Country Brunch Skillet
Total TimePrep: 10 min. Cook: 25 min.
- 6 bacon strips
- 6 cups frozen cubed hash brown potatoes
- 3/4 cup chopped green pepper
- 1/2 cup chopped onion
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 1/4 teaspoon pepper
- 6 large eggs
- 1/2 cup shredded cheddar cheese
- In a large skillet over medium heat, cook bacon until crisp. Remove bacon; crumble and set aside. Drain, reserving 2 tablespoons of drippings. Add the potatoes, green pepper, onion, salt and pepper to drippings; cook and stir for 2 minutes. Cover and cook for about 15 minutes or until potatoes are browned and tender, stirring occasionally.
- Make six wells in the potato mixture; break one egg into each well. Cover and cook on low heat for 8-10 minutes or until eggs are completely set. Sprinkle with cheese and bacon.
Nutrition Facts1 cup: 304 calories, 21g fat (8g saturated fat), 238mg cholesterol, 689mg sodium, 16g carbohydrate (2g sugars, 2g fiber), 13g protein.
Mar 19, 2019
Sounds great! Haven't tried it yet. Why do you add salt to a meal that already has salted ingredients: bacon, cheese and probably the potatoes?
Jan 7, 2018
This was good. Cut recipe in half for two of us. Did use Obrien potatoes which made it easier prep. My complaint was 2 tbsp. of drippings was definitely not enough! By the time the potatoes cooked thru and then the eggs, everything was sticking to the pan. Will definitely try again and will use a cooking spray. Very easy recipe to cut in half!
Oct 30, 2017
This is such an easy dish and satisfying. I mix the eggs (I prefer scrambled) adding some jarred salsa and fresh spinach. The spinach adds a nice touch since it can be heavy. I serve in corn tortillas. Thanks
Jun 18, 2016
Disaster. First, the hash browns cooked faster and browned quickly. So , you work to brown the hash browns and crisp them up and than you defeat this by covering the pan??? Second, the eggs cook to a hard glob in half the time stated so watch your eggs. Also the whites combine with the hash browns making them even more not crispy. My eggs were cooked hard in half the time and my fault for not watching them but I went by the time stated and took my eyes off them for a minute. This is a great idea for one pan breakfast but hard to execute. Plus you can't control individual likeness for the eggs. My hubby likes very runny yolks, I like mine runny but no slime please and this method makes it impossible unless you maybe add the eggs at different times. I finished most of mine but hubby tossed most of it not in being mean but just doesn't like hard dry eggs. The flavor was ok but it all was very dry. Sorry , but I would not make again.
Jul 2, 2012
I like making this on Saturday mornings (occasionally) for my family. It gives my mom a break from making food, and my family loves it. Great recipe!!When I made this, I cut up breakfast sausage and made scrambled eggs in a frying pan and mixed it in with the cheese at the end. Then I at least knew that the eggs were completely cooked.
Mar 22, 2012
When making this we switch the cheddar for brie cheese, which we add just before the eggs. This is a go to reciepe for us. Just love it
Sep 1, 2011
I thought this was alright. It was nice to only have one dirty pan though, and you do not have to worry about flipping the eggs. I added some red pepper flakes to spice it up!
Feb 15, 2011
Yummy, yummy, yummy! Frozen O'brien potatoes are the way to go, then you don't need to chop onions & peppers. Family loves this!
Nov 13, 2010
This recipe was very delicious! Instead of using only cheddar, I used a mozza, parma, cheddar blend....and it was very tasty! Thinking of adding red pepper next time! And the best thing of all....there was only one skillet to clean!
Oct 27, 2010
One of the first from Quick Cooking recipes that I made and my family LOVED it. I use potatoes O'Brien to make the prep even easier. A great recipe.