Fried Potatoes and Eggs
1-3 “Free Range” eggs
1-2 large Idaho or several medium red potatoes halved & sliced thin.
3-4 patties breakfast sausage
1/2 medium onion
1 jalapeno seeded or 1 serrano seeded or 1/2 New Mexico/Anaheim seeded.
1-tbsp canola or olive oil
Salt to taste
Black pepper to taste
Cook breakfast sausage patties in a skillet to about halfway done turning once. Break up with spatula and cook for another 1-2 minutes. Remove sausage to a bowl. You could use this skillet for the potatoes or start a new one.
Heat a skillet, cast iron if possible, to medium heat. Add the oil to coat, you may not need all the oil. Place potatoes into skillet sprinkle with black pepper and cook for 5 minutes. Turn and stir with a spatula and cook for another 5 minutes sprinkling with black pepper again. Add onion, cooked breakfast sausage and jalapeno. Stir and cover for 3-5 minutes. Make sure not to have the heat too high or your potatoes will burn. If your potatoes stick, scrape with a spatula. I actually like my potatoes and onions a little burned; but that’s me! Be warned, the peppers will give off some pretty potent smells and can irritate your nose and throat.
When the potatoes are just about done; heat a small nonstick frying pan or omelette skillet to just under medium. I use cooking spray instead of oil when cooking my eggs; the eggs never stick and flip very easy. If you’re flipping your eggs; spray the top of the yolk just before flipping.
Have a plate ready with the potatoes in the middle; top with as many eggs as you want. When you break through the yolk with your fork, the yolk falls onto all the potatoes beneath. If you like scrambled eggs and don’t like all of that yolkie (made up word) goodness on your potatoes; well, I guess you could substitute them.
Alternate Recipe; “The Heart Attack”
Follow recipe above excluding the breakfast sausage. Fry bacon in a large skillet; remove bacon and break into pieces. Fry everything, including eggs, in bacon grease. Add bacon as you would the sausage above.