:: Soft Boiled Egg with Home Fries

March 31, 2009 at 10:27 pm 10 comments

Even the most easy going people are always quite particular when it comes to how they like their eggs.  Scrambled, fried, over easy, poached, baked, everyone has their favourite. Sorry to get personal but I’m a soft boiled egg kind of guy, who loves nothing more than a drippy yolk and something to dip with.  These home fries are a delicious accompaniement to the perfect soft boiled egg.  I first tried home fries in Florida where it came as part of the pretty standard American breakfast, and although a little heavy to be eating so early on in the day, they are delicious.

Soft Boiled Egg with Home Fries

Home fries can easily be adapted to whatever you may have in your fridge, add some bacon pieces, some finely chopped red pepper, or even some mushrooms.  I generally boil the potatoes ahead of time the night before, as the whole process can seem a little more work for a breakfast meal when done all at once.

Serves 2 people.
3 large potatoes.
1 tablespoon of vegetable oil.
1 onion, finely chopped.
2 eggs.

Chop the potatoes in half and place in a large pot with a lid.  Cover the potatoes in water and bring to the boil over a high heat.  When the potatoes come to the boil lower the heat so the water comes to a steady simmer and cook for 10-15 minutes or until the potato is nice and tender when poked with a fork.  Drain the potatoes and carefully chop into bitesize chunks.  Prepare the onion and gently fry in a large frying pan with a tablespoon of oil over a medium heat for about 2 minutes or until the onion softens and begins to take colour.  Add the potato pieces and fry on all sides for about 6-8 minutes or until the pieces are all nicely browned.  Place the two eggs into a small pot and cover with water and bring to the boil.  When the water begins to boil, set a timer for 3 minutes.  After 3 minutes drain the eggs under cold water and serve alongside a generous portion of home fries.


Entry filed under: breakfast, egg, onion, potato.

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10 Comments Add your own

  • 1. Treehouse Chef  |  April 1, 2009 at 12:43 am

    I love eating breakfast food for dinner. This looks yummy. Great presentation!

  • 2. Melissa  |  April 1, 2009 at 1:12 am

    Mmmm…the bacon and red pepper additions sounds like it would be scrumptious!

  • 3. Darius T. Williams  |  April 1, 2009 at 12:16 pm

    Four words:1. Pass2. The3. Ketchup4. PleaseThat’s all!

  • 4. Jayme Duke  |  April 1, 2009 at 7:30 pm

    Damn that looks good. Makes this scrambled egg girl wanna try a soft boiled egg!Great photos 🙂

  • 5. Donal  |  April 1, 2009 at 9:12 pm

    Hey Treehouse Chef!I love that too! Weird kinda comfort feeling!Hey Melissa!They are big time! Ive tried! 🙂Hey Darius!hahaha love the numbered list! 🙂Hey Jayme!hehe glad your ready to be converted! 🙂

  • 6. Mags  |  April 2, 2009 at 5:03 am

    Eggs… never met one that I didn’t love. Your photos are wonderful.

  • 7. Anonymous  |  April 2, 2009 at 11:30 am

    Tried this with leftover spuds for dinner last night – it was yummy!

  • 8. Dishin And Dishes  |  April 9, 2009 at 2:36 pm

    Gosh this is making me want breakfast right now! I like to dip toasted slices of whole grain bread in mine! Potatoes would be fab too!

  • 9. Patrica  |  October 25, 2009 at 11:15 am

    I just made this for breakfast this morning and was delicious! The homefries were deadly and easy to make. Yum!

  • 10. Hungry Jenny  |  October 28, 2009 at 8:45 pm

    Wow, how do make something so simple look so amazing? Those home fries look perfect.

    Love your photos and recipes, hope the new book is going well for you.

    Hungry Jenny x


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