Something Green for Breakfast
Food & Recipes
March 17, 2016

Hold up. Before you get your St Patty’s britches all bunched up at the sight of this un-recipe, consider the number of pints you’ll consume this holiday. We love this sort of breakfast any time of year, and with all sorts of leftover meats.

The base for this recipe is one of our favorites, and its base can be made from any porridge. Use grits, cornmeal, buckwheat- or a blend of grains. We bake these porridges in the oven with a combo of water, stock and milk (recipe here). Use a heavy pot or ramekins on a cookie sheet, get a cover, from foil to a pot top and bake until you get your desired texture. If you think of it the evening prior, you can soak it all together overnight to shorten the cooking time.

Once you cook your grains, top them with any leftover meat, crack an egg on top and bake until the egg is just set. Top with some pesto, salsa- you know what needs some using up the fridge!

Polenta Egg Bake

Polenta? See here. Read on!

Ingredients

Corned Beef Breakfast Bowl

some polenta. or mashed potatoes
some leftover beef, either corned beef or brisket
enough warm milk to cover your starch
one egg, or one for however many people have crashed in your living room

Directions

  1. Preheat your oven to 375 F. If you're awake enough to assemble the polenta, follow the recipe in the link. If not, spoon some polenta or leftover mashed potatoes and enough milk to cover it into an oven-safe dish. Heat until the center is warm.
  2. Add shredded meat around the perimeter of your dish and make an indentation in the center. Crack the egg into the well and bake until the egg is cooked how you like it (I love it rather runny). Sprinkle with freshly chopped parsley and serve warm.
  3. Hangover Directions: place the mashes potatoes or cooked polenta and milk into the microwave. Heat until warm. Add shredded meat around the perimeter of your dish and make an indentation in the center. Crack the egg into the well and microwave until the egg is cooked how you like it. Sprinkle with fresh herbs (please use scissors to cut the herbs if your knife skills have been impaired by beer consumption).