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Delicious O'Brien Potatoes - A Great Crowd Pleaser

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Serves 15 to 20 | Prep Time 180 | Cook Time 52

Why I Love This Recipe

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.

Ingredients You'll Need

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

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