Monday, April 18, 2011

Breakfast Eggs

I had a Japanese sweet potato hanging out on the counter that I bought on a whim the other day.  This morning, I was trying to think of what to make Rafe for breakfast (we were out of almost everything) and thought to throw together some things I had laying around. 

I roasted the sweet potato, cut it in slices and layed it randomly in a teflon omelette pan (super heated with oil and a touch of browned butter).  In between the slices, I sprinkled chunks of cooked chorizo sausage and topped that with some caramelized onions leftover from last night's dinner and seasoned with kosher salt and garlic pepper.

  I put the whole pan in the oven for a few minutes till the onions were hot, then sprinkled it with a chiffonade of fresh spinach.  I heated the spinach up in the oven for another minute, then poured 2 cracked eggs over the top and back in the oven it went!  Once the whites were set, I took it out and slid the whole thing onto a plate. 

The eggs are amazing, by the way.  We buy them from a local military family who raises their own chickens naturally.  They deliver to our door for $3 per dozen.  The eggs are extra large and the calcium in these eggs is so high the shells are actually hard to crack!  Much thicker than normal eggs.  The yolks are brilliant orange. 

Anyway, it came out as one of the most delicious tasting breakfast we've had in a while.  The sweetness of the caramelized onion and potato mixed with the spicy chorizo and spinach were great.  It was almost too sweet - I might like to try this again with just regular sauteed onions and not caramelized, even though I never add sugar to the caramelized onions anyway - it's just naturally sweet.  I think the balance of flavors would be slightly better. 

1 comment:

Christina K said...

I love reading your food posts. It always gives me great insight