Bacon, Potato + Poblano Breakfast Skillet

Nothing makes my heart go pitter-pat more than a drippy-runny yolk.

I love dunking my toast in it and a savory waffle doesn’t need syrup as long as you serve them with an egg on top. But I especially lurve it when it coats cheesy, potato, bacon and poblano hash. Ya feel me?

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I had just gotten home from grocery shopping and I was starving. Which reminds me, never go grocery shopping hyped up on coffee and hungry. It usually doesn’t end well. So it was either the two egg rolls from our Chinese dinner the night before or a quick skillet hash topped with egg and all of its runny yolk goodness. Hmmmm deeecicisons.

Re-warmed eggrolls are always an excellent breakfast/lunch option… but obviously, I went the whole egg and hash route and I didn’t look back. (Except at 10pm when I had the munchies.)

Yolk wins me every single time.

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Skillet breakfasts may be my favorite kinds of breakfast on earth. Yup, right next to pancakes, waffles, cereal, French toast, scones, doughnuts, biscuits with sausage gravy and bagels. I think I just like ALL things breakfast.

Got leftover potatoes? Make this skillet dream happen.

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Start by washing, trimming, slicing and dicing one small poblano pepper.

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Dice up a small yellow onion.

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Smash, peel and mince up one clove of garlic.

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And grate some smoked mozzarella. You’ll need a cup… or so.

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Grab 4 slices of applewood slab bacon and slice it into cubes.

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Throw it into a cool skillet and turn the heat to medium and slowly render out that delicious bacon fat.

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Cook the bacon until crispy.

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With your spoon, remove the crispy bacon to a paper towel-lined plate and set it off to the side.

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There should be only a few tablespoons of bacon fat left in the pan. No need to drain it, simply throw in the diced onion…

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…the diced poblano…

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…stir to coat in all that glorious bacon fat and then let it cook until softened.

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Meanwhile I cubed up the leftover potatoes I had saved from dinner Sunday. I just roasted them in a couple teaspoons of olive oil, sprinkled with sea salt and roasted them at 400 for about 45-60 minutes.

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Once the onions and peppers are softened, throw in the minced garlic clove, stir and cook for a minute or two. PS. it smells AHmazing.

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Slide the potatoes right on in…

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Give those a good stir…

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… Oh! and add in the bacon…

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Spread the whole thing into a single layer…

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…sprinkle on the cup of smoked mozzarella. Reduce the heat to low, cover with a lid and let the steam do all the work and melt that cheese.

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Meanwhile fry up a couple eggs. Since I was the only person eating, I made myself two… I think two eggs per person is pretty generous… but serving one egg is fine, do whatever floats your boat.

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Once the eggs are done and the cheese is melted it’s time to serve.

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Although this alone would be pretty marvelous…

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The fried eggs on top totally makes it. #cheesestrings

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Season with salt and pepper or your favorite seasoning salt and grab your fork.

One bite and it felt like I had died and gone to runny-yolk-cheesy-potato-bacon- poblano-hash heaven. Truth.

Serve with toast so you can mop your plate clean.

Enjoy!

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Bacon, Potato + Poblano Breakfast Skillet

A delicious egg topped breakfast skillet.

Yield: 2-4 servings

Prep Time: 15 minutes

Cook Time: 20 minutes

Total Time: 35 minutes

Ingredients:

4 strips Applewood Slab Bacon, cut into 1/2 inch pieces

1 small Yellow Onion, diced

1 small Poblano Pepper, diced

1 clove Garlic, minced

6 pre-cooked medium Red-Skin Potatoes, diced

1 cup grated Smoked Mozzarella

4 Eggs

1 tablespoon Olive Oil

1 tablespoon Butter

Directions:

Add bacon to a cold skillet and heat over medium. Cook until crispy and with a slotted spoon, transfer the cooked bacon to paper towel-lined plate.

To the skillet, add the diced onion and poblano pepper and cook until just softened. Add in the minced garlic, stir and cook for 1-2 minutes. Reduce the heat to medium-low and add the potatoes and bacon back to the skillet, stir and heat through.

Spread the potato/bacon mixture into an even layer in the skillet and sprinkle with 1 cup of grated smoked mozzarella. Cover with a lid until melted.

In the meantime fry up the eggs in a hot skillet with 1 tablespoon of both olive oil and butter. Cover with a lid until the whites are set but the yolk is still runny.

Serve the skillet hash topped with the over-easy fried eggs and buttered toast!

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16 Responses to “Bacon, Potato + Poblano Breakfast Skillet”

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    George (baking in Quito) — April 30, 2014 at 2:36 am

    Good looking eggs. I used to be a breakfast cook before I went pastry. This brings back memories. Thanks for sharing!

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    Laura @ Raise Your Garden — April 30, 2014 at 7:04 am

    You’re killing me here with this skillet.

    Makes me think that Denny’s isn’t always the answer.

    Seriously starving right now looking at your pictures! Gotta pin this!

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    Linda — April 30, 2014 at 7:53 am

    Holy shades of Saturday..batgirl! So much fun reading this blog today…brings back memories of my wonderful breakfast with my daughter and granddaughters! But one critique…why not pics of eating right out of the skillet? Just sayiiiing!!!

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    Liz@Virtually Homemade — April 30, 2014 at 9:49 am

    Thank goodness it’s breakfast time. I want hash! Pinned :)

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    Christine @ Cooking with Cakes — April 30, 2014 at 9:51 am

    first of all – I would marry runny yolks if I could, and yes I know that’s an insane statement to make.

    2nd – you are the queen of prep pics!!! always love you step-by-steps :)

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    Denise — April 30, 2014 at 11:12 am

    Swoon; big fan of the runny egg as well as breakfast skillets. Love the addition of the smoked mozzarella.

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    Samantha @FerraroKitchen — April 30, 2014 at 11:56 am

    What a delicious recipe! And yes…yolk wins every time.

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    Georgia @ The Comfort of Cooking — April 30, 2014 at 5:21 pm

    Oh good lawdy, this looks SO delicious, Laurie! Gonna send a not-so-subtle hint to hubby to make this for Saturday morning breakfast…

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    Megan {Country Cleaver} — April 30, 2014 at 11:34 pm

    I like how you do breakfast!! Can I just move in and I will lick all the dishes clean!!

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    Dan — May 1, 2014 at 3:20 am

    Looks awesome for the morning of my cheat day … I’m drooling over here!

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    bev @ bevcooks — May 1, 2014 at 5:23 pm

    Gosh that is pretty.

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    Brenda @ a farmgirl's dabbles — May 1, 2014 at 11:34 pm

    I love smoked mozzarella…what a gorgeous breakfast skillet!

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    Linda — May 4, 2014 at 6:42 pm

    My honey got the day off today (Sunday) and to celebrate, this is what we made for breakfast….AWESOME !!!! The flavors were perfect together. I only used 1/2 of a small poblano because I was afraid that it would be too spicy…but next time, I will use the whole pepper. Thanks for another winning recipe!!!!

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    Donna — May 11, 2014 at 7:43 pm

    My husband loves me but he’s really, really glad I found you. Or rather your food. And the amazing fact that every recipe I use turns out as it should, because I’m a horrific cook.

    • Laurie McNamara replied: — May 12th, 2014 @ 3:57 pm

      That’s the best compliment! Thank you Donna! I’m so glad you and your husband are enjoying my recipes! ❤️

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    danielle — May 17, 2014 at 12:52 pm

    made this for brunch today (regular mozz since I couldn’t find smoked). delicious!!!! also served some biscuits and your roasted rhubarb jam on the side. (I love that jam!) thanks for keeping my table full of delicious food with your recipes!

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