Print Edition: September 24, 2014
Far too often people tell me they don’t eat breakfast. Or “breakfast” is a cup of coffee, or a slice of toast. That just doesn’t cut it for me. I think many might agree, too, but then the excuses come out. No one wants to wake up early enough to make breakfast; besides, it’s too difficult to function in the morning. Be that as it may, I’d like to share a simple recipe that can be prepared long before the bleary-eyed, rushed morning that nutrition is needed for.
All you need for this recipe is a small bag of potatoes, an onion, your favourite peppers, your choice of protein (mine’s bacon), and some eggs.
Dice your potatoes, peppers, and onion. You’ll want to get the potatoes into the pan first, as they take the longest. While they’re cooking, fry your bacon in another pan. When the bacon is done to your preferred level of crispiness, remove it from the pan, and into some paper towel to soak up the grease. Drain the pan, and then start frying your onions and peppers together in the pan, adding in some butter or margarine to help the onions caramelize.
Next, you’ll need to chop your bacon into smaller bits. When the potatoes are looking golden brown, toss the bacon back in with them, and put the onions and peppers in, too. Mix it all up and remove from the heat to cool.
When cooled, portion it up into sandwich bags, and pop them into the freezer.
Now when you wake up, just empty a bag into a bowl, and microwave it for a minute or two. Toss it in a pan, crack an egg, mix it up, and you’re done. A hot breakfast in no more than five minutes.
If you are especially against any cooking in the morning, you can also add the eggs in before freezing, but I like mine fresh.
And there you have it: a simple, healthy breakfast made easily beforehand, ready to go first thing in the morning.