It seems I am in a constant state of negotiating. If I do this, will you do that? This method seems like the only reasonable way to get through to my fiancee. If situations and themes are not broken down for him and presented as a way to leverage, then he’s not interested. For instance, once when we were walking through Target, I happened upon a full array of cast-iron pans. My heart danced a little jig, and my batted eyes winked at the display with a flirtatious smirk. I was completely lost in the wonderlust of cast iron, practically waltzing over to select my pan of choice and then place it in the cart. Like a giant needle the doomed words of my fiancee came bursting through my cast-iron bubble. “You don’t need that pan,” he muttered, crushing my hopes. I quickly turned to him and said, “I have always wanted a cast-iron pan. My grandfather has one that he has had for years, and it is perfectly seasoned from decades of cooking in it. Plus, they usually cost a small fortune, and I can’t believe how reasonably priced they are here.” He didn’t look convinced; he just gave me a hard stare. I continued: “I would be able to make you steak, fried chicken, and breakfast potatoes on the bar-b-que. We can put this pan in an oven or on our grill when we are bar-b-queing.” His eyes then softened and morphed into sparkly gems. He said, “Wow, if you can make me breakfast potatoes on the grill, then by all means we need that pan.” I guess all he heard was “breakfast on the grill.”
This past Sunday, as promised, I made him his first meal of the day on the grill. We feasted on eggs, Aidells chicken sausages, French bread, potatoes from Idaho and a fresh berry salad! Lucky for me, I picked up all my breakfast ingredients at Target the same day I got my new treasured cast iron pan. Sound good to you, too? In just 6 simple steps, you can also have a drool-worthy spread to enjoy. Learn how, here!
Breakfast on the Grill 1 of 7
Everything tastes better on the grill — breakfast included!
Pre-boil Potatoes 2 of 7
I like to pre-boil my potatoes. This step can be done the night before if you're pressed for time in the morning.
Drain Water from Potatoes 3 of 7
Next, place potatoes in a strainer and drain the boiling water.
Cast-iron Pan 4 of 7
Now on to the fun stuff! Place the cast-iron pan right on the hot bar-b-que. Then pour in the pre-boiled potatoes and olive oil.
Add Onions 5 of 7
Sprinkle potatoes with chopped onions to add a bit of flavor.
Sprinkle in Some Paprika And Salt 6 of 7
Sprinkle with paprika and salt. Close the lid on the bar-b-que and cook potatoes in the cast-iron pan for 30 minutes.
Enjoy the Final Product! 7 of 7
While the potatoes are on the grill, start on the sausage and toast. If your grill has a side burner, make some eggs. Or scramble the eggs in the pan with the potatoes. And last but certainly not least? Dig in, and enjoy!
Ingredients For Breakfast Potatoes:
- 5 – Russet potatoes
- 3 – tablespoons olive oil
- 1/3 – cup chopped onion
- 1/2 – tablespoon smoked paprika
- 1 – teaspoon salt
- Peel and cut potatoes into 2 inch chunks.
- Fill a medium pot halfway with water and bring to a boil. Then pour in potato chunks and boil for 10 minutes.
- Drain potatoes and set to the side. These three steps can be done the night before, as a time saver.
- Heat up the bar-b-que.
- Place cast iron pan on the grill and add potatoes, and olive oil to the pan. Give it a good mix.
- Sprinkle with onion, salt, and paprika.
- Cover bar-b-que with lid and allow potatoes to cook for 20 to 30 minutes or until perfectly crisp.
- Serve hot off the grill with eggs, sausage, and toast
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