Loaded Breakfast Fries - The name says it all, fries that are loaded with yummy bits and served for breakfast! Serve it up for a holiday brunch, weeknight breakfast-for-dinner or a plain old Sunday morning.
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I am forever turning everyday dinner foods into breakfast foods. I can't help it. I'm not big on the sweet stuff in the morning but I have zero issue chowing down a big plate of cheesy anything! As an added bonus, my son has just a few food groups he will eat from and those are: bacon, eggs, fries & cheese. Who am I to judge what time of day he eats those things?!
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For this recipe, I started with crinkle cut fries. These fries get all perfectly golden and crispy on the outside and all fluffy on the inside. I chose the crinkle cut because I feel like they hold up to layering the best. Fast food style fries are just too flimsy. I would imagine a steak fry would work too.
You could also try this recipe with Hand-Cut Style Fries
My plan was to cook the fries in the air fryer because I love how they turn out but I realized since I was using the entire bag, I'd have to cook in batches, so instead I cooked the fries in the oven and the bacon in the air fryer.
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Prepare the fries as directed on package.
While the fries are cooking prepare bacon and eggs.
When fries are golden and crispy top with cheese, bacon, eggs, jalapenos (if using). Pop back in oven just for 3-5 min to melt cheese.
Once cheese is all melty, sprinkle with green onions and serve immediately.
(spell check keeps telling me "melty" is not a word. I refuse to give it up)
Let's talk about cheese for a second. Fine, I'll pause while you look at this cheesy photo below:
That looks good right?
Okay, so for the cheese, there are a number of options. I used about 1 ½ C total of cheese. I used both shredded cheese and also cheese crumbles. You can use whichever you like or you can be a rebel like me and use both. Both the crumbles and the shredded cheeses were blends of cheddar and monterey jack.
NOT A FAN OF SUNNY SIDE UP EGGS?
No worries. This recipe, like most of mine, is very versatile. Plop whatever version of eggs you enjoy. You can even use scrambled if you like.
- breakfast sausage
- chopped red onion
- scrambled eggs, over easy eggs, poached eggs
- sour cream
- meat free crumbles
What other toppings would you add?
Loaded Breakfast Fries
- 1 bag Crinkle Cut Fries
- ½ teaspoon seasoned salt
- 4 slices bacon cooked & roughly chopped
- ½ T butter
- 1 ½ C shredded cheese blend cheddar & Monterey jack
- 1 pinch salt
- black pepper
- 1-2 jalapeno peppers sliced, seeds removed to reduce heat
- 2 green onions chopped
- Prepare fries as directed on package (while fries are cooking is a good time to cook and chop the bacon).
- While fries are cooking, melt butter in a skillet over medium-low heat. Crack eggs into skillet, season with salt and pepper if desired and cook until whites are set (or desired doneness). Set aside.
- When fries are crispy and golden brown, remove from oven (keep oven on). Season with seasoned salt. Sprinkle 1 C of cheese over the fries, top with bacon (and jalapeno if using). Arrange eggs on top of fries. Sprinkle the remainder of cheese over the eggs.
- Pop the pan with the fries back into the oven to melt the cheese. This should only take 3-5 minutes. Remove from oven and top with chopped green onions. Serve immediately.