How to make it

  • I have done this many times with raw potatoes which I suggest slicing and cutting very small, so that they cook up easily and quickly - though this will add at least 10 minutes to the cooking time.
  • Take eggs out of refrigerator to get off chill.
  • In skillet add a drizzle of olive oil and a little dab of butter
  • Cut up left over potatoes into 1-1/2 inch sized chunks and put into skillet.
  • Add thinly sliced or diced onions and bell pepper if using.
  • Let brown and turn over to brown potatoes on the other sides.
  • Add herbs if using and garlic at this point.
  • Once potatoes are nearly browned to your hearts content you can add eggs.
  • There are two (2) ways you can do this - my photo shows both. You can either crack an egg on a pile of potatoes so that the egg gets fried sitting on top of the potatoes and when removing from skillet, you scoop up both potatoes and fried egg.
  • Or - which is what my mother did - is crack the eggs over the potatoes, let cook for two minutes, then with spatula, 'break' yolks and start turning entire potatoes and eggs over each other creating a sort of fried egg/scrambled egg concoction.
  • Cook eggs for as long as you like - I prefer soft and slightly still runny (but that is me - and don't yell at me for adding ketchup!)
  • Plate eggs and potatoes and garnish dish with fresh minced parsley and serve with toast - add sausage, ham or bacon if you would like.
  • Photo shows both ways of cooking eggs - as both are super delicious.
  • Enjoy this easy way to upcycle cooked potatoes from the night before.

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    " It was excellent "
    cookinggood ate it and said...
    This looks great!
    Thanks, Ferri
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  • krumkake 12 years ago
    That picture got my saliva glands working overtime, Diva - how wonderful and delicious and eye-appealing! Thanks for sharing this childhood memory that's STILL a winner today - can't beat combos like this...Krum
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    " It was excellent "
    recipesrule ate it and said...
    Oh Diva! We had these growing up and I still make them for my brood! They are so yummy and we have 'em with the egg scrambled in but the cooked egg on top looks so good, next time I'm making them like that. When I don't have leftover potatoes, I take some medium Yukon Gold potatoes, stick them in the microwave for a few minutes, depends on how many potatoes. They should still be a bit firm. Then I carefully (they're very hot, so use a fork!) cut them in half and chunk or thick slice them. And, I always leave on the peel. My mom often made them with fried onions. I like to add any fresh herbs I have on hand, especially dill and chives. For a real splurge we add some Kraft Tex-Mex cheese. This is great for breakfast,lunch, or supper. Thanks for the post! You have my 5.
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    " It was excellent "
    momo_55grandma ate it and said...
    egss and taters delicous, great recipe thanks
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