that, in order to comply with the new guidelines, I decided it would be easier to just revamp the sites completely.
Of course I haven’t had my fingers working much in html code for a few years so there may have a been a bit of a re-learning / learning curve.
Still – I place the blame squarely on Google.
They can handle it…..