On this episode of Isolation Eats: Quick Bites, we’re exploring the delicious possibilities of frozen hash browns combined with other items in our fridge and pantry. Eat this for breakfast, lunch, or dinner!
Recipe for Humble Hash Browns
About 1 cup of frozen hash browns, enough to cover the bottom of your pan
2-3 strips of thick bacon
1-2 eggs (however many that you’re feeling)
shredded cheese (choose your favorite or whatever is in the fridge)
a few slices of avocado
salt for tasting
Heat a skillet to medium high heat. Add bacon. Cook the bacon until crispy. Drain on paper towels and set aside. Using the bacon grease, add hash browns to the pan. Even them out and cook until crispy on the bottom, about 6-8 minutes. Then flip and cook about 6 more minutes or until desired crispness. While that’s happening, cook your eggs.
You can cook your eggs however you wish. If you want to poach them, bring a medium pot of water to a simmer. Stir the water to form a bit of a whirl pool. Then slowly add your egg to the center of the swirl and do your best to keep the whites surrounding the yoke. (It’s definitely easier when you aren’t holding a camera with one hand and trying to poach with the other!). After 2-3 minutes, remove with a slotted spoon and allow it to drain on a paper towel. If you prefer a fried egg, add olive oil to a small pan and get it really hot. Then drop in the egg. It will cook fast, delightfully puffing up. If you particularly do not like any runny or soft yoke, you can flip the egg and cook the yoke a little bit more.
To assemble everything, place your hash browns on a plate and add your crumbled bacon. Then top with cheese, egg(s), avocado, and salt. Garnish with fresh cilantro and hot sauce. Dig in and enjoy this breakfast/lunch/dinner of champions!