Thursday, February 5, 2009

What I Had for Breakfast

I gets lots of odd email questions, but one recent query was as simple as it was random. "What did you eat for breakfast today?" So, in honor of that particular question, I give to you the first (and most likely last) "what I had for breakfast" post.

Today's breaking of the fast included two wild salmon patties topped with sunny-side-up eggs and a spot of Frank's hot sauce. Paired with hot coffee, it was four hundred calories (exactly) of low-carb deliciousness.

Canned salmon is a great food stock and was covered in an earlier post entitled, "There's Nothing in the House" - Salmon Cakes with Creamy Corn Relish and Tarragon Drizzle." Enjoy!

16 comments:

Jamaal said...

Personally, i find that amazing.

To find the time to cook such a amazing dish in the morning. I am always rushing it the morning i barely get a piece of toast.

You amaze me once again.

Chef John said...

you can make the salmon the day before (but they are extremely fast to mix up)

the whole breakfast took 10 minutes start to finish.

Anonymous said...

This morning I had cold, left-over french fries for breakfast. Sad, sad, sad.

Anonymous said...

Where's the video, you need camera crew to follow your each and every move!

texichan said...

i like this. you should do this daily - or at least weekly. just take a picture and describe what it was that you had. it may not tell us exactly how to do it, but if anyone else is like me then ideas go a long way - i can never have too many food IDEAS!

Pyrofish said...

Look at the size of the yolks on those eggs! Local eggs?

Anonymous said...

Looks tastee there Chef. Needs red-skin home fry potatoes on the side.

One of my all time favorites for breakfast is Eggs Benedict, which thanks to you I finally know how to make good hollandaise to complete the dish. :) The butterless bernaise is also a nice one on EB.

Lucia said...

I had a slice of toast while running to the bus, yum!

Chef John said...

the white was sorta folded under so it looked huge. Kind of like when I wear a too-small t-shirt.

granny said...

Your yokes are very perky. How do you get them that way, implants? Only joking, How can I get my eggs fried without the whites getting crusty on the underside before the yokes are cooked. I usually flip them over easy only to have the yoke break.

Chef John said...

the whites will always get a little overcooked around the edges. You can use a lower heat, and also try putting a lid on to steam the top a bit.

littlemissy said...

omg. the eggs look SOOOOO delicious

everytime I try making sunny side up eggs they end up becoming scrambled.

littlemissy said...

I hope you continue this "breakfast" series lol

Nikky said...

Can i come over to eat? So sick of take out.

david said...

How did you prepare the Salmon cakes. I assume you did not do the same recipe as the ones with tarragon mustard. Are these simply canned salmon, an egg and some bread crumbs, w/ salt/pepper?

Chef John said...

yes it is (that's why I put a link to that recipe at the end of the post ;-)