Because I've outdone myself here. Breakfast has just become my favorite meal, and it all started with some hidden potatoes the chickens unearthed while scratching around in the garden.
I love it when my animals work for me...even when they do it accidentally. And since I accidentally overlooked this hill of potatoes while harvesting earlier in the season, I really love my chickens for discovering them this late in the year.
Thankfully, the chickens weren't interested in the potatoes, but I sure was. They were still in great shape, so I snapped them up, scrubbed them down, diced 'em up, and fryed them down...along with some of my heirloom carrots, shallots, green peppers, and a bit of pork sausage. And cheese. And a few seasonings. And boy was it good.
So, back to my first statement: You've got to try this! But first you have to make it. So, read on and then get to work. You're gonna love it.
- 2 medium potatoes
- 2 small carrots
- 1 small shallot or onion
- 1/4lb pork sausage
- 1/4 cup shredded cheese
- 4 eggs
- 1 T olive oil
- 1/4 tsp. salt
- 1/4 tsp cracked pepper
- 1/8 tsp turmeric
Peel and dice the potatoes and toss in a skillet with the sausage and olive oil. Cook on meduim heat as you dice the carrots and shallot or onion. Add vegetables into the skillet and continue to cook for ten minutes or so, until potatoes begin to soften. Sprinkle with salt and gently stir. Crack eggs on top of mixture, spacing out as evenly as possible. Sprinkle eggs with cracked pepper and turmeric, top with cheese, cover with lid, and cook for five minutes or so until the eggs reach your desired texture. Cut into wedges and serve warm. Serves 4.
Here's a little more detail for those of you step-by-step-ers:
Looks good already. Just sayin.
Pretty neat, I think. Don't be tempted to mess with these either. They'll cook up just fine no matter where they land, and if you try to move them around, the yolks could break and that would ruin the whole effect.
Don't you dare ruin the whole effect.
Or do whatever you want, I guess. But if you do decide to ruin the whole effect, just don't tell me. Breaking those pretty, plump, perfect yolks would simply break my heart. And knowing you the way I do, I don't believe you'd ever want to do a thing like that to me.
I'm trusting you. No pressure:)
Oh boy, this is really getting good...
Literally, cause it helps the eggs set up and cook more evenly. Then after a few minutes, take the lid off and just take in the sight. And the smell.
And it's delicious. So cut this scrumptious skillet casserole into wedges, serve it up on a plate, slice into it with your fork, and savor the flavor.
Now I'll leave you to your breakfast. Enjoy!
But don't forget to say the blessing first--it makes the meal taste even better!
Funny how that works...