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Skillet Breakfast

Skillet Breakfast
10 votes, 4.20 avg. rating (83% score)
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Yield: Serves 8 to 10


  • 1/2 stick butter (or more if needed)
  • 10 medium-size potatoes, cooked and diced
  • 1 large onion, diced
  • 1/4 cup diced green pepper (optional)
  • 1/2 teaspoon celery seed
  • 1/4 teaspoon herbed seasoning salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 8 jumbo eggs
  • 1/4 cup milk
  • 1/4 pound extra-sharp cheese, shredded
  • ham or crumbled cooked bacon (optional)


In 12-inch cast-iron skillet melt butter over medium heat. Brown potatoes. Add onion to skillet. If desired, add green pepper. Add celery seed, herbed seasoning salt, and pepper. Whisk eggs with milk.

After potatoes are browned (add more butter if needed), pour egg mixture on top, tipping skillet so egg is distributed to edges. When egg is set, cut in squares and turn over to brown. Add shredded cheese on top. Cover and let cheese melt. You can serve with a slice of cooked ham on the side; or if you wish, add crumbled cooked bacon to egg mixture before pouring on top of potatoes.
Updated Sunday, April 21st, 2002

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3 Responses to Skillet Breakfast

  1. Anonymous February 25, 2003 at 9:23 pm #

    I made this on a Saturday morning for brunch — it was a great one pan meal. It works well as leftovers for lunches or whenever.

  2. Anonymous February 27, 2004 at 1:46 pm #

    Loved this. It’s easy and versatile. I substituted cooked crumbled sausage for the bacon and added a touch of mild salsa or diced tomatoes. Great recipe!

  3. Anonymous January 20, 2010 at 8:46 am #

    When setting the eggs, I cover with a lid. [This causes the eggs to "puff" a little.] Sometimes I use chopped chile peppers or any combination of veggies that are in season

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