And you know what that means. That means . . . . . .
you think I'm going to go on again ad nauseum about pancakes or muffins, don't you?
It was sweet potato hash with fried eggs & salsa.
You see, I have a bowl where I keep potatoes & onions & the like,
and this grew out of it overnight.
Overnight, I swear.
I think it needs to be used, eh?
(And looky RAD, I got some bokeh in that shot!)
So, it got sliced & put in the pan with some butter & olive oil.
Then I sprinkled some chili powder, cumin, smoked paprika, salt & pepper over the mess & cooked it a bit,
not stirring too much since I wanted the bottom to get a little brown.
Then a chopped sweet onion & 2 cloves of minced garlic went in.
After it all cooked some more & I did a lousy job of trying to turn it over so it could get toasty,
I put it on a plate, sprinkled on some 2% sharp cheddar, sprinkled some more, maybe a little more,
and put in the oven to get melty while I made the eggs.
Now, speaking of minced garlic, I have minced garlic the old-fashioned way,
wielding my big ol' knife with expert skill.
Highly overrated, I tell ya, especially since my co-worker gave me a chopper.
Now my garlic goes from this . . .
. . . to this with just a few whacks.
What's not to love, right? And they stay in a pretty circle.
The eggs went in a clean pan to cook - 2 for the boy & 1 for me.
Here's a nice tip I learned from my mama.
Sunny-side-up eggs can be a bit wiggly on the top, and slimy egg whites squick me out.
If you don't want the monkey business of trying to flip them (to cook the white part)
without busting the yolks, put a little water in the pan & cover it, still on the heat.
The steam will cook the top side and you will still have pretty, recognizable yolks in the middle.
The eggs went on top of the hash with a salsa garnish.
Ewww, you're thinking. What's that on the eggs?
Well, I placed a dab of salsa on each egg too, but they ended up looking too much like boobs,
so I scraped it off.
I'm trying to repress my inner 12 year old.
My mother is glad of that.
There were no leftovers.
BS was very pleased.
I liked it a lot too, but I think I would have preferred a slightly sweeter salsa,
like mango or peach, to offset the spicy potatoes.