Bucket o’ Spuds potato heaven recipe

If you ate at the now-defunct Keystone Cafe in Eugene, Oregon and tried the Powerhouse on the breakfast menu, you probably sang the restaurant’s praises. The Powerhouse was potato heaven, layered with vegetables, cheese and various toppings, it was beyond delicious. The below recipe is an ode to that dish, and it’s the perfect venue to showcase your delectable homegrown potatoes. This one’s a keeper!

Home Fries:

  • 1 onion, diced
  • 3 large potatoes, cubed
  • olive oil
  • salt

Topping choices:

  • shredded cheese
  • sauteed spinach or kale
  • sliced avocado
  • egg — sunny side up or scrambled
  • mushroom gravy
  • salsa
  • sour cream
  • crumbled bacon
  • blue cheese with sauteed mushrooms

In olive oil, fry the diced onions until caramelized, sweet and browned. Scrape the onions into a bowl and set aside. Boil or microwave the cubed potatoes until they are soft, then drain. Using the same pan as the onions, cook the softened potatoes for about 5 minutes until browned (do not stir…you want them crispy!) Then turn them over and cook on the other size without stirring. Once sufficiently browned, stir in onions and salt.

Serve the hash browns and then add toppings — we recommend at least 4 from the above list!