Hash Brown Egg Skillet

Here we go again with the potatoes. Thing is, this time they’re not from the pantry. Nope. They’re from the freezer. You see, I was going to make this with fresh hash browns. I even had shredded potatoes by hand a few weeks back to make this. The process went downhill when I froze and then transferred them to the fridge. Nastiness. So I just broke down and got a bag of frozen goodies. It’s okay. Potatoes are potatoes as long as they’re not instant. Then it’s just weird and not right at all.

I’d been wanting to make this ever since spotting it in a magazine I picked up… weeks ago, before the fresh hash brown fiasco. Seriously it’s been on my mind ever since. I love potatoes and eggs… breakfast in general, mostly. I knew this had to be a winner. I even had cute new mini cast iron skillets I was hoping to use for the occasion. Sadly… that didn’t work out so well. I ended up starting over and using my small non-stick skillet instead, worked like a charm!

I finished these off with two different styles of eggs. Mine was covered with a 2 egg omelet, The Mr’s was topped off with 2 eggs sunny side up. Same basic principles for both and equally tasty results.

A bed of crisp seasoned hash browns, topped off with crumbled bacon and two eggs made your way… omelet, sunny side up… you name it!

Yield: Serves 12

Hash Brown Egg Skillet

Ingredients:

2 strips center cut bacon
1/2 tbsp butter
1 1/2C frozen hashbrowns
1/4 tsp salt
1/4 tsp black pepper
sprinkle of garlic powder
sprinkle of cayenne
2 eggs

Directions:

Heat small (6-7") skillet over medium-low heat. Add bacon strips, sliced in half if necessary to fit. Cook until almost crisp. Drain on a paper towel. Chop and set aside.

Melt butter in hot skillet. Immediately add potatoes and press down into an even disc. Cook for 4-5 minutes or until golden. Flip (in sections is okay if necessary).

Reduce temperature to a touch above low.

Omelet variation: Immediately pour lightly seasoned whisked eggs over potatoes. Sprinkle with bacon. Cover and cook until set, 3-5 minutes.

Sunny side up variation: Immediately crack two eggs over hash browns. Sprinkle with bacon. Cover and cook until whites are nearly set, 3-5 minutes.

Carefully slide onto a plate, using a spatula to guide it out if needed.

Serve warm.

Inspired by: Better Homes and Gardens


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34 Responses to “Hash Brown Egg Skillet”

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    IdaBaker — June 25, 2012 at 6:31 am

    This is a more formal way of making my Father’s favorite breakfast, just take the eggs, meat, and hash browns, and mix them all together.

    When I was a kid, it just looked gross, but now, as an adult, it’s great.

    I will definitely try this!!

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    Rachel Cooks — June 25, 2012 at 8:28 am

    Oh I could totally live on this. I think I’m craving potatoes with this pregnancy because your site has been speaking to my SOUL lately!

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    Gina @ Running to the Kitchen — June 25, 2012 at 8:32 am

    That sunny side up egg is perfection. Runny, gooey yolk perfection :)

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    nicole @ I am a Honey Bee — June 25, 2012 at 9:06 am

    I would def have it like how your husband had it. hash browns and runny yolks… totally love fest right there

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    Katrina @ In Katrina's Kitchen — June 25, 2012 at 10:29 am

    You had me at potato. They are my favorite breakfast…I seriously would love to start ever day with them lol!

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    Cassie — June 25, 2012 at 11:13 am

    This is a meal that my husband is made for, he loves breakfast food and he really is the breakfast cooker in our house. I love the looks of this Rachel!

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    Tracey — June 25, 2012 at 11:53 am

    Oh my word, I SO wish I’d had this on my table this morning for breakfast. I love hash browns and the runny egg yolk in your pic is killing me – love them so much :)

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    amy @ fearless homemaker — June 25, 2012 at 12:09 pm

    this sounds just delicious + i love that it could be breakfast, brunch, or a light dinner. yum!

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    DessertForTwo — June 25, 2012 at 2:00 pm

    Yum! :)

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    Julie @ Table for Two — June 25, 2012 at 2:03 pm

    why can’t i have this at my breakfast table right now?! this looks so good and i love the broken yolk and bread dippage (yes, that’s a word) in the last picture!! great ingredients in this!!

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    Deborah — June 25, 2012 at 2:36 pm

    This seriously has my mouth watering right now. I love breakfast any time of day and could totally see myself eating this for breakfast or for dinner!

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    Carrie @ Bakeaholic mama — June 25, 2012 at 3:21 pm

    I want this so bad right now dripping with hot sauce. I always have frozen hash browns on hand because I am LAZY and hate shredding them.

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    Averie @ Averie Cooks — June 25, 2012 at 4:10 pm

    my husband would go ga-ga for this one! This is sooo him! he’s love it!

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    amanda @ fake ginger — June 25, 2012 at 7:51 pm

    I have this one bookmarked I think. Hash browns are pretty much the only form of potato that I absolutely love. I want to make it tomorrow!

    • Rachel — June 25th, 2012 @ 8:07 pm

      You really should! I almost made another for dinner tonight.

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    Sylvie @ Gourmande in the Kitchen — June 25, 2012 at 8:26 pm

    Now that’s a breakfast!!

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    Brandy Clabaugh (@NutmegNanny) — June 25, 2012 at 10:58 pm

    That last picture is killing me! I want that in my face now! I’m such a sucker for potatoes and eggs…yum!

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    Anna @ hiddenponies — June 26, 2012 at 1:53 am

    This looks like perfect breakfast for dinner!

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    Carla @ Carlas Confections — June 26, 2012 at 4:47 am

    Shoot man! You have me craving this now! I had a really big breakfast this morning, and now I want another big one tomorrow! Haha, I am a huge fan of hash browns, and then eggs on top?!? Man oh man! Yum!

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    Jennifer | Mother Thyme — June 26, 2012 at 9:13 am

    You can’t beat a breakfast like this! I could eat this everyday! :) It looks so good!

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    Elizabeth@ Food Ramblings — June 26, 2012 at 9:34 am

    Looks great….I want breakfast now :) I’ll try it this weekend since I have tons of potatoes on hand!

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    claire @ the realistic nutritionist — June 26, 2012 at 11:42 am

    EGG YOLK!!! I DIE. I need this.

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    Jen @ Jen's Favorite Cookies — June 26, 2012 at 12:00 pm

    Potatoes make the BEST breakfast, if you ask me! This looks fantastic!

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    Barbara | Creative Culinary — June 26, 2012 at 12:12 pm

    Some things need no apologies and frozen hash browns are one of them! I even have a very old potato salad recipe using them…sort of nice in a pinch when it’s too hot to boil potatoes.

    I wish I had some now. I wish I had this now. I better stop wishing and get to the grocery store. :)

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    Jen @ Savory Simple — June 26, 2012 at 12:20 pm

    My hubby would be so happy if I made this for him. Guess I’d better get started!!

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    Chung-Ah | Damn Delicious — June 26, 2012 at 3:54 pm

    Awesome breakfast item! I love that you get everything in one bite. And yes, potatoes are potatoes. I buy the freezer kinds all the time since I’m too lazy to shred them myself.

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    Erin @ Dinners, Dishes, and Desserts — June 26, 2012 at 6:29 pm

    Great recipe! I have potatoes that need to get used, and this is something the whole family will love!

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    Jesica @ Pencil Kitchen — June 26, 2012 at 6:34 pm

    This is such a perfect cargo power breakfast!! And that is one perfectly cooked egg.

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    Lucy — June 26, 2012 at 11:00 pm

    OMG! I want some of that! :O

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    Paula — June 26, 2012 at 11:46 pm

    I love potatoes and eggs too. This is my kind of breakfast!

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    Jennie @themessybakerblog — June 27, 2012 at 8:22 am

    This looks crazy good. I just want to dip something into that gooey egg- yum! I love your site and just subscribed. Can’t wait to see what else your cooking up.

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    Winnie Mom — June 28, 2012 at 4:24 pm

    Either recipe looks delicious. However, for the omelet variation I would add some sauteed peppers & onions with the eggs and melt cheese over the top after cooking everything!! Mouth is watering now as I’m typing. Thanks for the idea for supper tonight!!

    • Rachel — June 28th, 2012 @ 4:51 pm

      The original recipe called for cheese but I completely forgot to add any! Definitely a fun dish to personalize. :)

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    Lenore — July 24, 2012 at 10:08 am

    Yum! I am such a fan of eggs and potatoes together…add bacon and it’s just got to be a winner!

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