Thursday, April 26, 2012

Pretty Little Breakfast

The show Pretty Little Liars has just begun airing here, and I have not got a chance to catch up on the episodes. But I liked the name of the show, and the title of today's post is inspired by the name of the show. 


No connection to the show whatsoever. This breakfast isn't 'Little' either. I don't even know why I named the post this way. I am weird. No, wait, I'm Unique! 


Oh I forgot this is supposed to a post about food. So long things short, I woke up way early in the morning, should-be-illegal-early, and since I had time on my hands, I thought about pampering myself. I decided to take the eggs n bread idea a little ahead and tried, for the very first time ladies and gentlemen, to make crepes! 


Now, now, quit snickering. It looked like a daunting task at first. But as they say, things are difficult before they are easy. ( I don't think my mind is focused only on food right now, so bear with my ramblings). I wanted to go all out and make a really fancy- make-my-day kind of a breakfast today but had limited ingredients in my pantry. But you can go all out, bring out the big guns, and pamper yourself today, cause if you won't then who else will?!?! So repeat after me, "I shall pamper myself today!" 






That's that on the Life Lesson for the day, now off to some cooking shall we? 


Serves: 2


Complexity: *** 


Time taken: 15 mins




Ingredients


For Crepes (makes 4 crepes)


1/3 cup wheat flour
1/3 cup plain flour (feel free to use whole of either)
1/2 tsp salt
1 egg
1 1/4 cup milk


Crepe Topping


2 eggs
salt to taste
Freshly ground black pepper
Dried herb of your choice like oregano/ parsley/ combination
1 green chili finely chopped
bacon crumbs/ veggies of your choice
1 tsp butter


For Cheesy Hash Browns


2 medium Yukon gold potatoes, peeled and grated
1 tbsp flour
salt and pepper to taste
1/2 tsp garlic powder or 2 cloves garlic crushed
3 heaping tbsp of cheddar cheese
1 tsp butter




Method


For the crepes, 






Combine all the dry ingredients first. Crack open the egg and add it to the dry ingredients. 






Slowly pour in the milk and keep whisking till you get a runny batter. The consistency of the batter should be like a thick shake. Set aside for a couple of minutes.






Heat a non stick skillet on a medium low flame. Grease the pan with very little butter just to add the buttery taste or you could even use cooking spray. 






When the butter is melted and starts to foam, ladle a spoonful of the crepe batter onto the pan and swirl it around so the batter is evenly distributed. Make sure the thickness is the same everywhere and the layer should be really thin. 






Let it get cooked for a couple of minutes on medium low flame. With the help of a spatula, flip the crepe over. 


Now, crack open a single egg right in the middle of the crepe. Choose a skillet that is flat bottomed. Mine wasn't and my egg slid to one side. 






Add the dried herbs, salt and pepper on the the egg real quick, before the white of the egg starts to get cooked. Now with the spatula, start folding in the corners of the crepe inwards towards the egg. Just slightly, like an envelope. The white of the egg will help the edges stick. 






Now is the time to add your favourite bits on the egg. You can go with cheese, veggies, fresh herbs, anything. I went with bacon crumbs.....mmm yummmmmmm.....





Let it cook for a minute or so, depending on how runny you want the yolk to be et voila! Your crepe- Ki style is ready! Simple and yet so elegant, isn't it?! 


Oh but there's more to come to accompany that goodness.... 


While your crepes are being made, take another skillet and melt 1 tsp butter in it on a medium low flame. We don't want the butter to brown. I also prefer salted butter, as it always compliments potatoes better. 






Mix the grated potatoes with all the ingredients. The water from the potatoes with the flour will help combine everything better and very easily. Make sure you salt them well. 






Divide the mix into two and spoon one part in the skillet with butter. Flatten it out with a spatula till it is just 1 cm thick. Mmmmmmm... has the amazing garlicky, cheesy aroma hit your nostrils yet?! 






Let it cook for 5 mins each side till the potatoes are thoroughly cooked and reddish golden in colour. 






To serve, don't think I've forgotten my secret ingredient- Our Love; take your favourite plate, because we want to pamper ourselves. Place the crunchy yet soft, cheesy hash brown in the plate. Layer it with the beautiful crepes with eggs. Garnish with fresh herbs or if you want a kick in the morning, with green chillies, like I did. 





Don't forget a serving of fresh fruit along. Sit peacefully and relish the deliciousness of your Pretty Little Breakfast with your loved ones. Indulge! :) 











1 comment:

  1. I think i might need to make breakfast for dinner!!! Thanks Ki! Bia Rich

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