Our 15 Best Breakfast Recipes that Taste Better in a Cast-Iron Skillet

That stove-to-oven dark iron means extra-crisp edges on everything from pancakes to hash

Showy but rustic, breakfasts served in cast-iron skillets are the ultimate morning treat. Whether you're pouring eggs for a bright frittata or shredding potatoes for crispy hash browns, you won't have to worry about any ingredient getting soggy or sticking to the pan; well-seasoned skillets are a magical thing. Below, our favorite 15 breakfast dishes that just taste better in black iron.

Giant Apple Pancake With Dulce de Leche
Panqueque of granny smith apples with dulce de leche
Soft apples with a hint of tartness balance a bittersweet caramelized crust, spurred on by rich dulce de leche. Get the recipe for Giant Apple Pancake With Dulce de Leche »Matt Taylor-Gross
Todd's Turkey Hash
Todd's Turkey Hash
This hearty breakfast dish is perfect for the morning after Thanksgiving. It uses up leftover cooked turkey as well as Thanksgiving pantry ingredients you may not have used up the day before, like cream, stock, and herbs. Get the recipe for Todd's Turkey Hash »Matt Taylor-Gross
Basque Potato and Pepper Tortilla with Ham and Cheese
Tortilla with Ham and Cheese
In Basque country, this egg-based tortilla is sometimes sliced through the middle like a sandwich roll and layered with cured ham and sheep's milk cheese. If cutting horizontally through the thin, delicate tortilla seems too troublesome, the ham and cheese are just as delicious served on the side. Get the recipe for Basque Potato and Pepper Tortilla with Ham and Cheese »Beth Galton
Spanish Potato Frittata (Tortilla Española)
Spanish Potato Frittata (Tortilla Española)
Traditionally this Iberian omelet gets its heft from thin-sliced potatoes, but Ferran Adria proposes an audacious update: a generous handful of store-bought thick-cut potato chips. Get the recipe for Spanish Potato Frittata (Tortilla Española) »Penny De Los Santos
Sour-Milk Griddle Cakes
Sour-Milk Griddle Cakes
Rustic sour-milk pancakes make for a delicious breakfast, especially when topped stewed blueberries and maple syrup. Get the recipe for Sour-Milk Griddle Cakes »Tim Mazurek
Keen's Steakhouse Prime Rib Hash
Keen's Steakhouse Prime Rib Hash
Chopped prime rib and a fried egg turn crisp potato hash into a crowd-pleasing main dish. Get the recipe for Keen's Steakhouse Prime Rib Hash »Todd Coleman
Hangtown Fry
Hangtown Fry
This rich oyster and bacon omelette is based on one from the Tadich Grill in San Francisco. There it is served with a side of sliced tomatoes—a refreshing counterpoint. Get the recipe for Hangtown Fry »Todd Coleman
Hashbrowns
Hashbrowns
Fluffy inside and golden outside, these pan-fried potatoes are a signature of the Omaha restaurant Piccolo Pete's. Get the recipe for Hashbrowns »Ariana Lindquist
Strawberry Griddle Cakes
Strawberry Griddle Cakes
Fresh strawberries turn ordinary pancakes into something scrumptious; any other kind of fruit (fresh or dried) makes an excellent substitute. Tote the wet and dry ingredients separately and mix them just before cooking. Get the recipe for Strawberry Griddle Cakes »Ingalls Photography
Corned Beef Hash
Corned Beef Hash
Red potatoes are mashed with corned beef and a multitude of flavorings then fried until crispy in this Southern favorite. Topped with poached eggs, Hollandaise sauce, and a sprinkling of chives, corned beef hash is an easy crowd pleaser. Get the recipe for Corned Beef Hash »Todd Coleman
Brown Butter Skillet Cake with Berry Compote (Kaiserschmarrn)
Brown Butter Skillet Cake with Berry Compote (Kaiserschmarrn)
Essentially torn pieces of pancake topped with oozing lingonberry or cranberry sauce, this dessert (or rich breakfast) is a cinch, even for the baking-challenged. Get the recipe for Brown Butter Skillet Cake with Berry Compote (Kaiserschmarrn) »Tom Parker
Potato, Spinach, and Red Pepper Frittata
Potato, Spinach, and Red Pepper Frittata
This basil-laced potato and vegetable frittata can even make a satisfying lunch. Get the recipe for Potato, Spinach, and Red Pepper Frittata »André Baranowski
Portuguese Salt Cod, Potato, and Egg Casserole
Salted Cod Casserole
Olive oily layers of thinly sliced potatoes, hardboiled eggs, and homemade salt cod come together in this Portuguese "casserole." Get the recipe for Portuguese Salt Cod, Potato, and Egg Casserole »Matt Taylor-Gross
Smoked Trout Hash
Smoked Trout Hash
This unique twist on breakfast hash elevates an everyday dish into something more elegant, with flavors from smoked trout, dill, and caramelized onions. Get the recipe for Smoked Trout Hash »James Oseland