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Fried Potatoes and Eggs

This simple Fried Potatoes and Eggs breakfast is perfect for a high protein meal that is loaded with healthy fats and plenty of flavor. Made with quality chicken sausage, mesquite seasoning and a dash of red pepper flakes; this single dish skillet recipe has a smoky undertone that you will love.

This meal is the perfect way to begin your day, but also makes a delicious dinner or addition to a brunch menu. Enjoy it alongside your favorite cup of coffee, some fresh seasonal fruit, and maybe a banana nut muffin for a well rounded, nutritious plate.

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We love breakfast for dinner and we always have fresh eggs to use up. If you are looking for an egg free breakfast try our savory waffles and gravy, pumpkin pie French toast, or Greek yogurt pancakes. All of these recipes are easy to make and taste divine.

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Are potatoes and eggs good for breakfast?

Potatoes and eggs are a staple pairing for a breakfast meal worldwide. They are hearty, nutritious, and taste wonderful together. Potatoes and eggs both deliver a good dose of vitamin B-6, folate, and B-12; all of which are vitally important to our health. Folate is especially important for expectant mothers and the healthy of their developing baby.

What goes well with fried potatoes and eggs?

Because this breakfast is hearty and healthy, you can enjoy it as is or alongside an array of delicious sides. Here are some ideas to serve with your fried eggs and potatoes.

  • Good quality meats like nitrate free bacon, ham, or sausages.
  • Fresh seasonal fruits
  • Breakfast pastries like scones, turnovers, or muffins.
  • Roasted mushrooms
  • Mashed sweet potatoes
  • Enjoy with a homemade biscuit
  • Avocado toast made with sourdough bread
  • Fresh bagels
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Fried potatoes and eggs makes a delicious meal anytime

Today’s version of fried potatoes and eggs is scaled down for a simple breakfast. The chicken sausages are an excellent choice for some added protein, but you can definitely use bacon or ham. We recommend that you fry the bacon separately to get it nice and crisp. Speaking of crisp…

Why won’t my fried potatoes get crispy?

Frying potatoes is all about technique and patience. Here are our tips for how to get wonderfully crisp potatoes that have that satisfying crunch and flavorful crispy crust.

Don’t use too many potatoes. If your pan is overcrowded the potatoes won’t have the chance to get direct contact with the heated skillet which is necessary for building that crispy exterior. They are also more likely to not cook through. Potatoes are hearty and dense, so they require high heat and direct contact in order to properly cook and crisp up.

Cut your potatoes into thin slices or dice into tiny portions. This help them cook quickly and allow them to crisp up because they are smaller in size and thickness. Thick cut potatoes might have a slight crust on the exterior, but the interior will remain soft.

Heat your oil before adding the potatoes to the skillet. You don’t want the oil smoking, but it should have a noticeable ripple when you move the pan. Hot oil is key when frying foods, and is the biggest factor in creating that delicious crust on your potatoes.

Don’t leave a cover on the skillet the entire time. You can cover the skillet to help steam the potatoes and cook the interior, but be sure to remove it towards the end. Otherwise, the potatoes will become soggy as the steam will keep them soft.

Use a good quality stainless steel or cast iron skillet. The quality of your skillet will make a huge difference in how well your food cooks. Look for a heavy bottomed stainless steel pan that will insulate the food. Cast iron is also wonderful for frying foods.

Finally, don’t rush the cook time. Potatoes don’t cook quickly due to their dense structure. They need time to cook and crisp up. Make sure the oil is hot, stir occasionally, and leave them to get crispy and crusty.

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Is it better to fry potatoes in butter or oil?

Actually, frying potatoes in both oil and butter is ideal. Fried potatoes and eggs is all about flavor, and most of the flavor comes from the cooking. Frying potatoes in a combination of butter and oil will give you the best fry and flavor. Butter will bring a wonderfully rich, buttery flavor while the oil will prevent the butter from burning. It also withstands the high temperature necessary to fry potatoes, and creates that wonderful golden crust that we all love on our potatoes.

We use either avocado oil or coconut oil because they are both clean, minimally processed oils that can withstand high heat without becoming rancid. Fried potatoes and eggs taste delicious with either of these healthy cooking oils.

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Yield: 3 servings

Fried Potatoes And Eggs

Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 35 minutes

A hearty breakfast for busy, calorie consuming days outdoors or a quick dinner, or even lunch!


  • 2 Cups potatoes-sliced thin or diced
  • 2 Tablespoons cooking oil
  • 6 garlic shallots
  • 2 Cups sausage-sliced
  • 1 Tablespoon sweet mesquite seasoning
  • 1 tsp. red pepper flakes
  • 6 eggs
  • 1 tsp. salt
  • 1 tsp. pepper



  1. Slice the potatoes into thin rounds
  2. Chop the shallots all the way up the stem
  3. Cut the sausage into 1/2 inch rounds


  1. In a large, shallow frying pan melt the oil on medium heat
  2. Add the potatoes, sweet mesquite, and cook, covered, 10 minutes until lightly browned
  3. Add the garlic and cook until translucent
  4. Add remaining seasonings and sausage and cook until heated through
  5. On a separate burner, place a medium frying pan over medium low heat and crack in two eggs.
  6. Add the water and cover until the egg top are just barely cooked.
  7. Serve with the potatoes and eggs on a plate together. Season with hot sauce, slat and pepper as desired

Nutrition Information



Serving Size


Amount Per Serving Calories 1105Total Fat 57gSaturated Fat 19gTrans Fat 2gUnsaturated Fat 27gCholesterol 711mgSodium 4905mgCarbohydrates 36gFiber 4gSugar 4gProtein 105g

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Joanne T Ferguson

Monday 15th of June 2015

This looks delicious and I could eat eggs for breakfast, lunch or dinner! Great photo! Pinned all your submissions this week and thanks for sharing it at the Say G'day Party this week!


Monday 15th of June 2015

Thank you Joanne!

Jessy @ The Life Jolie

Sunday 7th of June 2015

When I was a kid, my mom used to fry potatoes and hot dogs for a quick dinner and we all loved it. This looks like a more sophisticated version and adding eggs always makes everything better. This looks delicious!


Sunday 7th of June 2015

It is a good combination Jessy. Thanks so much for the visit!

Joy @ Joy Love Food

Saturday 6th of June 2015

I love eggs for dinner, this sounds so good, and I love the addition of the sausage to the hash, yum!


Saturday 6th of June 2015

This is something I would gladly eat not only for breakfast but also for lunch! Delicious mouthwatering pictures!


Saturday 6th of June 2015

Thank you Katerina, this is a good meal anytime!

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