Eggs are a tasty source of protein, inexpensive, and easy to make. They're
also a staple in baking, so it's good to keep them around.
I love frittatas! Single-serving frittata isn't exactly the right way to do it,
but it's easier than an omelette and has golden-brown deliciousness. I follow
Alton Brown's frittata
with only 2 eggs and varying mixins like this bacon onion frittata with
breakfast potatoes (but always keep the parmesan cheese, it really ties the
Other things I've added to frittata include:
- Herbs like basil and thyme
- Various cheeses including pepperjack, colby, and cheddar
I think frittatas are my new favorite egg dish. Omelettes are great, but
a bit challenging to make. Frittatas are all the flavor and none of the
I had a craving for some french toast, so I adapted Alton Brown's French Toast
a bit to make a quick(ish) morning meal for one: I halved the recipe, left the
bread out in the air for about an hour, let it soak up the custard for about a
minute, and cooked on the stove over low heat for about 5 minutes. The result
was 3 pieces of dense, creamy goodness that I can't wait to try again!
Over the last year and a half, I've been levelling up my basic cooking
skills, like sauteéing and improvising. So, since I had some tortillas
from the chicken lunch wraps,
and some mushrooms from last night's chicken with white
wine, I decided to try making
another breakfast burrito.
Unlike the last breakfast
burrito, this one
had mushrooms and onions, and no rice. To get the most flavor possible,
I sauteéd the onions and mushrooms until golden brown and delicious.
Then, I turned off the burner, and with the remaining heat, scrambled the
eggs. I assembled the lot into a warm tortilla, and for a finishing
touch, added some salt, pepper, and tabasco.
I wish I could eat like this every morning. Having a nice, relaxing 30
minute, freshly-made breakfast. Maybe I need to start getting into the
After Oven Chicken Fajitas, I had
some extra tortillas laying around. A common problem, with a satisfying
solution: Breakfast burritos!
This time, I decided to add some Sriracha to the mix. It turned out
surprisingly well, though it was a bit of a flavor shock. Taco sauce or pico de
gallo might have been less weird.
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I'm a big fan of Pasta Carbonara, which a friend of mine affectionately refers
to as "Breakfast Spaghetti". Raw egg is added to just-cooked spaghetti. The heat
from the spaghetti cooks the egg into a nice coating. Add parmesan cheese, Italian
sausage, and proscuitto (or bacon in a pinch) and you've got Carbonara!
Lacking the necessary Italian sausage, I decided to try something a bit
different. Instead of scrambling the egg, I fried it over-easy with salt,
pepper, and Italian seasoning. I cooked the bacon crispy, rather than my usual
chewy, and topped it with the cheese.
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