Wednesday, February 15, 2012

A Couple Of Gatlinburg Breakfasts

We spent this week at our time share in Gatlinburg, Tn (I came home Tuesday and Bev and the power shoppers are still there) and were very excited at the prediction of up to 6” of snow on Saturday – I could get my snow fix.  But alas, we just had enough to barely hide the color of roofs, so we just did our usual things.  We usually eat most breakfast meals in the condo then go out for a late lunch or early dinner, and what follows are two of my breakfasts.

When Bev packed up the food stuff for the trip, she tossed in a piece of pork loin that hadn’t been cooked for our pork marsala meal.  She fried it in a little olive oil and butter then scrambled the eggs in the same pan, which gave them a great extra flavor – Mom always cooked the eggs in bacon grease, but I do that very sparingly now.

The second day, it was a ham and egg sandwich which included deli ham, cheddar cheese, mayo and the egg.  When I grew up a fried egg sandwich was always made by breaking the egg yolk and frying it hard and so I've always done it that way.  When we used to go to breakfast with friend Ashley, she nearly always ordered a bacon and egg biscuit with the egg over easy and I always thought “that ain’t right.”

Unless you’re a new reader, you know I like fried eggs with runny yolks and even while watching Ashley, it never occurred to me to use an over easy egg on a sandwich, until now.  What was I thinking – talk about food habits run amok – this was it.  So for this meal, I fried the deli ham in a little olive oil and butter and when it was done, I moved it over and added the egg.

For the sandwich, I added the hot ham to the bottom mayo’d bread, then the cheese, then the hot egg (the cheese melted some this way) then broke the yolk and added the top bread.

I wish I'd remembered to add a little green onion but I’m pretty sure I’ve eaten my last hard fried egg – what have I been thinking.

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Have a great day and thanks for stopping by Almost Heaven South.

One year ago:  Gatlinburg In The Winter


2/11/2012 & 2/12/2012 meal dates


  1. So you live with a gorgeous lake in your backyard, have a Gatlinburg time share, and have more runny eggs for breakfast in a week then I have in a year? I am so jealous.

  2. I love runny eggs too.. and it always seems that I manage to over cook them when I put them on a sandwich.. need to get better at that. I need more practice I guess :)

  3. Those are some good lookin eggs!! Thanks and hope you had a great visit to Gatlinburg.

  4. Larry, There's a couple of nice looking breakfasts...especially the mayo, ham, cheese and over easy egg! My kind of food! Take Care, Big Daddy Dave

  5. I am in the process of frying up some eggs right now. Gotta craving. Stumbled into your blog. Thought I would say HEY!

  6. There has been no snow here, either. We got 1/2" Saturday, which melted, and 1/2" last night, which melted. Far cry from 5 years ago, when we had a Valentine's Day blizzard - followed by blizzards on St. Patrick's Day and Income Tax Day. Very memorable winter.

    Great looking breakfast sandwiches!

  7. Some sauteed shrooms would have been appropriate too since technically you were on "vacation" ~smirk~

  8. I'd be happy to take part in either of these breakfasts.

  9. Hi There, Just stopping by to say HI.... Hope you had a great Valentine's Day. We had a great trip--but it's nice to get home. I'm trying to catch up on some blog posts...

    Hope you had a good time in Gatlinburg --even without the winter weather this year... Oh Well!!!

  10. I love the sound of the scrambled eggs cooked in the same pan with the pork loin. Yum, that would have to be scrumptious! And the over easy sandwich looks great, too. You're the best breakfast chef I know!

  11. Larry, I love over easy eggs too! Yummy egg yolk goodness!!

  12. Great looking breakfast Larry, and it's totaly making me hungry! I love eggs cooked in bacon grease, but I don't do it anymore. But butter is good too!

  13. Okay, i literally had to quit reading your blog a while ago to go make a breakfast burrito after seeing yours (simple one, eggs, cheese, chipotle) and now I am glad I did since here are more breakfasts - delicious ones.

    I think they missed the call on snow here today. Or that is the wettest snow ever!


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