breakfast potatoes with carrots and eggs

Bacon Breakfast Potatoes (video)


The BEST ever breakfast potato recipe with bacon! These potatoes are anything but ordinary, made with bacon fat and bacon bits, carrots, onion and a touch of dill. The bacon fat adds a ton of incredible flavor! Top with poached eggs, or serve with a side of your favorite style of eggs. Perfect for weekend breakfast or brunch!

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Making Breakfast Potatoes

This delicious potato recipe is easy and effortless! First, render the bacon slices and set the crispy bacon aside, keeping all the fat in the pan. I typically add a little bit more butter, depending on how much bacon fat is in the pan. Saute the onions and carrots first, until they’re tender, then add in the potatoes. Season the pan with salt, pepper and paprika and then let the potatoes cook away! Try not to stir the potatoes too often and cover the pan with a lid to speed up the cooking process.

While the potatoes are cooking, prepare some eggs. I love to serve these breakfast potatoes with poached eggs, but if you’re not a fan of running yolks (but, seriously, they’re the best!), any type of egg will work. Serve these potatoes with a side of tomatoes, cucumbers and avocado.

Dinner Side Dish

Looking for a delicious dinner potato recipe? Don’t limit this dish only to breakfast! These breakfast potatoes can also double as a great side-dish to any meat entree. Just leave off the eggs and serve the potatoes as a side dish to your favorite steak or grilled meat. I also like to serve this potato recipe with grilled chicken kabobs and a side of kale salad!¬†

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A Family Favorite!

This Ukrainian recipe has been in my family for years and it never gets old! I grew up eating this dish at least once a week; making it always brings back warm, childhood memories. If my Ukrainian dad was making breakfast or brunch, there was a 50% chance that we were having this dish. He would mix it up by adding sausage or some other type of meat to make it interesting.

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