Smoking Gun

Smoking Gun
Highly useful kitchen gadget

Thursday, August 21, 2014

The Breakfast Menu!

And so today for a delicious breakfast @ #paulsplayground we have......Porridge enriched with butter and demerara sugar, a summer berry/ ginger compote, dark and white chocolate & maple syrup

3 egg omelet, smoked bacon, mushrooms, peas + broad beans & Parmesan.  

Sometimes the simplest things in life can be the most satisfying. Like a few slices of Ham, some heritage tomatoes, simply grilled and a couple of fried free range eggs. 

Terrifically, tantalisingly,tremendously tasty toast for a truly scrumptious Tuesday breakfast. Peanut butter French toast, chocolate/ hazelnut yogurt, rhubarb/ ginger compote and maple syrup.

Cheese & tomato, ham & eggs, ham + tomato, all great flavour combinations. So for a wildly wonderful Wednesday breakfast I'm having a wicked omelet with ham, cheese and tomato. I actually used two different cheeses in this, some mature cheddar and pepper jack ( Monterrey Jack with the addition of red pepper) and of course, I made use of some of the heritage tomatoes that I had bought at the Farmers market.

A truly tasty breakfast. Heirloom tomato, simply seasoned with Cornish sea salt & cracked black pepper, granary toast and proper scrambled eggs, done in a pan on the top of the stove with butter and double cream.A useful tip when making scrambled eggs is to wait until they are nearly cooked before seasoning them or the eggs take on a horrid, grayish colour. 

A seriously sensational and seductively scrumptious creation for Sunday breakfast (or brunch). Poached eggs, mature cheddar cheese toast, sushi seasoning and mint butter sauce and tiger tomatoes seasoned with smoked Maldon sea salt and cracked black pepper. Sushi seasoning is a blend of rice vinegar, water, salt and sugar and can be found in all good Asian and oriental food stores.

The other day I was on Google looking up some information on Hash browns. The real deal (as opposed to those things they serve at a certain fast food joint) is very easy to make. Simply grate some potatoes, squeeze out the excess water, mix with some finely chopped onion and egg and fry in an oil and butter mix for 2 or 3 minutes on each side. But don't forget to make sure that the potato mixture is well seasoned. Anyway, today for breakfast I did these sweet potato hash browns with smoked bacon, fried egg and grilled tomato.

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