Dr. E’s Islet Cell Hash Browns

Dr. E's Hash Browns

This is one of Dr. E’s newest recipe creations. It’s great for breakfast, or a comfort food dinner for two!

Servings: 2


  • 2-4 slices of bacon (I make 6 at a time for extras!)
  • 1 tablespoon butter or olive oil
  • 1 package pre-cooked hash browns (usually in the deli section, frozen hash browns are fine too)
  • 2-3 eggs
  • Avocado slices (optional)
  • Ketchup
  • Hot sauce (I like Franks)


  1. Line a large paper plate with a full-size paper towel. Lay 6 strips of bacon on the paper towel, and cover them with another paper towel.
  2. Microwave for 5 minutes and 30 seconds. You can microwave longer if you like crispier bacon. Thicker bacon may also need a little more time. The paper towels absorb the fat and there’s zero clean up!
  3. While the bacon is cooking, heat butter or olive oil in a medium saucepan (or griddle) over medium heat.
  4. Add hash browns to the pan – enough to cover a plate (don’t skimp!). Brown to your desired crispiness.
  5. Make 2 or 3 eggs over easy. You can follow this recipe here.
  6. When everything is ready, plate the hash browns and top with the eggs, bacon and avocado.
  7. Put a rim of ketchup along the outside of the hash browns and add a line of hot sauce on top of the ketchup.

Dig in!

Islet Cell Hash Browns     

Finished product with the chef.              They’re soooo good!


Islet cell (not as delicious).


Approximate Nutritional Information for 1 Serving:

Calories: 343, Fat: 18.5g, Carbs: 23g, Fiber: 3.5g, Sugar: 3.5g, Protein: 20g



  1. Dr. E – you’re a nut and thank you! Absolutely love your (and Dr. P’s) sense of humor. You make living with diabetes a little more bearable. Your articles and webinars are always chock full of really good, usable and understandable information. (I believe I may actually make your Islet Cell Hash Browns and will give you full credit when I do.) Please keep up the great work. TCOYD is my go-to for all things diabetes.

  2. Kath…thanks for the kind note. Dr. P and I love doing the things we do to elevate diabetes learning. Humor leads to information retention! (Famous quote by..ME!). Enjoy the islet cell hash brown meal..anytime of the day is good!

  3. One of the downers I’ve experienced since being diagnosed with T1D (sudden onset autoimmune at age 57) is that I don’t enjoy food much anymore. I eat healthy (it’s like taking medicine) but it’s a never-ending chore of shopping for produce, planning and preparing meals, figuring out what I can eat, counting carbs. I love hash browns, bacon and discovered avocados just last year. I put Frank’s Red Hot and ketchup on my potatoes. Think I’ll try this.
    You and Dr P make me LOL and I don’t laugh easily. I was blessed to attend a TCOYD conference in Anchorage, AK a few months after my sudden onset T1D diagnosis 8 years ago. It was incredibly comforting and encouraging to be surrounded by so many PWD’s (see, I’m even learning the lingo). What I learned and experienced at the conference truly helped me believe that if all these people (including you) can live with diabetes, so can I.

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      LOL-ing is good medicine! And definitely try the hash browns – you’ll love ’em!

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