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Who would ever think that Brussel Sprouts would be used for breakfast???? Well I am here to tell you that this recipe from Kevin of Closet Cooking, is a perfect breakfast for someone on the Paleo Diet.  I took his recipe and added more vegetables to it and with an egg to top it off!! So go ahead all you “naysayers” and turn your nose up to it but you will miss out on something that yes, is different, but none the less it is delicious!  So gather all your ingredients, bake the bacon in the oven and while that is cooking chop up all your ingredients and be ready to go!!!! And don’t throw away that Bacon grease because I use it.  If you don’t want to use the Bacon Grease that is fine…olive oil works just as well…(doesn’t taste as good…)

INGREDIENTS:

  • 1/2 sweet potato peeled and diced
  • 6-8 brussel sprouts thinly sliced
  • 1/4 med onion, chopped
  • 1 TBS minced garlic
  • 1/2 red pepper, diced
  • 8 grape tomatoes, cut into quarters
  • 6 pieces of bacon cooked and chopped coarsely
  • 3-4 mushrooms cleaned and sliced
  • S & P to taste
  • 1-2 eggs (your choice of whether to use or not)
Sweet Potatoes with Brussel Sprouts, other veggies and BACON make up this Paleo Breakfast!

Sweet Potatoes with Brussel Sprouts, other veggies and BACON make up this Paleo Breakfast!

Let's start with my FAVORITE

Let’s start with my FAVORITE “Food Group”..Bacon. I bake it in a 375 degree oven for 20 mins until nice and crisp

Here are all my ingredients chopped, sliced and diced ready to go into the pan.

Here are all my ingredients chopped, sliced and diced ready to go into the pan.

I take 2 TBS of the bacon grease (always SAVE the bacon grease!!) and put into a saute pan. I then add the sweet potatoes and onion and cook for 5-6 mins until softened.

I take 2 TBS of the bacon grease (I “always” SAVE the bacon grease!!) and put into a saute pan. I then add the sweet potatoes and onion and cook for 5-6 mins until softened.

I then add 1 TBS of minced garlic (I prefer from a jar) and saute for 30 seconds

I then add 1 TBS of minced garlic (I prefer from a jar) and saute for 30 seconds

Then I add the rest of the Veggies and add more bacon grease if necessary (can never have enough of that flavor..) and sauté until the sprouts are caramelizing (brown) about 7-8 mins

Then I add the rest of the Veggies and add more bacon grease if necessary (can never have enough of that flavor..) and sauté until the sprouts are caramelizing (brown) about 7-8 mins

Now the aroma is getting those hunger pangs going and time to add the bacon...stir al of this around about 1-2 mins and then make a

Now the aroma is getting those hunger pangs going and time to add the bacon…stir al of this around about 1-2 mins and then make a “well” in the middle and add just a little grease so the egg won’t stick to the pan when cooked. Makes it messy to get out!!

Like so....

Like so….

Now carefully, crack the egg and put it in the middle, season it with Salt & Pepper and anything else you want and then cover with a lid so that the egg will cook through..1 minute

Now carefully, crack the egg and put it in the middle, season it with Salt & Pepper and anything else you want and then cover with a lid so that the egg will cook through..1 minute

1 minute should be plenty of time...

1 minute should be plenty of time…

Then off comes the lid and look at the beautiful

Then off comes the lid and look at the beautiful “hash” you have made and you can’t wait to sit down and eat it!!! I like to add hot sauce to mine, but that is totally up to your taste buds! This is PLENTY for 2 people and of course you can put another egg in there!

You can put any other vegetables that you may have on hand…it’s your palate to do whatever you want!  Thank you again, Kevin of Closet Cooking for your inspiration!!!! And to all you “naysayers”, JUST TRY IT!!

 

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Easy breakfast with home made hash potatoes and eggs!

Easy breakfast with home made hash potatoes and eggs!

INGREDIENTS:

  • 1 potato, cleaned and poked with fork then put into microwave for 3 mins
  • 1/4 c thinly sliced onions
  • 1 garlic, chopped or 1 tsp of minced garlic from jar
  • 2 TBS chopped green chilies from can
  • 1/2 c chopped tomatoes
  • 1/4 c chopped ham…or bacon…or whatever you have on hand!
  • 1/2 c grated cheese…cheddar…monterey jack…swiss..put aside
  • 2 eggs cracked and put into a cup
  • seasonings that are to YOUR liking
  • 2 TBS oil

DIRECTIONS:

  1. cook potato in microwave, then coarsely chop
  2. heat 2 TBS of oil in pan, add garlic and onion and cook 2 mins then add potatoes
  3. once potatoes are getting brown add ham, tomato, chilies and reduce heat and let brown
  4. once browned on both sides, spread potato mixture so there is a hole in the middle to pour your eggs into, forming a “nest” if you will.
  5. season the eggs, put the cheese on top of the potatoes and cover and cook till eggs are to your liking
  6. Then, carefully remove and put on a plate and voila!!!!!!!!

Breakfast Frittata

Breakfast Frittata

INGREDIENTS:

  • 1/2 c liquid egg whites & 1 whole egg or 4 eggs but only 1 with the yolk
  • 1 tsp minced garlic
  • 4-5 sliced mushrooms
  • 2 green onions chopped
  • 3 stalks of leftover asparagus
  • 1 tomato seeded and chopped
  • 3-4 slices ham, chopped
  • 1 TBS green chilies from a can
  • 1/4 c shredded cheese from the package
  • 1/4 c cilantro
  • 2 TBS oil

DIRECTIONS:

  1. Preheat “Broiler” of oven
  2. Saute vegies, ham, green chilies and anything else you want to put into it in 2 TBS of oil & garlic  in a non-stick pan that can go into the oven.  
  3. Whip the eggs with a fork and season with S & P, cumin, mexican flavorings….whatever you have on hand
  4. pour on top of the vegies and let it cook on med heat until the sides have hardened.  **now, slip a spatula underneath and tilt the pan, allowing the waterey egg to go underneath the spatula, so that it will cook.  Do this at different places in your pan…as you would do with an omelet.
  5. When the egg mixture is hardened with minimal loose egg on top, take off the stove & put the 1/4 cup cheese on top topped with cilantro and put under the broiler for 5-7 mins…or until golden brown
  6. When done, take out and let it set, then put on a cutting board and use a pizza cutter to cut into quarters.
  7. Top with salsa…or even sour cream!! it’s your frittata, go at it!!

Grab some bacon grease or olive oil, slice some potatoes…then add some peppers and green onions for color, mushrooms, green chilies, seasonings..cheese and an egg….voila!!! Infact, add whatever you please…..!!! This is quick AND EASY!!! Go For It!!!

Leftovers

Took leftover risotto, fried it…then added sliced tomatoes, sliced avocado, a poached egg, little sprinkling of cheese, some salsa…cilantro and OMG…BREAKFAST!!!!! How easy is that?????