Breakfast for Dinner Part 1
Around these parts, breakfast foods aren't just enjoyed in the morning—it's a full day affair. (How very on brand, no?)
As a fussitarian (my own term for being a weirdly picky eater who eats a 90% vegetarian diet) getting enough protein can sometimes be a struggle. As a result, I end up eating a lot of eggs. And if you're going to have eggs, you might as well turn them into delicious breakfast for dinner dishes.
One of my all time favourites is a bit of an adaptation from Good and Cheap (which, if you're not familiar is a super rad free cookbook with delicious recipes for how to eat good...and cheap (duh)). The recipe is for Brussels sprouts hash and eggs (Pg. 33, look that SH up). Only, I free-style it a bit.
Recently, I discovered a homegrown take on that salad (you know the one. Brussels sprouts, kale, broccoli slaw, cranberries and pumpkin seeds, poppy seed dressing...). I actually prefer it, plus it's local and cheaper so it's a win/win. Plus, it's from the Maritimes' self-proclaimed 'choice provider of broccoli', so you know it must be good.
Basically, take a handful of the salad mix stuff, let it jam around in a pan with some butter. Toss in some chopped olives and garlic and let that get all cozied up. Then once you've got a good smell happening, add a little bit of water. Crack your eggs and put a lid on it. Let it cook away for about 2 minutes—just until the whites are set, or longer if you're some kind of animal who doesn't want runny yolks. But trust me, you're going to want the runny yolks.
Meanwhile, and also pre-all that jazz above, I like to roast some potatoes in the oven so I have a delicious starchy bed for all that veggie and egg goodness to rest up on. To do that, peel your potatoes, cut them into chunks and then soak them in some cold water. I usually just soak them until the oven is heated, but you do you. Then I toss the potatoes with a bit of olive oil, some S&P and spices and let them roast for 30min in the oven at 350 (and I flip them half way).
Once your potatoes are done, put them down as a base. Then carefully spoon in your veggies and eggs.
Crack the eggs. Admire the yolk porn.
Cram it into your face.
And just like that, dinner. As for nutritional value, what am I, a scientist? I don't know. I feel like it's healthy because there's kale in there. Be your own judge.