Wednesday, October 3, 2007

Shawsome Breakfast Skillet

In honor of my sister's birthday (Happy Birthday Lyd!), I am going to share a little concoction that I made up in college that has since become my most requested dish. She has always loved it and she is not the only one. When I visit my friends and family, I am asked to make this at least once. And it's always a crowd pleaser. It was designed to cure a hangover and, most often, requires a nap afterward.

Shawsome Breakfast Skillet

This is a hearty dish so don't skimp on portions or ingrediants. Your diners will be disappointed.

Baby red potatoes (About 4 per person)
Large Eggs (2 per person)
Mexican Chorizo (If you don't like chorizo you can (suprise!) sub with bacon
White onion, diced
Red pepper, julienne or cubed
Green pepper, julienne or cubed
Lots of chedder cheese, grated
Salt and pepper

Preheat oven to 400 degrees

Bring a pot of water with a pinch of salt to boil. Add potatoes. Boil for about 7 minutes. While the potatoes are boiling, add some butter and add the peppers in a skillet. Saute for about 3 minutes and then add the onions. Saute for another 5 minutes.

Take the boiled potatoes and cut them into large cubes. I cut mine in angles so they are almost like little wedges or triangles. Spread potatoes on a cookie sheet. Add a couple tablespoons of butter and toss the potatoes until they are all coated (Still with me? Even dieters and health nuts can splurge every once and awhile...) Pop the cookie sheet in the oven and roast the potatoes. Toss them every 5 minutes or so and they will brown evenly.

Add Chorizo to peppers and onion and cook thoroughly. Should be about 4-5 minutes. I suggest that you tip your skillet into a can and get rid of some of the oil. Chorizo produces a lot of oil. But make sure to keep some because it's got some dang good flavor!

Once potatoes are looking browned, take out cookie sheet and spread chorizo, onion, pepper mixture all over the top. Add grated cheese on top of that (DO NOT, and I mean DO NOT, skimp on the cheese) and put back in the oven. Fire up the skillet and fry 2 eggs per person to go on top of each portion. Should only take a couple minutes and cheese should be good and gooey and ready to serve.


*If you don't like chorizo, fry up some bacon. And if you don't like fried eggs you can scramble them.


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