The Mighty Breakfast Tower
Creamy, crispy, and delicious breakfast idea
- 2 potatoes
- 2 eggs
- 100 g sour cream
- 50 g shredded salty cheese
- salt and pepper to taste
- 50 ml frying oil
- Non-Stick Skillet
I don't know about you, but if I have an excellent culinary start in the morning, my day promises to be a good one. Unfortunately, during weekdays, finding time for complex dishes is not always an option.
For instance, I've been wanting to recreate my English Muffin Sandwich with a Crispy Surprise for a very long time now. Still, I always remember about it when it's too late, and I don't have muffins in the house.
Anyways, this Friday, I decided to circle around that recipe but try and explore other hash brown breakfast ideas. So, I removed the bread, added some cream, and formed this mighty tower. Here goes:
- Wash, peel, and grate your potatoes. Salt and place them in a clean towel. Try and squeeze as much water as you can from them. If they are watery, they will remain mushy and will not turn crispy.
- Separate the potato composition in two and form two patties. If you can make them perfectly round, well, go ahead and do it. I suck, so my hash browns have a very unique form each time.
- In a non-stick skillet, heat up the oil. You want it to be really hot.
- Turn the stove to medium and fry your hash browns for 3-4 minutes on each side or until golden and crispy.
- Take the plates you'll be serving your breakfast in and put the sour cream right in the middle. That will be the basis of your tower. Season it with salt and pepper.
- When the potatoes patties are ready, take them out and gently place them on the sour cream.
- Sprinkle the crumbled cheese on top. You can go with whatever kind of cheese you want here, but I recommend it to be salty.
- Fry the eggs sunny-side up. Shaping them perfectly round was overkill in my case. You don't need to do it it. Fry your eggs any way you feel like it.
- Then finish your tower by placing the fried egg on top of everything else you have already plated.
- Serve immediately with a crunchy slice of bread on the side.
If you are wondering how the hash brown recipe has become such a popular one throughout the years, let me tell you a thing or two about it. The first person who talked about a breakfast potatoes recipe was Maria Parloa, who in 1887 published a cookbook and presented the dish.
However, it was only in the '80s when this meal has become really popular, and that happened when fast-food chains like McDonald's added it to their menu.
Finally, I don't want to claim that this is a light meal. Hash brown calories are known to be a little bit of an issue. And if you put the other parts on top... Anyway, you have all the nutrition facts below.
* You can replace sour cream with Greek yogurt if you wish.
** If this recipe is too fatty for your taste, you can find healthy breakfast ideas such as this eggs and veggies in the breakfast category.
*** Don't forget to tag us on Instagram when making this meal.
Nutrition Facts / Serving
- Calories 567
- Total Fat 43 g
- Cholesterol 207 mg
- Sodium 421 mg
- Potassium 1046 mg
- Total Carbohydrate 31 g
- Sugars 4 g
- Protein 16 g