Thursday, March 24, 2011

Grandma's Breakfast

I don't know how many of my cousins had this breakfast at Grandma's house... but I remember her faithfully making this many many times. I did mine a little bit different than she usually did, but that was 'cause my potatoes stuck ferociously to the pan this morning so I scrambled the eggs and fried the meat separately. She always did it all together and now I'm wondering how on earth did her potatoes not stick? Hmmm...

You need potatoes... you could also use leftover potatoes and fry them instead of using fresh ones like I did.

 And you use whatever meat you have on hand. She'd use hot dogs, leftover hamburger, roast, summer sausage or whatever. I had brats so that's what I used. And don't mispronounce the word and act like I'm talking about the ones that came forth from my loins either. I'm talkin' about the kind that come in a package and you grill them on a hot summer day or cut them up and eat them for breakfast. Sorry for talking about loins while you cook breakfast, it's something that comes naturally around here.

 onions, I only had red onion peeled, so I used that.


and a bunch of shredded cheese.

Put a bunch of butter in your pan and melt it. Add the potatoes, and salt & pepper them heavily.

Beat your eggs, add a little bit of milk and dump on some Lawry's.

If you're using brats or some uncooked meat, saute it in some butter with the onion.

When the meat and onion are cooked, dump the beaten egg on top and scramble them together.

When the eggs are all nice and cooked, add them to the potatoes and stir it all up. 

Top with plenty of shredded cheese, let it melt and enjoy!

4 or 5 medium potatoes, diced
Butter or oil or both if your potatoes wanna stick
1 C. cut up meat
3 eggs
Lawry's seasoning
3 T. minced onion
1  1/2 C. shredded cheese

Melt some butter in your frying pan. Throw the potatoes in, heavily salt & pepper them; fry until they are almost tender, stirring often. Remember when you're salting, that potatoes are the thing that eats salt, so you'd pretty much hafta dump the whole jug on them to over salt these! Add the onions to cook while the potatoes finish cooking. To get the potatoes to cook quicker cover the pan, and to get them crispy take the lid off about the last 10 minutes or so. If you're using hot dogs or something of the sort, fry them in a seperate pan with the onion so they get cooked. Otherwise you can add your cooked meat right in with the potatoes. Beat the eggs with just enough milk to make them fluffy and Lawry's seasoning to taste. Either dump them over the potatoes and everything in the pan, or scramble them separately. This recipes is full of options and so therefore you better not be scared to screw it up 'cause that's impossible!! When the eggs are cooked, add to the potatoes and top with cheese and let it melt. Serve with or without toast depending on the people you serve it to. ;) As in, my husband can't eat food without bread in some shape or form. I ate it with an English Muffin and some fresh pineapple. But of course... Grandma would have eaten it with toast and peanut butter with butter and probably some canned peaches.

1 comment:

  1. Love this dinner! =) Oh, and I use pre-baked potatoes. Like when I make baked taters I make 4 or so more then usual, and let em cool skins on...then the next day or month (insert smile face)I cut em up and add them last. I got sick of my potatoes sticking to my stainless steel pans.