Have you ever noticed that the best meals are somehow created when you’re really hungry? I was planning to use up the last of my leftover ham loaf from Christmas. I was all set to roast some red potatoes to go alongside…but, I was watching TV and the chef made a roasted potato hash and eggs. So…then I really wanted scrambled eggs. And, I now lacked the patience to wait for roasted red potatoes, but I do enjoy hash browns with my scrambled eggs. SCORE! And…bonus, ham loaf sounded great with hash browns!
While I was cooking, I felt the need to munch on some chips. I mean…totally necessary when you’re preparing a large quantity of food. In my defense, I don’t eat a lot of chips, so when a bag is open I can’t help myself. Meh, I don’t always make the best decisions…
I’m sorry- what’s that now?? Did you say chips??
Yep- the munching led to garnishing the dish with crushed sour cream & onion potato chips! Such a good choice! The chips added a burst of flavor and salty crunch that was perfect!
But, I still needed a bit of green. I’ll be honest, I used cilantro only because I did not have any parsley. Lack of availability = Best decision EVER. The cilantro complimented the dish flawlessly!
Umm…you guys, every flavor went together perfectly. Seriously, even I was surprised!! Every. Single. Bite. Was. AMAZING!!!!
Next time I will make this dish on purpose. 🙂
- Olive oil
- 1 - 1 1/2 c. frozen hash browns
- 1/2 c. diced peppers
- Salt and pepper
- 1/2 c. cubed ham or ham loaf
- 3 eggs
- 1/4 c. milk
- 1/4 c. cheese, shredded
- 2 English muffins or slices of bread
- 2 - 3 Tbsp. crushed potato chips
- Cilantro and/or parsley for garnish
- In a medium skillet, heat 1 Tbsp. of olive oil over medium heat. Then, add the hash browns, diced peppers, salt, and pepper. Sauté for 3-4 minutes. Then, add the cubed meat and continue to sauté until cooked to your liking (I like a golden brown color.)
- In a small bowl, whisk the eggs, milk, shredded cheese, salt, and pepper. Then, pour into a small non-stick skillet and cook over low heat stirring frequently. (It takes a while, but so worth it!)
- Toast the English muffins or bread and spread with butter or olive oil. Top the hash brown mixture with the scrambled eggs. Garnish with crushed potato chips and chopped cilantro (or parsley.)