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Southern Sausage Breakfast Poutine | Magnolia Days

Southern Sausage Breakfast Poutine

Southern Sausage Breakfast Poutine with roasted potatoes, sausage gravy, and cheese eggs. It's a southern twist to a classic dish.
Course Breakfast
Cuisine American Southern
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 40 minutes
Total Time 1 hour
Servings 4 to 6 servings
Author Renee Dobbs


For the potatoes:

  • 5 medium Idaho® russet potatoes peeled and cut into 1/2-inch cubes
  • 2 tablespoons lard See note below, melted
  • 2 teaspoons salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper
  • 1/2 cup chopped onion

For the sausage gravy:

  • 1 pound pork breakfast sausage
  • 2 tablespoons lard
  • 1/4 cup all-purpose flour
  • 2 cups milk whole or 2%
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon pepper

For the cheese eggs:

  • 6 large eggs
  • 1 teaspoon milk
  • 1/4 cup shredded cheddar cheese
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon pepper
  • 2 teaspoon butter


For the potatoes:

  1. Heat oven to 375°F.
  2. Place potatoes on a large baking sheet. Drizzle lard over potatoes and sprinkle with salt and pepper. Toss to coat potatoes.
  3. Spread potatoes out to an even layer. Bake until browned and crispy, about 40 minutes. Flip potatoes with a spatula every 10 minutes to ensure even browning.
  4. Add onions after 20 minutes of cooking (to prevent them from over-browning).

For the sausage gravy:

  1. Place a large cast iron skillet or sauté pan over medium heat. Add sausage and cook, breaking it up and stirring with a spoon until browned and fully cooked.
  2. Use a slotted spoon to transfer cooked sausage from skillet to a bowl.
  3. Add 2 tablespoons lard, or enough to make about 3 tablespoons fat when combined with pan drippings, into the skillet and let melt.
  4. Add flour, one tablespoon at a time, stirring constantly to make a roux.
  5. Continue to cook roux, stirring constantly, for two minutes.
  6. Slowly add milk, stirring or whisking constantly, until combined.
  7. Cook until gravy thickens and just begins to boil, about 5 minutes.
  8. Add salt, pepper, and cooked sausage to the skillet and stir to combine.

For the cheese eggs:

  1. Whisk together eggs, milk, cheese, salt, and pepper.
  2. Place butter in a large non-stick skillet over medium-low heat. When butter has melted use a spatula or spoon to spread butter in pan.
  3. Add egg mixture. Cook, stirring slowly and gently, until eggs are just cooked (they should look slightly wet and soft). Do not over-cook the eggs in the skillet.

To assemble the poutine:

  1. Place potatoes in the bottom of a bowl or on a plate. Spoon sausage gravy over potatoes. Top with cheese eggs.

Recipe Notes

Southern Sausage Breakfast Poutine with roasted potatoes, sausage gravy, and cheese eggs. It's a southern twist to a classic dish.