Breakfast is the most important meal of the day because it kick-starts our metabolism and gives the energy our bodies need to accomplish various tasks. This is why I make sure that I always prepare healthy morning meals for the family.

One of our kitchen staples is the potato. They are an extremely versatile ingredient and really healthy, too! We enjoy having them for breakfast, lunch, snack, and dinner. They can be baked, fried, mashed, roasted, sauteed, you name it. 

Potatoes area nutrient-dense vegetable that provides the energy, potassium, and vitamin C to fuel our day, just what my growing kids need! Aside from that, they are also a good source of protein, fiber, iron, and vitamin B6. 

What amazes me is the amount of vitamin C in a medium-sized potato (148 g). Did you know it has 27 mg of Vitamin C per serving or 30% of the daily value?

  • Vitamin C is a water-soluble vitamin that acts as antioxidant stabilizing free radicals, thus helping to prevent cellular damage.
  • Vitamin C aids in collagen production; assists with iron absorption and helps heal wounds and keep your gums healthy.
  • Vitamin C may help support the body’s immune system.

I’m sharing this delicious potato breakfast recipe. These U.S. Potato Hash Brown Breakfast Cups are filling, nutritious, and quite easy to prep.I used frozen hash browns for that extra crunch. My kids love them and ask for them everytime!

U.S. Potato Hash Brown Breakfast Cups

Ingredients :

For the Hash brown cups :

  • 6 pcs of U.S. potato hashbrown
  • 1 cup shredded cheddar cheese
  • 3 tbsp of olive oil
  • 1 pinch of salt and pepper to taste

For the egg and veggie mixture :

  • 3 eggs
  • 1 cup of spinanch
  • 1/2 cup of tomatoes
  • 1/2 of chives
  • 1/2 tcup of ham (fried)
  • 1 pinch of salt and pepper to taste

Procedure :

  1. Preheat oven to 350 ºF degrees.
  2. Spray a muffin tray with cooking spray.
  3. Thaw hash browns.
  4. In a medium bowl, combine hash browns, olive oil, cheddar cheese, salt and pepper. Stir until well combined.
  5. Evenly scoop hash brown mixture into the six muffin cups and press firmly down on the bottom and side to create a cup or basket-like mold.
  6. Bake hash brown cups for 15–18 minutes and remove from oven.
  7. Fry the ham and cut it into small squares.
  8. In another medium bowl, crack three eggs and whisk them together.
  9. Add spinach, tomatoes, chives, cheese, ham and salt and pepper to taste. Stir until well combined.
  10. Evenly distribute egg mixture into hash brown cups and cook for 20–22 minutes.
  11. Allow to cool and use a knife to loosen hash brown cups from the pan.
  12. Garnish with chives.

Thanks to Potatoes USA, U.S. potatoes are now available in the Philippines in three forms: frozen potatoes, table-stock or fresh potatoes, and dehydrated potatoes :

  • Frozen U.S. potatoes are premium potatoes quick-frozen in a state-of-the-art process that locks in flavor and nutrients. With the U.S. being the only country in the world with mandatory USDA Grading standards for frozen potatoes, the quality of the final frozen product is assured. This means that all the flavor, as well as vitamin C, potassium, iron, vitamin B6 and fiber have all been locked into frozen U.S. potatoes. Themost popular types are frozen straight cut, wedges, crinkle-cut fries, lattice/basket weave cuts, curly fries, hash browns and tater drums.
  • Fresh U.S. table stock potatoes are the pick of the crop, carefully sized and graded based on standards of the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA). There are over 100 different varieties of U.S. potatoes, but they are fit into seven different categories: russet, red, white, yellow, blue/purple, fingerling and petite.
  • U.S. dehydrated potatoes can be quickly reconstituted into the best and fastest-made mashed potatoes ever, or as an ingredient in a wide array of dishes. You can use it for soups, stews, and sauces, or to add texture and make bread and cakes fluffy. U.S. dehy has a great number of food applications ranging from pizza crust to native kakanin.

Be sure to grab U.S. potatoes on your next grocery run and add them to your dishes! You’re not only buying quality, but a nutritious all-around superfood. U.S. potatoes are available in supermarkets and groceries nationwide. To know more about U.S. potatoes, visit Potato Goodness or follow Potatoes USA-Philippines on Facebook and Instagram.

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