Egg Bread Bowl with Ham and Bruschetta

 

Egg Bread Bowl

What is an Egg Bread Bowl

One of the main things I can say about this Egg Bread bowl is that it is absolutely GENIUS!  I just use a large dinner roll that can easily be hollowed out like a soup bread bowl, then I fill it with a few simple breakfast ingredients.  Now you can imagine how far you could take this if you really wanted to get creative.  The key here is to make sure you don’t turn your rolls into rocks while you’re cooking the eggs.  That being said, it might not be a bad idea to make and bake fresh rolls your self, before hand, to be sure they are not over cooked when they are hollowed out and baked again as Egg Bread Bowls.

Egg Bread Bowl

One of my favorite breakfasts and Brunch is Tomato and Basil Bruschetta.  So, when it came to this Egg Bread Bowl recipe, I immediately thought of mixing up the Tomato and Basil ingredients to top it off.  And I’ve got to say that it really went well.  But, when you make your own Egg Bread Bowl, feel free to add cheese, avocado, sausage or whatever your little heart desires and you’ll be well on your way to making natures little breakfast bombs!

CLICK HERE If you need a Bruschetta recipe to top off your toast.  Also, if you get a chance check out my recipe for Scotch Eggs by clicking HERE!

Egg Bread Bowl Ingredients:

6-8 Large Dinner Rolls (I used Dutch Crunch Rolls)
6 -8 Ham
6-8 Eggs
Bruschetta Mix optional

Bake the Egg Bread Bowls at 390 degrees farenheight for 18 minutes

Breakfast Egg Gravy with Bacon

Egg GravyEgg Gravy Family Recipe!

Here’s a recipe that has been in my family for years, and we call it Egg Gravy.  As you may or may not have guessed, it is a Breakfast gravy we traditionally serve over hand torn pieces of toast instead of biscuits.  I’ve changed the recipe a little bit over the years but in my opinion, I’ve stepped in up a bit and made it even better; more of a restaurant quality.  It’s very similar to the idea of a Sausage based Breakfast Gravy, but instead of using sausage, we use Bacon. with the added bonus of scrambled eggs; which is why this recipe is called, Egg Gravy.

IMG_0768The interesting factor is the traditional Egg Gravy recipe doesn’t have any meat in it at all.  Though I did mention that bacon is at the heart of my recipe, there isn’t any in the original.  However, bacon grease is used as a starter to make a Roux.  Then you just add milk and eggs and stir until it thickens, and voila, you have Egg Gravy.  My recipe however, does in fact use bacon.  You can even add sausage with it as well if you’d like or replace it altogether.  It doesn’t matter.  As long as you follow the basic fundamental rule when you are making gravy, and that is to stir, stir, stir and don’t burn the bottom of your gravy.  If that happens, it’s over.  The burnt flavor will spread like a contagion and ruin the entire Egg Gravy.  So take the time to babysit your Breakfast Gravy for a measly 10 minutes with a constant stir and praise shall be your everlasting reward!

Egg Gravy Ingredients:

!/4 pkg of Bacon
2 Chopped Green Onions
3 tbsp Flour
2 cups Milk
3 Eggs
1/2 cup Heavy Cream
Salt and Pepper to taste (Pepper is usually 1 tsp but the salt will depend on your tastes)

Slice your bacon into 1/4 inch pieces and chop the Green Onions into Scallions.  Over medium high heat cook the bacon thoroughly, then add the onions.  Separate the bulk from the bacon grease and add the flour to make a Roux.  Once it becomes thick and darkens a bit, add the milk a half cup at a time.  Bring the gravy to a light boil before you add each half cup and whisk the clumps of flour that thicken in the milk until the mixture becomes smooth.  Go back and forth like this until the milk is gone, then add the eggs.  Once you’ve stirred in the eggs and they are cooked add the cream and simmer until it thickens for the last time.  Serve Egg Gravy over Hand Torn Pieces of toast or your favorite biscuits.

Breakfast Burrito with Chorizo

Breakfast Burrito with ChorizoA Long Time Ago, in a Burrito Far, Far Away…

When I was twelve years old, I thought that the Breakfast Burrito was the best thing that ever happened to me.  Who came up with this Dreamy Piece of heaven to go, Right; Perfectly scrambled eggs and sausage with cheese.  Are you kidding?  Those 3 simple ingredients, wrapped in a Tortilla with love and POOF, the Breakfast Burrito was born.  Now, you can put whatever you want in it.  It doesn’t really matter.  Today, we’re going to make a Breakfast Burrito with Chorizo.

A few simple things you should know.  Chorizo can be bought several different ways.  First of all, you can buy either pork or beef Chorizo.  And yes this does change the flavor.  So you can either go with your favorite, or trust me when I tell you I use pork when I mix it with eggs.  Secondly, there is a Mexican version and a Spanish version of Chorizo.  Now that might sound the same to some of you but I’m telling you there’s a difference.  One is a little smoother than the other, and I choose to use the Mexican version for this Breakfast Burrito.

Breakfast Burrito Ingredients are:

1 X-Large Flour Tortilla
6 oz Chorizo
3 eggs
1 tbs butter

Everything below should be your desired amount

Some Bell Pepper or Jalapeno
Green Chilis
Scallions
Nacho Cheese (Or your favorite)
Cilantro

Cook the Chorizo thoroughly before adding vegetables and eggs.  Then add each ingredient but save the Cilantro for last.  Once everything is mixed together, add the Nacho Cheese and set aside to cool.  Meanwhile, heat the tortilla then add the filling and roll a Breakfast Burrito.  Sear both sides on medium heat and serve.