Tuesday, January 17, 2012

My Favorite Frugal Breakfast

My favorite breakfast these days are scrambled egg sandwiches with home fries. My parents sent me home on Christmas with a bunch of extra potatoes they had so I figured this would be a tasty way to use them up.
For the home fries, I peel the potatoes, cut them into small cubes then put them in a pot of boiling water for about 15 minutes. Then I drain them and fry them in either oil or butter until they start to turn brown. A few minutes before I remove them from the pan, I season them with the following: chopped onion, garlic salt, pepper, cayenne pepper (I like them spicy) and a bit of seasoned salt.
As for the scrambled egg sandwich, I think everyone knows how to scramble an egg. I do that, add a slice of American cheese and put it on a toasted English muffin or between two slices of wheat toast.
Here’s the breakdown of the cost:
Eggs: $2.39 per dozen - .20 each
Slice of cheese: $2.89 for 16 slices - .18 each
Store brand English muffins: $1.49 for 6-   .25 ea
1 tbs of milk
Potatoes: Mine were free
Seasoning: Already had on hand

That comes out to $.63 per serving and those aren’t even sale prices on any of the items used. 

1 comment:

  1. Homefries for breakfast are one of my favorite things. Thanks for sharing your recipe.