Guest post: breakfast for the famished father

Fun with food while solo in the kitchen!

I am thrilled to offer, for your enjoyment, a guest post from my charming, patient and supportive husband, who is the best recipe taste-tester in the world and an excellent cook in his own right.  While I was out of town recently (and therefore not able to cook for him), he prepared this dish and took the the time to document it all. As soon as I read the email he sent me, I knew it simply had to be shared.


Are you looking for ways to supplement the Father friendly breakfast of Chips n’Dip which is on the regular menu when the mother is away? …. Perhaps trying to serve these two food staples in a different form will work for your famished father. The following recipe was inspired by my recent trip to ….. the fridge.  With plenty of father friendly ingredients and mother friendly choices it was difficult to select the potatoes, cheese, bacon, butter, more cheese and ketchup necessary to make this delicacy.. Not sure about you, but sometimes it is difficult to eat too much of these items separately without getting caught… so blending them together is a convenient way to hide that fact under the guise of “cooking” :>)))). PS… Because this recipe uses so many critical care food groups, don’t forget to apologize to the mother that the kale, walnuts, avocado, apples and fresh tomatoes were left behind and will have to be consumed by her upon return. 

Fridge ingredients:

  • Potatoes: Check
  • Cheese: Check
  • Bacon: Check
  • Butter: Check
  • More cheese: Check
  • Egg: Check


  • Five minute Breakfast Sandwich maker
  • Knife


Step 1: Mix it all together except for the Butter, Bacon and Egg. You’ll need these later. Leave out some of the “more cheese” for a garnish (YUM).

Step 2: Make sure step 1 is perfect. Take photo of a reasonable amount of cheese…


Step 3: Grate more cheese.

Step 4: Shape two potato patties. Make sure there is plenty of cheese in the mix to hold potato together. Nothing better than a breakfast sandwich with cheese or is that a cheese sandwich with breakfast. :>)))

Step 5: Shape and cut bacon into a smile, eyes, nose and “angel hair” hair.


Step 6: other bits of bacon should be saved for the bottom potato layer. (Useful Tip: You can never cook too much bacon).

Step 7: Plug in sandwich maker… Set 911 to speed dial, just in case.

Step 8: Add butter to bottom of sandwich maker (a first). This creates an inspiring, heart stopping crunchy bottom potato layer.

The supplementary bacon added to the top of the potato pattie also makes for an enjoyable, bacon infused, delicious “arterie bloqeur” (Pron: “a-r-t-e-r-i-e blohh’ ker” (image “Franch horreur” because of “bahckon” substitute for the more traditional, higher congealing duck fat found in similar recipes). Prenez un foto.


Step 9: Infuse egg upon sandwich maker level.

Step 10: Apply pattie #2 to egg head.

Step 11: Carefully plate the “ward” winning, cheesy, bacony, potato’y good food… yum!

Step 12: Introduce Ketchup.

Step 13: Rinse and repeat.

Step 14: Take a nap.


Author: Paula Roy

Welcome to my kitchen! I love simple dishes prepared with passion and am always seeking to find new methods to make food as fun and flavourful as possible. If you enjoy this space be sure to check out my Rogers TV Ottawa cooking show, Paula Roy's Favourite Foods, available on local cable, streaming and a dedicated playlist on Rogers TV's YouTube channel.

3 thoughts

  1. Thanks for sharing, Mr.Paula. I’m glad you have the chance to enjoy an “arterie bloqeur” every so often,,,,,but also tres soulage Paula saves you from it on a daily basis! More posts from the Mister, please Paula! 😉

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