Friday, February 16, 2007

Nathalie's Breakfast

Nat's Breakfast
While I was in Oahu a couple of weeks ago visiting my sister, I had this huge breakfast one morning. And who made it? None other than my sister, Nathalie. Actually, while I was growingthe chef, herself up, both my mom and step-mom used to cook us similar breakfasts for it looks like the tradition passed on to my sister. And yes, we eat Pork and Beans for breakfast--I think it's a Mexican thing--or it could be just an Amador thing. Anyhoo, this is definitely the breakfast of champions. I bet you that if the Padres eat this for breakfast they'll win the World Series this year!

INGREDIENTS (serves 2)

  • Vegetable or Canola oil for frying
  • 1 lb. red potatoes (about 2 large ones), peeled and cut into 1/2" cubes
  • 1/2 cup onion, finely chopped
  • 4 large eggs
  • 1 can Pork and Beans
  • 6 slices of bacon
  • Salt and pepper

Preheat oven to 425 degrees F.

Home Fries: Heat 2 tablespoons oil in a skillet over medium heat. Add onion and sauté until soft. Add potatoes and season with salt and pepper to taste. Cover and cook until almost cooked through, about 15 minutes. Remove cover and continue cooking for 5 to 10 minutes until golden brown.

Bacon: While the home fries are cooking, take a large cookie sheet with a lip and cover it in aluminum foil. Arrange the bacon on the sheet without overlapping. Bake for six minutes. Turn the cookie sheet around 180 degrees. Bake for another 4-7 minutes depending on your oven and how crispy you like your bacon. Lift the bacon out with tongs and set on a plate covered in paper towels.

Beans: Pour can of beans into a small sauce pan and cook on medium-low until it comes to a simmer. Keep beans warm until ready to serve.

Over Easy Eggs: Over medium heat, warm a small amount of oil or butter, perhaps 1 1/2 tsp., in a small (8-inch) nonstick skillet. Crack two eggs into the pan. Cook until the white appears slightly solid, about 2 to 3 minutes. Carefully flip the egg over onto the yolk side and cook another 2 to 3 minutes, depending on how "easy" you want your eggs.

Finale: Serve two over-easy eggs, three slices of crispy bacon, a nice amount of home fries and pork and beans. Looks like meat is back on the menu, boys!

1 comment:

Pauline said...

In ireland we also eat beans for breakfast, but we also have sauteed mushrooms and grilled tomatoes, as well as blood pudding. I am semi vegetarian, I don't eat prok or red meat so for me a breakfast plate is, eggs, beans, tomatoes, potaotes, mushrooms, and veggie sausages. it has become a thanksgiving tradition to have this for brunch to tide us over till our big meal of the day