But this recipe, oh it was worth it. It solves the ever present problem - what to do with leftover french fries? This has been floating around in my head ever since a ladies beach weekend when we were all making breakfast after wine and barbecue the night before. Some of the ladies had brought home their leftovers, including fries and delectably smoked meat, and wanted to put it in their breakfast. The fries didn't turn out as hoped and the idea of fry-based hash popped into my head to solve the problem (and has been floating around ever since...).
The worst part about leftover fries is how soggy they are, so I thought I would use rendered bacon fat to bring them back to life. After cutting them into home fry sized pieces, I added them to a pan of onions and bell peppers also cooked in the bacon fat. After the fries had been revived I added super spicy salsa, avocados, the crisped bacon, and a little cheddar cheese. Topped with a sunny-side egg with a delicious runny yolk, this breakfast will cure anything that ails you!
Ps Ladies, this recipe serves two so it would be perfect to seal the deal with that new guy the first morning he stays over (get it, girl). This is my answer to engagement chicken, the "be my boyfriend" breakfast.
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Tracy at Busy Vegetarian Mom
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Michelle at From Calculus to Cupcakes
Marlys at This and That
Lois at Walking on Sunshine
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Keira at Luscious Delights
Tami at Food Forays
R Dawn at Spatulas on Parade
Amber at Mama's Blissful Bites
Ericka at Chef Picky Kid
2 pieces of bacon
1/2 red onion, sliced thin in half moons
1/2 bell pepper, in bite sized pieces
1 clove of garlic, minced
2 large handfuls of leftover fries, cut into home fry sized pieces
salt and pepper to taste
2 sunny side eggs
Add ins: Salsa, 1-2 tablespoons grated cheese, avocados
Begin by cooking the bacon in a nonstick skillet over medium high heat until super crispy and all of the fat has been rendered. Take out the bacon and pat dry with a paper towel, crumble and set aside.
Over medium heat, add the thinly sliced onions and saute until they have begun to caramelize. Add the bell peppers and cook for another few minutes before adding the minced garlic.
If the pan looks a little dry, add a little bit of olive oil and season with pepper and lightly with salt (cheese + fries + bacon = salt lick if you add too much!) Create a well in the center of the pan by pushing the veggies to the sides and add the fries in the center.
Cook for about 3-5 minutes until the fries begin to crisp up. Just before you take off the heat, add the crumbled bacon and you favorite add ins (mine were the salsa, avocado, and cheese).
In a separate pan, quickly fry up two sunny side eggs to place on top, being sure to keep the yolk runny. Dole out the hash, top with the egg, and devour! Enjoy!
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