Not just for breakfast. This is good with many dinner entrees also.
2 baking potatoes -not necessary to peel
Salt and pepper
1 small onion (optional)
Grate potatoes on medium size grater. Chop onions if you want to include them.
Press out excess water with paper towels. Toss with salt and pepper.
Heat enough oil to cover the bottom of a large (non stick if you have one) frying pan using medium to medium high heat.
Drop clumps of shredded potato into hot oil, flatten out, and cook until golden brown on one side and then flip over and finish.
Don’t use really high heat or the outside will be done before the center. This should take a while–maybe 5 - 7 minutes per side.