How many mornings do you grab whatever is easiest, quickest, and rush out the door late for something? Recently, I feel like too many of my mornings are spent eating due to a need for sustenance rather then savoring the delicious bounty of breakfast delights. So alas, this peril will end by starting the day over with a Breakfast Mash-Up!!
Stale bread, purple potatoes, goat cheese log covered with blueberries, chard (from the garden…woo hoo), and creme fraiche
Coddled eggs with creme fraiche, scallions and hot sauce
Purple Potato Hash with sautéed chard
French Toast with sweet goat cheese
Oh breakfast! You make the world a better place. The coddled egg, as you know from previous posts, are one of my favorites. Classic, creamy, and a great way to use left over cheese or creme fraiche. I roasted the purple potatoes with olive oil and rosemary until crispy. In a separate pan, we sautéed onions and chard in olive oil and added a bit of orange juice. We combined the chard mixture with the crispy potatoes and added just a bit of parmesan. They were delicious and beautiful.
The star of the night….the french toast!
Take 2 eggs, 1/4 milk, 2 sprigs of thyme, 2 t cinnamon, and 2 t of maple syrup and whisk together. Place three slices of the stale bread in the egg mixture and let soak about 10-15 minutes. In a saute pan, add a splash of oil, you don’t want a lot and heat on medium. Add the soaked bread and crisp for about 2-3 minutes per side. You can get a great goat cheese from Trader Joes that is rolled in vanilla and blueberries. It is sweet but still has a bit of tang. We cut a slice and placed it on the crispy french toast, topped it all with some warm maple syrup and served. The goat cheese melts and adds such a decadence it is amazing. Trust me you will start your day over and over for a meal like this!