Monday, October 17, 2011

French Fries with Eggs

OK, it's not just french fries with eggs. There's other stuff. And the potatoes aren't deep fried. This is one of my husband's creations, and, I've got to say, it's pretty darn good, and also a great clean-out-the-fridge meal.

Buy yourself a bag of frozen french fries. Heat up a little oil in a skillet, and dump in as many fries as you want. Cook, stirring and tossing, until the fries are as crispy as you want. Beat up a couple eggs, and add them to the skillet. Cook and stir until the eggs are set.

That's the basic "recipe". We've added cheese to the eggs. We've also added roasted chile pepper strips, and bell peppers and onions (saute with the fries). Garlic can't hurt, and mushrooms would work as well. Various toppings we've used include tomatoes, green olives, avocado, and sprouts. If you're not vegetarian, add some bacon or other pork product. Serve with toast, English muffins, or by itself. And don't forget the hot sauce.


caninecologne said...

That recipe is awesome! Imagine if you used tater tots as well! Must go buy bag of fries (or tots) now!

caninecologne said...
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Vicki said...

Hey CC - Tots would work! I'd love to add some longanisa or other porky thing, but this is incredibly satisfying even without meat.

caninecologne said...

sorry about posting twice! deleted the 2nd one.

ooh longanisa or some sort of sausage in there would be nice. even spam! now you are giving me more ideas! :)

rory said...

my father did this at least once a week the entire time i was growing up. he always used frozen french fries or the tots. into my 30s and not eating too many processed foods, i use real potatoes. i still make this when i get a chance.