Potatoes and Eggs (Budget Whole30)
I really struggle with calling this a recipe, because it is so basic. But I appreciated reading even the basics before my first Whole30, so here it goes. One of my FAVORITE meals is potatoes (sweet, red, white it doesn’t matter), with eggs over easy on top. This is also one of the cheapest meals too. I bought eggs today for $0.59 a dozen, and 5lbs of potatoes for about $2. Here is exactly how I get potatoes and eggs on the table in about 35-40minutes.
- Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Place an aluminmum foil lined pan into the oven while it heats up. (I’ll explain this later)
- Whole the oven is pre-heating, cut potatoes into large chunks (1/2 in to 1in squares or so). Make enough to cover one layer on the pan. You don’t want more than that. If you do want more, line a second pan and get that into the oven asap.
- Once the oven is up to temperature, wear an oven mitt/potholders and take the pan out. Quickly drizzle some olive oil on the pan and spread the potatoes on the pan. You will hear a sear/sizzle. You want one layer total.
note: the hot pan is what will give you crisy potatoes! Same reason why you only put a single layer down 🙂
- Sprinkle salt & pepper (I use my salt and pepper grinders) over the potatoes an dput into the oven for 30minutes
- After the 30 minutes, change from 375 to broil. This is how you will get the top of the potatoes crispy. For me this takes between 5-10minutes but keep a close eye on it because they can go from perfectly crispy to burnt and smoky.
- Once you set the potatoes to broil, put a small pan on the stove top and set to medium heat. Put in at least 2tbsp of ghee into the pan. It should basically cover the bottom.
- Wait a few minutes for the pan to heat up, then drop in the eggs. They should sizzle
- Wait until the edges are fully cooked, then flip and take off heat.
- Take the potatoes out of the oven, pile on a plate, and top with the eggs. Enjoy!
Usually, I will actually make a bed of greens (shown at the top is part spring mix, part arugula), then layer potatoes. Then top with the eggs. And there you go: potatoes and eggs. It’s basically rocket science.
Hi, my name is Rachel Smith. I’m a personal finance nerd, Aldi connoissuer, book lover, yoga enthusiast, and budgeting wiz. I was born and raised in Anchorage, Alaska but currently call Michigan home. I want to help people with their finances and eating healthy on a tight budget (no matter what your cost-of-living area is!)