Tuesday, April 19, 2011
Breakfast of Champions
Breakfast is one of my favorite meals and I love my eggs - scrambled, fried, poached, hard boiled..etc. I eat 2-3 eggs in the morning and if I'm hungry in the afternoon I'll scramble up another 2 for a quick snack. They are an excellent source of protein, vitamins and minerals. My girlfriend says that in the future we need to have our own chickens for the amount of eggs I eat which I wouldn't mind at all.
I went to the gym earlier this morning and had a great workout hitting my chest and back. My muscles were screaming for some protein by the time I got home. I had to make a quick stop at the veg shop for a couple potatoes, can't forget about those carbohydrates. My usual breakfast is 2 scrambled eggs with toast or a bowl of muesli but wanted to change it up a bit. I looked in my fridge to see what I could throw in with the scrambled eggs to make it tasty and then started chopping away. This was a very easy meal to whip up.
Breakfast of Champions - Serves 2
1/2 medium onion chopped
1/2 orange bell pepper chopped (or any bell pepper would be delicious)
6-8 mushrooms quartered
1 venison sausage (leftover)
1/2 cup of grated cheese (I had cheddar on hand)
2 medium-large potatoes chopped into 1in. pieces
1 medium onion chopped
3 garlic cloves chopped
1 package sausage of your choice
Heat a large frying pan on med/low heat, add some olive oil and the chopped potatoes cooking for 1-2 minutes. Add the 1 chopped onion and garlic to the pan seasoning with salt and pepper and give a toss. Continue to cook for about 15 minutes or until the potatoes are fork tender tossing every couple minutes. While the potatoes are getting to know the garlic and onion, whisk the eggs in a bowl and set aside.
Place the sausages in another pan and cook on med/low heat for 15 minutes until done.
Heat another medium sized frying pan, add some olive oil (or if you really want to make it sinful use some of the sausage grease), and throw in 1/2 chopped onion, orange bell pepper, venison sausage and mushroom. Cook for about 2-3 minutes before adding the eggs. Continue to cook the eggs for another 3 minutes or until the eggs are done to your liking. Last but not least add the shredded cheese and give a stir.
Top with some Cholula hot sauce or Franks and dig in.