Saturday, September 29, 2012

Breakfast Baked Potatoes

"Reach high, for stars lie hidden in your soul. Dream deep, for every dream precedes the goal."

- Pamela Vaull Starr

Eggs and potatoes, a match made in heaven! I eat them all the time, but never with one inside the other. A brilliant idea! When I saw this done by another blogger, Our Best Bites, I thought why isn't everyone everywhere doing this all the time!
Slice off the top of the potato
It's perfect. Protein, potatoes and eggs all in one easy to manage vessel. And a great use of leftover baked potatoes.

Scoop out the insides, not all of them, but most. Salt and pepper the insides and brush them with melted butter.

Fill your potatoes with everything you love to put in an omelet. Cheese, ham, bacon, spinach, tomatoes, chives, chili. I love me a chili omelet. So I made a ham and cheese potato, and a chili and cheese potato.

Fill them up with yummy stuff. I did a ham and cheese, and a chili and cheese. Anything you would put in an omelet or a quiche.
I think these would be great to serve at a brunch, with some muffins, and fruit.

Crack and egg on top and more salt and pepper
This is just an idea, not really a recipe, so go wild! Bake up some potatoes and fill them with all kinds of yummy stuff you like. Potatoes are cheap, and eggs are a good source of protein, so it's all good.

 Breakfast Baked Potatoes

Adapted from Our Best Bites


baked potatoes, cooked and slightly cooled - if straight from the fridge, I'd warm them slightly to just warm, or room temperature

melted butter

salt and black pepper

Shredded cheese (cheddar, Gruyere, Fontina, pepper jack, or other of your choice)


additional fillings of your choice: sauteed vegetables, bacon or ham, chili, etc. or raw veggies like chives or chopped tomatoes

Preheat oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit, 180 degrees Celsius, Gas Mark 4.

Slice a layer off the top of each potato. Use a spoon to gently scoop out insides, leaving a thin layer of potato against the skin and avoiding puncturing the bottom. Reserve scooped potato for another use.

Brush inside of each potato with melted butter and sprinkle with a little salt and pepper. Sprinkle a layer of shredded cheese into each potato and add fillings as desired (vegetables, diced meat, etc.) Fill each potato about 1/2 full. Crack one egg into each potato. Sprinkle with a little more salt and pepper. Top with additional cheese and toppings if desired.

Place potatoes on a in an oven safe dish and cook for about 20 minutes, it could be as little as 15 minutes, or as many as 25 minutes or more. (The amount of time depends on how large your potato is, if it's warm or cold, etc.)  Egg whites should be set and yolks soft.


Tobins' Tastes said...

What an awesome idea! And they look delicious.

Thanks for sharing at Mealtime Monday!


icakepops said...

So simple and delicious! And as always your finished photos are lovely.

Kathy Shea Mormino, The Chicken Chick said...

They look delicious!!
New follower here! I would love to have you link up with my Clever Chicks Blog Hop!


Michelle@ Learning to Be a Mom said...

This looks delicious! I love potatoes and eggs too. I always end up eating breakfast foods for dinner because I just can't get myself excited enough in the morning to put much effort into breakfast. I think this would make a great breakfast for dinner.

Unknown said...

I just emailed this to my husband. He is the cook in our family. This looks TOO YUMMY! Thank you for linking up at Whimsy Wednesdays with The NY Melrose Family and Smart! School {House}

Kelly at Smart! School {House}

Martha said...

I want this for breakfast tomorrow! Yumm!

HeARTworks said...

How interesting! It's like a surprise in every potato! I love potatoes and eggs, how much more will I love this! I think it's good enough to serve at a party too! Patsy from
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Diana of Diana Rambles said...

What a great idea! I found you via Miz Helen!

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Vanessa said...

These look delicious! Breakfast is my favorite meal of the day, I will definitely be trying these.

Ladies Holiday said...

Of course people eat potatoes all the time, but not like this! I love the breakfast rule bending. YUM! I host the Photo Friday Blog Hop and welcome you to join up with this or any other post you think readers would enjoy. Hope to see you there. Cheers!

Miz Helen said...

Hi Melissa,
This is a delicious idea for breakfast. I can't wait to serve this for a weekend brunch. Enjoy your weekend and thank you so much for sharing with Full Plate Thursday.
Come Back Soon!
Miz Helen

Christina at I Gotta Create! said...

This looks AMAZING! Definitely putting it on the weekend breakfast menu. Thanks so much for linking up at I Gotta Create! <3 Christina

Kathy Shea Mormino, The Chicken Chick said...

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Please feel free to grab my Featured button and link up again this week!

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Nancy said...

This is a really great idea! Thanks for sharing...we eat a lot of baked potatoes, but never done this way. Blessings!

Nancy at

Trish - Mom On Timeout said...

Oh yum! These look amazing! Thanks so much for sharing at Mom On Timeout!

John Hilston said...

In love with the presentation of that amazing recipe.
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