Some days you just need a hot breakfast. Other days, you need a little extra protein. This morning I made a scrambled egg with some veggies I found in the fridge. It was warm, savory, and delicious. I toasted a piece of whole wheat bread and topped it with 1/2 tbsp. of Nutella to round out the meal.
To start, I rummaged through the fridge to see what needed using. I had bell peppers left from my fajitas, and I will never use up the cloves of garlic I have before they go bad. I thought diced onion would go well with this, but I didn’t have any. Instead, I found some chives that were hiding in the deep recesses of the fridge. They were a little worse for wear, but they got the job done.
I started by dicing the pepper and mincing the garlic and chives. I put these into my small skillet over medium heat without adding any oil. When the pepper began to sizzle, I stirred the mixture. Since there’s no oil, if the garlic gets dry before the peppers get done, add a tablespoon of water to the pan and stir it up.
In a small bowl, I scrambled one egg with a dash of skim milk. On days that I didn’t have skim milk, I’ve used a dash of water, and that also works to thin the egg somewhat. With that done, and the veggies un-stuck from the pan, I removed the pan from the heat, poured on the egg, and mixed it before returning the pan to the heat.
From this point on, I simply scraped the bottom of the pan with a teflon spoon, making sure the egg didn’t get too hot too fast. You can remove the pan from the heat, if necessary. Once the egg was cooked through, I plated it, peppered it, put the Nutella on the toast, and had a delicious hot breakfast. It’s just a scrambled egg, but it used up some leftovers, it incorporated some extra veggies, and it was delicious.
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