I selected this for breakfast and then realized that based on the instructions it would take me 1 1/2 hours to get breakfast ready! So this is what I did...First, I halved the recipe to serve 2. I then washed and diced the potatoes, placing them in a pan and covered them slightly with water. Brought them to a boil and cooked until tender, about 10 to 15 minutes, allowing the water to cook away. Next, I placed the bacon on a microwave rack and microwaved it. When the bacon was done, I allowed it to cool and after adding the bell pepper (which I only had green on hand) and onion to the potatoes, I added the bacon and paprika. Instead of thyme, I opted to use an Italian seasoning blend. Mashed some of the potatoes as suggested, added the crab, stiring to combine and using a 1/2 cup measure, shaped the mix into 4 generous patties. These were then placed on a preheated well-seasoned skillet that had been lightly oiled with olive oil. While the hash was crisping, I poached the eggs in the microwave. The rest, as they say is history. Wonderful dish!