Recession cooking part 7, the potato edition

October 28, 2010 at 7:05 pm Leave a comment

Here’s another easy potato recipe that takes advantage of leftover bacon, sour cream and green onions from the previous recipe, as well as potatoes, and the cheapest protein: eggs.

Potato egg casserole:

The night before, chop 6 large potatoes into small chunks (home style hashbrown size or a bit larger)
Place in large bag with 4 tablespoons of olive oil and the following seasonings to taste: coarse salt, black pepper, garlic powder, rosemary. Toss potatoes in bag until coated, put in refrigerator overnight.

The next day, roast potatoes at 400 degrees for 30-40 minutes, or until cooked all the way through, and slightly crunchy.

While potatoes are cooking, fry remaining package of bacon (about 12-16 pieces) and chop into bite-sized pieces. Chop remaining package of green onions thinly. In separate bowl, mix 10 eggs, 1 cup of milk, 1/2 cup sour cream and salt, black pepper and rosemary until eggs are separated in mixture.

In greased 9X13 pan, layer potatoes, bacon and green onions.  Pour egg mixture over top, covering all potatoes. Top with 1 cup shredded cheddar cheese. Bake at 350 degrees until toothpick comes out clean, about 45 minutes.

Serve alongside some fresh fruit, for this equation we’ll use apples.

Total ingredients, cost:
6 large potatoes: 75 cents
Olive oil: 10 cents
Seasonings: 10 cents
Bacon: $2
3/4 package green onions: 75 cents
10 eggs: $1
1 cup of milk: 30 cents
1/2 cup sour cream: 40 cents
1 cup cheddar cheese: 75 cents

6 apples, halved: $3

Total: $9.15 for 12 servings, or 76 cents a serving.


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My name is Mallory Murray and I have a love of all things oldfashioned. I'm a modern day feminist who also adores Martha Stewart. Read on for my sewing, crochet, cooking, gardening, quilting and crafting projects. I am the chief officer of marketing and design at Northwest Missouri State University, so expect the occasional random post about marketing/universities/design. I dream of a hobby farm with baby doll sheep, a sheep dog, a small flock of chickens, and other animals to be announced. I'm also a Pitt State grad, football lover, HGTV addict and obsessed with the color aqua.

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