Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Everything But the Bagel Scrambled Eggs and a Real Breakfast

Breakfast is one of my favorite meals, when it is a REAL breakfast. Often times it is just oatmeal or yogurt, which is fine, but to me, it just isn't a REAL breakfast. A REAL breakfast has eggs, and toast and hopefully potatoes and bacon or sausage or biscuits or waffles or pancakes or even French toast. And fresh OJ. Well, fresh OJ doesn't happen often and often enough REAL breakfasts don't happen either.

A REAL breakfast makes teenagers get out of bed at a reasonable time on the weekends. A REAL breakfast makes everyone happy and ready to weed the garden. Or clean the garage. Or their office. Or their basement. Or do their homework. Yes, REAL breakfasts do work a certain magic on everyone. So thank goodness for Sundays and REAL breakfasts. Well, not even all Sundays, but sometimes some Saturdays, too. 

So Sunday came, my weekend edition of the WSJ was waiting to be read, the coffee was made, and I was craving bagels. Oh, I forgot bagels above. Bagels work in place of toast and for that matter adding lox and cream cheese to the above REAL breakfast list is also allowed.  But back to bagels. Didn't have any. Didn't want to drive and get some. So I created these eggs. And they are pretty good. And the other good thing is that they are quick and easy to make. So easy, I could, at least if I wanted, make them during the week when there often isn't time for a REAL breakfast. (Would have to skip my time allotment for the WSJ, though!)

Anyway...I had everything I needed for lox and bagels, but I had no bagels. So I made the eggs. And I flavored them with everything that would go on a bagel including the seasoning on an EVERYTHING bagel.You didn't see that coming, did you? Well maybe you did. OKay. Here they are. Let's keep this short and sweet, people. It's just breakfast, after all. But a REAL breakfast and that counts for something!

What is your favorite thing to eat for a REAL breakfast?

Everything But The Bagel Scrambled Eggs
Yield: Serves 2
2 T butter
4 large eggs, whisked well
2 green onions, finely chopped (keeping some for garnish)
1 tomato, rough chop
2 oz cream cheese, cut into 1" cubes
2 oz hot smoked salmon, flaked into pieces
2 t drained capers

Everything Seasoning Mixture: Use it all
1 t sesame seeds
1/2 t poppy seeds
1 t dried minced onions
1/2 t onion powder
1/4 t garlic powder
1/2 t salt

And for a future recipe thought: Next time I plan to use bagel chips and stir them in. Kind of like Jewish migas! Will let you know...

Melt butter in skillet over medium low heat. Add the eggs and let them slowly cook on bottom while folding them into the center of the pan. Do this all around outer edges of pan. When eggs are almost cooked to your liking, fold in the green onions, chopped tomato, cream cheese cubes, salmon and capers. Stir in the seasoning. Cook a few seconds until all is warm. Serve on an everything bagel. Gotcha! I didn't have any, remember?

More REAL Breakfast things:

                                Colorado's Best Hash


                          Red Chile and A Breakfast Sandwich 


                                             Shakshuka in Purgatory

                                             Tortilla Espanola