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Today, friends, is all about the all-mighty egg. Well, it's sort of all about the egg, and then, like 7 or 8 other fabulous ingredients that come together to make the world's best breakfast skillet.



Total time

50 minutes


Breakfast, Brunch


  • 2 tbsp olive oil (divided plus more as needed )
  • 1 yellow onion (diced)
  • 3 cloves garlic (minced)
  • ½ lb ground lamb and/or chicken and/or beef
  • ½ tbsp dried oregano leaves
  • 1 tsp ground coriander
  • 1 tsp ground cumin
  • 1 tsp coarse salt and ground black pepper (divided)
  • 6 small Yukon Gold potatoes (cubed)
  • crushed red pepper flakes
  • 8 grape or cherry tomatoes (quartered)
  • ¼ cup pitted kalamata olives (sliced)
  • ¼ cup feta cheese
  • 4 eggs
  • fresh cilantro, mint and/or dill (chopped)


  1. Heat 1 tablespoon oil in a large cast iron skillet to medium-high heat. Add ¾ of the onion and saute 4-5 minutes, until soft. Add garlic, oregano leaves, coriander, cumin and ½ teaspoon salt and pepper and saute 30 seconds.

    Add ground meat and cook until browned, about 5-6 minutes, using a spatula to break it into pieces. Taste and adjust seasonings, if necessary. Remove meat mixture from the skillet and place in a bowl; set aside.

    In the same skillet, heat remaining tablespoon of oil to medium heat. Add remaining ¼ of the onion and the cubed potatoes. Season with ½ teaspoon salt and pepper. Cook for 10-12 minutes, stirring frequently and adding oil if pan is too dry, until potatoes are crispy on the outside and fork tender. Taste and adjust seasoning, if necessary.

    Sprinkle with a few red pepper flakes, if desired. During the last 2-3 minutes of cooking the potatoes, add meat mixture and cherry tomatoes back to the pan. Top with olives and feta cheese.

    While potatoes cook, heat a medium-large nonstick skillet to medium heat. Coat pan with cooking spray. Crack 4 eggs into the pan and sprinkle with salt and pepper. Turn pan to low and cook, without flipping, for 2-3 minutes, until egg white is cooked, but yolk has not set. For the last minute of cooking eggs, place a fitted lid over the pan.

    Place eggs on top of skillet and garnish with chopped cilantro, mint and/or dill. Serve with toast and/or pita and drizzle with mint pesto and/or tzatziki sauce, as desired.
  2. View the recipe instructions at The Gourmet RD

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