Monday, January 2, 2012

New Favorite Breakfast Recipe: Farmer's Hash

My husband was quite excited about the potatoes in this recipe. He said it was one of the most filling breakfasts I have made. I thought it was delicious, but the girls weren't quite sure about the eggs mixed with the potatoes. Nevertheless, it is a delicious healthy breakfast that I will definitely add to the rotation. It would actually be good for dinner as well. And if you don't like your eggs cooked with the potatoes then you can certainly cook them separately, as they are the last ingredient to add in the skillet. Many thanks to Plan to Eat Blog for such a healthy, yummy, easy recipe! You should check out the blog for pictures and lots of other great recipes! I changed just a few things -- I used coconut oil since I didn't have any lard and I used sausage instead of bacon. I'm pretty sure that you could add just about any vegetable or meat to this recipe, and I'm sure I will try out many different options. We added cheddar cheese on top and it was really good. I think diced tomatoes would be delicious, but I knew my girls would not like them. I used half potatoes and half turnips, and no one even noticed the turnips.

  • 2 tablespoons lard, tallow, or coconut oil
  • 3 medium – large potatoes cut into ¼ inch dice
  • ½ large onion, diced
  • 5 strips of bacon, diced or ¼ – ½ lb of breakfast sausage
  • 10-12 good eggs
  • Garlic powder to taste
  • Sea salt to taste
  • Black pepper to taste
  • Optional add-ins or subs: Cheese, Bell or hot peppers, Greens, Swap turnips for some of the potatoes, Tomatoes
  1. Heat a cast-iron skillet over medium heat until good and hot. Add the lard and allow to melt. Add the potatoes, stir to coat in lard, and allow to cook 10-15 minutes, stirring occasionally and seasoning with sea salt.
  2. Add chopped onion, diced bacon, garlic powder and black pepper, and sauté another 5-10 minutes or until potatoes are tender and browned. Taste for seasoning and adjust as needed.
  3. Meanwhile, beat eggs. Once bacon is cooked and potatoes are tender pour eggs in, distributing evenly throughout the pan. Stir occasionally, as in scrambled eggs. Season if needed and serve once eggs are done to your liking. Now is a good time to add cheese if you desired.
  4. Serve alongside hot coffee or tea in front of a wood stove and happily spend the morning without cries of hunger.