Maple Bacon, Mushroom and Potato Baked Egg Skillet
Last month’s big snow day gave me the opportunity to break out that cast iron skillet and make an egg skillet that warmed me up on a cold winter’s day. As soon as I heard that this snow day was a possibility, I hit the grocery store to stock up on some comfort food and some breakfast fixings. I said this in my last skillet recipe post but I’ll say it again, I rarely get to eat a home cooked breakfast. So if there is an opportunity, I am going to seize it. And seize it I did!! My office announced it was closing the night before, so after sleeping in a bit, I drowsily got to the kitchen to kick off my easy skillet meal.
I loved using maple bacon in this because it lends an extra hint of country style flavor to the dish. Using the reserved bacon drippings as your fat to sauté the mushrooms and potatoes only further that golden wood and confectionery flavors that the maple bacon brings. Baking the eggs sunny side up allows for the eater to dip into that syrupy yolk and mix it onto the other ingredients for maximum flavor.
It’s a one pan meal and if you cheat like I did and use pre-peeled and diced breakfast potatoes, it will be on the table in less than 30 minutes!
One thing to note is that a cast iron skillet is not necessary. However; you do need a pan that is both stovetop and oven safe.
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- 3 slices thick cut maple bacon
- 2 cups Simple Potatoes diced potatoes with onions
- 8 oz sliced white mushrooms
- 4 large eggs
- 1 tsp garlic powder
- ½ tsp salt
- ½ tsp pepper
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
- Heat cast iron skillet over medium-high on stove top.
- Add bacon to the hot skillet. Cook until crispy. Remove and place on paper towels to let grease drip off.
- Add the mushrooms and potatoes right into remaining bacon fat to cook. Cook 7-10 minutes or until potatoes are slightly crispy, stirring occasionally.
- Chop the bacon slices into bits and stir into skillet.
- Create 4 small divets in the skillet. Carefully crack each egg directly into one of the divets.
- Place the whole pan into the pre-heated oven.
- Bake for 12-15 minutes or until the whites are set.