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. 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

 

18 Responses to “Basil Bacon Hash”

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    Annie — June 10, 2016 at 7:47 am

    I have soo much basil in the garden right now!! I can’t wait to make this! It looks like the perfect weekend dish!

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    Kacey @ The Cookie Writer — June 10, 2016 at 8:17 am

    I cannot grow basil either! Sigh, at least the rest of my garden is coming along 🙂 My husband would be all over this dish as it is his dream breakfast!

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    Kristen @A Mind Full MOm — June 10, 2016 at 8:46 am

    Lucy girl–this cookware looks great!
    And I am right there with you—I can’t grow basil–or anything else. It is pitiful.

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    Amy @ Little Dairy on the Prairie — June 10, 2016 at 9:27 am

    Basil is my absolute favorite herb but I’ve never thought to add it to breakfast hash, gotta try that. And I agree, runny eggs are the best!

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    Justine | Cooking and Beer — June 10, 2016 at 10:10 am

    You can’t go wrong with a good hash, but when you throw basil and bacon into the mix?! WANT!

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    Des @ Life's Ambrosia — June 10, 2016 at 10:28 am

    I wish I had this for breakfast right now! That egg too! Man.

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    Allie | Baking a Moment — June 10, 2016 at 10:49 am

    I agree with you- basil is not the easiest to grow! I think it all has to do with when and where you pinch it, but I have not been able to figure out the secret formula. We try every year but it never takes off and we end up supplementing with the grocery store stuff.

    This recipe is a total winner! Perfect weekend breakfast. Congrats on the awesome gig!

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    Kelly @ TastingPage — June 10, 2016 at 11:08 am

    Oh man, I wish I was starting my day with this. Great flavors. Yum!

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    Ashley @ Wishes & Dishes — June 10, 2016 at 1:52 pm

    That egg on top – so perfect!! This sounds amazing. I grew basil for the first time this year – so far so good but now you have me worried LOL

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    Kaitie — June 10, 2016 at 1:58 pm

    what an inspired recipe! I love eggs for breakfast but with the flavours you have added you can easily make this for lunch or dinner! Great creation!

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    Krista — June 10, 2016 at 4:19 pm

    I love anything that is cooked with Basil! This will make a great breakfast!

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    Patricia @ Grab a Plate — June 10, 2016 at 7:40 pm

    Skip the egg? No way, man! This looks like a great morning meal!

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    Sabrina — June 11, 2016 at 1:28 am

    What a delicious dish! We love potatoes in this family!

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    Kim Beaulieu — June 11, 2016 at 3:01 am

    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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    Heather | All Roads Lead to the Kitchen — June 11, 2016 at 1:07 pm

    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!

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    Angie | Big Bear's Wife — June 11, 2016 at 1:45 pm

    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!

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    Erin @ Texanerin Baking — June 11, 2016 at 2:25 pm

    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. 🙂

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    Rose | The Clean Dish — June 12, 2016 at 11:38 pm

    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!!

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