1.31.2012

Skillet Breakfast

I've never been much of a breakfast person, my whole life I have pretty much been content with just eating a banana and some yogurt to start my day.  Then I met the boy and everything changed.  This man is SERIOUS about his breakfast, to the extent that he starts asking what I’m making the coming weekend on Wednesday.  The first thing I am greeted with on Saturday morning is not “Good Morning my lovely wife” it’s more like “So um, what’s for breakfast?”  More times than not it’s usually just eggs and toast for him and some sort of omelet or frittata for me.  But one of his favorite things is skillets; deep fried hash browns, sausage, runny eggs and cheese is the sort of thing that is right up is alley.  So when I saw this pop up on my reader the other day I knew it had to be made, and finally I could join in eating it!

I made a couple changes to the original just so I could use what I had on hand, and I encourage you to do the same.  After all, recipes should be the starting point for making things your own.  I can’t wait to try this with some caramelized red onions or chorizo or even bacon.  The possibilities are only as big as your imagination so have fun with it.  Either way when you fry up sweet potatoes in any kind of pork fat the end result is going to be amazing!



Skillet Breakfast
Serves 2 really hungry people

1 tablespoon oil (coconut, grapeseed, etc)
1 lb breakfast sausage
2 sweet potatoes, peeled and diced
4 eggs
Fresh grated cheddar cheese
Handful of fresh chopped parsley
Hot Sauce (and as you well know, I highly recommend Sriracha)
In a large cast iron skillet, heat 1 tablespoon of oil over medium heat.  Add the sausage and break into pieces until browned and caramelized.  Remove the sausage with a slotted spoon and reserve for later.


Toss the diced sweet potatoes into all that yummy sausage grease and season with salt and pepper, add a little chili powder if you’re feeling adventurous.  Cook until potatoes are fork tender.  Be careful not to burn the potatoes before they become tender, if need be cover the skillet with a lid and allow to steam for about 3 minutes.


Add the sausage back to the pan and combine well.  Make four little wells in the pan for the eggs.  Crack each egg into the wells and season with salt and pepper.  Cover with a lid and cook until the tops of the yolks are just set, about 3 minutes.


Remove the skillet from the heat and top with fresh grated cheddar cheese and fresh chopped parsley.  Give each person 2 eggs, a spoonful of potatoes and sausage and douse the entire thing with hot sauce.  Enjoy!


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2 comments:

  1. This was so delicious! It made 4 servings for us. My husband loves a good hot breakfast as well. The combination of flavors in this dish are so satisfying. Thanks for sharing it.

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