Prep 5 mins
Cook 20 mins
I posted this in the new forum for 30 minute meals and was asked to post it here as well! It is fast easy and satisfying for brunch or supper. My mother used to make this. Of course not with frozen hash browns. :-)
- 16 ounces frozen hash browns
- 1 small onion, chopped
- 6 -8 slices bacon, diced
- 2 tablespoons olive oil
- 6 -8 eggs, lightly beaten
- 1 cup shredded sharp cheddar cheese
- 1⁄2 teaspoon dried thyme
- 1⁄2 teaspoon salt
- 1⁄4 teaspoon pepper
- In a large oven proof skillet (10-12 inch) heat the olive oil.
- Add the onion and bacon and sauté until onions are soft. Sometimes I use leftover chunks of ham (from freezer).
- Add a generous layer of the potatoes. No need to thaw. You may not need the whole bag. Save the rest for another use. :-).
- Toss well with the oil.
- Season with the salt and pepper as well as the thyme. Toss again.
- Cook until underside turns brown.
- Turn over and brown on other side. Peek underneath with your spatula.
- Now pour your beaten eggs over the top, and lift around the edges to let some run underneath.
- When the eggs start to set on top sprinkle with the cheddar cheese (more or less depending on what you have on hand).
- Now place the skillet in your pre-heated 375°F oven and bake until cheese is melted.
- Serve in wedges with a salad. Or at breakfast with fruit. This should take no more than 30 minute total. Enjoy,:-).
this was sooo easy . i didn't care for the thyme egg mixture so i will use parsley and chive , this is just a personal view not reflecting on the recipe which rocks
I liked this, but my husband thought it lacked flavor - though I don't understand why - it tasted like an omelette, basically, and he likes those. Anyway, I liked the texture the potatoes added and the ease of mixing together and cooking. I think this will make a good base recipe, so next time I'll jazz up the egg mixture with something robust like feta and kalamata olives or salsa and jalapenos. Thanks for posting!
Nice Sunday breaky! I had some left over potatoes to use up and had some frozen homemade bacon bits I used. I did cut back on the oil, used veggie spray instead. The thyme added good flavour with the potato. We ate half and will finish it off either for a snack or for breakfast tomorrow. thanks for sharing one we will use again.