Let’s ring in the New Year with my epic all-American Country Breakfast Skillet, also known as a great way to wake up the whole family or some hungry guests in the morning. It’s the ultimate breakfast feast that few will dare to make!
When I say this easy breakfast skillet recipe has it all, I mean it! Your sizzling cast iron griddle will be filled with tastes and aromas of savory sausage, hickory smoked bacon, golden crispy potatoes, and fried eggs.
With the addition of a grilled spicy ribeye steak and fluffy pancakes slathered in melted butter and real maple syrup, your tastebuds are going straight to breakfast paradise.
Table of Contents
- Why You’ll Love the Country Skillet Breakfast
- More Breakfast skillets
- Homemade Breakfast Sausage Recipe
- How to Make the Best Country Breakfast Skillet
- This sauce is FYR!
- What to Serve with the Country Breakfast Skillet
- How to Store Leftovers & Reheat
- Country Breakfast Skillet FAQs
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- Country Breakfast Skillet Recipe
Why You’ll Love the Country Skillet Breakfast
It’s not just a great breakfast recipe, but the perfect blend of American comfort food and killer spicy flavor thanks to all the unique seasonings crafted by yours truly. When it’s all cooked and done, you’ll be biting into a flavor symphony that will leave you next-level satisfied!
The best part of this incredible breakfast dish? Even though it’s a ton of food, it doesn’t take that much time to make. With a quick prep time, in under an hour, the whole thing should be cooked and good to go!
- The Steak – A ribeye steak seasoned in my Smoked Garlic Jalapeno Lager could easily steal the show of this perfect recipe. My FYR BLK Hot Sauce brings the heat and unique flavor.
- The Breakfast Meats – Bacon and breakfast sausage patties (or sausage links) are just the start of this beautiful medley of ingredients in the country breakfast skillet.
- The Country Potatoes – Diced fresh potatoes bring all the starchy goodness you crave to the country breakfast skillet. They get perfectly seasoned by my favorite trio of salt, pepper, and garlic powder.
- The Eggs – It doesn’t get any better than farm-fresh eggs fried in grass-fed butter.
- The Garnish – Chopped parsley and some drizzles of FYR Red hot sauce for that extra kick of heat.
- The Pancakes – You can use a batter mix or you can make an easy pancake batter from scratch. Your call. When they are golden brown, you’ll want to slather them in butter and the best-tasting maple syrup.
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Without further ado, let’s pull these ingredients together and kick off the coming year with a culinary extravaganza!
Homemade Breakfast Sausage Recipe
This is a basic homemade breakfast sausage recipe, but feel free to get as adventurous as you like with the choice of meat and seasonings!
Combine 1 pound of ground pork with a teaspoon of kosher salt, half a teaspoon each of black pepper, dried sage, and dried thyme. Add a quarter teaspoon each of crushed red pepper flakes (for a touch of heat), garlic powder, onion powder, paprika, and fennel seeds (optional but adds great flavor). Thoroughly mix the ingredients and then form into patties.
How to Make the Best Country Breakfast Skillet
Alright, let’s cook up this epic breakfast and start the New Year with some lasting food memories, starting with prepping the ribeye steaks, the pancake batter, and the sausage patties.
Rub the steak with FYR BLK Hot Sauce and sprinkle on some Smoked Garlic Jalapeno Lager Rub. Set it aside until you’re ready to grill it. If you bought some country sausage meat, go ahead and form the patties.
The Skillet & Pancakes
Fire up the grill to a medium-high heat of 375° degrees F and set your large cast iron griddle over the fire.
Now, let’s cook the bacon and sausage, flipping them often until the bacon’s crispy and the sausage hits 165° degrees F (around 6-8 minutes). Set them aside on a plate covered in a paper towel and cover with aluminum foil to keep warm.
Time for the crispy potatoes! Throw the bite-sized pieces in the cast-iron pan in a single layer and let them cook in the sausage and bacon fat for 20-25 minutes until they’re golden.
In the last few minutes, hit them with my FYR GLD Hot Sauce, salt, pepper, and garlic powder. Once they’re golden and crisp, set them aside too.
Now, toss that steak on the hot grill grates, and let it hit 120°F internal temperature (about 5-6 minutes per side). When it’s done, let it rest for 8-10 minutes.
Pancake time! Pour your batter into a large cast iron skillet and cook them up in batches. The trick to perfect pancakes is only flipping them once bubbles have formed on the surface and popped.
Once the pancakes are done, stack them, set them aside, and keep warm.
Bring back the prepared potatoes to the skillet, make a ring, and add 1-2 tablespoons of butter in the center. Crack your eggs in the middle and cook them up to your liking.
Assembling the Country Breakfast Skillet
Now, for finishing the Country Skillet Breakfast. Bring back the pancakes, sausage, bacon, and the rested steak (sliced against the grain), and arrange them around the edges of the eggs and potatoes.
Pull the skillet off the heat and let it rest for a minute. Top it all off with chopped parsley and some drizzles of FYR RED Hot Sauce and then let everyone dig in!
Oh, and don’t forget to shower those pancakes with butter and maple syrup. It’s time to savor every bite!
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What to Serve with the Country Breakfast Skillet
This breakfast skillet is a complete meal on its own, but some freshly squeezed orange juice along with steaming cups of coffee are the perfect sidekicks.
How to Store Leftovers & Reheat
It’s a lot of food, so leftovers are likely! After they have cooled to room temperature, store the components separately in airtight containers and keep them in the fridge for 3-5 days.
When your stomach is finally ready for more, reheat the individual portions in aluminum foil pouches over medium heat on the grill.
Another idea: You can also make some killer breakfast burritos with your leftovers! Just chop up the steak and add your potatoes, bacon, sausage, and maybe add in some shredded cheese.
Country Breakfast Skillet FAQs
When it comes to the steak for the Country Breakfast Skillet, go ahead and get as adventurous as you like. Sirloin Steak, NY Strip Steak, and Filet Mignon are some more great options!
Yup! After making it, store it in the fridge until you’re ready to flip some pancakes.
If you want less heat for the potatoes and prefer to skip the hot sauce, some chopped green bell pepper cooked alongside the potatoes would be epic.
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Country Breakfast Skillet
- Slather the steak with my FYR BLK Hot Sauce and season with my Smoked Garlic Jalapeno Lager Rub all over. Set to the side till ready to cook.
- Next, mix your pancake batter and set it to the side.
- If you're using ground breakfast sausage, form it into small patties.
- Preheat the fire to a medium-high temperature of about 375 degrees F. Set the large cast iron griddle or skillet over the fire.
- Add your bacon and sausage to cook in the skillet making sure to flip them every 45-60 seconds. When the bacon is crispy and the sausage is 165 degrees F internally (about 6-8 minutes), pull them off and keep warm.
- Add your diced potatoes to the skillet and cook for about 20-25 minutes or until golden brown on the outside. During the last 5-7 minutes, add some of my FYR GLD Hot sauce, salt, pepper, and garlic powder. Cook until tender and crispy. Once done, pull off and keep warm.
- Next, add your steak to the grill to cook until the internal temperature reaches 120 degrees F (about 5-6 minutes per side). Once the steaks are done cooking, pull them off and let them rest for 10 minutes.
- Finally, pour your pancake batter into a hot skillet and cook in batches. Once done, pull off and keep warm.
- When everything is done, add your potatoes back to the skillet. Spread the potatoes making a large ring in the skillet and add some butter to the center. Add your eggs into the middle and fry to preference. Add the rest of the cooked ingredients to the skillet for serving.
- Remove the skillet off heat and let it rest for 1 minute. Serve the whole skillet topped with some chopped parsley and my FYR RED Hot Sauce. Don’t forget to top your pancakes with butter and maple syrup. Enjoy!