Posted by Sandra on February 22, 2009
Here’s what you’ll need:
Shredded potatos (I make mine the night before in the food processor, then soak overnight in cold salt water in the refrigerator, but you can make them that morning too!), eggs, bacon or other meat of your choice, any vegetables and spices you like, and grated cheese. The beauty of “Garbage” is that you can clean out the leftovers and put it all in!
How much will you need? Depends. For my family of six (including a teenage boy!), I use about 5 medium potatos, 6-8 eggs, a small onion, two cloves of garlic, a pound of bacon, and two or three cups of cheese. Depends on how much “garbage” is put in – I know by filling my large griddle, I have six hearty meals. My favorite spices for this meal are seasoned salt, basil, oregano, S&P, onion powder, and garlic powder. Depends on my mood.
I prefer to cut or slice up the bacon before I fry it (and then drain it on papertowels):
Brown the potatos in a little bit of the leftover bacon grease. I also put grated onions and garlic in front to roast a bit, before mixing them into the finished potatos:
Now the fun begins. Toss on the garbage! I add bacon or sausage, sometimes if I have leftover meatloaf or steak or chicken it goes in either in place of the bacon or with it. Diced tomatos, onions, peppers, mushrooms, whatever your heart desires. Toss it all on top and stir a bit:
Now pour the slightly beaten eggs over the top:
Stir a bit to ensure the eggs are cooked, then sprinkle the cheese of your choice over the top (we prefer Cheddar):
Melt the cheese completely and serve. This is great too when you have company over. A very easy meal, and can be catered to everyone’s likes. For example, my husband likes mushrooms, so I’ll take a portion out and finish it in a separate smaller pan with the mushrooms added. Great weekend breakfast or brunch! We sometimes eat it for dinner as well.