The classic American breakfast skillet can be found in nearly any greasy spoon/diner restaurant in the country. Just like the American eggs breakfast itself, there are nearly infinite variations on the theme, but typically it is a bed of potatoes with other stuff and eggs on top. In a restaurant, the eggs are any style. My personal preference is over-easy because I really like the way warm runny egg yolks mix with potatoes.

This is my version of the classic, but really any ingredients that sound good can go in this. I use a mix of small red, yellow and purple potatoes but any potato will do. Remember that sturdier potatoes hold up better to frying. It is traditionally served in a small cast iron skillet, but as my kitchen does not contain skillets that size and style I just use a shallow bowl.

  • 1 tsp butter or olive oil
  • 4 small potatoes, diced
  • 1 small shallot, diced
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • 1/4 tsp ground thyme
  • salt and pepper (to taste)
  • sprinkle of grated cheese
  • 2-3slices bacon, chopped
  • 1-2 eggs, any style

Heat the butter or olive oil in a skillet over medium high heat. When ready, sauté potatoes, shallot, garlic, salt, pepper and thyme. When potatoes are warmed and starting to crisp, reduce heat and allow to cook for 20-30 minutes. Be careful not to burn the outsides while waiting for the potatoes to cook through. I've found that microwaving the potatoes ahead of time can greatly reduce the cooking time but I haven't done it enough times to give specific timing advice.

Put the potatoes in the bowl in a single layer. Put the bacon on top of that, then the cheese and finally the eggs. Serve immediately!

Other excellent ingredients are anything you might put into an omelette. Ham, sausage, mushrooms, peppers, etc.

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Logrus is offline since about 7:20am this morning. It is not certain when the new service will be configured.

Maelstrom's new ip will be and should be available before DNS gets itself straightened out.

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Mar. 8th, 2009 09:50 am

Now free drupal con. Will be around DC area, leaving on 14th. Would love to say hi to some folks, catch up, meet new chiluns and chilluns to be.

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So far nothing eventful has happened which is good thing. Eventful flights are bad flights as a rule.

We got in Saturday night after a slight delay on our flight from vegas and made it to the hotel pretty late. We just managed to get into the hotel restaurant before it closed and had a nice dinner.

Yesterday we spent the afternoon at a nearby sports bar and caught the broncos game which was much too close but was still a Denver victory. Sprout is very cute when she puts her arms up and says "touchdown!" even though she doesn't know what it means yet. Next season she might though. She is wicked smart.

On her playtime we are introducing her to three letter words that she already knows. She can fingerspell the words and I think she is starting to remember what some of the words mean. She already recognizes mommy, daddy and her name, so it seems like just a matter of practice before she recognizes less personal words.

Last night we went out with the lullabots and had hummus at a nearby middleeastern restaurant. We had a nice xomvedsariom with Jeff Eaton about cyberpunk and why I hate most of the popular cyberpunk authors. Seems that he and I agree on that.

Apparently webchick has never seen bladerunner which we must find a way to rectify.

Nice thing about this iPhone LJ app: it allows me to post while otherwise indisposed which is a nice use of time.

The only downside to beong here now is that I feel guilty that I am nor getting any work done.

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Oct. 15th, 2008 01:13 pm

I found an livejournal app for the iPhone and am testing it out. The iphone is not as good for typing as the sidekick was but I do seem to be a little better at it than I used to be.

One downer is that the app does not support turning to the side and getting the bigger keyboard which is a little nicer for two thumb typing

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