This is one of our children’s favorite meal. Well, kinda a meal, but hey it counts right? What gets added always depends on what is left over in the fridge as far as protein goes…. maybe bacon, leftover steak, sautéed sausage, chorizo, or even scrambled eggs.
This is the base of the dish. Potatoes. They are good for growing kids and my growing waist line.
Slice them real thin, I like to use a mandolin. I have even used left over baked potatoes from the night before. Nice, because they take less time to cook that way.
While you are slicing, melt an entire stick of butter in a very large pan, cast iron is the best. Then add an entire sliced onion. If you cook the onions down until they are clear the kids will eat them.
Then, add the potatoes and any protein you like. Or leave out the protein and just eat it like this for a side dish. I have added eggs at the end, cooked them in and eaten this in a tortilla. AWESOME!
Keep the heat rather high and add more oil or butter if you need to so that the potatoes brown really nice.
Oh my gosh! They get amazing and really crispy! The potatoes break down a little and get all crispy and wonderful! Season it a bit with seasoning salt and pepper. Keep it simple, sometimes I add a little garlic salt, but just a little.
Like I said you can eat it just like this as a side dish with some ketchup, or add some meat to it and make it a meal or even eat it in a tortilla as you are running out the door to baseball practice. Not that we do that almost every day…