This is a great quick breakfast/brunch protein food for people who don’t like eggs. Served with a lovely fruit salad (or even just some apple slices in cinnamon sugar), it’s a full weekend brunch.
This is a delicious gfcf, gluten free, family-friendly recipe! It is also (if you double check ingredients!) a wheat free, dairy free, soy free, egg free, tree nut free, peanut free, fish free, shellfish free, corn free, top 8 allergen free, and South Beach phase 2 safe recipe.
- 3/4 to 1 lb boneless ham steak, diced
- 4 medium potatoes
- 1 medium onion, diced
- 1 bell pepper, diced (optional)
- 3-4 cloves of garlic, minced or pressed
- splash olive or canola oil
- pinch kosher salt
- Shakes of Tony Chacher’s Cajun Seasoning to taste (start with a little – you can always add more)
Wash the potatoes. Use a knife or fork to make a few air holes. Microwave them all together for 5-8 minutes until somewhat tender (should feel a little harder than a “done” baked potato).
Heat a largish skillet over medium heat. Add the oil. Add garlic and onion (and pepper if using). Stir and cook until they begin to get tender. Add the diced ham, and keep cooking, stirring frequently so nothing burns.
When the potatoes are cooked, cut into 1/2 to 1″ chunks. Add to pan, and keep stirring. Season with salt & Tony Chachere’s (I keep the main dish mild, then let people who like their food spicier add more at the table). When the ham & potatoes starts to brown and crisp, bring to the table and serve.
This serves about 4-6 people, but could easily be halved or doubled.