For school, this semester I am taking a course called Life Management Skills. Basically, it is supposed to teach high school students how to prepare themselves for college life and living a little more independently of their parents. This semester, we are covering cooking and preparing meals that are quick and easy to make. The funny thing is, I've been cooking for a while now, so some of the recipes in our class cookbook (which happens to have been designed for kids just learning to cook) are either things that I already knew how to make or just very simple. Either way, over this quarter, I will be making at least one thing from each section. Each week will tackle a different section of the cookbook: breakfast, lunch, dinner, snacks and dessert. Last week, we did breakfast. I read the recipes out to my family and asked them to choose one. The recipe that seemed most interesting was a hashbrown and scrambled egg pizza. Since we don't exactly get frozen hashbrowns here, I made some from scratch and modified the whole recipe a little bit to fit with what we have available here.
(seriously crappy picture....eggs are not photogenic)
- 1 frozen pizza crust (a small sized crust is what we used...we just cut it into quarters and served it....no leftovers!)
- 1 medium sized potato, cubed
- Onion and green bell pepper (optional....can use as much or as little as you want)
- 1/2-2/3 cup cheese, shredded
- 4 eggs
- 1/4-1/3 cup milk
- 2 T butter, divided
- salt and pepper to taste
- bacon (optional)
- Prepare the pizza crust according to package directions. Set aside.
- In a medium sized skillet, combine 1 T butter, the potato, onion and bell pepper. Saute until the potatoes are tender. Season with salt and pepper.
- In a bowl, beat eggs, milk, salt and pepper. In a large skillet, melt the other tablespoon of butter, cook the eggs until they are cooked through but still a little glossy.
- If using bacon, fry up however much you want, crumble, and add to the potatoes.
- Sprinkle half of the cheese on the crust. Pour the eggs, potatoes, and bacon on the cheese. Top with the remaining shredded cheese and bake at 375 for 8-10 minutes or until all the cheese is melted and the crust is cooked to your preference.
This was actually pretty good!!! We had toast with homemade jelly (strawberry!) and fruit salad on the side. The bacon was definitely a good addition to the pizza, and we all liked how the dish took typical breakfast foods and served them in a non-traditional way. Personally, I think that it would be pretty awesome with some pepper jack cheese on it, but we don't have any here.....oh well.... :P
Oh and by the way, the above plate was my dad's. He arranged it and offered to let me take a picture of it for the blog! Do you have any favorite non-traditional breakfast recipes?
That's about it for today....see ya'll later!