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Spicy Pork Shoulder, Potato & Eggs

Pork, Potatoes & Eggs
Pork, Potatoes & Eggs

For football season I love to make some breakfast dishes – east coast games are sooooo early dammit.

Breakfast dishes are difficult, so am always looking around for another way to make some eggs & whatnot – sorry, I’m just not an oatmeal or cinnamon roll person – I go savory all the way. If you want sugar, check Pinterest. Don’t get me wrong, Pinterest has up-voted one of my crocks quite a bit (thanks Sonja!).

I digress, ingredients:

  • 1 lb boneless pork shoulder
  • 1 cup salsa (suggest, medium or hot…)
  • 1 white onion, coarsely chopped
  • 2 lg russet potatoes – peeled & cut into 1-inch cubes
  • 2 green or yellow chile peppers, diced
  • 1 jalapeño, diced
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 6 eggs
  • 1 cup shredded cheddar or Mexican 4 cheese
  • avocado slices for serving

Make it happen:

Pork, Potatoes & Eggs
Pork, Potatoes & Eggs

Cut the pork into 1 inch pieces (I used 4 lb shoulder & used rest for another crock), place in sealable bowl, add salsa & diced jalapeno – marinate in fridge overnight.
Lightly grease crock with olive oil or use spray.
Mix onion, potatoes, chile peppers, garlic & salt/pepper.
Place pork marinade (from overnight) in bottom of crock & add in onion, potatoes, chile peppers, garlic & salt/pepper.
Cook on HIGH for 3.5 hrs.
15 mins before serving – make 6 indentions in crock mixture & crack eggs into each indention (closer to edge cooks faster).
Lightly shake the cheese over mixture, cover & cook.
Make sure egg whites are solid or you can serve sooner if you like over easy… Serve with avocado slices on top & a crumpet!

Wow, this dish was pretty amazing. Potato mixture came out just soft enough, but not too mushy (with crocks it is tough cause you can get a lot of moisture that might ruin the veggies). The eggs cooked way faster than I was expecting, but were eggcellent (see what I did there). Lastly, the pork was so incredibly tender & had just the right amount of kick – I could use more kick, added some hot sauce. Avocado on top – great for a bit of cool & color.

Done & done. If you cook one of my breakfast crocks – try this one.

One final note: get everything ready the night before & that way you can just throw in the slow cooker early & go back to bed  for a bit (unless you have kids, you’re on your own at that point).

Crock Full of Breakfast Casserole Thingy

Who the hell spends a night with 3 lovely ladies at a posh mall bar & comes home & rocks out with my crock out? Me thats who.

The Ingredients of Course

I possibly may have had 2 too many gin & tonics, but I still found the time to get my game face on once I got home & made up a sweet breakfast dish for my kin & friends to enjoy once we’ve arisen. I did eat a couple handfuls of the shredded cheese with some cold sausage in the making process.

You need to think ahead a tad to make this happen – chop up the the veggies & pre-cook the bacon/sausage during your afternoon free time & drop it in the fridge til later. Easiest to put the veggies & meat products together as it is easier to drop in later.

At about 10pm or 12am, drop ingredients in the crock!

Ingredients:

1 30 oz bag hash browns
1 lb. of sausage (or 1/2 lb bacon)
1 onion diced up
1 whole red pepper diced up
1 whole green pepper diced up
8 oz (bag) shredded cheddar or mexican 4 cheese
1 dozen eggs
1/2 cup milk (or soy milk if you want man-boobs aka moobs, from what I’ve heard)
salt & pepper (I didn’t even add any salt – the sausage has enough flavor)

Directions:

1. Layer the frozen hash browns then bacon/sausage/veggie mixture then cheese repeat (should have 3 layers)

2. Beat the eggs, milk, & pepper together. Pour over the whole mixture.

3. Cook on LOW for 10 hrs

Egg-cellent! You read that correctly I just used an amazingly terrible play on words. This dish was a hit – everyone had seconds.

That is a cheese fest

Depending on what floats your boat you can top with salsa, hot sauce or a bit of ketchup.

Crock That! may be changing its name to Rock Out with Your Crock Out as the domain name Crock That is already taken.

Next up, vegetarian dish with Fennel from my garden or I’m feeling like Lamb…

Well, lastly – Crock That!