Canada Day Breakfast

If you’re lucky like me, you have Canada Day off.  If not, I’m so sorry.

A day off at my house means a big breakfast.  Here’s today’s Canada day breakfast:

Out of all the things plated, I’ll give you the recipe to the tastiest bit.

My favourite hash brown potatoes:

-Any amount of waxy potatoes cut into 1cm pieces (about one potato per person)
-Half of a medium sized onion per potato, chopped (alternatively red, white, green, leek, shallot)
-Your favourite spices (dried, fresh)
-A small drizzle of liquid sugar.  In the form of honey, maple syrup, corn syrup.  Whatever you have handy.

1. Place potatoes into cold, salty water and bring to a boil.  Bring to the boil for about 20 mins.
2. Sauté onions in a very hot pan until brown.  (I usually fry the onions in the leftover bacon fat from breakfast).
3. Strain potatoes, let steam escape for three minutes or so until there is minimal moisture left in the strainer.
4. Turn pan with onions on high, carefully stirring so they don’t burn.  When hot enough add potatoes and seasoning.
5. Add a little more oil or bacon fat and drizzle with your preferred sugar (this helps with browning).  Voila.

* Notes:

If you’re not comfortable with cooking on high heats, turn your broiler on high and skip step four.  Stir together additional oil, seasoning and a tiny bit of liquid sugar to help browning.  Delish.

You can boil the potatoes the night before and store in the fridge for one night to save time in the morning.

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