• Cooking Time: 52
  • Servings: 15 to 20
  • Preparation Time: 180


I was asked to make potato recipe for a men's breakfast at our church and after searching our liberary of cookbooks I found the recipe for O'Brien potatoes. This recipe lend itself easely to prepare for a large crowd and is delicious.


  • 12 Tablespoons butter
  • 6 onions, thinly sliced
  • 24 large all purpose potatoes, peeled, cooked and diced
  • 3 teaspoons dried thyme
  • 2 teaspoons black pepper
  • 2 green bell peppers, chopped
  • 2 red bell peppers, chopped
  • 2 cups evaporated milk
  • 2 cups minced parsley
  • 72 ounces cooked ham,diced


  • Clean the potatoes with a vegetable wash and cook them with the skin on in a large pot of boiling water. Cook until they are tender, but not mushy. Drain and run under cold water.
  • Peel and dice the potatoes and place in a large stainless steel bowl.
  • In a large skillet melt 6 tablespoons butter over moderately high heat. Add the onions and sauté for 5 minutes or until soft. Using a slotted spoon, remove the onions to a medium size bowl.
  • Add the remaining 6 tablespoons of butter to the skillet and stir in the potatoes, thyme and black pepper. Cook without stirring for 5 minutes or until the potatoes begin to brown. Stir and continue cooking 5 minutes more until browned throughout.
  • Return the onions to the skillet, add the ham and both green and red bell peppers, and cook 5 minutes or until vegetables are tender. Stir in the evaporated milk and parsley and cook 2 minutes

Categories: Breakfast  Lunch  Side Dish 

Author Credit: Beth Allen

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