There is nothing I love more than breaskfast, especially for dinner or a late night snack.

My favorite breakfast dish, Pa. Dutch home fries, I learned from my mother, who learned it from her mother, and so on.

And, while I am not the most health-conscious cook in the world, this may take the cake for most unhealthy dish, but it tastes so good!

I usually start with about 1 potato per person, however, if you are serving a large breakfast, you might want to go with less (however, this also reheats well the next day).

Start by boiling potatoes until they are soft, but not mushy.

Take them out of the pot and cube them into slightly bigger than bite-sized pieces.

Heat a large frying pan over high heat with at least 2 tablespoons of butter melted into the bottom of the pan (however, do not let the butter burn!). Throw in your cubed potatoes.

Fry the potatoes until they have a nice crunchy outside.

There will be browning so don't panic!

Once the potatoes are crisp to perfection, I add two eggs, scrambled, into the potatoes.

Scramble the eggs in a seperate bowl. I use two eggs per potato, but I like mine pretty egg-y. Add about a half tablespoon of milk per two eggs, this will make them extra fluffy.

Add the scrambled egg mixture to the potatoes and continue cooking until egg is cooked thoroughly.

Season with salt and pepper. I also add a dash of parsley and some garlic salt, both those are optional.

Enjoy!

--Leann

Tasty Tip: Adding milk to scrambled eggs will make them fluffier when cooked, adn taste so much yummier!

Quick Tip: Boiling potatoes can be a long process, especially when your hungry or only cooking for a few people.

Take a whole, washed potato and poke numerous holes into it (easily done with a fork). Put the potatoes on a paper towel in the microwave for six minutes (three minutes per side).

Be careful, they will be hot when they come out of the microwave!

If a fork slides in and out of them easily, they are cooked through and you can use them for any purpose.

However, you can also make a slit down the center and have the fastest baked potato ever!

Don't forget, we are looking for your holiday recipes and quick adn easy tips! Please send your food bites to lpettit@phoenixvillenews.com or drop them off in our Bridge Street offices, located at 225 Bridge Street, Phoenixville.

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