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My Cousin’s Kitchen – Loaded Hash Browns

We recently returned from a kid-free vacation to Bozeman, MT. 

While there, we visited our favorite breakfast / brunch spot JAM! on Main. And by visiting, I mean we went 3 times. And all 3 times I ordered the exact same thing… The Loaded Hash Browns.

It’s a really simple dish, it kind of has a “kitchen sink” approach. So, Natalie and I decided to try to recreate it at home in My Cousin’s Kitchen. 

We hope you enjoy this brunch favorite of ours…popular with the entire family!

*Note: this recipe calls for basted eggs. You can always sub basted eggs with egg whites.

To baste an egg: 

1. Melt tablespoon of butter in a skillet over medium heat.
2. Crack in the egg.
3. Cook until whites are nearly fully set and then add the hot (boiling) water to the skillet. Cover the skillet tightly.
4. Cook the egg in the covered skillet until the whites are set and the thin layer of whites that tops the yolk has turned white as well.

To make Sausage Gravy: 

1. Cook sausage in large skillet over medium heat 5-6 minutes or until thoroughly heated, stirring frequently.
2. Stir in 1/4 cup of flour.
3. Gradually add 2 cups of whole milk; cook until mixture comes to a boil and thickens, stirring constantly.
4. Reduce heat to medium-low; simmer 2 minutes, stirring constantly.
5. Season to taste with salt and pepper.

 LOADED HASH BROWNS

prep time: 5 minutes (15 minutes for sausage gravy) 
cook time: 10 minutes 
total time: 5-30 minutes 
servings: 1-3 depending on how many eggs you make

INGREDIENTS: 

  • 1 pkg frozen hashbrowns
  • 5 strips of bacon
  • 2-4 fresh jalapeños, sliced in long strips
  • sausage gravy (recipe: 1/2 pack of pork sausage, 1/4 cup of flour, 2.5 cups of whole milk, salt and pepper to taste)
  • basted eggs
  • 1/2 cup shredded Monterey Jack Cheese
  • Salt + cracked ground pepper to taste
  • Optional bread to serve on the side with jam!

INSTRUCTIONS:

  1. Make the sausage gravy, see instructions above
  2. Cook 5 strips of bacon either in oven or on stove top
  3. Make hash browns in air fryer or on a skillet with vegetable oil, set aside.
  4. While sausage gravy, bacon and hash browns are cooking… slice up jalapeños cook in olive oil for about 3 minutes and set aside
  5. Baste eggs one at a time see instructions above.
  6. Layer the hash browns, then crumbled bacon, then Monterey Jack Cheese, then fried jalapeños, then basted eggs…top with desired amount of sausage gravy.
  7. Add salt and pepper to taste and serve with toast
  8. Enjoy!

Let us know if you make this brunch… it’s super filling and a fan favorite for the whole family!

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