As much fun as it is to eat a pancake or doughnut in the morning, there are times when heartier dishes are in order. Enter breakfast disco fries. Like breakfast nachos, the disco fries are a massive meal that’s fit for a crowd, yet easy enough to make on a lazy Sunday morning (probably without even needing to hit the grocery store).

Rip open a package of frozen french fries (or heck, use those leftover takeout fries from last night), dump them on a sheet pan, and bake until crispy. Meanwhile, fry up a bunch of bacon. Don’t toss the drippings though, you’ll need them for the next step: a zingy red eye gravy with beef stock, tomato juice, onions, and coffee—this stuff could actually create world peace if used properly. Fry a few eggs, and melt some shredded cheese over the cooked fries. Top the fries with the fries eggs and a heavy pour of gravy. 

Breakfast Disco Fries

  • Yields: 4 1-cup servings
  • Hands-On Time: 25 minutes
  • Total Time: 35 minutes

Ingredients

Directions

  1. Bake French fries according to package directions.

  2. Meanwhile, cook bacon in a large nonstick skillet over medium, turning occasionally, until crispy, 8 to 10 minutes. Transfer bacon to a plate lined with paper towels to drain, reserving drippings in skillet. Break bacon strips into pieces. Add onion to skillet; cook, stirring often, until tender and translucent, 2 to 3 minutes. Add flour, and cook, stirring constantly, until incorporated, about 2 minutes. Stir in milk, broth, coffee, and tomato juice; cook, stirring occasionally, until thickened, about 15 minutes. Stir in salt and pepper. Remove from heat, and cover to keep warm.

  3. Sprinkle cheese over French fries. Return to oven, and bake at 425°F until cheese melts, 1 to 2 minutes. Top evenly with fried eggs, bacon, and gravy. Sprinkle with chives, and serve immediately.

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