I heard about the breakfast potatoes at Cousin John’s Bakery months ago, but I tend to get distracted- or should I say dazzled- by pretty things- namely, the gorgeous array of baked goods displayed in their window. I have a weakness for Cousin John’s brioches and their ethereal almond croissants in which soft almond paste is folded between twists of flaky pastry. Definitely better than Balthazar’s.
But I finally tried the breakfast potatoes and they dazzled me too, though not in looks. This is a bowl of humble ingredients- potatoes, tomatoes, and many glorious strands of onion cooked with melted cheese. It’s a simple combination yet for some reason I come across such satisfying home fries surprisingly infrequently. All I wanted were the potatoes, so I ordered a side ($3), with a brioche. Super start to my weekend.
Cousin John’s Bakery is at 70 7th Avenue, Brooklyn (Park Slope), NY. (718) 622-7333.