3 posts tagged Eggs

Roasted Brussel Sprouts Topped with a Baked Egg

I have been a vegetable roasting fiend as of late. Pretty much any combination of vegetables, I'll roast. Lately, I've rediscovered the magnificence of simple roasted brussel sprouts, and at the risk of over kill, it's been a two-three time a week meal since we're trying to watch our figures and make sure our upcoming trip to Las Vegas allows us to be gluttonous fools for a weekend. DB Brasserie and Burger Bar await, as does Bouchon for brunch. Well, that's where this post runs off the tracks. I had every intention of just using minimal oil, salt, pepper, and garlic to season these things, but then the idea of bacon and topping it all with a couple of eggs crept into my mind, and all hell broke loose in the form of these breakfast-inspired roasted brussel sprouts. Gotta love the versatility of them, but they can get exceedingly addicting. Just fair warning. Continue Reading

Braised Pork Shoulder Breakfast Tacos

Though I've done so in the past (I know; bad, bad Lauren!), I just can't bring myself to call these braised pork shoulder breakfast tacos "carnitas". I didn't slow cook them in lard, and sort of cheated, if I'm being honest. Because really, that's just what braising is; joyous, minimal prep, and then shoving the meat in a dutch oven with some liquid, and just let. it. go. I watched nearly the entire web series The Guild (highly recommended if you're an internet nerd, and well, you're reading this blog, so I strongly suspect that you might be) while I was waiting for dinner to be ready. I wrote the recipe for a larger amount of pork (because most people will have a 4-6 lb. pork shoulder to work with), but what I like to do since we recently invested in our KA meat grinder (on another note, grinding meat has become somewhat relaxing in a way), is to buy a 10-12 lb hunk of shoulder from our favourite meat shop and break it down into 1-2 lb. freezable portions, so that I'm rarely overcooking and thus, boring ourselves with the same leftovers for days. This amount (1.5 lb.) of shoulder easily made 8-10 breakfast tacos, which was perfect for 2 nights of dinner for 2 people. Continue Reading

Corned Beef Hash and Eggs

Happy Belated St. Patty's Day! I've recently been chatting with a dear friend who lives in Ireland, and she mentioned to me that March 18th of this year was the first time she had ever heard of all of the "pinching and wearing green" malarkey that us Americans go on and on about every March 17th. I was a bit ashamed to admit that I didn't even know of the origins of the holiday as I have Irish Catholic roots; have we really translated a holiday meant to mark the arrival of Christianity in Ireland into a green beer drinking, corned-beef eating good time? We have? I mean, sign me up, but let's not forget to take a moment to bow our heads and thank Saint Patrick for finding that 4 leaf clover on March 17th. I'm celebrating late because I have been sick the last week, and only just felt up to cooking something this morning. One of my favourite uses of Corned Beef is as a hash. If you have already cooked leftover potatoes from another dish, this is a fantastic way to utilize them. Meat and potatoes with a fried egg = a pretty delicious breakfast. Continue Reading