Skillet Potato Breakfast
- 500 g potato
- 1 bay leaf
- 1/2 c diced onion
- 1 c chopped bell pepper
- 1.5 T butter
- 1 t sea salt
- 1/2 t freshly ground black pepper
- 1/4 t garlic powder
- 1 t Cajun seasoning
- 1 T dried mixed herbs
- 1/2 lb cooked sausage (or meat or 2 eggs)
- 1/2 c grated cheese (optional)
Clean the potato. Boil in its jacket with salt and bay leaf. (May also include a small onion, a stalk of celery, and/or a clove of garlic). When the potato is done, drain and cool. Chop into small pieces. Also chop onion and bell pepper (can also use pickles, hot peppers, or other aromatics).
Heat butter (or oil, or bacon grease, or margarine) in a pan just big enough to hold the vegetables in a solid layer (preferably a cast iron skillet). Add the vegetables, and cook until softened. Season to taste with salt, pepper, garlic powder, and any other seasonings you'd like, to taste.
Add either some cooked meat or sausage, OR break over the top 2 eggs. Leave until the eggs are set or until the meat is heated through. If desired, sprinkle with cheese. Serve hot.
From the source: This dish can be found at many lodges and restaurants in coastal Alaska and can be served for breakfast, lunch, or dinner. You can make it with pretty much whatever's on sale. It takes about an hour start to finish, or you can cook the potatoes the day before and finish the dish in a few minutes the next day. Most of the ingredients don't have exact amounts, so I'll just write down the method.
SJ Note 7 Aug 2009: This dish is quite filling, but the flavor will all come down to the spices used. I need to play with it to find what spice and herb combination I like best. This morning I used spicy cumberland sausage, and that worked well in it.