Bacon lovers will devour this delicious hash loaded with potatoes, mushrooms, onions and, of course, bacon! For hearty appetites, you’ll want to double the recipe.
Don’t skimp on the bacon here…buy a good quality, thick-sliced bacon. Also, to speed up the morining cooking process, prep the onions and mushrooms and cook the potatoes the night before; just refrigerate everything until you’re ready to start cooking in the morning. Enjoy!
P.S. this would make a fantastic camping breakfast!
P.S.S. I’m linked to Foodie Friday.
Morning Eggs on Mushroom-Bacon Hash
-recipe from Chicken and Egg: A Memoir of Suburban Homesteading with 125 Recipes by Janice Cole
If breakfast hash brings to mind memories of something unrecognizable out of a can, this recipe will redefine this quintessential American food for you. Fried eggs top a jumble of crisp bacon, fried potatoes, and mushrooms, creating the perfect breakfast for a crisp fall morning. You may want to start the potatoes the night before, for less prep time in the morning. Serves 4.
8 slices bacon ( about 6 ounces), coarsely chopped
1 small onion, chopped
2 cups cooked peeled russet potatoes cut into 1/2 inch dice (see Note)
3 tablespoons unsalted butter
8 ounces cremini (baby bella) mushrooms, sliced (2 cups)
1/4 teaspoon freshly ground pepper
Heat a large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat until hot. Add the bacon and cook for 2 minutes, stirring. Stir in the onion and cook for 5 to 8 minutes, or until the bacon is brown and crisp and the onion is lightly browned, reducing the heat to medium if the mixture is cooking too fast. Remove the bacon and onion with a slotted spoon and drain on paper towels. Leave the bacon drippings in the skillet (there should be about 2 tablespoons).
Add the potatoes to the skillet and spread out in a single layer if possible. Sprinkle with 1/4 teaspoon of salt. Cook over medium to medium-high heat for 5 to 8 minutes, carefully stirring and turning the potatoes occasionally until lightly browned. Put the potatoes in a medium bowl, top with teh bacon and onion, and keep warm.
Melt 2 tablespoons of butter in the same skillet and add the mushrooms. Sprinkle with 1/4 teaspoon of salt and 1/8 teaspoon of the pepper. Cook for 4 to 6 minutes over medium-high heat, until the mushrooms are lightly browned and tender. Stir the mushrooms into the potato mixture.
While the mushrooms are cooking, melt the remaining tablespoon of butter in another large nonstick skillet. Add the eggs and lightly season with salt and the remaining 1/8 teaspoon of pepper. Cover and cook over medium to medium-low heat for 3 minutes, or until the whites are set but the yolks are soft. To use the same skillet, put the potato and mushroom mixture in a shallow baking dish and keep warm in a 300°F oven. Serve the eggs over the hash.
Note: To cook potatoes, gently boil 1 pound of diced potatoes in a medium saucepan of salted water over medium heat until tender, 5 to 8 minutes. Drain, cool under cold running water, and pat dry.