Egg and Potato Breakfast Scramble
- Prep Time: 10 mins
- Cook Time: 15 mins
- Total Time: 25 minutes
- Yield: 2
- Category: Breakfast
You’ll love this breakfast scramble! It’s an easy, versatile, one-skillet breakfast filled with scrambled eggs, home fries, herbs and cheese. It’s like all my favorite things about breakfast in one skillet.
- 6 ounces red potatoes, rinsed and scrubbed and diced. (Pam said four small red potatoes. I would dice up just enough to cover the bottom of the skillet in a single layer.)
- 1/4 cup water
- 2 teaspoons olive oil
- Pinch of salt
- 3 large eggs, beaten (I’d probably add another for good measure)
- Dash of milk
- 1 scallion, thinly sliced
- 1/3 cup grated cheese (I used Gruyère)
- 1 tablespoon freshly chopped herbs (I used fresh thyme) OR a pinch of dried herbs
- Combine the potatoes, water, oil and salt in a 10-inch skillet. The author suggested a non-stick skillet but in my opinion there’s nothing a well-seasoned cast iron skillet can’t do.
- Cover and bring to a boil over high heat. Cook for about five minutes, until the water has evaporated and the potatoes start to sauté.
- Uncover the potatoes and loosen them from the bottom of the skillet with a wooden spoon until lightly browned, about five minutes later. If you’re using dried spices or herbs, add them now.
- In a bowl, scramble the eggs with a dash of milk. Pour the eggs into the skillet, toss in the scallions and scramble until the eggs are just set. Remove the skillet from heat.
- Sprinkle with grated cheese and fresh herbs (optional). Give it a minute to let the cheese melt, then dig in!
Adapted from Cook without a Book by Pam Anderson.
Variations to try: extra sharp cheddar with fresh dill, feta or goat cheese with oregano (add diced roasted red pepper), pepper jack and cilantro (perhaps add black beans and a side of salsa), or Swiss and paprika.