MUSHROOM, COUNTRY HAM & SWISS BREAKFAST STACK

Teresa G.

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@BlueGinghamApron

This awesome "breakfast for two" has layer after layer of delicious flavors and textures. It's made with southern-style country ham, sautéed mushrooms, melty swiss cheese and "over easy" eggs stacked on crispy hash brown potato patties. Just add a green salad and it would also make a great lunch or dinner.


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Serves:
2
Prep:
20 Min
Cook:
25 Min
Method:
Stove Top

Ingredients

2
frozen hash brown potato patties
2 tsp
butter, divided
1/4 c
country ham pieces, uncooked
1 c
sliced fresh button mushrooms
2 slice
swiss cheese (sandwich size)
2 large
eggs
salt and pepper to taste
1 tsp
fresh chives (optional)

Step-By-Step

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1Note: Recipe, as written, is for a double portion, meant for sharing (OR for one VERY hungry person!) Cut recipe in half for single serving. For multiple servings, increase ingredient quantities accordingly and use a large sheet pan and a large skillet.

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2Gather and prep ingredients (slice mushrooms, etc...)

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3In toaster oven or regular oven, bake hash brown patties according to package instructions. (I line toaster pan with foil and lightly coat with cooking oil spray.) Set your timer.

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4While hash browns are baking, to a small nonstick skillet, add country ham pieces; fry ham over medium heat for about one to 2 minutes.

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5Turn ham pieces over, add about 2 tablespoons water, cover with foil, reduce heat to medium-low and allow to simmer until water has evaporated.

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6Remove ham to small plate or to the foil used to cover skillet; use kitchen shears to cut ham into smaller, bite-size pieces, if desired (I do.) Set aside.

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7Melt 1 teaspoon butter in same small nonstick skillet used to fry ham; add mushrooms and sauté (stirring almost constantly) over medium/medium-high heat until mushrooms have softened and begin to brown; remove from skillet and place with ham.

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8As soon as hash browns are finished baking, adjust patties so that long sides are touching.

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9Place swiss cheese slices on top. (Reduce oven heat to low and keep warm if hash browns are ready before you're finished with the mushrooms.)

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10Mix ham and mushrooms together, then spoon 1/2 on top of the cheese; return to low oven to keep warm.

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11In same skillet, melt remaining 1 teaspoon butter over medium/medium-high heat; crack eggs and empty into skillet; fry until whites are no longer translucent (about 1 1/2 to 2 minutes;) turn eggs over and shut off heat.

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12Remove prepared hash brown patties from oven to serving plate; slide eggs from skillet onto topped patties; season with small pinch of salt and pepper, if desired.

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13Spoon remaining ham and mushroom mixture over eggs.

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14Garnish with chives, if desired. Serve immediately.