This is my favorite thing to cook. Much simpler than most things I make, but it's a weekly standard. I write "for 1" in the title because I've never been very successful in scaling it up for brunch parties. In theory, one could do it in the oven on a sheet pan, but it never comes out as well for me. Probably it could serve 2, but not when I'm one of the breakfasters, since I'm unwilling to share. The microwaving is essential. Don't skip it. Ingredients 1 large or 2 small russet potatoes salt olive oil eggs ketchup (not optional) hot sauce Very Complete Directions Spend a few minutes organizing your mise. Cut a flat surface onto the bottoms of the potatoes, then slice thinly. Cut into long matchsticks. Sprinkle some water on top (1/2 cup?). Pour off the excess, washing off some starch in the process. Salt the potatoes.