Bachelor Cooking: Fried Hash Browns with Eggs

Oh yeah, it’s snowing out there.  And when you need to get through a snow day, you need some hot comfort food.

And rather than schlep to the fast food restaurant for some eggs and hash browns…

A true bachelor can make that food at home with little trouble.

Let me explain.  Here’s my recipe for fried hash browns with eggs.

  • Four or five baby potatoes
  • Two tablespoons of butter
  • Dash of cayenne pepper
  • Dash of smoked Kosher salt (everything tastes better with Kosher salt)
  • One fresh egg

Slice up the baby potatoes into tiny, ribbon-like cuts.  You can peel them beforehand or leave the skins on, it’s your choice.

Soak the potato shavings in a bowl of cold water, stir until the water gets cloudy.  Drain the water, add fresh cold water, stir and drain again.  Take the shavings and place them on paper towels.

Melt two tablespoons of butter in a non-stick skillet over medium heat.  Add the potato shavings, along with dashes of smoked Kosher salt and cayenne pepper.  Fry until brown, about five minutes, flip and stir for  another five minutes until the potatoes are golden to deep brown.  Plate.

With the remaining juices in the pan, crack open one fresh egg into the skillet.  Fry to preference, and add to the hash browns.

Serve to hungry and grateful people.

Doesn’t that look delicious?

And if you do it correctly … it should look like this.

Doesn’t that look yummy?

And it tastes just as good as it looks.  Mmm.

Bachelor cooking at its finest.  Great for a snow day, when you need to stay home and take care of all the stuff you said you would do over the weekend.

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