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Bagel Omelette Sandwich

4 Apr

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I will never understand how so many people don’t eat breakfast on a regular basis. For me, walking out of the house without eating something feels foreign. Even if it’s a bowl of cereal (contrary to what I may have you believe based on this, this and this, cereal is my typical weekday breakfast), the act alone has some psychological effect that I’ve gotten my carb fix and shouldn’t fall asleep on my first patient. After discussing this with friends, many of whom don’t regularly eat breakfast, I think it all boils down to one thing: time. No one wants to wake up a bit earlier to make breakfast and would rather spend the time it would take preparing and eating breakfast to sleep more or take a longer shower. This is where the bagel omelette sandwich comes into the picture. I frequently make this breakfast for B because the scenario that applies to my friends is also apt for him. The great thing about this breakfast is that it tastes great the next morning. Preparing as much as possible the night before makes for a smooth and stress-free morning routine. They say breakfast is the most important meal of the day, so why do we continually miss it? Now we don’t have to.

Ingredients:

  • 1 sliced bagel (I used plain, but asiago or onion is great too)
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/5 cup diced onions
  • 1/5 cup diced bell pepper
  • 1/5 cup diced tomato
  • 2 tablespoons shredded cheese
  • 1 tablespoon milk (I used whole)
  • Ground black pepper to taste
  • Salt to taste
  • Ketchup to taste
  • 1 teaspoon butter
  • Salsa

Directions:

Crack 2 eggs into a bowl. Add milk, salt, ground black pepper. Whisk until well mixed. Add onions, green pepper, and tomatoes to egg mixture and quickly whisk again to incorporate ingredients. On medium heat, warm a griddle or cast iron pan. Spread butter on both sides of bagel and place bagel on griddle. Once toasted, put bagel aside. Onto greased pan or gridle, pour egg mixture. Once bottom side is throughly cooked, add cheese and gently fold over into an omelette. Spread ketchup to taste on toasted bagel and place cooked omelette on top. Add top half of sliced bagel to the sandwich, and slice into 2 halves. Dip sandwich in salsa or enjoy as is.

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Indian Scrambled Eggs

1 Mar

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I don’t mind spending a little extra time on the weekends to prepare breakfast. For me it’s a welcome change from my typically hurried weekday breakfast cereal. Indian scrambled eggs, also called ‘anda bhurji’, was one of my favorite weekend breakfasts growing up. My mom, an excellent cook in her own right, would always leave preparing this meal to my dad. His not-so-secret to really good scrambled eggs was letting the onions saute in the oil until browned and pouring a little extra oil once the peppers and tomatoes were added to the mix. This compensates for some of the oil absorbed by all of the veggies.

Anda bhurji is a great substitute to standard scrambled eggs. The veggies (leftover from this recipe) lend a flavor to the meal that plain eggs simply don’t have. After all this talk of eggs, I think I will prepare this breakfast tomorrow ;)

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A Christmas-colored spread of veggies

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Crack the eggs directly into the vegetable mixture (being careful not to include eggshells)

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Finished! Good for any meal of the day.

Let me know in the comments how yours turns out.

Ingredients:

3 tbsp + 1 tbsp vegetable oil

1/2 cup diced onion

1/2 cup diced tomato

1/2 cup chopped bell pepper

1/2 tsp diced green chilli peppers

1/4 tsp ginger, diced

1/4  teaspoon red chilli powder

5 eggs

Salt to taste

Chopped cilantro leaves, for garnish

Directions:

In a heavy-bottomed skillet, fry the onions, green chillis, and ginger in 3 tablespoons of oil. Let soften and brown, stirring frequently. Add the bell pepper and cook until soft. Add tomatoes. Stir all of the veggies together and add remaining oil. Add salt and red chilli powder. Crack the eggs directly into skillet, stirring frequently to create a scramble. Continue to stir until eggs are thoroughly cooked.

Garnish with cilantro. Serve hot with warm buttered bread.