Cast Iron Skillet, Sweet Fried Potatoes

Breakfast is my favorite meal. Mostly because I always have bacon. Since we moved into our new home, we’ve had overnight guests just about every weekend. Absolutely love a full house for breakfast served with mimosas.

This recipe is my sister, Donna’s. I’m also thinking that it’s a Pittsburgh thing because I know a lot of people who serve their fried potatoes with sugar and onions. It’s the best!

Cast Iron Skillet Sweet Fried Potatoes, Photo by Jenny MacBeth

You’ll need:

1/2 stick of real butter
1 (24 oz.) bag of fingerling potatoes, sliced
1/4 cup of brown sugar
1 1/2 cups of sweet onion, chopped
4 garlic gloves, minced
Sea salt and fresh ground pepper, to taste

Let’s get started.

Brown butter in cast iron skillet on medium-high heat. Once the butter is brown, stir in the potatoes and cook for three minutes.

Reduce heat to medium and add in the brown sugar, onion, garlic, salt and pepper. Keep tossing the potatoes until soft and onions are slightly blackened with a caramelized coating. This takes roughly five minutes.

Serve with your favorite breakfast eggs and bacon (of course). This is even great with your favorite dinner.

The cast iron skillet is the secret. I’ve made this same recipe in a non-stick skillet and they do not taste the same.

Do you use sugar in your fried potatoes?

dunkin donuts glazed donut breakfast sandwich

Glazed Donut Breakfast Sandwich at Dunkin Donuts


Girl Likes to Eat was invited to tryout Dunkin Donuts new breakfast sandwich. I wasn’t interested in trying it, but when asked, I said, “Food? I’m there!” I’m also a big fan of their coffee, and of course, the donuts. I’m definitely a DD girl. I’ll buy a dozen of their plain donuts, drizzle them with maple syrup, and sprinkle lots of chopped bacon on top. It’s the perfect mix of salt and sweet. I just wasn’t sure about adding an egg to the mix.

DD says,

We’ve gone and changed breakfast forever. Again. Bite into this smorgasbord of bacon slices and pepper fried egg, sandwiched by a Glazed Donut.

Smorgasbord means hearty, right? This sandwich is airy and light.  Nothing wrong with that, but it is deceiving. There are two thin slices of bacon and the egg isn’t fried, it’s microwaved. Again, a bit deceiving. You can choose your protein, and maybe that would be a heartier choice, say ham.

dunkin donuts glazed donut breakfast sandwich

A good breakfast sandwich, to me, has cheese. This does not. I’m not sure why? Perhaps it didn’t work well with the donut, but they make cheese filled donuts, right? Am I being gross by wanting cheese on this sandwich? Having no cheese, the donut sandwich only has 360 calories compared to their bagel sandwich at 460. The glazed donut sandwich is obviously the smarter choice.

I took the first bite. At first, it was sticky and weird. Tip: If you eat one, use the wrapper to hold it. I took the second bite. Not too bad, I thought. You would hope for that perfect balance of salt and sweet, but the glazed donut overruled the egg and bacon. I still like the sandwich, but would suggest more bacon, and why not cheese? I’m not letting the cheese thing go.

Overall, it is a decent sandwich. It’s even better with a DD coffee, which I love. Will I try it again? Probably, but I’m asking for double bacon, and cheese!

Have you tried it? What do you think?


Three Minute Gourmet Microwave Breakfast

Three Minute Microwave Gourmet Breakfast


I don’t know about you, but I usually wait for the weekends to make a gourmet breakfast. No time to waste during the week. I usually hit the snooze button for the umpteenth time before I have to drag my butt out of bed.

Breakfast is my favorite meal of the day. I love it so much that I even eat it for dinner from time to time.

Here is a perfect recipe to get a yummy start before heading off to a busy day.

ingredients in the gourmet microwave omeletYou’ll Need

1/3 cup All Whites or 2 large eggs
2 Tablespoons of milk
1 Tablespoon of real bacon bits, or baked ham lunch meat (optional)
1 Tablespoon of your favorite veggies. I used a green onion and mushroom
2 Tablespoons of your favorite cheese (shredded)
Salt and pepper to taste

Let’s get started…

In a small microwave safe dish, or a coffee cup, mix together eggs, milk, bacon, and veggies. Microwave on high for 1-1/2 minutes.

Sprinkle cheese on top and microwave until cheese is melted; about 10-20 seconds depending on how much cheese you use.

Recipe calories is 279, including bread.

Three Minute Gourmet Microwave Breakfast While your eggs microwave, toast a slice of bread, and top it with your favorite fruit spread. I recommend a multi grain Tuscany style loaf. Yummy!

Tip: If you use bacon bits, or a salty meat, you may want to omit the salt until you taste it.

Done! Breath deep. It’s going to be a great day.

I would love to hear from you. Contact me because this girl likes to eat.