Scrambled Breakfast Hash

"This is a simple tasty dish my mom and I threw together in order to use up the tater-tot crowns left-over from dinner the night before."
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  • Place 1 Tbs. butter in a medium skillet and melt over med. heat.
  • Add chopped green onion and garlic powder to butter and cook until onion is tender. Stir often to keep onion from burning.
  • Once onion is softened, add the tater-tot crowns and cook until brown and crispy; turning occasionally. Crowns will start to break apart.
  • While tater crowns are browning, add eggs to a large glass mixing bowl.
  • Add the 2 Tbs. water to the eggs and scramble with a fork.
  • In a large skillet, melt 1 Tbs. butter on medium heat.
  • Pour the eggs into the large skillet and allow the bottom to start to set.
  • Add salt and pepper to the egg and scramble.
  • Cook eggs until they are nice and fluffy and set.
  • Place a scoop of the tater-tot crown mixture on a plate and sprinkle with a little cheese, top the mixture with some of the fluffy eggs and another sprinkling of cheese.
  • Top with sour cream, salsa or both if you so desire and enjoy!
  • Note: When making scrambled eggs, you should never mix them with milk (unless your making French toast). Milk causes the eggs to weep and be less fluffy.

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  1. TheGrumpyChef
    Very tasty breakfast idea. I had never put water in my eggs before, and they turned out so light and fluffy. What a great tip! We wrapped our hash up in a tortilla and added diced tomato, onion, and salsa. Thanks for sharing your recipe. Made for Spring PAC 2009
  2. bmcnichol
    This was good and easy to make. I made everything in one pan instead of topping the hash browns with the eggs mixture and we really enjoyed that. I followed the recipe as written other then I used a teaspoon of minced garlic and sharp cheddar cheese. I ate this plain but my son ate it in a tortilla.
  3. Chef shapeweaver
    I made this recipe on 4/10/12 for the " Spring PAC 2012 " and for my lunch.Since it was just for me the recipe was cut down accordingly. I used 2 eggs, 9 tater tots,just a shake or two of garlic powder,and just about 2 teaspoons of green onions. For the cheese,all I had was sharp cheddar. Other than those changes, the recipe was made as it was written. I really liked the idea of using tater tots as a " nice change of pace " from regular potatoes. The addition of green onions and garlic powder really gave the eggs a very good flavor. Thanks for posting and, " Keep Smiling :) "
  4. CJAY8248
    This made for a great Sunday brunch. I made it as written and used the sour cream and salsa options. We really enjoyed this recipe. Thanks for sharing. Made for PAC 2011.
  5. Starrynews
    What a great breakfast dish! We really enjoyed this. I sprinkled with green onions just before serving. Thanks for sharing! PAC Spring '11


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