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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 jalapeño, diced (optional)
  • 1 1/2 C baby spinach, chopped
  • 3 to 4 eggs
  • fresh parsley, chopped
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Was there ever a time you created a recipe and you wish you would have doubled it? That was this one for me. As I was preparing breakfast for my husband on New Year’s Day, I decided to make a skillet using some of our favorite ingredients. A few months ago, I was also given a sample of African spice blends from a friend of mine. Naturally, I thought this would be the perfect time to test them out. OMG! The aromas coming from the kitchen were mouthwatering. Honestly, I could hardly wait for breakfast to be done! Additionally, I love that it is a one-pan wonder! This may be The Best Breakfast Skillet ever!

You definitely should use a cast iron pan for this preparation. As mentioned earlier, I 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 of spices. If you can’t get your hands on a bag of her spices, use your favorites!

Naturally, I created a short video on TikTok of the making of this fabulous Breakfast Skillet. Click here to view. If you are not yet a member of this social media platform, use my code 5SSIS800K0H06 to create an account!

the best Breakfast skillet with eggs

HOT TO MAKE THE BEST BREAKFAST SKILLET

Heat up one tablespoon of olive oil in the cast iron pan. Still don’t have a cast iron pan? You need one! Click here for the one I use most often. Add in the sausage. Break apart as it is browning. Once browned and fully cooked, transfer to a plate. Reserve.

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

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. Spray each well with non-stick spray. This will help to ensure the eggs will not stick to the bottom. Crack an egg in a separate bowl. Pour eggs into each well. You should be able to fit three to four eggs nicely in the skillet. If you so desire, top with a few sprinkles of shredded cheese.

Transfer the pan to the oven. Allow the eggs to bake (set) to your liking. In six minutes, my eggs were a perfect over medium.

Remove from oven. Garnish with fresh chopped parsley. ENJOY The Best Breakfast Skillet EVER!!!

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