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Breakfast should never be boring. And it never will be again if you have these fries that are topped with breakfast sausage, bacon, runny eggs, and a dairy-free sauce!
I recently made Pizza Fries on the blog and loved it so much that I wanted to come up with a breakfast alternative. And since my friends at Rivers and Roads Coffee have breakfast fries as an option on their menu, I finally decided to make it happen on the blog! These fries are made in the air fryer to create the crispiest fries without deep frying, and they are topped with all your favorite breakfast toppings! You know how these fries could be even better?? If they were topped with my Biscuits & Gravy toppings! OMG ADDING THAT TO MY CREATION LIST NOW!!
OMG you guys…I go to France on Saturday!! I’ve traveled to a handful of cool places, but never to Europe!! I think because I mostly just want stunning beaches and the Caribbean is so easy to get to compared to Europe. But I’m finally taking the plunge and have a flight on Saturday to go to Paris, France for a fun meet-up! Back in August I announced I was hosting a meet-up out there and some of you guys signed up for it, and I can’t believe it’s finally here!! We kick off the trip in Paris then the rest of the trip is spent in Burgundy! We plan go on a ton of wine tasting, bike around vineyards, take a cooking class, and eat ALL the baked goods! I plan to fully embrace the European pastries while I’m out there.
Whenever I’m in the US, which is 99% of the time, I eat gluten-free. Our grains are sprayed with all kinds of pesticides and so processed. It’s sketch AF. But when I was in New Zealand, I ate WHATEVER I wanted. I ate all kinds of meat pies, bread baskets, and baked goods, and had absolutely no issue whatsoever. So I plan to do the same in France. Croissants? Yes please. Éclair? Yep. Kouign Amann? I don’t even know what that is but I’m eating it. From what I hear, pastries and wine are just a way of life out there so I plan to embrace those traditions.
Have you been to Paris or anywhere else in France?! What are some must-try pastries I need to add to my list?! And any must-pack items?! It looks like we may have a rainy week ahead of us so I’m thinking lots of rain jackets need to be added to my list. I also need to add a few French words to my repertoire. I mostly just don’t want to look like a stupid tourist who knows nothing about the culture. Which is correct. I need to learn how to lie. Any tips and tricks? Teach my your European ways!
- Prep Time: 15 minutes
- Cook Time: 1 hour 15 minutes
- Total Time: 1 hour 30 minutes
- Yield: 4-6 1x
- 1/2 pound bacon
- 2 pounds yukon gold potatoes (or whatever white or sweet potato you prefer), cut into fry slices
- 2–3 tablespoons avocado oil
- hefty pinch of salt
- 1 pound breakfast sausage
- 4 eggs (or more depending on the number of people you are serving)
- 1/3 cup dairy-free cheese (I used Siete Foods Nacho Cheese Queso)
- 1/2 avocado, thinly sliced
- 1 tablespoon chopped fresh chives
- salt and pepper, to taste
- Preheat oven to 375 degrees F. Line a baking sheet with aluminum foil then place a wire rack on top. Spray wire rack with avocado oil spray, place pieces of bacon flat on the wire rack and place in oven to bake for around 20 minutes, until slightly crispy. Chop into pieces then set aside. Leave oven on.
- While the bacon cooks, cut potatoes into fry slices, toss in avocado oil, and sprinkle with salt. Place in an air fryer without overcrowding the basket (I had to cook my potatoes in 3 batches) and cook at 390 degrees F for 15-18 minutes, tossing every 4-5 minutes, until potatoes are crispy.
- While the potatoes are cooking, place a large nonstick sauté pan over medium heat, add breakfast sausage and break into small pieces, cooking until no pink remains, about 10 minutes. Set aside.
- In the hot pan with the remaining fat (about 2-3 tablespoons), turn the heat down to low, then crack 4 eggs into the pan to cook for 5-7 minutes, until whites are cooked through and yolks are still runny.
- Heat up dairy-free cheese in a saucepan or in the microwave until warm.
- To make sure everything is the same temperature, add the fries to the wire rack, top with the crumbled breakfast sausage, and bacon, and place in oven to bake for 5 minutes.
- Top fries with eggs, dairy-free cheese, sliced avocado, chives, and sprinkle with a pinch of salt and pepper.
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32 thoughts on “Breakfast Fries”
David Lebovitz has some funny posts on his website about french culture that are worth checking out. I read his book The Sweet Life in Paris recently and he had me wanting to sell everything, quit my job and move to france!
i’ll check that out!
Macarons! They are delightful and actually gluten free!
always!! love macarons so much!
Definitely have some pain au chocolate ( pronounced “peh-n o shock-o-lot”) These are crossaint-like buns filled with deliciousness ? I also drank a ton of Orangina and strawberry Volvic, which is flavored water but much better tasting than what we have in the US. Just saying a few words like please, thank you, and hello go a long way ?
yummmmmmm!! so excited for all the food and drink!
Europe is amazing! Don’t forget to pack your travel adapters for your blow dryer and iphone.
Wedge sandals for the cobblestone streets too. Have fun
good call, totally forgot about that!!
Crepes. All of the crepes! And the cathedral across from Notre Dame, Sainte-Chapelle, is amazing!
i can’t believe i forgot about crepes! definitely on the list now!
Agree – crepes are a must. Get them from the hole-in-the-wall places (even windows-in-the-wall places). Nutella crepes, which are touristy, but … still. Gotta. Number one must have: Macarons. In every freakin’ flavor. My favorite are raspberry but there is no bad macaron. They are sold virtually every where — each patisserie claiming to have the best in Paris. Take the challenge! Also. Cheese. Just – cheese. Have an AWESOME trip.
definitely adding crepes to the list! and macarons are ALWAYS on the list!
Paris is the best! St. Germaine District was my favorite and happy hours are great.
I spoke no French, but when ordering would say, “puis-je avoir ….” which is may I have (sounds like boujie with a p )
Seconding pain au chocolate.
Crepes next to Notre Dame. Gelato from Amorino( may be a chain, but it’s INCREDIBLE). Baguettes everywhere. Potatoes in duck fat.
Drink champagne or wine on the lawn in front of the Eiffel Tower and watch it sparkle on the hour!
You can walk from miles so good shoes!
omg all of this sounds AMAZING!!
If you like lemon, tarte au citron! Mouth-watering. With a glass of rose wine or champagne or both. In my experience, if you are polite, the French are as friendly and helpful as people from any other country. It’s just those travelers who expect everything to be like it is in the US ( it’s just not… you have to pay for public restrooms, for example) and then whine about it….those people will be treated rudely, but they deserve it. And yes there is no RoundUp in French flour! Makes it so much more digestible. Enjoy!!!
LOVE lemon! i’ll add that to my list!
If you have time, check out Montmartre! The Moulin Rouge theater is there, and the neighborhood is so charming! Plus, the views from Sacre Coeur are incredible.
thanks for the recommendation!
Oh! I thought of something else….on Boule St Germain there is a restaurant called Leon de Bruxelles. We had one of the best meals of my life….mussels, frites (fries), and beer. OMG. It sounds so simple, and it is, but it was absolutely amazing and still one of my favorite meals ever! Those three things together are a revelation. My hubby and I still talk about it 17 years later, ha!
yummmmmm! omg i’m so excited for all the food!
Native Parisian writing here (ok my family left France when I was 2, but I’ve spent about a week in Paris minimum every year of my life, so I feel like I have SOME sense).
Explore Montmartre, seriously it’s an awesome area. Find a cafe to sit in, order some coffee and just people watch. Also there are some fun boutiques to explore.
Go to Rue Des Rosiers, and get falafel from Las Du Falafel. Have them add harissa. Don’t get the shwarma or anything else (it’s good but not as good). Best falafel in the world and I’ve had it in Israel/all over the middle east. The line looks intimidating but it moves fast. Get it to go and eat it leaning against a nearby building.
Cafe Brieizh cafe in the Marais (near the falafel place, in general the Marais is a lot of fun with lots of great boutique shopping to be done on Rues Des Francs Bourgeois) for crepes. Better than what you’ll get an any stand, I promise!
Easy to go sandwiches (simple with just the best bread EVER, ham, butter and cheese) Caractère de Cochon
Chez Janou for dinner. Awesome atmosphere, great French classics and HOLY S*IT THEIR CHOCOLATE MOUSSE IS THE BEST EVER
La Mangerie — awesome super cool tapas place with really, really cool vibes and really great food. Also in the Marais, right around the corner from Place Des Vosges, which is one of my favorite spots in Paris to just sit and watch people go by.
Also if you have time, walk the Jardin Tuleries near the louver. Generally–just walk everywhere. As long as you know what your “home” metro spot is you’re never lost in Paris. You’re never more than 2-3 blocks from a metro station so if you feel lost, find the metro, navigate home! It’s a city best explored by wandering, stopping into whatever coffee shop/pastry shop looks good and taking it from there.
This isn’t French food at all, but the best Vietnamese food I’ve ever had is in Paris. It’s a place called Nouvelle Hawaiian in the 19th, in Belleville. It’s definitely off the beaten path, but their bo bun is one of the top 3 things I’ve ever eaten.
wow you are the absolute sweetest to write in all these recommendations! i’m not sure if i’ll have time to hit many of these places since we already have an itinerary planned, but i will try my best!! thank you Maissa! you rock!
There is actually a gluten free bakery in Paris called Noglu (or No Glu?) that had the MOST AMAZING gluten free baguettes and pastries. I dabbled in a little gluten, but it was nice to have a place that was 100% gluten free! delicious!
a couple people have recommended that spot!! hoping to make it in there!
I go to Paris about once a year for work, and my best tip is to always say “bonjour” to the shop owner/waiter/whoever is working at the place you go into. North Americans often get a bad rap over there for being rude, but I think it’s because we often don’t greet service people immediately. In France, not acknowledging people at a business is considered SUPER rude. So walk in and say “hi” (in French) right away, and you’ll always be off on the right foot 🙂
done and done!!
Paris was such a dream. I recall eating my face off in chocolate and French pastries. Best half of a week ever! However, it was so long ago, I honestly forget what places I visited that were food-related, but do go visit all the monuments like Chateau de Versailles, the Eiffel Tower, and le Louvre! I wouldn’t mind returning for more French bread and coffee. YUM YUM.
you gotta go back!! it was the best!! so much amazing food!
What is your suggestion if you do not have an air fryer? Besides getting one. Haha. Would oven roasted fries be the same? Or should I deep fry?
you can definitely roast them, they just won’t be quite as crispy. and you can also deep fry them, too! here are two different ways to cook them –
I’ve been eyeing this recipe for a while. With quarantine, I knew we needed a morale boost at home. OMG– this was the bomb. Totally restaurant-worthy. We made it for dinner (which I recommend since it was a little time intensive for a breakfast). SO good. My 3 kids and hubby scarfed this down. Next time, we would make more fries as we were fighting over the last few. Can’t wait to try your other loaded fries recipe next. You def gave us a morale boost with this recipe– thanks!
These are so delicious. Everyone of my family loves. Definitely will become a new staple. Do you happen to have nutritional information?