Egg Scramble – “Hobo”

11 May


Although breakfast is my least favorite meal to eat, I definitely like to prepare it. For a couple years I worked at a restaurant that served breakfast, and learned a couple cool dishes. The one you see above we called a “hobo” , which may not be the most politically correct term out there for it. Luckily, the chances of offending a homeless person is pretty low, since I assume that most homeless people a) don’t have access to the internet and b) don’t visit this site when they do get online.

A hobo is probably called that because it’s made by throwing a bunch of ingredients into a single pan. As far as I know, it always contains eggs, cheese, and potatoes, and some sort of meat. I like making this dish because it’s an easy way to get rid of leftover meat, as well as ingesting a good amount of healthy coconut oil.

You’ll Need:
6 eggs, mixed
2 russet potatoes, diced
1/2 onion, diced
1 cup grated cheddar cheese (we used Kerrygold Ballyshannon cheese)
1 cup pre-cooked meat (ham, bacon, salami, sausage, etc), chopped
1/4 tsp dried parsley
1/2 cup coconut oil

Warm the oil on med-high heat for a few minutes, then add the potatoes. Saute them, stirring often until the potatoes soften and start to brown. Add the onions and meat and reduce the heat to medium, continuing to saute and stir until the onions are translucent. Pour in the eggs, and let them cook for about a minute before stirring slowly. As the egg hardens, add all but a little of the cheese and stir together until the cheese melts and the eggs are cooked through. Remove from heat, and sprinkle on the rest of the cheese and the parsley. Add salt and pepper to taste. Serves two.

Feel free to experiment with the ingredients: mushrooms, zucchini, seafood, etc.

3 Responses to “Egg Scramble – “Hobo””

  1. Pohl May 15, 2011 at 5:30 pm #

    Hey! I decided to try this out even though I usually hate breakfast food. I really enjoyed it! It was first time cooking with coconut oil too.

    • Russ Crandall May 15, 2011 at 11:26 pm #

      Thanks Mr. Pohl! I’m glad you liked the dish. Coconut oil is very healthy and relatively flavorless. Unfortunately, it’s also a tad expensive! :(

  2. catholhu February 12, 2014 at 12:28 am #

    This is exactly the kind of breakfast I’ve always enjoyed cooking and eating. I never knew it to be called a “hobo”, but I think that’s great. A hobo is a vagrant who seeks work to support himself as opposed to tramps, who will only work when forced to do so, and bums, who won’t work at all. Hobos choose to remain unattached to real estate, preferring the freedom to wander far and wide seeking new experiences and friendships. Of course, they must travel light, and would do well to have a single pan in which to fry up this delicious dish.

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