This dish makes a great side to a complicated main dish for brunch (like my first ever Ib'le, Artichoke Hearts and Eggs Hollandaise). The potatoes work equally well beside simple scrambled eggs, or anything less complex, but they're also great as an accompaniement to a more ambitious menu, because once you put them together they need very little supervision.
This is my second ever Instructable and another entry into the Le Creuset brunch contest. I love Le Creuset and I hope if you enjoy the recipe and the Ib'le you'll vote for me. :-)
Step 1: Gather all of your ingredients
The assembled ingredients will serve 2 - 3 large servings or 4 plus small servings.
* Ranged around the cutting board: seasonings (salt, pepper, cayenne); olive oil as well.
* On the cutting board: 5 medium potatoes (I prefer yellow, white or russet, as I don't mind leaving the skins on and they aren't tart like the skins of red potatoes) and one medium-large yellow onion.
Step 2: Slice the potatoes
Cut the potatoes in half, then slice them into 1/8" thick slices like really thick potato chips.
Step 3: Drizzle pan with olive oil.
Use about 1.5 tablespoons; enough to season the dish and keep the potatoes from sticking.
Step 4: Lay potatoes in pan
Try to lay them in the pan so they sit as flat as possible.
Step 5: Slice the onions
Cut the onions in half, then slice them about 1/8" - 1/4" thick.
Step 6: Season potatoes
Add two dashes of cayenne, then salt and pepper to taste. Be careful not to overdo it with the cayenne, or your potatoes will be unbelievably spicy.
Step 7: Lay in the onions
Again, a similar pattern to the potatoes; try to get them to lay flat across the top of the potatoes.
Step 8: Cover the potatoes and cook on medium heat
Stir them every five minutes and replace cover after. When the potatoes are soft enough to cut through easily with the edge of a spatula, take the lid off and turn up the heat a couple of notches. Add a drizzle of olive oil and mix in, to season and help brown the potatoes. Cook for another 5 or so minutes, stirring every minute or so.
Step 9: Serve and enjoy.
Serve with your favorite brunch main course and enjoy.