One of my favorite breakfast meals is Beezy’s cafe’s Breakfast Eggel with a side of home fries and an iced tea. While shopping yesterday I picked up some delicious Barry’s Bagels (everything and vanilla cinnamon) so this morning when I couldn’t muster up the desire to go to Ypsi (sorry B) I decided to whip some up myself. There isn’t really much of a recipe here, but here’s how I cooked down some delicious “simple, honest food” for two this morning.
- 4-5 small idaho potatoes cut in half then sliced thin-ish
- 2 everything bagels from Barry’s
- cheddar cheese
- some leftover faux-rizo (we’ve been using Upton’s Naturals cooked in some harissa infused olive oil and seasoned with some extra chipotle & chili powders, and salt)
- 3 eggs
- 1 tsp rosemary rapture (from Saugatuck Spice Merchants)* Oh and special thanks to Mark and Amy for the awesome gift that this was in.
- 1/2 tsp paprika*
- 1 tsp kosher salt and butcher’s pepper (I have a 50/50 blend that I use all the time)*
- 2-tbsp butter (or non-hydrogenated oil)
- Beezy’s salt (Miracle Blend)
- 3 heaping teaspoons of Flower of Hawaii iced tea (from Tea Haus)
Cut the potatoes in half and then slice them a bit thin (between 1/8 and 1/4 inch). Put them in a microwave safe cooking dish and heat them up in the microwave for about 5 minutes. This pre-cooks them a bit, if you have the time you could steam them, but this is much quicker. In a pan over medium heat melt the butter. Add the pre-cooked potatoes to the pan and cook some more. Add the rosemary blend, paprika, and kosher salt and butcher’s pepper mixture. Cook until the potatoes are cooked all the way through and until they begin to brown. When cooked, remove from pan and use the Beezy’s salt to season to your taste likings.
In a container whip the raw eggs and sprinkle in some butcher’s pepper (you can add a splash of milk if you have it). In a heated pan (medium heat), warm the faux-rizo then add the eggs and scramble them up good. If you have egg cooking skills you can actually form the eggs into a 2 patties perfect for placing on the bagels. While cooking the eggs toast the bagels, and slice some cheese. Once the eggs are cooked sprinkle a bit of salt on the patty to finish. Put it all together, I put the cheese on top and bottom and the egg patty in the middle. If you want to really rock the dish butter the bagel first.
The Iced Tea
Val made the iced tea using our Mr. Coffee Iced Tea Maker and a tea bag filled with 3 heaping teaspoons of the loose Flower of Hawaii tea. The iced tea maker is pure genius and makes making iced tea a breeze. When everything was cooked and ready we sat down to a delicious meal.
*I should also note that my spice amounts are just estimates, I need to get better at measuring spices when posting recipes so feel free to add more or less of the spices.