Breakfast Twice Baked Potatoes

Savory breakfast idea-twice baked poatotesBreakfast twiced baked potatoesIf your family is anything like mine then twice baked potatoes probably means one thing in your mind: Thanksgiving! 

But wait, it's March. And hold up, isn't the word "breakfast" in the title of this post? You got me. Man, I can't get a thing past you guys. Geez.

So these are the lighter (as in slightly more healthy) and more breakfast-like version of one of my family's favorite holiday side dishes. I absolutely adore the combination of potatoes and eggs for breakfast and this is just another option. How to make twice baked potatoesMaking mashed potatoesYour gonna need: potatoes, 2 eggs per potato, a couple tablespoons cream, a small handful of shredded cheese (I used pepper jack), and salt + pepper.

First bake the potatoes, until soft in the center. I baked mine at 400°F for 30 minutes, but it may take more or less time based on how large your potatoes are. Once they are soft, slice them in half and scoop out the centers. Be careful as you scoop, otherwise you could destroy your potato half. I did this on my first one. Rookie. Mash up the insides with a little milk, cheese, and salt + pepper.Breakfast twice baked potatoe recipeFill the potatoes with the mashed filling. You probably won't use it all. Make a little well for the egg to fit in. If your potatoes are on the small side, you could crack the egg into a small bowl and remove part of the whites to reduce the size. Or, if you want to be a real health nut (what a rude term, no?), you could only use the egg whites and discard the yolk. Sprinkle on a little more cheese and pepper and pop them back in the oven.Try this-potaotes for breakfast!If you want your yolks to be runny then just bake for an additional 2-3 minutes. If you want the eggs cooked through then leave them in for longer, the color of the yolk will change (it will lighten to a softer yellow) as they cook through. Garnish with a little sour cream, green onions and avocado. Breakfast baked eggsHere you can see I wasn't feeling the runny eggs this particular morning, so I cooked them until they resembled hard boiled eggs. I'm weird like that. Sometimes I LOVE runny eggs (over crispy hash browns!) and other days I just want them cooked through. Are you ever fickle about eggs? Enjoy! xo. Emma

P.S. Want some other breakfast options? Check out: Nutella Cinnamon Rolls, homemade Toaster Strudel, easy Biscuit Donuts with chocolate glaze, homemade Granola (one of my all time favorites!), Stuffed French Toast, or try a Green Smoothie

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