Prep 5 mins
Cook 15 mins
My Granddad was a farmer and made this frequently for my mother during her childhood. Mom made it for me as breakfast or anytime. I've left this recipe in its most basic form. It's not that it can't be gourmet, I just believe that its grandest statement is about cooking convenience and instant belly comfort. To me, that has its own five star merits. Of course, you could add onions and peppers, different cheeses, bacon or ham, leftovers from the fridge, or fancy spice blends. I make it a priority to cook a couple of extra baked potatoes to save for making this later...and it is always good.
- 2 medium potatoes, cooked
- 2 -3 tablespoons vegetable oil (if you're feeling very naughty, bacon grease!)
- seasoning salt, to taste (I use Morton's)
- 1⁄2 lb kielbasa, link cut in half and then sliced 1/4-inch (we currently use Turkey)
- 6 eggs
- Note: Work with cold cooked potatoes, stored overnight in the fridge is best.
- Cube potatoes or as I do: I cut potatoes in half lengthwise, lay them flat and cut in half lengthwise again, then sliced 1/4 inch thick.
- Heat skillet to medium high, add oil, then potatoes.
- Season generously and fry potatoes until lightly browned and crisp. Don't go stirring them around constantly or you will have mush.
- Add Kielbasa and cook until meat is slightly glazed.
- Crack eggs over top and then gently stir to break up yolks and cook eggs.
- You may consider adding more seasoning to the eggs as they cook.
- Note: This recipe was written so that everything cooked in one pan without having to transfer food around. We always work with a lite Kielbasa so if you are using something fattier, you may find that you'd rather cook it first and drain the grease, then add it later.
So simple and so good! My mom made a similar dish when we went camping with sausage and canned potatoes. I used beef kilbasa and left the skins on the potatoes. Loved the one pan breakfast for dinner! We added shredded cheddar cheese before serving and it was great. Made for Cooking from the Pantry Challenge.
This is good, just plain good!. It's the kind of food I grew up eating, my children ate it, and whenever I make it my yankee husband asks for seconds.
Everyone loved this. I used SPAM instead of kielbasa and cooked the eggs sunny side up in another pan and served them over top. I also used packaged hashbrown potatoes (the diced kind). Next time I think I'll try the potato o'brian type and will poach the eggs. Great dinner that everyone loved.