One Skillet Eggs, Ham and Potatoes

Colleen Sowa


My Grandma Mabel Kennedy Sullivan said this was a favorite recipe of her husband Frank "Barney" Sullivan & in the summer & fall they always served this with home canned chili sauce, very thin slices of onions, thick slices of tomatoes, toast & jam.

Great Grandma Sullivan use to fry in bacon grease, my grandmother liked to use butter or margarine, I do both ways.

A one pan recipe, a hearty Irish meal !

We make this for breakfast, lunch or dinner.

Add more or less ingredients depending on how you like it.

Easy and flavor filled... my family loves it!

Play With Your Food ! xo


★★★★★ 1 vote

6 - 12 depending if it is a meal or a side dish.
10 Min
20 Min
Stove Top



  • 1 qt
    water (to par boil the potatoes)
  • 6 medium
    potatoes, diced to desired size (you don't have to peel, but can)
  • 4 c
    ham, cut about the size of potatoes
  • 2 Tbsp
    olive oil
  • 2 Tbsp
    butter or margarine
  • 1 tsp
    each: salt, black pepper, garlic powder
  • EGGS:

  • 12 large
    eggs, beaten well
  • 4 Tbsp

  • 1/4 tsp
    ground cayenne pepper
  • 1 medium
    onion, minced
  • 1 small
    bell pepper, minced
  • 3-8 oz
    shredded or cubed cheese of choice

How to Make One Skillet Eggs, Ham and Potatoes


  1. Wash potatoes, peel if you want but you don't have to.

    Dice up the potatoes, put them in a large skillet, add water and boil until almost tender and the water is almost gone.
  2. Add olive oil and butter (or margarine) to skillet along with spices and any vegetables (optional). Start browning the potatoes.

    Dice the ham or cut into odd shapes. Then add the ham. Brown the ham a bit too.
  3. Break 12 eggs into a bowl. Beat with a fork for about a minute.

    Add the 4 TBS. of water to the eggs. Beat another minute.
  4. Slowly pour the eggs over the ham and potato mixture.
  5. Turn the heat down to medium low. Let the egg mixture on the bottom of the skillet cook a bit. Start moving the eggs and potato mixture around in the pan with a spatula.
  6. Turn the egg and potato mixture over in sections (like you would a pancake).
  7. When all of the eggs are cooked, Turn the heat off.

    *** You may add cheese if desired.
  8. Serve on a plate or in a bowl. This can be a side dish or the entire meal.

    *** Great for Breakfast, Lunch or Dinner.

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About One Skillet Eggs, Ham and Potatoes

Course/Dish: Other Main Dishes
Main Ingredient: Vegetable
Regional Style: Irish

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