Sunday, February 24, 2008

Morning After College Scramble

Stumbled across this some years ago, and added the ingredients to "keep available at all times" list simply because even hungover (tested back in the dark mists of time) or crawling outta bed leaving someone warm'n'wonderful can usually stir this up quickly and be moderately impressive.

3 Eggs
3/4 c. Cheese (A hard cheese that melts well - gouda, cheddar, etc. I use Asiago ONLY when cooking for myself)
1 Sausage (I like hot italian, myself...but Andouille is yummy too)
2 tbsp Butter
1 tbsp Chopped Garlic

This is an *approximate* recipe and based on what you've got stocked in your fridge at any given moment. In general, however...start out tossing a couple of tablespoons butter and tablespoon of garlic into a 12" fry pan. Set the heat to medium, and let the butter melt and the garlic saute until lightly brown or you throw in the sausage, whichever comes first.

While the butter and garlic are doing their thing, quarter the sausage lengthwise, then slice the quarters into 1/4" slices. (This is MUCH easier if, when you brought home the sausage, you put it in the freezer). Toss the diced sausage in with the garlic and butter, and continue to saute until cooked through.

Add three eggs (need not be whisked) to pan. Break the yolks, and stir in. Notch up the heat a little, and while you wait for the eggs to set up a little, cube up your cheese. Once the eggs are semi-firm and starting to have dry surfaces, toss in the cheese cubes, stirring vigorously. Continue to saute until eggs are dry and cheese has at least started to melt (I like the cheese to be sort of "semi-firm"). Serve to proposed victim.

Makes enough for one hearty breakfast. For additional victims, multiply by number of victims.

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