Sunday Breakfast

October 25, 2010 at 3:18 pm | Posted in Breakfast | 39 Comments
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Most mornings you’ll find oatmeal and fruit or cottage cheese and berries in my breakfast bowl, but when the calendar says Sunday, you can bet I’ll be serving up a fun breakfast.

Saturday at Whole Foods, I briskly walked past a display of asparagus on my way to the meat counter. I quickly hit the brakes and put it into reverse as the asparagus was beautifully thin and delicate. I hadn’t seen asparagus like this since May. I grabbed a bunch and mentally started planning how it would end up on our kitchen table for Sunday breakfast. Here’s what I did.

Cream Sauce: I had some heavy cream in the refrigerator, so in a small sauce pan I heated up about 3/4 cup and added about two teaspoons of some very flavorful thick and zesty hot sauce and let it steep for about ten minutes.  At the end I wilted in some rough chopped cilantro and a squeeze of lemon. 

PotatoI had one lonely little russet potato in the vegetable crisper that didn’t get used for the Columbian Potato and Chicken Stew I made earlier in the week. I peeled it and cut it into pretty good-sized wedges, boiled the wedges for ten minutes, drained and patted them dry, salt and peppered the dickens out of them and browned them in some pretty hot olive oil so they’d be crispy.

AsparagusI cut the ends off, and sautéed until tender in butter, lightly salt and peppered, of course.

Eggs:  Sautéed in an olive oil and butter until over-easy.

The Build: I circled some of the cream sauce on the plate. Topped with potato wedges, crisscrossed the asparagus over the potatoes and then teetered the egg on top and drizzled the whole thing with the remaining sauce.

In the end I had every fry pan and spatula in the kitchen dirty but what a delicious breakfast! That skinny asparagus was some of the best tasting I’ve had. The flavor was exquisite. Next time I’ll make more of the sauce as those potatoes really tasted good smeared around in that lemony spicy cream sauce. Actually everything tasted good smeared around in that sauce. 

Potato, Asparagus and Egg Tower…It’s What’s For Breakfast.

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  1. That looks and sounds like the perfect breakfast. I would also eat it right now, for Brunch, on a Monday!

  2. Can I have Sunday breakfast at your house? Please??

  3. Dang, girl! This looks to DIE for. I love the idea of slender asparagus resting on potato spears with a beautiful poached egg on top – and everything flavored with that yummy sounding sauce just puts a cherry on top. Beautiful dish and really great picture of this spectacular creation.

    • Hey thanks Vickie! It was so good that I didn’t want it to be over. 🙂

  4. I think I’m going to have to get more creative to keep up with your breakfasts – I’d definitely eat that.

    • What are you talking about???? You’re the creative breakfast dude in this group. I’m always amazed at your creations! 🙂

  5. Now that’s a beautiful thing… wonderful picture, and love the sauce!

  6. Now, THAT is a BREAKFAST!

  7. When will I learn? I should not look at your Sunday breakfast on a Tuesday morning when I’m facing Cheerios. Yes they are simple and fast but oh so lacking in the YUM factor.

    • Cheerios find their way to my table some Tuesday’s….nothing wrong with that. 🙂

  8. OMG, breakfast at your house is fantastic! Don’t ever let my family see, they are stuck with cereal most of the time!

    • Cereal most of the time is quite ok…Sundays are our special days for breakfast.

  9. That sounds like a great warm-up to watch two football teams battle it out on the field of glory. With a wonderful breakfast like this any outcome would be tolerable because you are satisfied and content. With that said, I leave you with this proclamation: “Go Raiders”

    • And just as I was over being nauseated from the game……..comes this comment. Heading for the Tums.

  10. I can just imagine running my fork through the egg and taking a bit of everything with the delicious yolk and sauce all coating the asparagus…oh man…this sounds amazing!

    • Thanks Heather, and as always, thanks for stopping by and the comment.

  11. Perfect for a Sunday morning! (Even if you had a sink full of dishes – I know how that goes 😉

    • Thanks Karen, it was definitely worth that sink full of dishes. 🙂

  12. That is superb. I’ve used a spicy cream sauce like that a lot this year. The potatoes make this breakfast, to me.

    • Chris I loved this sauce. The hot sauce I used was a thick full of flavor one. Nothing like tobasco.

  13. I wish I had the patience to cook such a gorgeous breakfast in the morning. I am craving that now. Forget the granola bar, I want this!

    • LOL Donna, I agree, get rid of that granola bar!

  14. Wow! Fantastic is all I can day about this dish. If this isn’t company impressive, I don’t know what is. 🙂

    • Thanks so much Kristie! I agree, it most certainly would be good to serve for guests.

  15. That looks so good. I love it when people are inspired by the fresh produce they see!

  16. I love having time to spend a few extra minutes on breakfast. This looks well worth it and delicious.

  17. I’d eat that everyday for breakfast, if someone ELSE would make it while I was sleeping! 😉 Gorgeous!

    • Thanks for stopping by my blog and the comment. And by the way, I would be one of those who would cook it while you were sleeping…I love to get up early and cook a big breakfast. 🙂

  18. What a lovely breakfast! That would get me out of bed early on a Sunday morning!

  19. This looks so amazing- the combination of eggs and asparagus is so good. I’d love to have breakfast at your house on Sunday!

  20. This looks so amazing- the combination of eggs and asparagus is so yummy. I’d love to have breakfast at your house on Sunday!

  21. clearly i don’t spend nearly enough time on my breakfast prep

  22. This is one comfy and filling brunch dish I would love on my plate!

    • Thanks Joumana! As always thanks for stopping by.

  23. Lea Ann, that just might be the most gorgeous and yummy breakfast plate I’ve ever seen. Why that’s fit for company or even visiting royalty.

    Enjoy your weekend and happy Halloween.
    Sam

    • Thanks Sam! You know me and eggs. I’m always looking for new creations. 🙂


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