i have been making this dish for almost 20 years.my dad and his brothers are loggers, and they prepare this often because it's so easy to cook over an open flame and it's an entire meal in one skillet.I don't add much salt,but I do prefer more cheese. Not exactly low fat,but definatly yummy comfort food.
Made a good Sunday breakfast when I realized I forgot to buy eggs. I too didn't have ham on hand but I threw some bacon in the oven and chopped that up to mix in and it was tasty.
I gave this 4 stars. I made this for my families Sunday big breakfast. I wasn't worried about cooking light but using what I had on hand. I follwed the directions almost to a T except I made a few changes I didn't have ham on hand but I had pork sausage so I didn't use salt or pepper. I cooked my peppers first till soft then I added my onions and cooked them till soft. Then added the remaining ingredients. This turned out so good. Thanks for posting a really good recipe. Christine (internetnut)
I made this with reduced-fat chedder, which is what the recipe in the magazine called for. My whole family loved it. The nutritional info in the magazine gives the calorie count as 276 per serving, so I'm not sure why 'Zaar's count is 568!
I needed something quick and different to do with leftover ham and this was a real hit! Halving the recipe for the 2 of us, I used diced poblano instead of bell pepper to give it a more southwestern twist. After cooking the onion and pepper, all the oil/butter was gone so I drizzled in some more before adding the potatoes and ham. Hmm ... I see now that I forgot the cheese. Oh well, it was perfect just as it was. Thanks for sharing!
DBF once worked for a logging company (planting trees, not cutting them down) so every now and then, I tease him about being a lumberjack, complete with song. When I saw this, I knew I had to make it for him. We were not disappointed, although he claims that real lumberjacks would not eat this for breakfast. I halved the recipe and scrambled in 2 eggbeaters when the potatoes were finished. A very pleasing and quick breakfast.
We've made this a couple of times now and it's becoming part of our regular meal plan. I've started to cheat with the Potatoes O'Brien in the freezer section though...makes life easier with little ones running around. *wink*
My daughter made this for dinner last night. Very tasty!