Potatoes, bacon, onions, eggs, and shredded cheese make a hearty and delicious breakfast or brunch dish.

Recipe Summary

prep:
15 mins
cook:
35 mins
total:
50 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 skillet and cook over medium-high heat, turning occasionally, until crispy, 5 to 8 minutes. Drain on paper towels; reserve most of the bacon fat in skillet.

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  • Reduce heat to medium. Cook and stir onions until starting to soften, about 5 minutes. Add potatoes; toss to coat evenly in bacon fat. Pour in water and cover skillet with a large lid. Cook, checking occasionally, until potatoes are tender, about 20 minutes. Add green onions, garlic, and paprika. Season with salt and pepper.

  • Make 4 wells in the potato mixture using a wooden spoon, revealing the bottom of the skillet. Crack an egg into each well; season with salt and pepper. Sprinkle cooked bacon and Cheddar cheese over the entire skillet. Replace lid; cook until egg whites are set and yolks are still runny, about 5 minutes.

Cook's Note:

If potatoes start to brown too quickly, add more water.

Nutrition Facts

418 calories; protein 21.8g 44% DV; carbohydrates 43.1g 14% DV; fat 18.3g 28% DV; cholesterol 225.6mg 75% DV; sodium 567.1mg 23% DV. Full Nutrition
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Rating: 4 stars
10/06/2017
Made as written except that I didn't need the water. Great breakfast for dinner recipe! Only let the eggs go for as long as the recipe states. They still looked too runny to me so I let them go longer and they ended up overcooked. Lesson learned. I would double the paprika next time but that is the only change I would make. Read More
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68 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 50
  • 4 star values: 17
  • 3 star values: 1
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 4 stars
10/06/2017
Made as written except that I didn't need the water. Great breakfast for dinner recipe! Only let the eggs go for as long as the recipe states. They still looked too runny to me so I let them go longer and they ended up overcooked. Lesson learned. I would double the paprika next time but that is the only change I would make. Read More
(28)
Rating: 5 stars
04/08/2018
I have been making this for years. I have used sausage or ham instead of bacon they both work well. On some occasions I have pre-boiled the potatoes so that they only need to cook bit and brown. Love you Dorinda! You are the bomb! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
04/11/2018
I made this for two persons using just one med. potato but since we always two eggs for breakfast I basically kept everything else the same. I do however dice my potatoes and soak in water over night dry carefully in the morning and fry as the recipe directs. If you don't the potatoes stick. This way I am able to use a regular non stick pan. I don't use the garlic but I do experiment with different cheeses. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
04/07/2018
I love this recipe. I had some leftover steamed broccoli from the night before & tossed that in when I added the eggs. Great for a quick Sat. am brunch. Read More
(7)
Rating: 5 stars
04/16/2018
Made with bacon for flavor and turkey sausage crumbles. Used refrigerator hash browns to cut down on time. Added garlic. Very filling an d makes a nice breakfast brunch or dinner Read More
(6)
Rating: 5 stars
04/22/2018
I followed the directions to the T only omitting the green onions and smoked paprika because I didn't have them. Still delicious easy and about an hour of prepping and cooking. I am prone to distractions and even though I browned the onions instead of taking them to translucency it made no difference in taste. My kinda recipe.;) And the final review came from my picky 16 yr old son who knows my cooking abilities - "this is really good mom!" LOL Thanks for helping me pleasantly surprise him. Thumbs up! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
09/09/2018
I really liked this recipe. My only change was to add a bit more water than the recipe calls for to make sure I could get the potatoes soft enough. I reduced the recipe for 2 people and used 1/4 c of the cheese and decided to leave the garlic out. It was just perfect! My tip would be to lower the temperature to low after adding the eggs to let the eggs cook slowly until set. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
05/06/2018
Just made it. just the right amount of ingredients. best done in a well seasoned cast iron skillet. So good I ate half of it without realizing that I ate two pounds of this stuff. It will send you to heaven if you are not too careful. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
04/08/2018
I used sweet potatoes instead of white potatoes. Also added sliced mushrooms. Was very good. Cooked about 6.5 minutes after added eggs. They were just the way I like them Read More
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