breakfast food is the way to my heart. when i was in college, one of the dining halls served breakfast for dinner on tuesdays and thursdays. it was an unlimited buffet, and you could make your own belgian waffles. on a related note, i was 30 lbs heavier in college (true story)
every so often, when i'm trying to keep my figure in check, i'll do atkins for a few weeks. it really limits what foods i can eat, so the last time i dieted i tried to find ways to spice up some normally boring dishes. don't get me wrong, i love eggs from my head down to my legs, but when you eat them for 1-2 meals every day you start craving a little diversity.
these eggs were inspired by my friend vinny (hi vinny! how's austin?). some friends and i gathered at vinny's house before heading to the rally to restore sanity and/or fear, and he was kind enough to serve us a delicious homemade breakfast. vinny's eggs had a little more going on, but i just used what i had on hand. the most important (and delicous) ingredient is yellow curry. feel free to add some diced onions and/or peppers, or whatever floats your boat really.
|i wanted bacon with my eggs, so i started with 3 slices and cut them in half|
|arrange them in a frying pan and cook on medium heat|
|while the bacon is frying, chop up some green onions|
|keep watching your bacon and don't forget to flip it like i did (you'll see why later)|
|add green onions to a bowl, crack in a few eggs and about 1/2 to 1 tsp yellow curry. |
then whip them together with a fork
|when the bacon is done (or accidentally burnt), set it on paper towels to drain. |
dump excess grease but do not wipe the pan clean. we're going to cook our eggs in that!
|return frying pan to flame and pour the egg mixture in|
|at this point i added some shredded mexican cheese|
|using the old "push and scrape" method, move the eggs around |
the pan with a spatula until they are cooked to your liking.
|place them on a plate with your bacon and add another sprinkling of cheese|
|let that goodness get a little melty and then dive right in|
scrambled eggs a la vinny
1 tbsp butter, margarine, or rendered bacon fat
1/8 cup chopped green onions/scallions
1/2 tsp yellow curry powder
1/4 cup shredded cheese
melt butter/margarine/bacon fat in frying pan on medium heat
in the meantime, whisk together eggs, green onions, & curry in a small bowl, add to pan
sprinkle with cheese, reserving a pinch or two for later
push and scrape mixture around pan until cooked and no longer "wet" looking (longer if you like your eggs browned a bit)
remove to a dish and sprinkle with more cheese
with just a few simple modifications, you can spice up any boring old breakfast.
what else do you like to add to your eggs??
You also just can't beat a country ham, sharp cheddar cheese, and onion omelet. Also, eggs make great casseroles when combined with savory brioche or any hearty bread...and of course plenty of cheese. Always cheese.ReplyDelete
I love to add red pepper flakes to eggs. Spice things up a bit, you know?ReplyDelete
fireflies has a custom omelette and i almost always get bacon, gouda, and green onions. mmmm. :)ReplyDelete
thanks for making me famous!ReplyDelete
That looks so good and I totally agree with the anonymous commenter. Sriracha hot sauce is great on everything!ReplyDelete
I used this recipe for a bridal shower this weekend and it was a smashing success! Thanks, Shelly and Vinny!ReplyDelete