Saturday, February 14, 2009

Valentine's Day Breakfast!

One last quick Valentine's Day treat for your sweetie...

I made these for Justin for a surprise breakfast in bed:

I Heart You Sunny-Side Up

1. Coat your frying pan with butter or non-stick spray.
2. Coat the inside of your heart-shaped cookie cutter with butter or non stick spray.
3. Crack the egg into a small bowl*
4. Get the pan heated, and place the cookie cutter in the pan.
5. Pressing the edges of the cookie cutter down to the frying pan** to seal the gaps, gently pour the egg into the heart. Continue to press the edges of the cookie cutter down so that egg doesn't seep out the sides. Don't worry if a little does.
6. One the egg whites are firming, you can release the cookie cutter.
7. Add a bit of water to the pan and cover to cook.
8. When to your liking, use a spatula to remove the whole thing (cookie cutter still on the egg) from the pan to a plate. Use a sharp knife to trim any leakage off and to go around the inside of the cookie cutter to release egg easily.
9. Salt and pepper to taste!

* precracking the egg in a bowl and pouring the egg into the cutter makes it easier to hold the cookie cutter down and prevents eggshell from a bad crack.
**if you don't hold the edges down, you won't get a good seal to make the heart shape

I Heart You Scrambled

1. Crack an egg in a bowl and mix with a fork.
2. Coat your frying pan with butter or non-stick spray.
3. Coat the inside of your heart-shaped cookie cutter with butter or non stick spray.
4. Get the pan heated, and place the cookie cutter in the pan.
5. Pressing the edges of the cookie cutter down to the frying pan to seal the gaps, gently pour the scrambled egg into the heart. Continue to press the edges of the cookie cutter down so that egg doesn't seep out the sides. Don't worry if a little does.
6. One the egg is firming, you can release the cookie cutter.
7. Add in some goat cheese or cheddar cheese to the egg.
8. Add a bit of water to the pan and cover to cook for a minute or so.
9. Using a spatula, flip the cutter and egg to cook the other side.
10. When to your liking, use a spatula to remove the whole thing (cookie cutter still on the egg) from the pan to a plate. Use a sharp knife to trim any leakage off and to go around the inside of the cookie cutter to release egg easily.
11. Salt and pepper to taste!

Justin liked the I Heart You Scrambled best. The yolk gets a little more cooked in the I Heart You Sunny Side Up version due to the thickness of the cutter and the time it takes to set the white.

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