Let’s take your breakfast from drab to fab! This skillet is soo good: sausage with thyme, hashbrowns & spinach, topped with a fried egg, creamy dijon sauce and a very special, savory tomato jam. Easy recipe (no grating potatoes or chopping veggies)!
I love making one-pan breakfast skillets because you don't have to dirty multiple dishes, and they're sooo easy to make. I used to go camping a good bit, too, and you can't beat eating a breakfast like this beside a campfire.
This skillet is prepared the same way as others, but I've added a couple of twists that make ALL the difference in the flavor! First, I seasoned the sausage with a tablespoon of fresh thyme, paprika, garlic powder and some freshly cracked black pepper before cooking it in the skillet. I also made sure my skillet was hot before cooking the frozen potatoes (store-bought---GASP!)...making sure the skillet is hot and well-oiled before cooking the hashbrowns helps them crisp up nicely. Even still, this isn't too terribly different from other breakfast skillet recipes.
But those recipes don't include this tomato jam. We just started carrying it in our online pantry, so I am pretty excited to share this recipe with you all.
I'll be fully transparent with you all. I'm not a fresh tomato fan. I'll eat them in a super yummy pico dip when they're disguised by all the other goodies, but apart from that, I cannot handle a fresh tomato. I'll eat them cooked all day long, and don't you dare ask for one order of fried green tomatoes to share. "I'll have the entire order to myself, please." Ha!
But, I am a bit timid when it comes to trying something foreign when that something is "tomatoey." I am sooo glad I went out on a limb to try this tomato jam, y'all, because it is so different and delicious, and it made this breakfast skillet feel extra fancy.
Creamy Dijon Sauce:
This sauce is the other star player that makes this skillet taste special. There's nothing to it, either...mayo, dijon mustard, lemon juice, steak sauce and bacon bits. It's the perfect amount of creaminess mixed with just a little tang, and it adds exactly what is needed without overpowering the other ingredients.