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THE BEST BREAKFAST SKILLET

Ingredients

  • 8 oz. Jimmy Dean country sausage
  • 3 TBLS olive oil
  • 2 TBLS spice blend
  • kosher salt/black pepper
  • 2 red potatoes, diced
  • 1 small shallot, minced
  • 1/2 red pepper, diced small
  • 1 1/2 C baby spinach, chopped
  • 3 to 4 eggs
  • fresh parsley, chopped
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Was there ever a time you made a recipe and you wish you would have made more? That was this one for me. I was preparing breakfast for my husband on New Year’s Day, and just decided to make a skillet using some of our favorite ingredients. I was also given a sample of spice blends from a friend of mine and thought this would be the perfect time to test them out…OMG…the aromas in the kitchen…I could hardly wait for it to be done! I love that this is a one-pan wonder!

You definitely need a cast iron pan…click here for the one I used. I also used my Friend, Vida’s “Sassy Lady” blend. This blend contains cumin, oregano, paprika, chili pepper, garlic and a few other specialties…the most amazing blend for this preparation. If you can’t get your hands on a bag of her spices…use your favorite spice blend!

Breakfast skillet with eggs

Heat up one tablespoon of olive oil in the cast iron pan. Add in the sausage, break apart as it is browning. Once browned, and fully cooked, transfer to a plate and reserve.

Add the diced potatoes and another tablespoon of olive oil to the skillet. Season with the spice blend, kosher salt and pepper. Allow to cook until just tender. Try not to cook to the point of them breaking apart. This should take about eight to ten minutes. Heat the oven to 350 degrees. Add in the shallot and red pepper. You may or may not need the last tablespoon of olive oil at this point. Cook until the peppers brown up just a touch…about four additional minutes.

Add the browned sausage back to the pan, along with the chopped spinach. Combine well.

Push aside the mixture to create wells for the eggs. I sprayed each well with non-stick spray just to ensure the eggs would not stick to the bottom. Crack the eggs in a separate bowl, then pour into each well. You should be able to fit three to four eggs nicely in the skillet. Transfer the pan to the oven and allow the eggs to bake (set) to your liking. My eggs were over medium for about six minutes.

Remove from oven…garnish with fresh chopped parsley and ENJOY!!!

a breakfast skillet with potatoes, eggs, spinach, sausage and red peppers

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