Country Potatoes Recipe

These country potatoes are a perfect companion to your main breakfast fare.

While I make it a point not to eat many white potatoes, I know there are a lot clean eaters who do eat them. And since I love them more than I should, I will have them on special occasions… and this is definitely a special occasion kind of potato!

A full, white plate holds a hefty serving of these Country Potatoes.

These will outdo any restaurant version because they actually taste like real potatoes. Not something that was processed beyond recognition, frozen, defrosted, and deep-fried before it landed on my plate as an afterthought to the main course.

Play with the amounts and the spices until you find that perfect combination for you. This recipe is meant to be more of a jump-start than an actual instruction for a morning dose of tubers. And frankly, this will work at any time of day. These would be great for dinner with a nice piece of chicken and a load of veggies. But any way you serve it, you’re in for some darn good country potatoes!

What Are Country Potatoes?

The name infers a particular style of potato. They are cooked in a skillet and often have various ingredients added as people like. Many recipes include just the potatoes and some spices. But they can also include ingredients such as onions and bell peppers. In the US, they are typically a breakfast food and are usually served as a side to a main course that is normally protein based such as eggs and/or bacon.

How To Cook Country Potatoes

  • Don’t stir – The trick to really good country potatoes is not to stir them too often. Stir only when absolutely necessary because you want the starches to help brown the potatoes on the bottom of the pan.
  • Cover, then uncover – You’ll want to cover this with a lid for cooking the potatoes faster, but then be sure towards the end to remove the lid and let everything brown nicely.

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Clean Eating Country Potatoes Recipe

Country Potatoes

A delicious homestyle classic side dish for breakfast.
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Course: Breakfast, Vegetables
Cuisine: American
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes
Servings: 8 servings
Calories: 119kcal


  • 4 medium russet potatoes (washed well)
  • 1 ½ cups diced red onion
  • 1 tbsp. dried parsley
  • 1 tbsp. garlic powder
  • 1 tbsp. onion powder
  • 2 tsp. dried marjoram (optional but tasty!)
  • 1 tbsp. oil + extra if needed
  • ½ cup chopped green bell peppers (optional)
  • ½ cup chopped red bell peppers (optional)


  • Sauté the onions in olive oil until they become translucent.
  • Add all other ingredients to the pan and cover with a lid, keeping the heat at medium.
  • Stir only when needed to keep from burning, and cook covered until the potatoes are soft.
  • In the last few minutes of cooking, remove the lid and allow the potatoes to brown a bit.
  • Salt and pepper to taste.


Please note that the nutrition data given here is a ballpark figure. Exact data is not possible. Data does not include optional ingredients.


Serving: 1serving | Calories: 119kcal | Carbohydrates: 24g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 2g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 9mg | Potassium: 515mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin C: 9mg | Calcium: 27mg | Iron: 1mg

Author: Tiffany McCauley

Title: Food and Travel Journalist

Expertise: Food, cooking, travel


Tiffany McCauley is a nationally syndicated journalist and an award-winning cookbook author and food blogger. She has been featured on MSN, Huffington Post, Country Living Magazine, HealthLine, Redbook, and many more. Her food specialty is healthy comfort food recipes.

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  1. Sharyn Anderson says:

    Hi Tiff, (remember me tiger1 lol) I’ve been making those same potatoes for years except I use fresh garlic and thyme. You’re doing great in your weight loss. Keep up the good work!

    1. The Gracious Pantry says:

      Sharyn – Cool! They’re so good, aren’t they? Makin’ me hungry just thinking about them! Thanks for checking out my blog!!

  2. The Zany Housewife says:

    Oh potatoes, I love thee madly.
    This looks like another great recipe (LOVE your blog!)…I cannot wait to give it a try.

    1. The Gracious Pantry says:

      TZH – I know just how you feel! Hope you enjoy them!

  3. Judy Corbett says:

    this would work great with sweet potatoes!!

    1. The Gracious Pantry says:

      Judy – I would probably change the spices just slightly for sweet potatoes. And I’m guessing they would be a little mushier. But yes, they would be good!

  4. Jenn@slim-shoppin says:

    Those look delish! I like making something like that on the weekends, with an egg and fresh fruit. It’s a great way to start the day!

    1. The Gracious Pantry says:

      Jenn – That does sound good! Yum!

  5. Anonymous says:

    CJ – Enjoy! They are a weak spot for me….

  6. graciouspantry says:

    Stacy – I don’t see why not. It’s worth a shot.

  7. Jessica Lee says:

    Hi Tiffany! Thank you for sharing this recipe. I’ve been wandering in your blog from post to post.
    I like the idea of clean eating and now that I have long holiday, I decided to give it a try. I tried your garlicky green beans recipe yesterday and it was so good I’m making it again for lunch today.
    Now for this potato recipe, I’ll try it for supper. Thanks again!

    1. The Gracious Pantry says:

      Jessica – Fantastic! So happy you enjoyed the beans! Let me know what you think of the potatoes. 🙂