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Alton Brown's 'Man Breakfast' with Bacon, Eggs, and Hash Browns

No, I did not make up the "man breakfast" thing. It's actually in Alton Brown's Good Eats 3: The Later Years. While you can argue about the name, my wife can attest to the fact that females can enjoy this meal, too. I mean, what's not to love about properly made hash browns with eggs and bacon? But the best part is that this meal comes together so quickly.

While the bacon cooks, you grate the potatoes. When the bacon is done, you remove the strips, and then cook the potatoes in the bacon fat. While those crisp up, the eggs cook slowly in a separate skillet. Then you just toss everything on to the same plate and dig in. There are a few tricks employed—the grated potatoes are squeezed in a towel to remove as much water as possible—but mostly this is remarkably straightforward and totally satisfying.

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