We are big potato eaters at our house. I love the combination of eggs, potatoes and bacon. So a great way to serve this combination is right in the potato skins. Yes, it may take a little bit more time to prepare, but the combination served this way is worth the effort.
We made these over the weekend, for a late brunch. Mike loved them; he loves potato skins, so this was right up his alley. As for me I am not as big a fan of potato skins, but I have to admit that I really loved these for brunch. I know that we will be making these again. Next time we will try some different flavors, maybe some ham or breakfast sausage.
And as for the potatoes that were scooped out, they didn’t go to waste. I fried them up for some hash
browns as a side dish. So it truly was a win win all the way around.
Breakfast Potatoes Skins
3 Russet potatoes, baked
1/4 cup onion, finely chopped
1/4 cup red pepper, finely chopped
Non stick spray
4 tablespoons milk
1/2 cup cheddar cheese
Salt and pepper to taste
Preheat oven to 425 degree F.
Take potatoes that have been baked or micro waved and scoop out the potato leaving a little of the potato behind. Spray the potato with oil and season with salt and pepper, place on a baking sheet. Place in a preheated oven and bake for about 10 minutes, until the edges of the potatoes start turning a golden brown.
While the potatoes are in the oven spray a small skillet with non stick spray; add the onion and pepper and cook over medium heat until tender, about 3 to 5 minutes. Fry bacon until crisp once completed crumble. Beat eggs with milk season with salt and pepper; add to a skillet that has been sprayed with a non stick spray. Cook eggs over medium heat stirring often.
Once the eggs, bacon, onions, and peppers are done. Take the potatoes that have been crisped up, taking half the onions, peppers, bacon sprinkle over the bottom of each potato. Fill each potato with the prepared eggs. Top the eggs with the remaining onion, peppers, and bacon. Finally top the filled potatoes with the cheddar cheese. Place the potatoes back in the oven for about 5 minutes until the cheese is melted. Serve and enjoy.