Have you used all the possible breakfast food ideas so far? Eggs, bacon, and oatmeal? Might sound a bit predictable. Right? But, how about potatoes for breakfast? Definitely adds some fun in the mornings, you must admit. Plus, you’ll start to miss traditional breakfast recipes when eating something different for a change. If you are a potato person and love these veggies very much, then potato breakfast might be a great option for your taste buds. So, in today’s topic, you’re going to find some quick ways and tips on how to cook potatoes for breakfast and start your mornings full of energy.
Is it good to eat potatoes for breakfast?
Many people wonder if it is healthy and good to eat potatoes in the morning. Potatoes are generally healthy, especially purple ones. They contain anthocyanins which won’t spike blood sugar fast like white potatoes.
So, you’ll be satiated longer. Sweet potatoes have the same positive effect as purple potatoes.
Therefore, eating potatoes for breakfast is much more a matter of taste than healthiness. If you love eating them for any other meal, why shouldn’t you eat them in the morning as well?
Clever and easy ways to cook potatoes for breakfast
We all know how time is priceless, especially during the weekdays morning rush. Unfortunately, limited time forces us to become creative and practical. Which is not a bad thing after all.
But, one thing that is all-important to us is to do all of that with less stress. Well, good news folks. Potatoes for breakfast are going to be one less worry for you.
So, check out three quick, easy, and stress-free ways to cook potatoes for breakfast.
Potatoes for breakfast in crockpot
A slow cooker is a lifesaver when it comes to time-saving. So, if you want to wake up to the smell of homemade potatoes without a struggle, grab the crockpot. Check out some easy steps below and make a delicious meal for early mornings.
- Glaze the bottom of your slow cooker with some non-stick spray. Add some Yukon gold (yellow) or red potatoes (small size, or chopped in quarters), as they are a good option for the crockpot, and season to taste. You can add some butter if you like, and a bit of olive oil. Then mix everything well.
- Cover the crockpot and cook potatoes on low for 6-8 hours. Cooking time may vary depending on the slow cooker version. Potatoes are done when they are fork-tender.
- In the morning, stir them, and add additional salt and/or pepper to taste. You can eat them alone or combine them with some other breakfast recipes you love.
See? Easy and time-efficient. And, what’s most important-very tasty.
So, next time you are in a hurry or just lazy to cook (we are all sometimes), think in advance and let potatoes cook overnight while you sleep soundly.
Leftover mashed potato pancakes
You know when you make that big Sunday lunch, and go a bit crazy with mashed potato? Then suddenly guilty looks strike over a table because no one can eat the leftovers?
Well, fret no more. For the sake of your family’s good relationships, you don’t have to force each other to eat leftover mashed potatoes anymore.
Instead, save it for the next morning and make some delicious pancakes. Money-saving and sustainable. What’s not to like?
- Mix leftover mashed potatoes with some eggs and flour. Add seasonings if you like. You can make a savory and sweet version.
- Preheat the skillet and add a couple of tablespoons of oil.
- The mixture shouldn’t be too thin.
- You can add 1/4 cup batter into a hot pan if you like.
- Brown pancakes on both sides.
- Serve with some cream cheese, sour cream, or for the sweet version you can try applesauce or anything else you prefer.
The good thing is that you don’t need to wait for leftover mashed potatoes, you can simply make this meal with just-made mashed potatoes. So, it can become a breakfast regular at your home, and not just a guilty saver. 🙂
If you really want to add some fun to your breakfast routine, put some potatoes to your omelet. That way you will also get a traditional Spanish meal – a Spanish omelet.
- Cut potatoes into thick slices.
- Chop some onions.
- Stew potatoes and onions slowly and partially covered for 30 mins.
- Beat some eggs separately, then add them into the potato-onion mix.
- Add salt, paper, and parsley if you like.
- Invert and cook the omelet, press the edges to keep cushion shape.
- Place it on the plate, and cool for 10 minutes before serving.
So, how do you like these breakfast potatoes ideas? Try them out, and leave your impressions in the comments below.