I love breakfast, though I usually eat it for lunch or dinner rather than in the morning. I remember my mom making breakfast for dinner and thinking that it was a special treat. Later, as I had a family of my own and working all day to come home to the task of making dinner I realized it was probably more of a treat for her to not have to spend a lot of time preparing a meal. Whatever the reason or whenever you eat it, this ‘breakfast’ includes a little bit of everything and you make it all in one pan (which is always a bonus).


  • 2 strips clean bacon, chopped (optional)
  • 2 hardboiled eggs, chopped (optional)
  • 2 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 pound new potatoes, sliced (about 1/4 inch thick)
  • 1 large shallot, thinly sliced
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 pound asparagus, trimmed and cut into 1 inch pieces
  • zest and juice from 1/2 a lemon
  • 1 tsp fresh thyme
  • sea salt and fresh ground pepper to taste


  1. In a large skillet over medium high heat, cook the bacon until crisp. Remove with a slotted spoon to a plate lined with paper towel. (If omiting the bacon just start with step 2)
  2. Add the olive oil to the pan with any remaining bacon drippings and add the sliced potatoes. Season with salt and pepper.

    Add potatoes and onions to the pan

  3. Once the potatoes start to brown, add the sliced shallot and garlic and saute 1-2 minutes.

    Add asparagus and thyme to the pan

  4. Add in the asparagus, thyme and a pinch more salt. Saute 3-4 minutes until the asparagus is tender but still has a little crunch.
  5. Turn off the heat and sprinkle the lemon juice and zest over the top.
  6. Garnish with the bacon and chopped hard boiled eggs.

Nutritional Info:

Makes 2 servings.

Nutrients per serving:  Calories: 364, Cal. from Fat: 119, Total Fat: 14g, Sat. Fat: 2g, Carbs: 58g, Fiber: 4g, Sugars: 2g, Protein: 6g, Sodium: 0mg, Chol: 0mg


Any leftovers can be stored in a sealed container in the fridge for up to 2 days.

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  1. Vicki Newman says:

    What kind of clean bacon do you use and where do you get it? Thanks!

    • Kristy says:

      Hi Vicki,
      We use Applegate Organic Sunday bacon. Applegate is available in many stores. Even our local chain store carries it. If you go to the Applegate website you can locate a store for your area. Thanks for your inquiry.~Kristy


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