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Saturday, April 26, 2008

Potato Scamble



I have been a complete slug in the work out realm recently. Work has been overwhelming, there was a lot of traveling which can really set back a work out routine, then there was a slight ankle sprain and then I just got lazy. Dave forced me to work out this morning; I went to the gym kicking and screaming and pouting the whole way. Of course I feel better now, but I'm not about to admit that to him. The only reason I went was because I knew if I didn't go he would razz me about it all day - talk about annoying!

Hunger kicked in. Here's what's in the fridge: some left over wheat pasta, some condiments like mustard, tonic water, eggs, part of a red onion, a few stalks of celery, a little hunk of cheese, 2 cloves of garlic, a few strips of bacon, beer and batteries. I can make breakfast out of that. Get out a skillet and let's start cooking!


Slice about 4 strips of bacon crosswise
and 2 stalks of celery
Add fresh ground black pepper
cook until the back is nearly cooked.

drain most of the bacon grease, but leave a little in the pan.

Return pan to the stove and add
1/4 of a red onion, thinly sliced
1 cup of red potatoes thinly sliced
cook this all together on a medium heat.

Now add 2 cloves of chopped garlic (you don't want to add this to soon or the garlic will burn and be bitter) and add any left over chopped pasta (if your pasta has sauce on it like a pesto or cream sauce so much the better - it will just mix in and create an even better flavor, but adding the pasta is optional.)
Cook this, tossing occasionally, until the potatoes are soft.

Push aside in the skillet while you cook the eggs. This will allow the bottom to form nice crusts on the potatoes and pasta.
Add eggs and season with pepper. I prefer a more runny yolk, Dave likes his fried or scrambled.
Also add any cheese you have to the potato mixture. Cover and let the eggs cook and the cheese become melty.
Serve immediately, topping the potato mixture with your eggs. If you have it, top with parsley.

This just reminds me of a classic dinner dish, it's hearty, simple and extra tasty. The perfect reward for a morning workout. Today probably better be a grocery shopping day cuz I'm not sure what I can make with batteries and tomato paste.... not that I wouldn't try...

If you worked out- pat yourself on the back. If you didn't, I'm jealous. Either way- try this hearty classic breakfast, enjoy and be fat and happy!

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