Wednesday, February 12, 2014

Tex-Mex Skillet Potatoes with Well Eggs and Oven Bacon....

To say that I recently acquired a surplus of farm fresh eggs is an understatement!  Right now, I currently have 6 dozen in my fridge.  Oh, I'm not complaining!  Have you ever had a farm fresh egg?  No! Oh friend, let me tell you, if you haven't, you are missing out!  The yolks are so vibrant, they are almost orange.  When cooked it is like eating cheese sauce.  I'm not lying, cheese sauce!  Trust me, once you go farm fresh you will NEVER go back.  Well, unless you run out, and it is an emergency.  Then you will break down, buy store bought, and be like...WHY, WHY DID I DO THIS!?!  Oh, anyway, Since I had a surplus of eggs and some potatoes I needed to use up I thought I would make something simple, but fun, with a table presentation that your family will love! 
*Prep Time:  30 minutes  *Cook Time:  20 minutes  *Difficulty:  Easy  *Servings:  4
Here is what you will need:

  • 4 Farm Fresh Eggs (Well, any eggs really, but I really like farm fresh.)
  • 1 Onion, diced
  • 1 Bell Pepper of your choice, diced
  • 1-2 Cloves of Garlic, minced
  • 3-4 Russet Potatoes
  • Taco Seasoning
  • Bacon

Tools you will need:

  • Skillet
  • Knife
  • Sheet Pan
  • Spatula

To get started, you will need to pre-heat your oven to 425 degrees, wash and scrub your potatoes, and place them in the oven for 30 minutes.  I have found that par-baked potatoes make the BEST skillet potatoes.  I know this can be a little time consuming though, so just keep in mind that this step can be done the night before. 

When your potatoes are done, take them out of the oven, and allow them to cool for a bit.  I didn't here, and my fingers are still paying the price.  *lol*  Once cooled, dice.

Now, you are going to add 3 tbsp. butter to 3 tbsp. oil in your skillet, turn the heat on full whack, as the British say, and let that puppy get screaming hot!

Once hot, add your onion....

peppers and garlic.

When softened, add your potatoes...

Taco seasoning, PLEANTY of salt and pepper (remember, potatoes need quite a bit of seasoning) and...

Stir. :)  Now you are going to lower your heat to medium, and let this side brown up for about 10 minutes.

While that is happening, you may want to make some bacon to have on the side.  I have a quick and foolproof way for crisp bacon every time!

Place your bacon on a sheet tray and....

Put in your 425 degree oven for 15 minutes. 

After you put your bacon in the oven, it will be about time to flip your potatoes.  There is no fancy way to do this.  I just use my spatula and do it in sections.

See, nice and golden brown. 

Now, using a spoon, you are going to make a little well in your potatoes.  I did 4 here.

Add a pat of butter to each well to help with sticking and add flavor.

Drop your eggs in each well and...

Cover.  Don't touch it for two to three minutes. 

Meanwhile, your bacon is ready!  Look at that!  Perfectly crisp and, if you line your pan with aluminum foil, there is no clean-up.  I forgot, due to picture taking.  Such is the blogger's life.  *lol*
You will want to take this off your tray and put on a paper towel to drain. 

After 2-3 minutes your eggs should be done!  How fun is that!?! Imagine taking this to the table and serving your family from it!  They will think you are a rock star!

To plate, just use a spoon to scoop the eggs out and scatter some potatoes around. 

Add your bacon and there you have it! This is super flavorful and a lot of fun to serve.  I would love to hear your feedback and I hope you and your family enjoy it as much as mine did! 
As always...

Happy Reading, Happy Eating, and Happy Living,

~The Kitchen Wife~


Post a Comment