You know, I’m not normally a breakfast for dinner kind of gal.
I don’t usually refer to myself as a “gal” either, but that’s neither here nor there.
I do like eggs, but they’re not usually the first thing that I go for. Even for breakfast.
So the fact that this happened the other night is slightly unusual.
Seeing as I spent, oh, a tad on my Superbowl spread, and given that I was about to chew my arm off when I got home from work the other night, breakfast for dinner seemed wise.
And I had eggs that weren’t weeks past their expiration date in the fridge, which is actually somewhat rare.
I decided that a runny egg would be just the ticket on top of a potato. Because I’m weird, and runny eggs are pretty much always a good idea.
And then I lost my mind and overcooked the yolk. It’s cool, though, it was still pretty tasty. And fast.
Oh, and for the record, I’m not one of those cool people who actually bakes my baked potatoes. I nuke them in the microwave. 6 minutes vs. 45 minutes? Time is money.
Breakfast Baked Potato
1 small-medium potato
1-2 t Frank’s Red Hot sauce
2 T Trader Joe’s caramelized onion dip (optional)
1 cup baby spinach
1. Wash potato well, and pierce with a fork several times. Microwave for about 6 minutes, depending on the size of the potato, until fork tender. Or be cool and bake your potato in the oven. That’ll work, too.
2. Once potato is cool enough to handle, scoop the flesh out of the skin and place in a small mixing bowl.
3. Add hot sauce, onion dip and spinach to bowl, season with salt and pepper to taste and mash everything together.
4. Spray a small skillet with cooking spray, heat over low heat and cook egg as desired (I like mine over easy…but that didn’t exactly work out this time.)
5. Spoon potato mixture back into skin and top with egg.
I ate this with a side of kale chips (sprayed with olive oil, red pepper flakes, garlic powder and a pinch of salt and baked at 350° for 10-12 minutes), which were the part of the meal that required the longest cooking time.
Dinner in less than 15 minutes and all for 300-350 calories?
Maybe I should reconsider my aversion to breakfast for dinner after all.