Prep 5 mins
Cook 10 mins
Similar to an omelette or frittata, I developed this simple breakfast or brunch dish to honor revered morning visitors to my home. They say if you don't care much for somebody, you fry them a couple of eggs but if you really like them, you'll whip up an omelette. *.* This dish offers a lot of eye appeal and the aroma of the orange wedge garnish really bumps the whole thing up a couple of notches. One significant tip, stewed tomatoes work out as a far superior ingredient to any other form of canned tomatoes in this recipe. Anyway, I hope that you SAVOUR this easy, semi-gourmet egg dish as much as my friends and I do!
- 2 eggs, slightly beaten
- 1 tablespoon chicken broth, canned
- 1 tablespoon butter
- 3 slices bacon, thin-sliced, raw
- 1⁄4 cup stewed tomatoes (canned, drained)
- 1⁄4 teaspoon hot pepper sauce
- 2 ounces monterey jack cheese, shredded (optional)
- kosher salt, to taste
- white pepper, to taste
- 1 orange wedge, garnish
- 1 parsley sprig, Italian, garnish (optional)
- Over medium heat, using a small, no-stick skillet, fry the bacon until it is crisp. Drain the bacon on paper towels and pour off the grease but do not wipe out the pan.
- Again, over medium heat, melt the butter in the pan. Return the bacon to the pan along with the roughly chopped stewed tomatoes.
- Reduce the heat to low. Slightly beat the eggs with the 1 tablespoon of chicken broth and pour the blend over the bacon and tomatoes. When the eggs have firmed up, flip the egg dish on to a plate and then slide it back into the pan as to cook the other side. Immediately, salt and pepper the dish, sprinkle the cheese over the top and drizzle the hot sauce over it.
- Plate it up after about one minute, garnish the plate with the orange wedge and the parsley spring, if using the latter, and serve with buttered rye toast.
- NOTE: Shredded smoked Gouda cheese is also excellent on this dish if you like the smoky ambiance. Other optional ingredients include sautéed onions or zucchini (cooked separately in butter).