Hobo Plate

hobo plate
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  • 4Servings


  • 6 ounces bulk turkey sausage
  • 2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
  • 3 ounces cubed potatoes or hash browns
  • Salt and pepper
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 4 scallions, white and green portions thinly sliced separately
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons flour
  • 1 cup reduced-fat (2 percent) milk
  • 2 small tomatoes, seeded and finely chopped
  • 4 eggs plus 4 egg whites, beaten
  • 2 ounces sharp cheddar cheese, shredded (about 1/3 cup)


In a large nonstick skillet, cook the sausage, breaking it up with a wooden spoon, over medium-high heat until browned, about 5 minutes; remove from the heat.

In a medium cast-iron skillet, heat the olive oil over medium heat. Add the frozen potatoes, season with 1/4 teaspoon each salt and pepper and cook, turning infrequently, until browned, about 15 minutes.

Meanwhile, in a small saucepan, melt 1 tablespoon butter over medium heat. Reserve half of the scallion greens, then add the remaining scallions, 1/4 teaspoon salt and a pinch pepper and cook, stirring, until softened, about 2 minutes. Stir in the flour and cook for 1 minute. Gradually stir in the milk and cook, stirring, until boiling and thickened, about 2 minutes. Remove from the heat and cover to keep warm.

Add the remaining 1 tablespoon butter to the nonstick skillet with the sausage and melt over medium-high heat. Add the tomatoes, the beaten whole eggs and egg whites and a couple pinches salt and pepper and cook, scrambling, until just set, 2 to 3 minutes. Divide the egg mixture among 4 plates; top with the hash browns, white sauce and cheddar. Garnish with the reserved scallion greens.