Skillet Chorizo Hash Browns with Eggs

The day after Christmas and like everyone else we had one of those mornings where no one knew what to make for breakfast. It doesn’t help it was around 10 am where you have to decide if you go with breakfast or lunch. I definitely didn’t feel like dirtying up a bunch of dishes and wanted something quick, well sort of. To make this a lot quicker then I did, make the hash browns the night before. For pulling a breakfast out of thin air I do have to say it turned out so good and it’s on my list to make again.

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Santa was kind enough to bring me a nice new 10 inch cast iron skillet, so of course I had to try it out. Heat a pan on medium high heat and place a good amount of oil in the pan, or how ever much the hash brown bag tells you to use. Once hot place one bag of hash browns in and cook, I used Ore-Ida O’Brien hash browns. I really like the peppers and onions in them, and its one less thing I have to prep in the morning.

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When the hash browns are about 3/4 of the way cook salt and pepper them to taste.

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Once the hash browns are completely cooked, make a well in the middle and place about half a tube of pork chorizo in the middle. For those of you that don’t know what chorizo is, it is a spicy Spanish pork sausage. It also comes in beef but we prefer pork, it’s less greasy. If you have a Winco near by you, that’s where we buy ours at, you can find tubes of Cacique pork chorizo it should be in between the salsa and cream cheese. Let the chorizo cook down some, it wont be like a typical sausage, it breaks down really small. Once it has broken down mix it in to the hash browns.

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Make for holes in the hash browns and add one egg to each hole.

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Place a lid over the pan and let the eggs cook to the doneness you prefer.

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Scope on to a plate being sure not to break open the eggs and serve with a little cheese on top. I hope you enjoy this quick and easy one skillet breakfast.

Ingredients:
Olive oil
Pork chorizo
Hash browns
Eggs
Shredded cheese

In a hot skillet on medium high heat place about 1/3 cup olive oil in the pan. Once the oil is hot cook the hash browns to how the bag tells you. Once their about 3/4 of the way cooked season with salt and pepper and finish cooking. Make a well in the middle and place about half a tube of pork chorizo in the middle and cook down. Mix the chorizo in with the hash browns until evenly coated. Make four holes in the hash brown mixture and crack one egg into each hole. Cover with a lid and let the eggs cook to your preferred doneness. Serve hot with out breaking the eggs and garnish with some cheese.

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