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The Warfare Scramble

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The Warfare Scramble is sort of a breakfast stir fry of potatoes, eggs, bacon or sausage, and cheese. Or swap the meat for your favorite veggies. Or add everything you can think of. Good stuff.

Note: The method we use here for our potatoes is an easy and healthy way to fry potatoes ANYTIME.

The Warfare Scramble

Serves 2

Time to prepare: 25-30 minutes

12 oz cubed potatoes

2 Tbl Butter or Margarine

2 sausage patties or 3 pieces bacon crumbled

1/4 cup shredded cheese or 1-2 slices

3 eggs (crack into a bowl, do not break yokes)

Add potatoes to a preheated 10″ non-stick skillet on the high side of medium, add 1 Tbl of the butter/margarine and stir to coat. COVER and cook for 10-12 minutes.

In another skillet cook 2 pieces bacon or a large sausage patty, remove, crumble and set aside.

After 10-12 minutes remove the lid from the skillet, season the potatoes with salt/pepper and stir them well. Continue stirring occasionally for another 10-12 minutes. At about the 10 minute mark taste a potato cube to check for doneness.

When potato’s are done remove skillet from heat and push the potatoes to the sides and clear a well in the middle of the pan and add 1 Tbl of butter/margarine in the bare spot

Have your wooden spoon or spat at the ready, you must do the following steps non-stop from start to finish (about 30 seconds) otherwise you get an omelette.

Dump the eggs into the center well. IMMEDIDATELY break the yokes and start stirring the eggs and potatoes together as fast you can. STIR CONSTANTY until the eggs just start to come together, 20 seconds maybe. Quickly dump in the crumbled bacon or sausage and the cheese and keep stirring constantly.

Stir for a few more seconds to mix it all together. It will take a few minutes to cook off heat but if the eggs are still too runny return to the heat for second, but generally if you are patient the eggs will cook together with food off the heat.

Plate immediately.

NOTES:

Its VERY easy to overcook the eggs and end up with hard scrambled. Keep in mind you’re mixing and thinning the eggs into the hot potatoes. They cook FAST so stir constantly with an eye toward getting them out of the pan as soon as possible.

Substitute the breakfast meats with healthier choices like mushrooms, asparagus, or any # of things you may like with eggs. Or pretend you’re being more healthy by adding your veggies TO your breakfast meats. Clearly there is a lot of flexibility with your ‘add-ons’. Anything you can prepare in the 20+ minutes it takes for the potatoes is fair game or you’ll need to prepare it ahead. Lots of things work with eggs.

On the flipside an unhealthy variation is to prepare the bacon or sausage in the same 10″ skillet beforehand and then coat and cook the potatoes in their grease instead of the butter or cooking spray. This makes for some darn good taters but as you can imagine its a poor choice healthwise. If you do it at all, do it rarely.

First time you fix potatoes this way keep a close eye on them. Depending on the moisture content and the heat level of your stove the time can vary. For example potatoes from our garden have a much higher moisture content than those we typically find in the store and they need a little more heat and a little longer cooking time.

This recipe originally by . . . well modesty prevents me.

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  • Robert Williams said:

    This is what my old mother calls Slum Gulligan. The only differance is that she fries the potatoes done or uses chopped baked potatoes left over from the day before…. Its the best breakfast ever….

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