Baked Potato Hashbrowns & Campfire Breakfast

I've been making Baked Potato Hasbrowns for years and they're such a ht that my family requests them for all holiday breakfasts!

To make Baked Potato Hashbrowns, microwave a plate of potatoes until they are partially cooked. This was a large plate of potatoes, so I microwaved them for five minutes on one side, flipped them over and microwaved them for another 5 minutes. (I've found that the best hashbrowns come from baked potatoes that have been half cooked, but I've also made them with baked potatoes that were leftover from dinner and they tasted really good too.)



Then put them in the fridge overnight and in the morning, peel and cut them into cubes like this:


Heat a tablespoon of oil over medium-high heat in a large skillet and spread the potatoes out into a flat layer and then leave them alone for about 4-5 minutes. Don't stir them during that time. Give the potatoes a chance to get a nice golden color. Then flip them, add more oil if the pan has gotten dry and leave them alone for another 4-5 minutes. Certain members of my family like their potatoes more on the slightly burned side (Why? WHY? WHY?) and if you're like that, it might take another 5-10 minutes to get them to the desired burnedness (totally not a word, but I'm using it anyway.)


And serve: 

(This was the Mother's Day breakfast I made for my Mom. I made the food and my sister decorated the table!) 

If you're feeling extra ambitious, you can turn this into Campfire Breakfast. To make Campfire Breakfast, cook sausage in a separate skillet while the potatoes are cooking. When the sausage is fully cooked, remove from the skillet and cover to keep warm. Add one chopped onion, one chopped red bell pepper and 2 cloves of minced garlic to the skillet and cook for 5 minutes, or until vegetables are soft. Then throw it all into the skillet with the potatoes, scramble 6 eggs and throw the eggs into the skillet:


If it looks gross then you know you've done it the right way.

Continue to cook until the eggs look like this:


Sometimes I add shredded cheese on top at the very end, but I was making this for my Dad for Father's Day and he hates cheese.

This is definitely not a dish that looks pretty at the end. But it tastes so good that you won't care!

Comments

  1. Thank you for popping by my blog and leaving a comment. I am your newest subscriber. Love the Heartlands!!!! xo Diana

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Thank you for following my blog. I'm a follower on your blog as well!

      Delete
  2. Mmm! Hash browns. I love making hash browns out of baked potatoes from the night before.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. I don't know how I lived my life before I made them!

      Delete
  3. That looks absolutely delicious! On the potato theme, my mom used to make potato pancakes with leftover mashed potatoes (I think she added a little onion and an egg to hold it together) and fried in butter. So good!

    ReplyDelete
  4. I’m usually a light breakfast eater but my husband would love that campfire breakfast. And I always make extra baked potatoes in case one is bad when you cut into it. Great idea for the leftovers!
    I commented on your garage sale post too. I like your blog.
    Cindy

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Thanks. I'm so glad you're enjoying it!

      Delete
  5. I'm a dark potato person -- and these looks just fabulous! Thanks for sharing. I think I might just do this.

    ReplyDelete
  6. My mouth is watering . . .these look amazing. I am a potato lover, but then what's not to love, right?
    You asked me about fermenting our cabbage, was it difficult? It is so easy that we were surprised. Steve did the fermented ones and I did the water-bath ones, but all he did was chop up the cabbage and add salt. He's at work, but I'll get the ratio of salt to cabbage for you, if you want it, when he gets home tonight. He put it in a food grade bucket, worked the salt all through it with his hands for several minutes, put a cover over it and stuck it in a corner of the kitchen to start the process. After that you check it every couple of days an remove any foam that gathers on top ( there hasn't been much at all). That's where we are at, at the moment. We plan on water-bathing ours, but they say the healthiest way is to just put it in the frig and that it will keep for months. We are making so much that we don't have frig space. If you are buying your cabbage I would suggest buying a couple of heads and making a jar or two at a time. We have a garden full, so we needed more space for storing.
    Get back to me if you want his salt ratio and he'll probably even know the link to the You Tube recipe and video that we followed. I can send that, too.
    Here's to your health!!!
    Connie :)

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Thanks so much Connie. I would love to know the ratios!

      Delete
  7. Would you believe I have never even thought of this??? And my husband would love it! Thank you so much for sharing. Have a cozy afternoon!

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. I hope you and your husband enjoy them!

      Delete
  8. Great Balls of Fire, Honey girl...this sounds sooo good. Next overnight company I have, I will make this for us.

    ReplyDelete
  9. Yummy breakfast! I love sweet potatoes!

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. I've made this recipe using sweet potatoes as well and it was really good too!

      Delete
  10. I just came by to return the blog visit. I love your baked potato experiment! The Little House series has been a family favorite for many years and I have sometimes thought about trying out those baked potatoes on a cold wintry day. I love hash browns either in eggs or on the side like your delicious photos show. They also make good potato salad!

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. I was amazed by how warm I felt after putting the baked potatoes in my pockets!

      Delete
  11. I love hashbrown skillets but have never made one at home!

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. It's definitely worth the effort!

      Delete
  12. Looks yummy!! Thanks so much for stopping by!! I actually have the book you mentioned in your comment and i have several Trees decorated year round for the various Holidays and Seasons!!
    Hugs,
    Deb

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. It's such a great book. Thanks for stopping by my blog!

      Delete
  13. Angela, thanks for stopping by my blog and leaving a comment! I'm glad you did! Otherwise, I wouldn't have seen this post! Those hashbrowns look so good and the campfire hashbrowns will be on the menu for our next camping trip, if not before!

    Grace & Peace,
    Pam

    ReplyDelete
  14. Looks so good! I can remember my grandmother using left over baked potatoes to make us tater tots. I thought that was the best ever! LOL! Hashbrowns go quickly with my bunch too. Most often if our Sunday school class is having a breakfast I will make a pan of hashbrowns and top with a little cheese. Thanks for visiting me today. How sweet of you. Subscribing to your blog now. Hugs and blessings, Cindy

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Thanks Cindy. So glad you're a new follower. Homemade Tator Tots sound delicious!

      Delete
  15. Hi Angela! This looks like such a great recipe. I actually have never made homemade hash browns, the frozen seem so convenient! I'll definitely try your recipe. The campfire breakfast sounds good, too...I usually order a Western omelette when I'm out for breakfast and this is so similar.

    Thanks so much for your visit. As far as following, there is a place on my sidebar just under my dedication to my late sister. You can follow me by email. You will get a notification when I have a post up.

    Have a great holiday!

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Thanks. I was searching for the subscribe box, but I didn't notice it anyway.
      I'm so sorry about your sister.

      Delete
  16. Oh my - this looks so good and my hubby would love it! Thanks!

    ReplyDelete
  17. Wow! What a great idea! It really looked good! Not pretty? Who cares. The way it tastes is what counts..lol Thanks for stopping over to my blog. I will try to load a video, now that you explained it to me! I'm joining your page!

    Blessings,
    Gert

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Good luck with the video and thanks for following my page!

      Delete
  18. Hi Angela, Thanks for visiting my blog and leaving a comment. I'm happy to have found your blog and I'm sure I'll be coming by often.
    I notice you used red potatoes, I think I'll try buying those instead of the Russets I normally buy and see if my hash brown potatoes look as good as yours do.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Thanks for stopping by. I hope to see you again soon!

      Delete
  19. On Sunday, we make our big breakfast for the week, and hashed browns are always a treat. But I'm lazy. I just use the frozen brand, then season them up with Penzey spices. :)

    and who doesn't love a good skillet breakfast dish?

    p.s. thanks for visiting my blog!

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. I make the frozen kind a lot too!

      Delete
  20. Yum. Great idea. And yes, I am one of those that like them, shall we say, well done. :-)

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. My sister likes a lot of food kind of burned. This works out well though. She can take the burned parts and I take the rest. Thanks for stopping by!

      Delete
  21. Sounds absolutely gorgeous, especially with the cheese... he is definitely missing out there xx

    ReplyDelete
  22. Hi Angela, Your Mom is one lucky lady to have you fix that amazing breakfast for her. your Dad too but I would rather have your Mom's! Thank you for commenting on my blog. I hope you will come again. Nancy

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Well, she gave me life, so it's only fair that I make her some hashbrowns!

      Delete
  23. Yummy! (And yes, I am one of the strange ones that likes slightly burned fried potatoes!)

    ReplyDelete
  24. Oh, yum! These will be a perfect addition to my camping menu! I especially like the addition of sausage and eggs to make a one-pan meal. I can add some flour tortillas and make breakfast burritos. Mmmmm.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. It sounds delicious. I hope you enjoy it!

      Delete

Post a Comment

Popular Posts