Last time I went home to visit my parents, we ate at an incredible brunch place (Tasty and Sons). Anyone who watches Portlandia can tell you; in Portland, we love brunch!
(Yes, I have waited in lines that stretched down the block just to eat breakfast. They were candied bacon doughnuts, and they were marvelous.)
I noticed that at this brunch place, they put a fried egg on top of everything... seriously, everything. I got Moroccan Couscous with sausage, dates, and an egg on top. There's something about the creamy goodness of a fried egg that makes food taste like breakfast.
This came in handy the other day when I cooked a whole batch of roasted potatoes and forgot about them.
We had steak for dinner, and I turned the oven off the keep the potatoes warm until we were ready for them, but the steaks were huge. I could have used them for pot roast. We were stuffed after our massive slabs of meat. The next day I wondered where all my potatoes went, and then I remembered they were still in the oven.
Roasted potatoes are the easiest, cheapest side dish ever. Chop them up, stir in olive oil, sprinkle with whatever seasoning you want, and roast on a pan lined with aluminum foil at 400 degrees for 45 minutes. Dip in ketchup if desired.
I got the idea from Budget Bytes, where she has a recipe for Chili Roasted Potatoes, but I usually season with garlic salt and paprika.
As I wondered what to do with these neglected potatoes, I remembered that we could have them for breakfast. Just put an egg on it!
After reading this article, a friend of mine felt inspired to put an egg on some hash browns and wrap it up in a tortilla to make a breakfast burrito. I love it when my readers share with me the scraps they've saved!