Not Quite The Farmers Daughter

Not Quite The Farmers Daughter

Thursday, September 15, 2011

What a chilly morning! Let's Warm It Up!

Fall has definately settled into Central Ohio this morning.  Chilly, gray and rainy is the weather recipe of the day.  I have definately felt the tug of the blankets trying to lull me back into a lazy slumber.  Unfortunately duty calls and time to get my husband and son off to work and school.  And time for mom to get some things done around the house before heading to work.  But not before I take my time out before enduring a chaotic day and feeding this hungry soul with some well deserved comfort food!

So this morning it's time to break out some baked eggs, crusty bread and sweet curry potatoes!

Baked Eggs

1/2 tsp butter
1 egg
1 tsp whipping cream
salt and pepper
minced fresh basil or chives

Prepare a 6oz ramekin or custard cup with the 1/2 tsp butter. Break egg gently into prepared ramekin.  Sprinkle to taste with salt and pepper. Pour 1 tsp cream over egg.  Place ramekin in a shallow pan with 1 1/4 inches of water in the bottom and bake at a preheated temperature of 350 for 25mins or until egg is set.  Top with your fresh basil or chives when ready to serve.

I usually always have boiled potatoes and eggs in the fridge ready to be used.  My husband absolutely LOVES potato salad.  And he also LOVES curried potatoes.  So I started making this dish for him a couple of years ago and it finds it way to our table for breakfast or dinner!

2-3 Large potatoes pre-boiled until soft but not mushy, they will need to be cubed
2 tbsp butter
2 tsp sweet curry powder
salt and pepper to taste
smoked chipotle powder (optional

Heat a skillet on medium heat and add butter until it melts coating the bottom of your skillet.  When the butter starts to bubble add your curry, salt and pepper (and chipotle powder) to warm in the butter.  The warming of the spices really releases some great aromas and flavor!  Add your potatoes and cook until they are golden brown or a little crisp depending on how you like them.

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So now I will finish my creation off with some crusty butter bread and some Chai Tea....oohh so good!


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