Saturday, August 15, 2009

Breakfast Skillet

Anybody an Original Pancake House fan? There's one a few blocks from our house and on the rare occasion we dine out for breakfast, we brave the crowds and go there.

Johnny gets something sweet, like the blueberry crepes, which is not my cup of tea. I'm much more of a savory breakfast person. I usually order a skillet that I can't find on their online menu.

It comes in a little bakeware dish and has their potatoes at the bottom, sauteed with peppers and onions. There's different meat choices and I usually get the one that has chunks of ham. Last, your choice of two eggs on top, and I think depending on what option you chose, cheese.

I decided to try and re-create something similiar at home. I was excited to use a new Pampered Chef oval stoneware dish I'd gotten brand new, still in the box for $3.99. It's not for sale on their site anymore, but similiar ones look to be about $28. I love thrift stores!

To start, I sauteed a chunked up baked potato (from Johnny's mom's garden!) in a pan with a spray of Pam and onions (from Johnny's mom's garden!) and green peppers. Once done, they went into the stoneware.

Next, I scrambled two eggs (from Johnny's mom's chickens!) with a little salt and pepper. These went over the potato mixture.

Last was some shredded cheese mixture over the eggs. And into the toaster oven to brown up under the broiler for a few minutes.

The result was a delicious, hearty breakfast that reminded me how important it is to start the day off with a substantial meal!


live pura vida said...

There's a restaurant in Raleigh called Courtney's that my mom and I would go to every once in a while for a big, hearty breakfast. They made something like this, served in a mini cast iron skillet. I think I always ordered "The Duke" and it had seasoned potatoes, onion, cheese, scrambled eggs and maybe something else. It was made sort of more like a frittata though. Something about potatoes and eggs for breakfast really makes me happy, haha.

Anonymous said...

I'm a savory breakfaster, too!
And just when I thought I would surprise you by showing up for dinner one I wanna show up for breakfast too! ;-)

A@ Please Don't Eat Me! said...

i wish things like eggs would make me love breakfast.. sadly though.. i only like CARBS for breakfast!! dang it!