I remember waking up when I was little and waiting for my mom to make me pancakes, eggs, and bacon with EXTRA syrup. But do you ever wonder what to make for breakfast besides the standard bacon and eggs? That is what I set out to answer this week while I was searching for my HC In The Kitchen recipes.
I’ve always considered myself more of an omnivore than a carnivore, except for bacon, I love bacon; and I’ve actually spent a fair amount of time being vegetarian, so I looked for some fun vegetarian breakfast recipes and tried them on a morning that all my roommates were home.
The first recipe that I tried was mini vegetarian frittatas. These were SO easy.
4 large eggs
½ cup half and half (I used milk)
½ a teaspoon salt
You can pick whatever kind of mix-in you want, I used cheese, green onions, bell papers and tomatoes.
Keep in mind that you will need a muffin tin for this. Preheat your oven to 350 degrees and grease your muffin tin. Whisk the eggs, half and half and salt together in a bowl. Evenly poor the egg mixture into the muffin tin. Add two tablespoons of your mix-ins to each cup and stir. I did something different in each tin!
Bake the frittatas until they’re fluffy, it took me about 20 minutes, but it depends on your oven. The only thing I would recommend is that you take the frittatas out after they have cooled. I tried to take the first one out when it was still hot and well, it kind of fell apart.
The next recipe I tried was a breakfast sandwich. I am obsessed with breakfast sandwiches, they are easy to cart around and I don’t have to worry about sitting down to eat.
4 slices good bread, toasted
4 tomato halves, grilled or roasted
Flat mushrooms, lightly coated in oil and grilled or roasted
4 poached eggs
Salt and coarsely ground black pepper
Drizzle of sweet chilli sauce
Basil leaves (optional)
Basically all I did with this recipe was prepare the mushrooms and the eggs and then pile everything up. If you don’t like anything from the recipe you can always substitute it for something else. For example, if you don’t like mushrooms, use tomatoes. I loved this recipe; it was delicious! I added in a lot of hummus and guacamole. I wasn’t very good at poaching the eggs, but my roommate taught me how.
There are these cool little gadgets that you can get at most houseware stores that you can use to poach eggs and they are only about five bucks.
As per usual I hope you enjoyed this weeks version of HC In The Kitchen. You can link to my HerCampus pinboard for all the recipes I make. Please feel free to leave suggestions for future DIY projects and recipes in the comments below.