Wednesday, May 6, 2009


Welcome to the Breakfast Page! I have included several different dishes here for you to try out that are mostly quick prep. It's the morning and you know as much as I do, that spending an hour in the kitchen so early is not good for anyone's health ..

tip: if you happen to have kids, give them some of that coffee your brewing, fill the sink with a mound of bubbles (secretely hiding the dishes underneath). Hand them a scrubber and watch that caffine kick in! Voila! A quick, easy, delicious breakfast and free dishwashing all in an hour...

Eggs Benedict Breakfast Pizza


12 eggs, well beaten
1 tablespoon butter
2 (8 ounce) cans refrigerated crescent rolls
1 (.9 ounce) package hollandaise sauce mix
2/3 cup milk
1/4 cup butter
3 cups diced cooked ham
1 cup shredded sharp Cheddar cheese

Melt 1 tablespoon butter in a nonstick skillet over medium heat. Pour in eggs, and cook to desired degree of doneness, stirring constantly.
Preheat an oven to 400 degrees F (200 degrees C). Unroll crescent dough and place rolls on an ungreased 12 inch pizza pan with points toward the center. Press seams together and press up sides of pan to form a crust.
Prepare Hollandaise sauce according to package directions using 2/3 cup milk and 1/4 cup butter. Pour evenly over crescent roll crust. Spread scrambled eggs evenly over sauce, then top with cubed ham. Sprinkle lightly with shredded cheese.
Bake in preheated oven until bottom of crust is lightly browned, about 30 minutes.

Wake-Up Casserole

8 frozen hash brown patties
4 cups shredded Cheddar cheese
1 pound cubed fully cooked ham
7 eggs
1 cup milk
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon ground mustard

Place hash brown patties in a single layer in a greased 13-in. x 9-in. x 2-in. baking dish. Sprinkle with cheese and ham.
In a bowl, beat eggs, milk, salt and mustard. Pour over ham.
Cover and bake at 350 degrees for 1 hour. Uncover; bake 15 minutes longer or until edges are golden brown and a knife inserted near the center comes out clean.

Ham and Cheese Breakfast Tortillas

12 eggs
1/3 cup milk
3 slices cooked ham, diced
2 green onions, minced
salt and pepper to taste
4 ounces Cheddar cheese, shredded
4 (10 inch) flour tortillas
1/2 cup salsa

Beat together eggs and milk. Heat a lightly oiled skillet (or non-stick pan) over medium high heat and cook egg mixture, stirring occasionally, until firm. When almost done, stir in ham, green onions, salt and pepper.
Spoon 1/4 of the egg mixture on top of each tortilla. Sprinkle the eggs with cheese, fold over the tortilla to make a roll and top with salsa if desired.

Parmesan Ham Frittata

1/4 cup chopped onion
1/4 cup chopped green pepper
2 garlic cloves, minced
2 tablespoons olive or vegetable oil
4 eggs
salt and pepper to taste
1/2 cup cubed fully cooked ham
1/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese

In a 6-in. broiler-proof skillet, saute the onion, green pepper and garlic in oil. Reduce heat to medium. In a bowl, beat eggs, salt and pepper. Add egg mixture and ham to vegetables. As eggs set, lift edges, letting uncooked portion flow underneath. When eggs are nearly set, sprinkle with cheese. Broil 4-5 in. from the heat for 1-2 minutes or until eggs are completely set.

Eggs Benedict with Salmon

3/4 cup plain low-fat yogurt
2 teaspoons lemon juice
3 egg yolks
1/2 teaspoon prepared Dijon-style mustard
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon white sugar
1 pinch ground black pepper
1 dash hot pepper sauce
8 eggs
8 slices rye bread
8 ounces smoked salmon, cut into thin slices
1 tablespoon chopped fresh parsley, for garnish
1 teaspoon capers, for garnish

To make the sauce: In the top of a double boiler, whisk together yogurt, lemon juice, egg yolks, mustard, salt, sugar, pepper and hot sauce. Cook over simmering water while stirring constantly, for 6 to 8 minutes, or until sauce is thick enough to coat the back of the spoon.
In a large stock pot heat 2 quarts of salted water to a boil. Carefully break the eggs one at a time into the boiling water. When all the eggs have been added, reduce the heat to medium. When the eggs float to the top, remove them with a slotted spoon and let drain briefly.
To assemble final dish: Toast bread slices and place on warm plates. Top each piece of toast with a slice of smoked salmon and a hot poached egg. Drizzle with yogurt sauce; garnish with parsley and capers.


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