This is another idea that I have been thinking about. An old friend of mine used to cook this for me for brunch. He would use red potatoes and he would go about saying how underrated red potatoes are. He usually just use finely diced red potatoes with some eggs.
So I thought why not take his idea (I'm pretty sure he wouldn't mind) and add some bak kwa. I am not sure if this will work well with other types of potatoes. And I think he is absolutely right, red potatoes are indeed underrated and underused.
You can use bacon, but the cooking process will be different. You have to cook the bacon 1st and add it in the same time as the potatoes. 1 key note to add. Par-cooking the potatoes 1st makes a lot of difference. So, do not skip the step. Give this a try as this is perfect for brunch or breakfast.
Red Potatoes, 1 KG
Sea Salt, Pinch
Duck Fat / High Quality Olive Oil, 2 TBSP
Red Onion Finely Sliced, 1
Black Pepper, Pinch
Garlic Finely Minced, 3 Cloves
Bak Kwa Homemade / Bacon Finely Diced, 150g
Chili Flakes, Pinch
Cheddar Cheese, For Grating
Parsley Finely Chopped, For Garnishing
12" Skillet / Pan
Please visit my "Bak Kwa" page for the recipe.
Wash the potatoes thoroughly.
Finely dice the potatoes and transfer into a pot.
Fill the pot with water to fully submerge the potatoes.
Season with salt and bring it up to a boil.
Remove any scum on the surface.
Cook until the potatoes are fork tender.
Drain and set it aside.
In a skillet over medium heat, add duck fat.
Once the duck fat has melted, add in onion.
Season with salt and pepper.
Saute until lightly caramelized.
Add in garlic and saute until aromatic.
Followed by the potatoes and bak kwa.
*If you are using bacon, cook the bacon in the skillet 1st (before the onion) until just about crispy. Remove and set it aside. Add it in the same time as the potatoes.*
Taste and adjust seasonings with salt and pepper.
Add in some chili flakes and saute until well combined.
Create 3 cradles.
Crack an egg into a cup and slide the egg onto the cradle.
Repeat the steps with the remaining eggs.
Grate some cheddar over the top.
Cover and cook for about 2 to 3 mins or until the eggs are set and the cheese has melted.
Remove from heat and garnish with parsley.
Potatolicious and eggcellent...