What’s for breakfast this morning?

A big deviation from the usual posts. First of all, good morning and welcome to the blog and this post! I hope you are sleeping well in Chicago and wherever the moon is out.

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I have no idea how I managed to get all the images lined up…tasty ingredients!

Ostensibly the most important meal of the day, today it is served up Psychedelicwizards way. Forgive the cheesy line. I’ll be describing a healthy, hearty breakfast which is simple to cook and take around 20 – 25 minutes altogether including preparation.

So what are we all cooking this morning. I will tell you how to prepare and cook “Egg filled fried tomato with herbs with mushroom, pepper, tomato side.” I tried it and it tasted, well, tasty… One thing to note is that the eggs will be fried and then in a sense ‘crammed’ into the fried tomato.

Start by gathering the required tools for the job. Do this before prepping the food. Basic cutting knife and chopping board, a frying pan, something to stir, something to serve, figure it out I am not telling you everything.

Required ingredients: 4 eggs, 2 large tomatoes, tinned chopped tomatoes, button mushrooms, a bell pepper, plant based butter (or normal), mixed herbs and coriander and chives (in the shaker), salt & pepper to flavour. – *I use garlic salt, which really brings out the flavour.

  1. First step is to cut the mushrooms into thin slices. The average button mushroom yields around 4-5 slices. Slice around 6 mushrooms using the chopping board and a sharp knife.
  2. Put roughly 4 – 5 teaspoons of butter into the frying pan. Turn the heat on low to allow the butter to melt. Once the butter begins to melt, make sure the heat is low and that it isn’t burning up or boiling.
  3. Sprinkle the mixed herbs, salt & pepper into the melting butter and shake around so that it goes into all of the melting butter.
  4. Next slice the tomatoes, I recommend 2 big tomatoes. Slice them in half. Using a teaspoon scoop the interior out and put the seeds and soft center either into a bowl or to one side.
  5. Wash the bell pepper, gut the inside using the spoon and slice the pepper vertically and then horizontally so that the pepper ends up as small squares or similar.
  6. Crack each egg into the melting butter. Make sure that there is enough butter in the pan still, and make sure you place the eggs apart at first.
  7. Using another frying pan if you have one, repeat step 2 and 3 and then add the sliced mushrooms to the pan. Wait until the mushrooms are beginning to turn golden brown and then add the peppers.
  8. Add roughly a quarter to half of a tin of chopped tomatoes to the mushroom and pepper pan. The chopped tomatoes are already prepared, so make sure they are on low heat. Stir it together well, so that it isn’t sloppy and that the mushrooms are coated in the chopped tomatoes. Add a sprinkle of coriander and chives.
  9. Take the eggs off the heat after 5 minutes of being on a medium-low heat, they should be cooked but not crispy and the yolk should be solid. Place the cooked eggs into another bowl. Don’t worry about mashing them up, in fact at this point you should make sure they are folding and breaking but not quite scrambled yet!
  10. Return to the chopped big tomatoes which you have gutted. Place the tomatoes so that the inside shell is facing upwards, into the frying pan with butter for maybe 2-3 mins altogether, turn half way.
  11. Take the mushrooms, pepper and tomato sauce from the other pan. It should be relatively congealed and almost like a Bolognese type food. Put the side onto your main breakfast plate either to one side of the plate or around the edge.
  12. Take the tomatoes off the heat and place on the main plate.
  13. Place the eggs into the fried tomato center. You should have 2 – 4 big tomatoes filled with herbal fried eggs!
  14. Enjoy!

*edit* – Add some whole-wheat toast spread with avocado to add to the meal!

If you read this morning breakfast post and enjoyed the sound of the breakfast or even tried it, let me know! I will have to take pictures of my process and upload them in another post! But, I have no camera for now.

I enjoyed the tomato aspect as it gave a sweet taste to the food, and the mushrooms offset that sweetness. You could add onions to the mushroom mix or even to the eggs. I personally add the chives to the eggs as they cook and then fold so that the taste gets ‘trapped’ within the eggs whites.

Anyone thinking that eggs are unhealthy should fear not. I avoid eggs for this reason, but in reality I know they are an okay and healthy food. You could use 2 eggs, or 3. My way is not the only way. Cooking is about experimenting and trying what works best for you.

Thank you again for reading this and Good Morning!

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