Sunday, April 27, 2014

{Spring} Sunday Supper: Rustic Ham, Egg, and Red Potato Skillet

Sometimes, I like to just use what I have available in the garden and refrigerator to come up with a simple, rustic, one dish meal.
This could be a lovely breakfast, but is equally hearty as a supper.
It ends up as beautiful frittata that you can just cut into wedges and serve with fruit and toast.

Sometimes, when I come up with a recipe, I think about one of my relatives.
The recipe reminds just me of who they were ...
My Great Grandma Hazel was just fun, and even though they were so poor through the 1930's, she had a happy house and always a smile on her face.
She was resourceful, she was strong, and she had a joy about her that was contagious.
I know recipes like this skillet meal were the type she would have made for her large family.
Looking at pictures, everyone is plain happy. I hope that I can emulate her in some way and that my kids have memories that feel positive and light-hearted.

{Late 1930's: Grandma Hazel with her two youngest.}

{1950' Grandpa Jack on the far left, and Grandma Hazel next to him. The wee little one is my Dad.}

Rustic Ham, Egg, and Red Potato Skillet
{serves 6}

6-8 medium red potatoes, cooked and cut into cubes
8 eggs
1/4 cup milk
1 TBS. butter
1 cup finely diced onion
1/4 tsp. garlic powder
1 cup cooked, diced ham, or browned sausage, or cooked and chopped bacon
1 cup shredded cheddar cheese
salt and pepper to taste
optional: 2 TBS. finely chopped chives

Whisk eggs, garlic, and milk together and set aside.
In skillet on med. heat, combine butter, onions, ham, and potatoes.
Stir frequently until onions are translucent.
Reduce heat to low and pour egg mixture on top.
Add salt and pepper to taste, then top with cheese and chives.
Cover skillet and cook on low until eggs are firm.

Serve with toast, fruit, and salsa.


Linda said...

This looks delicious, thank you so much for sharing. Your photos are lovely.

Linda said...

oh, YUM!!! The simple things are usually the BEST!! I hope to use this recipe later on in the week. I saved some Easter ham in the freezer and this would be a good way to use it! Your Grandma Hazel's recipes live on.....

Ngo Family Farm said...

What a treasure to have those memories and old photos! I often feel connected to the past (even if the specifics are unknown) when I'm cooking for my family. I'm really appreciating your "one-pot" recipes, as this time of year finds me lacking in creativity - waiting for the first garden harvests to start trickling into the kitchen....

Unknown said...

Sounds very good! I have tried lots of your recipes and like them all! I can get into a slump of not knowing what to make or just need some different ideas. Happy you post these. I have received lots of ideas from your blog..gardens..crafts etc. Thanks, I enjoy it!

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