After SP's not-so-subtle plea yesterday for breakfast potatoes, I decided to make us a hearty Sunday breakfast of scrambled eggs, hash brown potatoes and bacon:
I made the hash brown potato cake by peeling 4 medium-size potatoes and then grating them on the large holes of a box grater. A little oil went into a non-stick skillet and then I added the potatoes and spread them into a thin, even layer. A plate was put on top and weighed down with a brick. I flipped it over about 10-15 minutes later, once the potatoes were golden brown, to cook on the other side. The result was a nice, crispy cake:
... but even though I used hardly any oil I thought it was too oily. I also forgot to season the potatoes with salt and pepper while they were cooking so I had to do it right before serving. I was disappointed, but SP thought everything was spectacularly good. I was also miffed by the eggs:
... which I scrambled with cheddar cheese, scallions and mushrooms. I couldn't taste any of the flavors, which really bummed me out. After yesterday's breakfast sandwich with the knock-your-socks-off cheddar flavor, today's eggs didn't wow me. And don't even get me started on the bacon. I took a chance and bought a different brand of bacon because it was on sale, but I was wary of the phrase "hickory-smoked flavor" emblazoned across the top of the package. I should have known - way too smoky for my tastes. Of course SP was in heaven. Oh well. At least there was a cream donut to drown my sorrows.