Breakfast at supper

We’ve all had those days when we’re at a loss at suppertime – don’t know what to make, don’t have anything thawed from the freezer, or don’t have time to make a traditional supper meal.

Eggs are a perfect solution for any meal. This creation was quick to throw together.

For this made-up meal, we decided to try a one-skillet creation, cooking the dish in a cast iron pan and finishing it by baking it in the oven.

I forgot to get pictures of the prep work for the ingredients. Oops. We grated some potatoes, which can be done with a mandolin or a cheese grater. I always soak the potatoes for 15 minutes or so, to get the starch out, and then drain and pat dry. It makes them a little crisper. The potatoes go in the “master pan,” the cast iron frying pan, and get fried in oil.

In another frying pan, I lightly fried our chopped ingredients – ham, red and yellow peppers, green onions and mushrooms. You can put whatever you like, and spice them up as you like. I always use pepper, and add some seasoning salt to the potatoes. I put hot sauce in with the eggs, which are yet to come.

Grated potatoes fry in the skillet while ham, peppers, onions and mushrooms fry in a side pan

The ham and veggie mix is added to the potatoes in the skillet

Once the potatoes have fried and the veggie/ham mix is somewhat cooked, we put the veggie mix into the cast iron pan with the potatoes. Beat the eggs in a bowl (throw some grated cheese in with the eggs if you like) and pour overtop.

The number of eggs depends on how many people you’re feeding, how big your pan is, and how much of the base mixture is in the pan. This really is a made-up meal. It ca also be a kitchen clean-up, using the veggies and even leftover meat you have in the fridge.

Pour the eggs over the mixture, slice some tomatoes on top, and grate cheese over the tomatoes. Put in a 350F oven for at least 30 minutes, watching for the cheese to brown and ensuring the eggs cook. The cast iron pan is so great to cook it, as it holds the heat from frying the potatoes. Once done, take it out, let it sit a couple of minutes to set, slice and enjoy!

Beat the eggs in a bowl and pour over the potatoes and veggies mixture
We arranged sliced tomatoes on top – they are a nice addition when baked
Cheese goes on top. Put the skillet in the oven and bake for at least 30 minutes until eggs are cooked
The final product out of the oven – it can sit for a few minutes and set before cutting
You can make toast to go with this creation…we opted for pickles on the side
There wasn’t much left of this creation!

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