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Potato Hash

Photo: Hector Sanchez 

Hands-on time 30 mins
Total time 1 hr
Yield

Serves 4

Homemade Potato Hash is delicious at brunch or served as a side with dinner. For a showstopping side dish, serve it with bell pepper, onion, parsley and a whirl of sour cream.

Ingredients

  • 1 cup creme fraiche or sour cream
  • 2 tablespoons water
  • 1 teaspoon lemon zest plus 1 tsp. fresh lemon juice (1 lemon)
  • 2 1/2 teaspoons kosher salt, divided
  • 3/4 teaspoon black pepper, divided
  • 1 1/2 pounds Yukon gold potatoes, cut into 1/2-inch dice
  • 5 tablespoons olive oil, divided
  • 1 large yellow onion, thinly sliced
  • 1 red bell pepper, cut into 1/2-inch dice
  • 1 tablespoon roughly chopped fresh flat-leaf parsley

How to Make It

  1. Whisk together first 3 ingredients, 1/2 teaspoon salt, and 1/2 teaspoon pepper. Set aside to chill.

  2. Preheat oven to 325°F. Place potatoes on baking sheet; add 1 tablespoon oil and 3/4 teaspoon salt, and toss to coat.

  3. Bake in preheated oven, about 30 minutes, stirring once halfway through.

  4. Heat a large cast-iron skillet over medium. Add 1 tablespoon oil; swirl to coat. Add onion and 1/2 teaspoon salt, and cook, stirring, about 5 minutes. Add bell pepper, and cook, stirring, 5 minutes. Remove onion and bell pepper.

  5. Increase heat to medium-high. Add remaining 3 tablespoons oil to skillet. Add potatoes; cook until golden brown, 4 minutes. Stir and cook 2 more minutes. Add bell pepper mixture, 3/4 teaspoon salt, and 1/4 teaspoon pepper, and cook 1 minute. Remove from heat; stir in chopped parsley. Serve with crème fraîche mixture.