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High Desert Breakfast of Champions

July 28, 2011

High Desert Breakfast of Champions

Greetings and Salutations avid readers, this post is brought to you from the wonderful Central Oregon High Desert as Baker Girl and Grill Boy are once again visiting Baker Girl’s parents in Oregon.  While Boston and the rest of the country have been sweltering with temperatures over 100 degrees Central Oregon has been a wonderful daily high of maybe 80 degrees.  This morning Grill Boy woke up to a wonderful sunny cloudless sky at a beautiful 50 degrees and decided that it was the perfect opportunity for a grand and full breakfast.

Bend Oregon - Lava ButteWhile Baker Girl slept, Grill Boy thought it was a great idea to start off with some bacon.  After hunting around the kitchen for a useable pan for the cooking of bacon Grill Boy was shown a terrific device by Baker Girl’s father; a great 1960’s vintage electric cooking “griddle.”  Now it was probably a great thing that Baker Girl was still asleep as she had previously voiced concerns about the waffle maker of the same vintage “exploding.”  Now of course there was no explosion with either device and Grill Boy set to work making up the bacon.

French Toast

As the bacon sizzled and fried Grill Boy decided to make some french toast.  The first step is to find the necessary ingredients.  The next step is to make up some sort of measurement system because why the hell not, if Kelvin and Mr. Metric can invent their own measurements why cant Grill Boy.

  • (4) Eggs
  • 1/4 – 1/2 cup Milk
  • Several dashes of Cinnamon
  • Slightly fewer amount of dashes of nutmeg
  • (1) small chunk butter

So once the ingredients are gathered toss them into a bowl that is large enough to dip a whole piece of bread in.  Now a tip for those of you who are unfamiliar with eggs not only are they delicious, nutritious and can stand on their bottoms at the equinoxes they also need to be beaten once cracked.  For cracking Grill Boy still recommends the one handed crack because it picks up chicks (especially if you can make said lady breakfast while she is still sleeping.)  [See earlier post for the full joke].  Right so back to the beating of eggs for french toast, while it is necessary to have a vessel for your ingredient mixture that will allow for adequate bread soaking that vessel is probably not the best one for beating eggs in.  When you really want to become a hardcore egg pugilist  it is recommended a small diameter bowl with high sides (this could also be a drinking glass Grill Boy reckons.)  Now while he was awake Grill Boy was not functioning enough to do that on this round but it still worked out.  So toss all the ingredients together and do the next logical thing and heat up a fry-pan, soak the bread on both sides and then do a nice frying of the bread in said pan and serve with some maple syrup.

 

 


Simple Hash-Browns

This was of course NOT what Grill Boy did he decided that he should make MORE food and looking around the kitchen he found a container of small red potatoes that needed to be used up, so home-fries it was.  Now for anyone reading this and trying to think of a nice timeline for cooking and serving breakfast should have realized at this point that making potatoes LAST was incredibly foolish because potatoes take a damn long time to cook, but alas as previously mentioned Grill Boy was not thinking he was just sort of meandering around the kitchen making food.  Right so here is a nice little collection of ingredients for simple home-fries.

  • Several Red Potatoes, sliced
  • 1/4 of a Sweet Onion, diced
  • (1) clove of garlic, minced
  • dash of sea salt
  • dash of fresh cracked pepper (YES FRESH CRACKED IT MAKES A DIFFERENCE….ummm not really but maybe?)

Now an important cooking tip especially when pan cooking is that you want to slice your food up into evenly sized parts so that they all cook up the same.  This is why the giant cubes of potato are cold and raw while your tiny little julienne onions are burnt….size does matter…..So cut up all of those potatoes and onions into some what similar sizes, the potatoes in long slices seems to work very will for home-fries with onions because it is hard to cube an onion.  (Most breakfast joints have cubed potatoes for the home-fries, but then again most breakfast joints are not making Simple Grill Boy Home-Fries now are they?).  Now put all of the ingredients into a bowl with high sides so you can toss them all together so that the potatoes themselves are getting a nice coating of all the other ingredients.  Take a fry-pan with a cover is you have it and toss some cooking oil into and allow to heat up, once accomplished take a sip of your Bloody Mary.  Don’t have a Bloody Mary? Take a sip of your Mimosa.  Now with your pan properly heated toss the seasoned spuds into it.  Now potatoes are a wonderful and delicious starch but they really can take a while to cook so this is why you should do what Grill Boy didn’t and cook them FIRST.    You might even want to par-boil the potatoes first to speed up the process.  Once they are all done toss some shredded cheese on them, serve and enjoy.

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2 Comments leave one →
  1. July 28, 2011 12:16 pm

    Breakfast was fabulous and I especially enjoyed the lack of explosion and the back deck setting for overeating. Thanks.

  2. August 1, 2011 10:40 am

    YUM! That does look like a good hearty breakfast! Thanks for sharing! I’m still trying to get the hang of blogging here and I just love how supportive and creative everyone is! If you have time, could you please check out my blog? http://shecooksandheeats.wordpress.com/ I would love some advice and feedback 🙂

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