Home fries with Eggs and Bacon
It’s 8:45pm on a Monday and I have finally decided that maybe the ice cream I ate at 5 cannot count as my dinner. So here I am.
If you take anything away from this post, it should be that the potato truly shines when diced with onions and cooked in butter. Move over french fries, the home fry is the new you.
Did I mention that these things are actually on my list of easiest things to make? My list is basically Kraft mac, roasted veggies, and home fries. I would eat them everyday if they weren’t, ya know, a potato smothered in butter. So what could possibly make this Godly food even better? Bacon and eggs, of course! (and wine) Speaking of, I bought some very nice $5 Barefoot sweet red and it paired so well with this $2 dish. (Probably the subtle vinegar undertones.)
What’s for Brinner/Recipe:
1 Medium Potato- diced (Pictured: a massive freak potato that I cut in half.)
1/2 cup Onion- diced (Pictured: zucchini pretending to be onion.)
1 Small Zucchini
4 Tablespoons butter (Pictured: salted)
2 strips bacon (Pictured: the whole pack)
2 Eggs (Pictured: Free-range, cage-free, paraben-free.)
1 Clove Garlic- minced (Not Pictured)
1 Pinch of salt
What to do:
Set a medium sized skillet to medium heat. Cook the Bacon, set aside to drain. Add butter to the bacon grease and let melt. Add
zucchini, onions, garlic, and potatoes.
Cover and let cook 10 minutes.
Things you can do while you wait:
- Clean up mess from prep.
- Drink some wine.
- Write 1/2 of a blog post.
- Watch chopped and pretend you are on chopped. (because you’re also doing number 2)
- Ask your dog how her day was.
- Just stand and silently watch the potatoes cook.
Add salt, flip and cook until the taters are one color above your desired level of crispness.
Personally, I want those babies crispy As Frank. Mine took about 15 minutes, or a quarter of my glass of wine if we’re still keeping track of that.
Crumble your bacon, add to skillet and mix that around a little. Next, crack your eggs directly onto the potatoes. Cover and let your eggs steam cook for about two minutes. When your eggs seem done, try to tipsy-slide the whole dish onto a plate. You will succeed. I have faith in you.
Please make this for yourself tonight. Wine optional.