Unless you’re a new reader, you know we try to eat our leftovers and I use many of them for breakfast, such as these two meals. We had scalloped potatoes, meat, and jus leftover from our recent prime rib dinner and I used all three in each meal.
The first one was simple warming of the potatoes and meat in the microwave and topping the potatoes with an over-easy egg.
For the second one I considered more options like a frittata and basic scramble, but I wanted to thicken the jus. I’d recently completed the sauce making classes from the Rouxbe on line cooking school and wanted to make a Velouté sauce (butter, flour, broth) – turns out I’d been making this sauce for years and calling it gravy. I had 1/3 cup of jus, so I used 1/3 Tbsp each of butter and flour.
I heated the diced prime rib meat in a little oil then added pre-warmed scalloped potatoes and beaten eggs to make a scramble.
The final concoction was a wet burrito.
I thought both meals were good but not company quality – I needed to kick up both of the potato dishes a little – Tabasco perhaps. The gravy sauce could have cooked longer to thicken a little more, but the eggs were done and getting cold and I hate cold food. The burrito wasn’t quite as good as the recent swordfish taco.
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Have a great day and thanks for stopping by Almost Heaven South.
One year ago: Fried Pasta - It's What's For Breakfast
Two years ago: Nothing
2/5/2012 & 2/8/2012 meal dates