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This basil bacon hash is the perfect way to start the day. Full of crispy red potatoes, fresh basil flavor and topped with a runny egg. Who wouldn’t want to start their day with this delicious hash?

This basil bacon hash is the perfect way to start the day. Full of crispy red potatoes, fresh basil flavor and topped with a runny egg.

Disclosure: I’m thrilled to announce this year I’ll be working with American Kitchen Cookware! I’ll be doing 10 different recipes on their blog this year and I’ll be sharing (well, teasing) each one here on Nutmeg Nanny! You’ll have to head on over to the American Kitchen blog to get the FULL recipe but it will 100% be worth it! 

Here is a thing about me that you might not know. I’m horrible at growing herbs. Like, really bad. Every year I try to grow basil it starts off great. It’s strong, it’s green, it produces the leaves in which I steal and then it hits. All of a sudden the stem turns black and boom. It’s dead. Every. Single. Year. I swear, if my life depended on me keeping my basil alive I would lose the battle.

The only thing I have good look with is growing mint. But let’s face it – that’s only because mint is a weed. If only basil was a weed, sigh.

This basil bacon hash is the perfect way to start the day. Full of crispy red potatoes, fresh basil flavor and topped with a runny egg.

Now, we have established my failure at growing basil BUT at least I can find it in the store so I can make awesome breakfast dishes like this basil bacon hash! This dish is your breakfast dreams come true. Super crispy red skinned potatoes, LOTS of crispy bacon, fresh basil and a runny egg. I could eat this every single day and die happy. Plus who doesn’t love carbs with meat? I also sprinkled the tops with cracked pepper AND Aleppo pepper flakes because it needs just a pinch of heat to bring it over the top.

This basil bacon hash is the perfect way to start the day. Full of crispy red potatoes, fresh basil flavor and topped with a runny egg.

Now, of course, you can skip the runny egg BUT what would you want too? Why would you ever not want to #putaneggonit?

{Looking for more delicious breakfast ideas? Try my tri-color potato hash with kale and pancetta, chorizo plantain breakfast hash, cheesy polenta sausage breakfast bowl, croque madame, cheddar sausage cornmeal waffles or my huevos moteleños.}

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Basil Bacon Hash

This basil bacon hash is the perfect way to start the day. Full of crispy red potatoes, fresh basil flavor and topped with a runny egg.

Yield: 2 servings

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Cook Time: 30 minutes

Total Time: 40 minutes

Ingredients:

  • 4 slices thick cut bacon, diced
  • 3/4 pound baby red potatoes, halved
  • Kosher salt, to taste
  • Black pepper, to taste
  • 2 tablespoons finely chopped basil
  • 2 large eggs, fried

 

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Rose | The Clean Dish

Sunday 12th of June 2016

Basil is a tough one. My mom grows whole basil hedges and I can't get them to stay alive for very long! I found a good spot in the garden - it's finally growing nicely but now the snails are after it. You just can't win! This basil hash looks extra tasty! I so want me a plate of it!!

Erin @ Texanerin Baking

Saturday 11th of June 2016

Haha. Same here! I manage to kill everything but mint I can keep for a few weeks. :) And this looks delicious! Off to check out the recipe. :)

Angie | Big Bear's Wife

Saturday 11th of June 2016

I'm awful at growing herbs too.....ok....I'm awful at growing everything haha.

Ps. this has is totally happen for brunch this weekend!

Heather | All Roads Lead to the Kitchen

Saturday 11th of June 2016

Hooray for other people growing beautiful herbs and produce! :) And hooray to you for making this, it sounds amazing. I can just imagine how the basil brightens up this comfort dish!

Kim Beaulieu

Saturday 11th of June 2016

I want to eat a mountain of this hash. It looks so inviting, and the photos are gorgeous. I'm a potato loving girl, so we eat them constantly.

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