The All-American breakfast consists of basic items like eggs, bacon, potatoes of some sorts, toast, or pancakes if you're willing to spend the extra dough. Let me show you how to not spend an unreasonable amount of money on basic breakfast items and how to make them at home and under 2 dollars!
2 lbs Yukon Gold Potatoes, peeled and quartered
2-3 Tbsp Vegetable Oil
2-3 Tbsp Additional Vegetable Oil
1.75 cup All-Purpose Flour
1 tsp Salt
1 Tbsp Granulated Sugar
1 Tbsp Baking Powder
1.25 cup Whole Milk
1 Tbsp Vegetable Oil
1lb Ground Pork
2 tsp Kosher Salt
1 tsp Garlic Powder
2 tsp Ground Sage
.5 tsp Red Pepper Flakes
.5 tsp Allspice
For your potatoes, peel and cut your Yukon gold potatoes in halves or quarters. Place them into a pot and add enough water to cover. Season generously with salt and place on the stove over medium-high heat and cook for 8-10 minutes or until soft. Drain your potatoes and let them sit and cool long enough until the outside is nice and dry.
Take a baking dish and generously coat the bottom with about 2-3 tablespoons of vegetable oil. Add in your potatoes then rough them up with the bottom of a cup. Cover them with an additional 2-3 tablespoons of vegetable oil and toss to thoroughly coat. Season generously with salt and pepper, then place in an oven set to 425 degrees Fahrenheit for about 30 minutes; taking them out once or twice to toss and turn.
For your pancakes, take a medium-sized bowl and add in all-purpose flour, salt, granulated sugar, and baking powder. Whisk together until combined.
In a separate bowl, you’ll need whole milk, egg, and whisk in vegetable oil.
Next, whisk in your wet ingredients into your dry ingredients and continue mixing until you have a nice and even batter.
Heat a griddle or a non-stick pan over medium heat until nice and hot. Spray or grease with vegetable oil and pour in a heaping ¼ cups scoop of batter. Let that cook for about 2 minutes or until it’s halfway cooked and the bottom is a nice golden brown color.
Carefully flip and repeat on the other side. Repeat this whole process with your remaining batter.
For your meat, take about 1 pound of ground pork and add in your spices consisting of garlic powder, kosher salt, ground sage, red pepper flakes, and allspice. Mix it all together and thoroughly mix it in with the pork.
Form your pork into 2 ½ inch wide discs that are about ½ inch thick.
To cook, simply heat up a very lightly oiled pan over medium-high heat. Place 4 patties in the pan at a time and sear for 2-3 minutes or until you get a nice deep brown crust. Flip and repeat on the other side.
To cook your eggs, heat up a non-stick pan over medium heat, adding just enough vegetable oil to coat the bottom. Add in your eggs about 2-3 at a time, avoiding them touching each other.
Once they cook enough of the white to hold being slid around the pan, simply spoon the hot oil over the egg whites until they are fully cooked through. Season with salt and pepper.
To assemble your breakfast, arrange in any orientation you’d like.