Recently I realized that I don’t tend to post my easy meals, the ones that I make pretty often that don’t take much time. So this recipe marks the beginning of my attempt to post more of these. They aren’t fancy, but I keep making them because they feed me when I don’t feel like taking a lot of time too cook, and they taste good.
This is one of my favourite weekend breakfasts. I usually have a pepper, onion, garlic and egg on hand, and sometimes I even have mushrooms. So I just fry up a whole bunch of veggies and add a scrambled egg. It’s delicious, and gives me energy to run errands or do other weekend activities.
This recipe is for one person.
What you need:
- 1/2 red bell pepper
- 1/4 cup-ish onion (I prefer sweet onions)
- 1 clove garlic
- 1 egg
- salt and pepper
- olive oil or butter
What you do:
- Chop up the onion and pepper. Heat a frying pan to medium high and add a little olive oil or butter (1/2 teaspoon or so). When the pan is hot, add the onion, then turn the heat down and cook them, stirring from time to time, for a few minutes. Turning the heat down allows the onions to mellow and sweeten.
- Add the pepper and cook until the vegetables are lightly browned.
- Slice the garlic and add it to the pan, cooking for about another minute.
- Crack the egg into a bowl, add a little salt and pepper to it and beat lightly with a fork.
- Turn the frying pan heat a little higher and push the veg to the side. Add a little more butter or olive oil to the pan, then pour in the egg. When the egg starts to cook, push it around a little so the rest of the egg runs onto the surface of the pan to cook. I don’t like to move the egg around too much, so it cooks but doesn’t get mushy.
- Combine the veg with the egg and serve. Season to taste with more salt and pepper if you wish. Hot sauce could be awesome on this too! Buttered toast is a nice accompaniment.
A pot of tea makes this perfect for me, but I understand that there are a lot of people who prefer coffee – do what you love!