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Your New Favorite Saturday Morning Breakfast!

scrambled-eggs-6128_640Hey You! Saturday morning is calling your name and it’s got delicious breakfast written all over it! Oh yeah, there’s nothing like kicking off your weekend with a leisurely meal at home. Here is your new favorite Saturday morning breakfast unveiled! So my friend, are you ready for this? 

Whip up a delectable egg scramble accompanied by fresh fruit and the perfect cup of coffee. Bam!

Let me break it down for you.

First comes the “Delectable Egg Scramble Scrumptious Surprise”! Ok, I just made up that ridiculous recipe title on the fly, but seriously people, there are no words that do justice! This yumminess was originally inspired by a dish served at Pipes Cafe, a favorite, local surfer spot in Encinitas, CA. At first, I did my best to recreate what I was served but over time I’ve totally adapted and made it my own. I trust that you will do the same. This is more of a guide than a recipe.

For example, you may want to head to a local farm, buy a pig, and make your own bacon from scratch. I buy mine in a package at the grocery store. But, hey, that’s just me. Anyway, you get the point – own this scramble and it will truly be YOUR new favorite!

Ingredients:

  • Bacon – I use about two strips per person.
  • Eggs – I usually include about 2 per person.
  • Potatoes – I use about half a potato per person. You can use russet or any variety you prefer.
  • Shredded Cheese – Use about a quarter cup per person of any kind that you like. I usually use either cheddar, colby jack, or monterey jack.
  • Chopped Green Onion – 1 per person.
  • Seasonings – Whatever kind you like. I use salt, pepper, and garlic powder.

Steps:

  • First cook your bacon in a large frying pan. I like to cook up a whole package and save the extra slices for another meal.
  • While the bacon cooks, wash your potatoes, cut into quarters, and thinly slice the quarters.
  • Once the bacon is done, set it aside on paper towels to drain off excess grease.
  • Discard excess grease from the pan leaving a tablespoon or so in the pan for use on the potatoes.
  • Fry up your sliced potatoes on medium heat, adding your favorite seasonings while cooking.
  • While the potatoes cook (this should take 5-10 minutes), shred the cheese.
  • Crack the eggs into a bowl and beat them!
  • Chop green onions.
  • Break bacon strips into 1 inch pieces
  • Once potatoes are soft enough to be edible, pour the eggs over them, add shredded cheese, bacon pieces, and chopped green onion.
  • Stir with the spatula and cook over medium heat to your desired consistency.

Make your coffee and prepare your fresh fruit while the eggs are cooking.

Perfect Coffee – Hot or Cold?

Coffee snobs the world over agree that French Press is best! I concur. If you love coffee but you don’t own a French Press, you must get one! So what are you in the mood for, hot or cold?

Hot Coffee – Using a French Press:

French Press cult initiates, this is for you! Here ya go!

  • Put a pot of water or kettle on the stove to heat.
  • Choose your favorite beans, grind them to just the right course consistency.
  • Add the proper amount to your french press based on the number of ounces you’re making – about a tablespoon for every 2 ounces.
  • Once the water is just barely beginning to bubble but before it comes to an actual boil, pour it into the press and set your kitchen timer for 4 minutes.
  • Once the timer goes off, plunge the coffee.
  • Pour some into your favorite mug and drink it black or add your preferred condiments. I’m thinking cream and sugar here since ketchup and mustard would be pretty nasty!

Cold Brew:

Sometimes in the heat of summer what you really need is a cold cup of coffee even in the morning! The beauty of this method is that since it is brewed without hot water you will experience a much smoother, less bitter flavor. The only possible disadvantage? You have to plan ahead and put this in the fridge the night before. Here’s a simple but clear explanation of how to whip up cold brew coffee with your french press.

That’s all folks! A scramble all your own, fresh fruit, and french press coffee! I think I know what you’re doing next Saturday morning. Enjoy!

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