Breakfast at the Farmhaus

It was the middle of February up in Leelanau County, and we were facing a week of hurricane-strength winds and several feet of snow. Knowing the roads would be terrible in the impending blizzard, we hit Hansen’s to stock up on food and snacks, before hunkering down in the Modern Farmhaus to get our hygge on.

Modern Farmhaus - Northport, MI - Leelanau County #ModernFarmhaus

I’ve already shared the Soft Pretzel Bites and Peanut Butter Shortbread Cookies we made to keep us fat and happy during the storm. But let’s not get ahead of ourselves: a day of snacking requires a proper breakfast to set the stage. 😉

Leelanau in Winter
Leelanau in Winter
Leelanau in Winter
Leelanau in Winter

One of the breakfasts I planned was bacon, avocado and egg on toast with pan-fried potatoes. It’s a basic, hearty breakfast to start your day right. As you can see, there’s no real crazy magic. It’s just 5 ingredients, prepared simply, assembled into something delicious.

Leelanau in Winter
Leelanau in Winter
Leelanau in Winter
Leelanau in Winter

The raw ingredients couldn’t be more simple: bacon, eggs, some potatoes, an avocado, and a loaf of bread. I prefer sourdough, which I slice into sufficiently thick slices, because it’s dense enough to stand up to the other ingredients.

Leelanau in Winter

Avocad-pro-tip: If you’re unfamiliar with avocados, be careful not to cut your fingers off. It’s easy to do! Hold the avocado in a towel to protect your hand as you cut lengthwise down the avocado. There’s a hard pit in the middle that you cannot slice through, so rotate the avocado around the pit as you slice the other side. Then, simply twist both halves and pull apart. But don’t take my word for it — go watch a video tutorial.

Leelanau in Winter
Leelanau in Winter
Leelanau in Winter

When people down south hear of my Michigan roots, they always respond with “yeah, but… I could never stand the winters.” That’s understandable, and even the most hardened Michigander is ready to GTFO once the season gets gnarly. But give me some tasty food, the darkest beer you can find, and some relaxing music, and I’ll eagerly weather whatever winter storm you throw at me.

Here’s the recipe:

Bacon, Avocado & Egg with Pan-Roasted Potatoes
Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
20 mins
Total Time
30 mins

A simple, hearty, delicious breakfast.

Course: Main Dish
Servings: 2
  • 1 loaf sourdough bread
  • 1 egg per person
  • 1 avocado
  • 3 slices bacon per person
  • 3 tbsp olive oil
  • 1/2-1/4 lb red potatoes
  1. I'm a big fan of bakin' bacon. Set your oven to 400ºF.

  2. Arrange bacon in a single layer on a baking sheet.

  3. Bake for 15-20 mins until desired crispiness.

  1. Fry an egg, dude. You got this.

Pan-Roasted Potatoes
  1. Cut potatoes into quarters.

  2. Toss yer 'taters in 1 tbsp of olive oil and a pinch of salt.

  3. Add 2 tbsp olive oil to your skillet over medium heat. Once warm, add your potatoes.

  4. Cook potatoes on one side to desired brownness, 8-10 minutes.

  5. Turn potatoes to other side and cook another 5 minutes or so.

  6. Salt to taste and serve.

  1. Slice your sourdough bread into chunky slices.

  2. Toast your bread.

  3. Top with avocado, bacon and egg. Serve with potatoes.