Saturday, April 25, 2009
Sunshine Day & a Breakfast Skillet
Mike & I always take a week off in the spring. We go away for a few days & then spend the rest of the week working in the yard, planting flowers & our vegetable/herb garden. Evenings are spent on the porch with a tall glass of iced tea & a good book. Ahhh, the good life...
I wanted to make a nice breakfast this morning to celebrate our week off. Pam at For the Love of Cooking was once again my inspiration with this recipe. Potatoes, cheese, bacon, over-easy eggs...what more could you want for breakfast?
4 slices of bacon
10-12 red baby potatoes, diced into bite size pieces
1/2 sweet yellow onion, diced
1/2 red, orange or yellow pepper, diced
1 clove of garlic, minced
2 green onions, diced*
1/2 cup cheddar cheese, grated
Sea salt and fresh cracked pepper
Slice the potatoes into bite sized pieces and place in a pot of boiling water to par cook. Boil over high heat for 7 minutes, remove from heat and drain. While the potatoes are boiling, cook the bacon in a large skillet over medium heat. Once the bacon is cooked, remove from pan and drain on a paper towel then crumble into pieces and set aside. Remove all but 2 teaspoons of bacon grease from skillet then add the potatoes.
Cook the potatoes over medium heat, stirring occasionally for 15 minutes. Add the onion and bell pepper to the potatoes and continue cooking for an additional 15 minutes, stirring occasionally. Add the minced garlic and cook, stirring constantly for 60 seconds then turn the heat to low.
Coat a small skillet with cooking spray and place over medium heat. Crack the egg into the warm pan and season with salt and pepper. Once the white of the egg is no longer transparent, add 1 tablespoon of water to the pan and cover with a lid. Cook for about 1 minute or until the yolk is clouded over. Don't over cook or the yolk will be hard.
Layer the potatoes on a plate, sprinkle with shredded cheddar cheese, next add some bacon crumbles and green onions then top with an over easy egg. Serve with hot sauce if desired. Enjoy!
*I forgot to buy green onions, so my dish was minus this ingredient.