Eggs

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.

Bacon Onion Frittata

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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 recipe 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 flavors together).

Other things I've added to frittata include:

  • Herbs like basil and thyme
  • Various cheeses including pepperjack, colby, and cheddar
  • Sausage
  • Mushrooms
  • Broccoli

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 work!

Bacon and onion frittata on a plate with breakfast
potatoes Bacon and onion frittata fresh out of the oven with cheddar cheese on
top

French Toast

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I had a craving for some french toast, so I adapted Alton Brown's French Toast recipe 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!

http://www.foodnetwork.com/recipes/alton-brown/french-toast-recipe.html

French toast on a plate with butter and syrup

Breakfast Burritos

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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 habit...

Breakfast burrito with egg, mushroom, and onion on
a plate

Breakfast Spaghetti

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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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