A Breakfast For Dinner Occurrence

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
serves 1

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 egg
cooking spray
salt+pepper

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.

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13 thoughts on “A Breakfast For Dinner Occurrence

  1. I hate when I overcook the runny egg! This looks delicious anyways. And breakfast for dinner is always a good idea. Especially when it’s consumed around 2am after a night out way too late… wait, if it’s after midnight is it considered just breakfast for breakfast? Either way.

    • Said to the tune of “toga, toga, toga”. So you’re saying we should have an egg boat toga party? I could get on board with that.

  2. I almost always either overcook the egg or break the yolk somehow. When I get that perfect run though, it’s money. I love BFD, but don’t do it often enough these days. That looks great!

  3. I love eggs on potatoes, and for the record, I dont think I’ve ever actually baked a potato in my oven. Sometimes, if I’m feeling really energetic I’ll microwave one for five minutes, and then put in under the broiler to finish off. But even that’s rare.

  4. Doesn’t your heart just sink when you overcook the yolk? I’ve never had an egg on potato. I’ve had them with homefries, I don’t know why I’ve never thought to do something like this. Thanks lady!

  5. I eat breakfast for dinner almost every night. No really. Eggs are the only thing I have energy to cook when I get home from work!

    This looks delicious though – I have to say. Overcooked yokes never bother me!

  6. I’m not usually a breakfast for dinner kind of gal either but my grocery budget recently took a hit due to some overspending on cheese and wine so I’m all for alternate dinners this week! And I’ve yet to meet an egg dish I don’t like.

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