My cup runneth over with eggs. These are just the eggs collected in the last three days! I love eggs but I may be in over my head. It is time to take a few cartons to the feed store and put out my Fresh Local Eggs sign.
I have big eggs and little eggs. Chocolate brown eggs and white eggs. I have pink eggs, blue eggs, turquoise and green eggs. I have spotted eggs, matte eggs, and shiny eggs. I even have a couple of battleship grey eggs.
I am lucky to love eggs and have a husband who thinks breakfast for dinner is just fine. I am always looking for interesting and tasty egg recipes so if you know of any, please shout ’em out! Here is my latest creation and I have to tell you, it was wonderful.
For lack of a better name, I am calling it the Kitchen Sink Gourmet Breakfast. This seems fitting because I threw in everything but the kitchen sink. The patty is inspired by this recipe using leftover bread. It has fresh herbs, Feat and goat cheese, eggs, and cubes of leftover bread. It can be tweaked in so many ways and still be the perfect place on which to plop a poached egg. Or a fried egg. Or a scrambled egg. Or a soft-boiled egg. You get the idea.
- 3 slices leftover bread, crumbled
- ½ cup cheese, Feta or goat cheese, or both!
- 1 egg
- 4 scallions or chives, minced, minus the white parts (I used fresh garlic chives)
- Parsley, minced, amount to your taste
- A pinch of black pepper
- Salt to taste
- Corn oil to fry
- Beat egg in a bowl. You may need to add another egg later if you need more to hold the patties together. Add the salt and black pepper and whisk. Crumble cheese and throw it into the bowl. Add in minced parsley and scallions. Toss in crumbled leftover bread. Mix them all well with a spoon. Heat about a half-inch of oil in a non-stick frying pan. Form the mixture into patties about ¾ inch thick and as big as you like. Mine were about the size of a burger bun. Fry patties in the oil until lightly golden brown and the cheese is melted. Serve immediately with your choice of egg and breakfast meat.
Rustic but elegant, this dish would be lovely to serve to family and friends on Easter morning. The patties could be made ahead of time, warmed in the oven and served with piping hot eggs. Add a basket of colorful eggs from happy hens to your table setting and enjoy!