….not the movie, friends!
If you’ve seen me mention Breakfast Club on facebook or stumbled across my Breakfast Club board on pinterest…. Maybe you’ve figured out it has nothing to do with the 80’s movie.
A couple of coworkers got talking one day about what foodies we are. We all love to cook so we started a weekly breakfast day.
We’ve done everything from quiche (or “eggpie” as my mom calls it) to something as simple as fruit with yogurt. There have been breakfast croissant sandwiches & a whole day devoted to different kinds of muffins: egg muffins, oatmeal muffins & normal sweet cakey muffins. Basically, these are all things I can’t make for my man at home because all he ever wants is “eggs-over easy, bacon & toast” or hashbrowns. Also pancakes. He doesn’t want his eggs baked in a crust or his eggs/hashbrowns/bacon all baked together in a dish. He doesn’t want weird cheese or oatmeal cups or anything like that. So breakfast club allows me to experiment with all the things that I think sound amazing but could never eat all alone. Sometimes in a pinch, I have stopped at PaneraBread & picked up their super yummy egg soufflés.
One of our breakfast club members is a pseudo vegetarian (She will eat bacon from time to time). We try to make our breakfast items without meat. So if you go to my pinboard you might see a lot of meatless pins
Here’s a recipe I’d like to share. It is my mom’s “eggpie”
Disclaimer: My mom & I aren’t recipe people. We’re throw together cooks. Nothing is ever exactly the same as the last time we made it. So here’s my version of a recipe. I’m really not sure how you can screw it up, but if this recipe doesn’t work for you, then I apologize for not being a good recipe writer. [in Jake’s defense, I made this for him last weekend & he ate it. he said it would have been better without a crust, but HE DID EAT IT]
Basically, I took a frozen pie crust. Make your own if you like, but this saves me some time & I like it that way. Into the pie crust, you throw the things that make your mouth water. For me, those things are browned sausage, onions, & peppers. Then I grated my favorite Swedish Cheese: Präst. You can get this at your local IKEA. Otherwise use whatever cheese you dig. I used a lot. I didn’t measure. Maybe a cubic ton, I’m not sure. haha
Then pour the following mixture over the junk in the crust: 3-4 beaten eggs plus 1/2C of half&half… salted, peppered, & seasoned to your personal taste (whatever herbs you like or something to spice it up).
Bake this at 400 on the bottom rack until it is done. I say 20-40 minutes, but really, you just have to watch it until you feel like the egg is not runny anymore (check it with a knife). The deeper your egg mixture, the longer it needs to cook to get the center done. OH YUM!
[Also, my iphone camera has some major scratches on it. oops sorry for the bad photos…getting it replaced]