Farmer's Skillet Breakfast


Farmer's Skillet Breakfast

Farmers Skillet Breakfast
25 Min

Okay, you've only got a half-hour before you drive carpool, better known as Mom's Taxi Service. So grab a skillet and, in no time, you'll have a diner breakfast of eggs and potatoes that's guaranteed to get them going.

What You'll Need

  • 1/2 cup (1 stick) butter
  • 1 bell pepper (or 1/2 red and 1/2 green), diced
  • 1 small onion, chopped
  • 1 pound frozen hash brown potatoes
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
  • 6 eggs

What to Do

  1. In a large skillet, melt butter over high heat. Add bell pepper and onion, and saute for 2 minutes. Add hash brown potatoes, salt, and black pepper, and stir until well combined.
  2. Cook 10 to 12 minutes, or until golden, stirring frequently. Reduce heat to medium.
  3. Using a spoon, make 6 evenly-spaced indentations about 1/2 inch deep in mixture. Crack eggs one at a time and place each in an indentation.
  4. Cover skillet and cook 7 to 9 minutes, or until eggs are set and cooked as desired. Serve immediately.


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I love how easy this recipe is to make but I'm thinking instead of using frozen hash browns, I'd rather go with diced potatoes and maybe add in a handful of chopped ham, chunks of bacon, or sausage crumbles to make it a little more hearty for the big eaters in the family. Corned beef hash would be perfect with this recipe too!

I prefer using my own fresh potatoes in recipes of this nature. How much extra cooking time would I need to properly cook my own freshly grated or small 1/4" or so diced potatoes?

Hi there! If you are using your own freshly grated or small diced potatoes in this recipe, you will need to add between 15-20 minutes to the cooking time that this recipe calls for. Enjoy!

I've made this. But the base was Cornbeef hash instead.

First off, I'd like to say that healthy for you or not, I love a lot of the Mr. Food recipes and use them often. I don't know if it is an April Fool's Day thing, or not, but there are some things that don't add up with this recipe. First it says that you have 30 min. to prepare and eat this meal and still get to carpool on time. If you add up the maximum prep and cooking times, which I think you would need--you better eat really fast!! Next it calls for 6 eggs, and there are only 5 in the photo!! Was this a test, prank or just human error? Either way, it sounds delicious and I think that we'll try it on Easter morning when we can sit down and really enjoy it without any time constraints.

It was sooooo good the photographer couldn't wait and ate one of the eggs! Try it and you'll see why!

I knew that there had to be a logical reason. Thanks for discovering what it was.

I have made one similar to this and it turned out delicious and oh so yummy thanks for showing this recipe with everyone !!! Thank You For a Different Way To Make Hash Browns I love to make my own hash browns and cutting up all of the ingredients myself it's much better and very delicious that way I also topped it off with cream cheese and this was for Pastor appreciation day and I didn't have any left it was very Delicious and scrumptious 3 O) 3

I had made this using Potatoes O'Brien rather than using plain hash brown potatoes and cutting up the onion and bell pepper myself. Worked perfectly.

Hi there. I have made this yummy breakfast before. Sometimes I scramble the egg right in with the hash brwns potatoes and add a little of your favorite cheese shredded up on top of the potatoes. Yumm

Can u use Tater Tots that are frozen??

Hello! We don't recommend using Tater Tots in this recipe, since Tater Tots tend to be bigger and chunkier, so they won't stay together or form the wells you need in order to hold the egg.

great recipe!

Can't eat eggs like that! Can I scramble the egg and put it in the hole?

Hi! Yes, you can definitely scramble the egg and put it into the holes of the hash browns. Enjoy!

why not cook the eggs so the yolks are not runny?

Dear Mr Food followers I am a pre-diabetic which means I have to watch my sugar as well as fat This recipe could easily be adapted to diabetic's needs especially if you use a Non-stick skillet That would eliminate the stick of butter Here's how I would use this recipe teaspoon of butter cup Seasonings this available in the frozen vegetable aisle-it is onions green red bell peppers already diced Leave out the hash browns Salt pepper to taste cup Eggbeaters or egg substitute if U want low-fat The directions would be the same except for adding hash browns A note on Seasonings it is a bag of frozen onions green red bell peppers but mostly onions This can be a valuable shortcut for busy people as well as diabetes Many of us have trouble standing for very long and chopping veggies I buy a big bag of these monthly becauseRead More the mixture can go in casseroles or soups Its just very versatile and very fast easy dak

Hello!! ;-) I too am a diabetic- I take 5 shots of insulin per day, so I can certainly relate. I love recipes like this, and I usually can adjust each one to my tastes/diet. However, is there anything that you could recommend in place of the hashbrown potatoes? I don't usually eat potatoes at all, because of the high amounts of carbohydrates. I am on a low carb diet basicly, but I love this recipe. Any suggestions???

Yes---I'd suggest a different recipe. See Diabetic links . . .

The only additions I did was that I had several baked potatoes in the fridge so I grated them up and used them instead of frozen. I fried one slice of applewood bacon crisp to add extra flavor. Added just a little more cooking oil and cooked hash browns with onion, bell pepper and bacon in the drippings. Was very flavorful and we enjoyed it. NOTE: Make sure you serve right away if you like over easy style eggs as they continue to cook in the pan and will be too hard.

Do you have diabetic recipes ? Thanks. Sounds delicious.

To be sure you are getting the nutritional requirements critical to your health - go to a diabetic recipe site. This is not one.

Yes he does, in fact. He has an entire site for them. It's at

Hi! My husband made the Farmer's Skillet Breakfast this morning with a side of sweet Italian sausage. Wow! Wow! Wow! He's made something similar to this. He's quite the cook. Thanks for all the great recipes! Please keep them coming. Patty Knee


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