Even though breakfast is the most important meal of the day, you shouldn’t have to wake up in the middle of the night to cook a great one. That’s where Express Bake PotatOHs can help.
PotatOHs are potatoes that take just 7 minutes to cook in the microwave, making it possible to hit snooze a few times and still enjoy a delicious, healthy, satisfying and hot breakfast. Here’s the thinking:
Whether you’re making omelettes, frittata, home fries, or some kind of delicious quiche, most breakfast recipes that include potatoes (yum!) ask you to boil or pan-fry them first. But, for a simple time-saver, you can substitute a fully cooked PotatOH instead. Brilliant, right?
To help you think outside the cereal box and look beyond the toasted bagel—but still be on time for work—we’re sharing two ways that work well with PotatOHs.
Fast, Fancy Breakfast
Ever have a baked (also called a shirred) egg? It’s a super elegant brunch idea and you can add anything to it. What’s more, instead of cooking the eggs in a dish, you can cook them in a precooked PotatOH bowl. Kind of like a bread bowl, but way better. Here’s a quick recipe:
1) Preheat oven to 350˚.
2) Cook your PotatOHs in the microwave, according to directions.
3) When your spuds are cool enough to handle, put them in a baking dish, then cut away the top and spoon out a bit of the middle to make a little bowl to hold your egg.
4) Add a dab of butter, a raw egg (careful not to break the yolk) and a tablespoon of milk (or even cream). You can also add anything else you want that is pre-cooked, a good seasoning or just needs to melt. For example, cheese, smoked paprika, a bit of bacon, sautéed mushrooms. Top it all off with a dash of salt and pepper and pop the dish into the oven.
5) Cook for about 20 minutes, or until your egg looks done: whites are completely set and the yolks are beginning to get thick but aren’t hard.
Faster but Still Fabulous Breakfast
You know, you can always precook a PotatOH the night before to use in your breakfast the next day. Just cook your PotatOH according to the directions on the package. Once they’re cool enough to handle, you can cut them up or just pop ‘em into the fridge whole. Then, add them to the pan when you’re cooking your omelette or breakfast burrito.
There are probably a zillion more ways to use PotatOHs to make an amazing and fast breakfast. If you have an idea you’d like to share, post it in the comments — we’d love to try it!