Thursday, June 30, 2011

Movie Mayhem

When the remake of the Cowboy Flick True Grit was initially released, my husband wanted to see it really badly. At the time we had a newborn baby and trips to the movie theater were not on our daily agenda. So, in order to fulfill his desire he did a bad thing. He tried to download a bootleg version of the film on our home laptop. As it often goes when you do bad things, karma smacks you in the face. Mid download - our laptop crashed. Great! I had nothing to do with this illegal transaction, but now I had to suffer the consequences. Luckily (for him), he is an IT guy so he was able to fix the laptop in a few days and we were back in business. And he learned his lesson and figured he would have to wait to see the movie until he could do it legally.

Well about 3 weeks ago he announced that the new Tuesday release on OnDemand would be True Grit. He was so excited that he would finally see the movie he had patiently after not so patiently waited for for several months. I wanted to do something fun the night he had planned to watch the movie so I decided we would do a campfire breakfast for dinner. It was great fun using the skillet on the grill top and we had a blast cooking up dinner in the backyard pretending we were cowboys.....

Campfire Fried Eggs with Bacon Potato Hash
Adapted from Martha Stewart Living June 2011

  • 1 pound baby Yukon Gold potatoes
  • 8 ounces thick sliced bacon
  • Coarse salt and freshly ground pepper
  • Extra-virgin olive oil
  • 8 large eggs
  • 3 green onions, chopped (green parts only)
  1. Cook potatoes in a large saucepan of boiling water until tender, about 15 minutes. Drain.

  2. Cook bacon in a cast-iron skillet set over a campfire or on a medium-high grill,

  3. turning occasionally, until crisp, about 10 minutes. Remove bacon, let cool slightly; crumble. Discard all but 3 tablespoons of the bacon grease. Leave the remaining grease in the skillet

  4. Add potatoes to skillet, lightly smash each using the back of a spoon, and cook until just starting to brown, about 5 minutes.

  5. Season with salt and pepper. Stir green onions into hash.

  6. Stir crumbled bacon into skillet.

    Push hash to one side of skillet.
  7. Working in batches, and adding oil as needed, crack 4 eggs into skillet,

season with salt and pepper, and cook until desired. Serve eggs with hash.

Click Here for My Adapted Printable Recipe


Kerstin said...

How cute you made a themed dinner to go along with your movie! Potatoes and bacon always make me so happy :)

Sush said...

Oh my, how am I going to cook such a divine supper on the grill when we are forecast to have Blow Torch weather this weekend in NC? And I do love the idea of the cast iron skillet on the open fire. Well dang gurl, I'm gonna have to put this recipe on hold until the hot spell breaks.

Thanks for another wonderful recipe!


Jade said...

What a great idea! It really was a great movie. Love the themed dinner.

MaryBeth said...

Happy 4th of July Weekend! A very cool way to enjoy a good western movie. we saw it about 2 weeks ago, thought it was good but really loved the original better.

Todd said...

I saw the finished product pic at the top and my heart jumped. That looks soooo good. I've done a version with Cooking Light's Herb Roasted Potatoes that's similar. If you ever do a book of recipes, that should be the cover photo!!

Desi said...

Wow I've never seen baby Yukon Golds that small! Too cute! This has my name written all over it... bacon, potatoes, eggs, campfire?! I wanted to let you know about my cookbook giveaway that is going on right now until July 16th. Stop on by to enter! Hope you are having a great week :)