Saturday, March 3, 2012

Breakfast Skillet


We mixed it up a bit the other morning and decided to throw all of our breakfast ingredients together in one pan. All of our usual morning ingredients were present - eggs, hash browns, meat of some kind (in this case bacon),shredded cheese and fresh herbs. You can use different meats. If you want to make it a little healthier, you can use turkey bacon or turkey sausage. You may just have to add more vegetable oil for your hash browns.

This makes enough for 2 people, so adjust as necessary.

Here's what you need:
4 eggs
4 strips of bacon
1-2 Tbsp vegetable oil
1 or 2 cups of hash browns (basically enough to cover the bottom of a 10" skillet)
Handful of fresh herbs (we used Italian parsley here)
1/4-1/2 cup shredded cheese
Kosher Salt
Black pepper

Here's what you do:
Heat your high-walled skillet over medium heat and crisp up the bacon first.

Once bacon is nice and crispy, remove from the pan, and add just a touch of vegetable oil, probably only 1 or 2 tablespoons. The amount of veg oil depends on how much fat rendered out of your bacon as well

Pour in your hash browns so that they cover the bottom of the skillet.

Let those hang out and brown. Meanwhile, beat 4 eggs.

Chop a handful of fresh herbs, and add it to the eggs.

Finally, shred some cheese into the eggs. Give that a good mix and set aside until the hash browns have crisped.

Chop your bacon into bits and set aside.

Once you have some nice browning on your hash browns, pour the eggs into the skillet.

Let that set up for about a minute a bit, then add the bacon.

Fold the mixture together to combine the bacon into the skillet.

Once the eggs are added, it should only take a few minutes for them to cook through.

Divide in half and serve.


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