Random Bag Night (morning) – The Anti-Omlet Egg Breakfast


My husband is baking bread again (the no-knead recipe posted here: https://theripetomato.wordpress.com/2009/01/11/mark-bittmans-no-knead-bread-recipe/  – only this time he is making two flavors = whole grain and lemon rosemary. I’ll post some photos of the finished product once we have it. In the meantime, I offered to make some breakfast since he was working so hard to make the awesome crusty bread I love. He requested an omlet (I am decidedly not an omlet fan – something about the spongy quality of the egg puts me off) however with just 2 eggs left in the fridge an omlet for 2 wasn’t going to happen. So I foraged around in our fridge for ideas and here is what we came up with:

2 eggs

1 small pad of butter

1/4 of an onion, sliced thin

3 tablespoons chopped pancetta

1 tablepoon chopped fresh parsley

1/2 tomato chopped

2 heaping tablepoons shredded cheese (cheddar)

smidge of olive oil

salt & pepper

Favorite carb of choice – we split an everything bagel

In a small saucepan, add onions and pancetta and a tiny dollop of olive oil on medium to low heat and saute until pancetta starts to get a little brown and the onions are soft. Once the pancetta and onion are looking good, add tomato and parsley and a small pinch of salt.  Turn up heat under another saucepan and add the butter. Let it melt and add the eggs to fry. Once the eggs are fried to your particular liking (we did over-medium) add the cheese. Top the toasted half of bagel (or whatever bread you like) with the cheesy egg and then top with tomato-onion-pancetta mix and enjoy!


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