For as many hectic, hazy mornings that college students experience, there are occasionally calm, well-rested opportunities to start the day off right. Take those mornings as a chance to cook a great breakfast that will help you stay full and focused as you get started on that to-do list. This recipe for a breakfast skillet is among my favorites to make. I always have the ingredients around the house, since I use them in many other meals as well. In the end, that’s the most important thing about cooking in college: Figure out what you like to make, and buy ingredients that cross over between recipes. Let us know how you would alter my favorite skillet in the comments!
- 2 Mushrooms
- ¼ Cup Diced Onions
- Deli Meat (Turkey, as desired)
- Frozen Hash Browns
- 2 Eggs
- Vegetable Oil
- Cook desired amount of hash browns according to package directions. Usually that just means heating about 2 tbsp. of vegetable oil in a pan, adding in the hash browns from frozen. Make sure to season them (I use lawry’s seasoning and add in some garlic).
- While hash browns are cooking, chop up the vegetables and deli meat. Fry them up with some garlic in a pan; use cooking spray as the grease. Don’t let them sit still for too long or they will burn.
- Soon, the hash browns will finish cooking. When they are done, place them on the plate you plan to make a skillet from. Bowls are recommended.
- Start to cook the eggs in the old hash brown pan. I always cook them sunny side up so I can mix the yolk in with the skillet. Season it with a little salt and pepper.
- As the veggies finish up, toss them on top of the hash browns. Sprinkle some cheese on top if you’re feeling it.
- Top the skillet with your sunny-side up egg and start eating, you’ve just made a breakfast skillet.
(DDF Tip– To get the perfect sunny-side up eggs, wait until the eggs have cooked through the whites, then take about half a shot glass of water and pour it in the pan. Cover immediately with a lid. Wait about 30 seconds and remove the egg from the pan. They’ll be glazed over, but not cooked all the way through!)