My family loves these fried potatoes and there are never any leftovers! I have also served this as a main dish for dinner as well.

Recipe Summary

prep:
10 mins
cook:
30 mins
total:
40 mins
Servings:
4
Yield:
4 servings
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Ingredients

4
Original recipe yields 4 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Place bacon in a large, deep skillet. Cook over medium high heat until evenly brown. Remove bacon from pan, drain and crumble; leave grease in pan.

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  • Heat bacon grease over medium heat and stir in butter. Add onion and potatoes. Cover pan and cook, stirring occasionally, until potatoes are golden brown.

  • Crack eggs on top of potatoes and stir gently to combine. Sprinkle with salt, pepper, cheese and bacon. Continue cooking until eggs are firm and cheese is melted.

Nutrition Facts

338 calories; protein 11.1g; carbohydrates 30.6g; fat 19.4g; cholesterol 132.6mg; sodium 287.2mg. Full Nutrition
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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
05/20/2007
An awesome comfort meal for a special treat! The only thing I do differently is to pre-cook the potatoes (just microwave while they are whole till barely soft then peel and slice). The pan splatters less and they brown faster when you start with the potatoes already cooked. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
07/10/2004
4 stars for taste 2 stars for presentation. I think this would have been pretty awful if I'd followed the original recipe. Thanks to the others for the advice. Here's my version: 6 slices bacon 3 potatoes 4 eggs 1/2 a red onion minced 3 T butter lots of s & p to taste at least 1/2 cup of cheeses (not just cheddar - I used jack mozz parm & cheddar). I drained almost all of the bacon grease and I'm glad I did. I did not cover the potatoes as I had to continually turn them to cook them evenly. Salt needs to be added to the potatoes to sweat out their moisture (speeds up the cooking time). Next time I will season the potatoes thoroughly for more flavor (maybe some celery salt chives red pepper flakes). Heat needs to be reduced considerably once eggs and cheese are added. Not sure how to make this prettier. I followed the advice for serving with tortillas. Rolled them up and stood them in the side of shallow bowls spooned in the potato/egg mess and topped with chopped green onions. Sorry for the long review... Read More
(56)
131 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 68
  • 4 star values: 47
  • 3 star values: 14
  • 2 star values: 1
  • 1 star values: 1
Rating: 5 stars
05/20/2007
An awesome comfort meal for a special treat! The only thing I do differently is to pre-cook the potatoes (just microwave while they are whole till barely soft then peel and slice). The pan splatters less and they brown faster when you start with the potatoes already cooked. Read More
(86)
Rating: 3 stars
07/10/2004
4 stars for taste 2 stars for presentation. I think this would have been pretty awful if I'd followed the original recipe. Thanks to the others for the advice. Here's my version: 6 slices bacon 3 potatoes 4 eggs 1/2 a red onion minced 3 T butter lots of s & p to taste at least 1/2 cup of cheeses (not just cheddar - I used jack mozz parm & cheddar). I drained almost all of the bacon grease and I'm glad I did. I did not cover the potatoes as I had to continually turn them to cook them evenly. Salt needs to be added to the potatoes to sweat out their moisture (speeds up the cooking time). Next time I will season the potatoes thoroughly for more flavor (maybe some celery salt chives red pepper flakes). Heat needs to be reduced considerably once eggs and cheese are added. Not sure how to make this prettier. I followed the advice for serving with tortillas. Rolled them up and stood them in the side of shallow bowls spooned in the potato/egg mess and topped with chopped green onions. Sorry for the long review... Read More
(56)
Rating: 4 stars
01/01/2006
First my Boo Boo and I would like to thank Marcia for submitting this recipe. The first we made this we followed the recipe to a T. It was good but we felt it could be better. After experimenting with this recipe we reached a level of perfection. You see what we do is quadruple the amount of bacon (without using ANY bacon grease) put in 1 full green pepper 1 full onion and 1 full red pepper. We also experiment with different types of cheeses and we found that "taco cheese" gives it a nice kick. To top we added a Roasted Garlic and Bell Pepper seasoning. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/24/2008
I am only 8 and I made this almost all by myself. I really loved this recipe. It tasted great! Even though my sister doesn't like onions I chopped them really small and she didn't even notice the "secret" ingredient!:) Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/30/2004
I made these for brunch with friends and everyone loved it! I omitted the bacon fat and just used butter and it wasn't greasy at all. Next time I will use some green pepper or other vegetables. Thanks for the recipe. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
07/13/2006
T-Bone here This recipe is like heart attack on a plate. Tasty and greasy. If you don't mind gaining that extra girth...then eat this baby cuz it is deliciouz. Yum. I had mine with extra bacon. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
05/18/2006
What isn't there to like about this? I pretty much just eyeballed the ingredients, and added more bacon. The tip about microwaving the potates first was great - easily cuts the skillet time by half. Thanks! Read More
(10)
Rating: 4 stars
07/23/2003
Very good! I used a 2 more slices of bacon and ofcourse added a dash of onion/garlic powders to the potatoes. Also when the potatoes were just about done I added 1 head chopped broccoli and a few fresh/sliced mushrooms. Per another reviewer I upped the eggs to 4 = beaten first before pouring over the potatoes to cook. Finally I topped with a combo of sharp cheddar & mozzerella cheese. Not too greasy and VERY good. Went well with our cinnamon rolls. Thanks Marcia. Read More
(7)
Rating: 4 stars
01/22/2006
I didn't have any whole potatoes but I did have a bag of shredded hash brown potatoes. I used 4 pieces of bacon and at first drained half the greece. I hate to admit it but I ended up adding the rest of the grease in. I think the shredded potatoes were more in quantity than the recipe called for so I didn't have problems with them being too greasy. I also used a whole small onion. Taking the idea from another reviewer I used a Taco mix of cheese. Overall it was fabulous! I will definitely make this again. Read More
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