Monday, August 8, 2011

PW Breakfasts: Egg-in-a-Hole, Huevos Hyacinth, Breakfast Potatoes, Breakfast Burritos

It's PW Breakfast Time!

First up is Egg-in-a-Hole. Again, not an original concept. I've actually tried this before, about a year ago, and it didn't turn out at at all. So I gave it a go again. Simple enough, right? The picture is pretty self-explanatory.

Cook a little bit on one side until partially set, then flip. This time it turned out pretty good. I'm pretty sure it's because I cooked it in actual butter and not cooking spray. That's the case alot around here lately.

Next up is Huevos Hyacinth. This is deli ham, then tomatoes or salsa, then an egg, then cheese cooked in a ramekin under the broiler. It gives those 2 options, tomato slices or salsa...which one should I choose? Both of course! I made this for my self for lunch one day actually. They were both really good, I still can't make up my mind which I like better.

Finally, my nemesis. Breakfast Potatoes and Burritos.

These are one of those bajillion step, mass quantity recipes. I almost halved it, but then I didn't. I figured, I'll just wrap them all up and freeze them, surely they will keep and reheat okay? We shall find out. I did this in an afternoon, and it took me about 2.5-3 hours start to finish. I don't know how anyone would ever be able to make these in an actual morning. But, I think they fall in to the category of, "might as well make a ton in one day and have a stash for a month".

First step is baking the potatoes. Next time I will boil them. When trying to cut them up, they flaked apart alot, much like baked potatoes do. You know how boiled potatoes have a different consistency? I swear the pic in the book of the cut potatoes she uses are even boiled. They even look different to me. Cook up some onions up in the trusty (small) cast iron. Here I am, looking at my mound of potatoes and wondering if they will all fit in the skillet.

Um, yeah. Barely. It was impossible to combine without spilling though. So there you have the Breakfast Potatoes, which are a separate recipe.

Now on to the Burrito part. Start with 10 eggs. TEN. I'm still getting over that. But it makes 12 burritos, so I guess it's not that bad. Like I said, mass quantities.

Whisk in some chives, cheese and half and half. Now, you are supposed to add this mixture to your GINORMOUS skillet you have already browned up some breakfast sausage, bell peppers, and then added the entire quantity of potatoes/onions I just made. Well, I knew that wasn't happenin. I transferred my "dry" stuff to my larger pot and decided to cook the eggs in the skillet. I know from experience if I added them to the other full pot they wouldn't cook right and get weird. I scooped some of the mixture out to cook with the eggs.

Yall, 10 eggs on low heat takes foreeeeeeeeever to cook.

Here they are finally cooked. Yeah, it's almost 4:00! I started at 2. Any bets on whether this full skillet of eggs will fit into the blue pot?

Barely. Again. Hard to stir together. Again.

Then I go about measuring out and filling the tortillas. None of her recipes are exactly healthy (well, except for the Pico), and we are a calorie conscious household, believe it or not. I calculate the calorie content for every dish I make, even the majority of the PW ones. Also, we keep in mind, all things in moderation!

Even with my measuring out, this still made exactly 12, as promised.

I texted this picture to my husband, to which he replied, "holy burrito!" No kidding, right!

I put a couple of them in the fridge for the next morning and the rest in the freezer.

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