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Breakfast Potato Recipes

Updated on September 12, 2018
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Potato Fun Facts

  • The Incas used the potato to treat injuries. They also thought it made childbirth easier.
  • Potatoes are a member of the nightshade family, which also includes tomatoes, capsicum and the poisonous belladonna.
  • During the 18th century, potatoes were served as a dessert, hot and salted, in a napkin.
  • During the Alaskan Klondike gold rush, (1897-1898) potatoes were practically worth their weight in gold
  • The first “French fry” was allegedly first served in the United States by Thomas Jefferson at a presidential dinner.
  • About 20% of potato nutrition is found in the skin; the majority is in the flesh.
  • China is currently the world's largest producer of potatoes.
  • Potatoes have more potassium than bananas.
  • The potato is a relative of tobacco and the tomato.
  • Vincent Van Gogh painted four still-life canvases devoted entirely to the potato.
  • During the Alaskan Klondike gold rush, (1897-1898) potatoes were practically worth their weight in gold. Potatoes were valued for their vitamin C. And gold, at that time, was more plentiful than nutritious foods!
  • Seven varieties of potatoes are grown in the United States.
  • The Great Famine in Ireland in the 1850s was because of a potato disease called potato blight. Nearly 1 million people who depended on the food source died.
  • Every year we consume about 110 pounds of potatoes per person.

Breakfast Potato Recipes
Breakfast Potato Recipes | Source

Sausage Breakfast Potatoes


4 medium to large potatoes

1/2 lb sausage

1/2 medium onion

1/2 green pepper

1/2 cup mushrooms

2 tbsp oil

4 eggs

1/4 cup shredded sharp cheddar cheese


Peel and cut potatoes, onions, and peppers into small chunks. Place in pan with oil and cook on medium heat until potatoes are tender.

While potato mixture is cooking, cook sausage, drain and crumble.

When potatoes become tender add sliced mushroom and sausage and cook for 2 to 3 minutes.

Turn off heat and springle with cheese.

Bacon-Tomato Breakfast Potatoes


4 medium potatoes

6 slices bacon

3 tbsp butter

1 medium onion, thinly sliced

1/2 green pepper, thinly sliced

1 clove garlic, minced

3/4 tsp salt

1/4 tsp papper

2 medium tomatoes, diced


Peel and slice potatoes into thin slices and set aside.

In large frying pan, fry bacon slowly until it is browned and crisp, remove from pan and crumble.

Add butter to drippings and saute onion, garlic and green peppers over medium heat until onions turn a golden color, about 5 minutes.

Add potaotes, salt and pepper, continue to cook until potatoes are lightly brown, about 15 minutes.

Mix in crumbled bacon.

Sprinkle tomatoes over the potatoes and heat on low , covered for another 15 to 20 minutes, until potaotes are tender.

Ham and Hash Browns Breakfast Potatoes


1 cup leftover ham, chopped

2 tbsp oil

6 cups frozen hash brown potatoes

1/4 cup green peppers, chopped

1/2 cup onion, chopped

1/2 cup mushrooms, sliced

1 tsp salt

1/4 tsp pepper

6 eggs

1/2 shredded sharp cheddar cheese


Heat oil in large frying pan. Add potatoes, green peppers, onions, mushrooms, salt and pepper and cook for 2 minutes, stirring requently.

Cover and cook until potatoes are brown and tender, 15 to 20 minutes.

Make 6 wells in potatoes and place one egg in each well.

Cover and cook for about 10 minutes until eggs are completeely set.

Sprinkle with cheese.

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    • KoffeeKlatch Gals profile imageAUTHOR

      Susan Hazelton 

      6 years ago from Sunny Florida

      Karen N, there's something about potatoes that makes your mother water. Thanks for reading. Let me know how you liked the recipe.

    • Karen N profile image

      Karen N 

      6 years ago from United States

      I shouldn't have read this hub. now I'm getting hungry.

      Seriously I love the recipes and am going to try out the first one for breakfast in the morning. :)

    • KoffeeKlatch Gals profile imageAUTHOR

      Susan Hazelton 

      7 years ago from Sunny Florida

      Peggy, it sounds like we both are a bit spoiled. How lucky can you get?

    • Peggy W profile image

      Peggy Woods 

      7 years ago from Houston, Texas

      These sound hearty and good. Thanks for your husband's recipes and nice that he is willing to share them with others. My husband also does a lot of cooking. We are spoiled. Right? Haha!

    • KoffeeKlatch Gals profile imageAUTHOR

      Susan Hazelton 

      8 years ago from Sunny Florida

      James, I think you should write a hub about your potatoes - they sound good. An iron skillet is always the best kind of skillet to fry potatoes in. I don't know why but they seem to add a unique flavor to you dish. Thanks for visiting.

    • James A Watkins profile image

      James A Watkins 

      8 years ago from Chicago

      Thank you for providing these recipes. I love potatoes and I am quite the breakfast cook. I keep it simple: three red potatoes cut up in irregular shapes mostly small), cooked slowly (30 minutes on low flame), with 1/2 of a Vidalia Onion, not turned too much (messing with them makes them mushy, five turns will do [every five minutes]), 14 cranks of Sea Salt (half before and half after the first turn), 42 shakes of black pepper (same time as the salt), cooked in a half stick of real butter, cooked in an iron skillet. Maybe I'll write a Hub about it. :D

    • KoffeeKlatch Gals profile imageAUTHOR

      Susan Hazelton 

      8 years ago from Sunny Florida

      Sally, they are delicious. And what's really great is they are easy to make. Thanks for stopping by and thanks for your comments.

    • Sally's Trove profile image


      8 years ago from Southeastern Pennsylvania

      I LOVE potatoes for breakfast. These recipes sound so delicious, especially the last one. Thanks so much!

    • KoffeeKlatch Gals profile imageAUTHOR

      Susan Hazelton 

      8 years ago from Sunny Florida

      To tell the truth Pamela, my husband is the one who cooks thse concoctions. Thanks.\, he'll be glad to hear you think they sound good.

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      Pamela Oglesby 

      8 years ago from Sunny Florida

      Gals, My husband would adore all of these meals. That sound very tasty and I will be saving the recipes. Thanks.


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