Papas con Huevo (Potato and Egg Scramble)

Papas con Huevo (Potato and Egg Scramble) uses 3 simple ingredients to create a healthy and flavorful breakfast the whole family will enjoy.

Simple potato and egg scramble (papas con huevo) #papasconhuevo #easybreakfast

Papas con Huevo (Potato and Egg Scramble)

Papas con huevo (potato and egg scramble) is always a right choice when you’re looking for a simple, yet filling and satisfying breakfast.

From a young age, papas con huevo has been a favorite of mine. We didn’t have it often, but when we did, that was a breakfast that kept me smiling! Whenever my mom would have leftover cooked potatoes from dinner, it was almost certain they would make their way into this delicious scramble the next morning.

I love the flavor combination of eggs and potatoes so much, that now as an adult I make this breakfast quite often. It is an especially great one to make when I am on a round of Whole30. Not only is it extremely simple, but it is Whole30 compliant and keeps me full for a long time.

The definite added plus is that it is a kid-friendly meal, and as you may already know, I am always in search for foods my kids will enjoy.

Interested in another super simple breakfast that’s amazing for kids? Check out this recipe for Fast and Easy Breakfast Huevos con Tortilla.

Tips for Making Papas con Huevo (Potato and Egg Scramble)

The ingredients for papas con huevo (potato and egg scramble) are pretty straightforward. It’s just eggs and potatoes. However in my take of this tasty breakfast, I like to add diced onions which really kick up the flavor.

Here are some other quick tips when making this breakfast:

  • If you have leftover baked potatoes, then this dish will come together even faster. Since the potatoes are already cooked, you only have to dice them and crisp them up a bit.
  • On the other hand, if you don’t have leftover baked potatoes, not to worry. In most cases, I diced up some raw potatoes first. Then, I sauté them in some olive oil until soft and crispy. They do take a little longer to cook, but the end result is the same. This is the method you will see in the recipe below.
  • As I mentioned, I like to add diced onion for more flavor. You can also add a diced jalapeño and a diced tomato along with the onion for another variation (although my kids don’t tend to like this one as much).
  • Finally my best tip when making papas con huevo, top it off with some jalapeño salsa. My mom’s recipe for jalapeño salsa is absolutely perfect on this dish. You can find the recipe for Easy and Fast Jalapeño Salsa here.

There are so many ingredients that can make a good egg scramble. Check out this Mexican scramble from Mexico in my Kitchen.

Now let’s get to making Papas con Huevo (Potato and Egg Scramble)

To begin, peel and dice 2 small or 1 medium potato into half inch pieces.

Diced potatoes for Mexican scramble

In a large pan or cast-iron skillet, heat up 2 tablespoons of olive oil (or your preferred cooking oil) on medium heat.

Salt the potatoes and add them to the skillet. Spread them in a single layer so they can cook evenly. Let the potatoes cook on one side for about 5 minutes.

Next, test the potatoes with a fork. When they’re a bit tender, mix in 2 tablespoons of diced onion.

Spread the potatoes evenly on the skillet once more and leave them for another 3-5 minutes until crispy.

While the potatoes are crisping up, beat and salt 4 eggs in a separate bowl.

Beat 4 eggs for huevos con papa

Once the potatoes are crispy, pour the eggs in making sure to cover all the potatoes.

Add eggs to potatoes for a potato and egg scramble #papasconhuevo

Scramble everything together and cook the eggs to your liking.

Check for salt and adjust seasoning as needed.

I hope you enjoy!

Do you have any simple breakfasts you love like this papas con huevo dish? Let me know in the comments below.

Papas con Huevo (Potato and Egg Scramble) #papasconhuevo #potatoandeggscramble

Papas con Huevo (Potato and Egg Scramble)
Total Time
20 mins
 

Papas con Huevo (Potato and Egg Scramble) uses 3 simple ingredients to create a healthy and flavorful breakfast the whole family will enjoy.

Course: Breakfast
Servings: 2 people
Author: Gemma from Everyday Latina
Ingredients
  • 2 small Russet potatoes or 1 medium
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 2 tbsp diced white onion (optional, see notes)
  • 4 eggs
  • salt to taste
Instructions
  1. Peel and dice potatoes into half inch pieces.

  2. In a large pan or cast-iron skillet, heat up the olive oil (or your preferred cooking oil) on medium heat.

  3. Salt the potatoes and add them to the skillet. Spread them in a single layer so they can cook evenly. Let the potatoes cook on one side for about 5 minutes

  4. Test the potatoes with a fork. When they’re a bit tender, mix in the diced onion.

  5. Spread the potatoes evenly on the skillet once more and leave them for another 3-5 minutes until crispy.

  6. In the meantime, beat and salt the eggs in a separate bowl.

  7. Once the potatoes are crispy, pour the eggs in making sure to cover all the potatoes.

  8. Scramble everything together and cook the eggs to your liking.

  9. Check for salt and adjust seasoning as needed.

  10. Top off with salsa like this jalapeño salsa.

Recipe Notes
  • See blog post for quick tips when making this breakfast.
  • The ingredients for papas con huevo are usually just eggs and potatoes, but I like to add diced onions for added flavor.
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