Food joke of the day:
How did the egg get up the mountain?
It scrambled up
A really good diner breakfast is one of the most satisfying meals you can have. The problem for me is, by the time I can actually get myself out of the house and to a diner, it’s no longer a good diner breakfast time. instead it’s usually around 12. So if it’s possible, why wouldn’t I just make myself a huge breakfast at home?
My big problem with making a whole, full breakfast myself is that I usually run out of steam after the first thing. Sure I can make pancakes, or eggs, but each individual thing takes so much effort to make up to the standard of diner fare that I have to stop after one.
But this time I decided to go all out and make everything I wanted from a diner: pancakes, eggs, and hash browns, and find little cheats to make everything both easy and good.
|Cake batter pancake cooking|
Some techniques, like adding some cake mix to the pancakes, worked well. Others, like replacing regular potatoes with sweet potatoes and trying to cook them in a George Foreman grill, sadly did not. In fact the potatoes were so unsuccessful I’m not going to include a recipe here. I strongly recommend cooking shredded sweet potatoes in a skillet. Keep them far, far away from any kind of grill surface.
|The failed sweet potato hash browns|
Pancakes (makes enough for 3-4 breakfasts)
1 cup white flour
1 cup vanilla/funfetti cake mix
1 tsp baking powder
1 3/4 cup milk
Mix all ingredients together. Pour enough batter for 1 pancake at a time on a well oiled and hot skillet/frying pan. Cook until bubbles form on first side, then flip and cook until golden brown on second side.
2 tbs ricotta cheese
1 tsp fresh chives
goat cheese to taste
salt and pepper to taste
Crack eggs into bowl, whisk until smooth. Add ricotta and chives, whisk until well combined. Pour into buttered/oiled hot skillet, add salt and pepper. Scramble. When almost done add crumbled goat cheese, turn off heat, and continue stirring until cooked.