Tuesday, June 19, 2007

Breakfast of Champions. . .

Super Potatoes, originally uploaded by razzieswirl.

Champions that lay around the house in their pajamas all Sunday morning that is. I had a rough week last week, and Sunday just reminded me that Monday was just around the corner.

Super potatoes is at the top of "Mallorys Favorite Breakfasts" list for sure. They're everything I love, fried in a pan and topped with lots of cheese. Because of this, we only eat them once every few months. In fact it may have been close to a year since my last batch of super potatoes. We got the idea from a local diner, and with most food, I was able to make them better. I find that most places (especially concerning breakfasts) don't put enough stuff into their super potatoes. There are never enough veggies, certainly not enough cheese, and generally no egg. I get that all these things when used in copious amounts would cost an establishment extra money, so in my opinion it's worth it to make these at home. You can add as much stuff as you want, and you generally have enough leftover for a quick breakfast monday morning. I warn you though, re-heating this Monday morning will make you long for another lazy Sunday morning. . .

Recipe: Super Potatoes


1 bag of frozen cube hashbrown potatoes
1/2 red onion sliced
2 or 3 cloves garlic minced
8 breakfast links (fresh, none of that pre-cooked shit)
4 slices bacon diced
2 fresh sweet tomatoes diced
salt and pepper to taste
3 TBL olive oil
3 TBL butter
3 eggs
1 cup of shredded cheese (I used sharp cheddar and Dubliner)


1. Saute sausage, bacon, onion, garlic and olive oil in a deep frying pan, until sausage is cooked and onion begins to soften.
2. Add butter, allow to melt.
3. Add potatoes.
4. Cook all of this together on medium heat for about a half an hour. Stirring occasionally until potatoes begin to brown.
4. Add egg, cook an additional 3-5 minutes.
5. Stir in cheese (reserve a handful), and fresh tomato, cook another 1-2 minutes.
6. Top with reserved cheese. Turn off pan, and allow cheese to melt.

I like it with ketchup. Thomas with hot sauce. Plain is just as delicious.