These crispy skillet breakfast potatoes aka diner-style “home fries” are addicting — they are pan-fried with onions and peppers, and tossed with lemon juice.

Crispy Lemon Breakfast Potatoes ("Home Fries" Diner Style)

Skillet breakfast potatoes aka diner-style "home fries" -- crispy fried with onions and peppers, and tossed with lemon juice. 
Course Breakfast
Cuisine American
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Total Time 45 minutes
Servings 2 servings
Calories 488 kcal


  • 2 large Russet potatoes about 1 1/2 to 2 pounds, peeled and cut into 1/2 inch chunks
  • 1 red bell pepper diced
  • 1/2 sweet onion diced
  • 5 cloves garlic minced
  • 1 scallion thinly sliced
  • 2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice 1 small lemon, juiced
  • 3 tablespoons canola oil
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper


  1. Add canola oil, potatoes, salt, and pepper to a wok. Stir until the potatoes are well-coated with oil.
  2. Place the wok over medium-high heat. Cook until browned and tender, about 15 minutes, stirring frequently so that the potatoes are evenly cooked. Add more oil if the wok gets dry.
  3. Add peppers, onions, and garlic to the wok. Cook until the peppers and onions are tender, about 5 minutes, stirring frequently.
  4. Remove the wok from heat. Stir in lemon juice and scallions. Serve while hot.