Sunday, March 8, 2009

Breakfast Potato Turkey Bacon Hash

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I was thinking of a hearty breakfast for Teen when I remembered I had leftover fries in the freezer so I made this breakfast hash/omelet full of his favorite things. The fries were from a huge order of Chicken Strip Meal Teen ordered at Dairy Queen. The service was so slow, it took forever for his order to come. Teen was due to play in a basketball game at 2:00 p.m. and it was already 1:50 p.m. by the time it was brought to him. Teen barely scarfed down two of the chicken strips and then we had to rush to the courts. He did not even touch the fries and I was reluctant to throw them away so we brought them home. The next morning, to make the frozen fries more appealing, I diced and tossed them in a pan with some canola oil to make them crispy. What a huge difference it made to the texture of the hash! It is nothing fancy but this breakfast hits the spot! You can also make this recipe with frozen potato hash from the store.

Here's the recipe for Breakfast Potato and Turkey Bacon Hash.

1 cup frozen fries, diced
1 Tbsp canola oil
1/4 cup shredded fiesta cheese
2 Tbsp chopped bell peppers
1 stalk green onions
2 strips Turkey bacon, diced
2 beaten eggs
1 fresh tomato, diced
black pepper to taste

In an iron skillet, toss the diced frozen fries in the oil and when the fries become very crispy, take them out and set aside. Add the diced turkey bacon into the pan and let it crisp up a bit (not too much or it will dry out). Add back the potatoes to the pan, then the beaten eggs, diced bell peppers, green onions and black pepper. Top with the diced tomatoes and cheese. Serve right away with toast or steamed rice. Either way, it's good.