Project EHC: Breakfast Potato Skins

While visiting my local TooJay’s a few weeks ago, I came across a menu item that intrigued me: Breakfast Potato Skins.

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I didn’t order them because I was more excited about making them myself. Why hadn’t I thought of this before?

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Breakfast Potato Skins  (inspired by TooJay’s)

Ingredients:

2 medium baked potatoes

2 eggs, scrambled

1 slice of turkey bacon, cooked and crumbled

1/4 cup of shredded cheese (I used 4 cheese Mexican shredded cheese)

green onions, chopped

salsa

Directions:

1. Bake potatoes using your method of choice. (I hadn’t baked a potato in an oven in years, so I had to Google instructions. Ain’t no shame. Thanks Food Network. ) If you microwave them, also preheat your oven to 450 degrees.

2. Cut potatoes in half horizontally and scoop out insides, leaving about 1/4 inch of potato on the skin. Reserve the potato insides for later use. (Still not sure what to do with mine.)

3. Sprinkle shredded cheese at the bottom of each potato. Evenly scoop scrambled eggs into potatoes.

4. More cheese. Top with crumbled bacon and chopped green onion.

5. Place the potato skins back in the oven for 5 minutes or until cheese bubbles. Top with salsa.

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I got a little excited and actually baked 4 potatoes instead of 2, so I had extra for regular potato skins later on in the day. I used the oven to bake my potatoes, which took about an hour and 15 minutes. If you do this, I suggest you prep the potatoes the night before. Set your alarm for an hour early the next day, throw the potatoes in, and go back to sleep. At least that’s what I would do.

Next time I would brush the potato skins with a little olive oil and throw them back in the oven for a few minutes before adding the eggs, just to give them a little more crispiness. I got a little too eager and forgot this step.

All in all, this was a fun and tasty way to make my eggs. Pair them with a mimosa or two and things get even more rowdy!

Review Time:

Eunice: Mmmm..eggs. Bacon… Wonder what I can add to them next time?

Kohy: Good! (so eloquent)

What are your favorite potato skin toppings? Ever been inspired to make a dish you saw on a restaurant menu?