Wednesday, February 20, 2013
Pepper and Onion Scramble
To maintain my interest for the long-term, this new eating plan has to have elements of excitement and variety. So, breakfast -- how do I take an egg and make it something worth looking forward to? On this morning, the answer was red peppers and onions, sauteed and scrambled into that egg. It is a very satisfying morning meal. Give yourself the 10 minutes it takes to get your morning off to a terrific start! The day will only be better because of it!
PEPPER AND ONION SCRAMBLE
spritz skillet with non-stick spray
1 tsp. olive oil
1/4 onion, sliced and coarsely chopped
1/4 red pepper, cut into 1/2-inch chunks
1 egg white
salt and pepper
1 tablespoon grated Parmesan cheese, divided
Add olive oil to non-stick skillet and bring to a shimmer over medium heat. Add chopped onion and red pepper and cook until pepper softens and onion begins to caramelize, just getting brown around the edges. This might take 5 minutes or a few more.
Whisk egg and egg white together. Pour whisked egg/egg white over onions and peppers and let cook until the egg is almost opaque but there's still a lot of moisture. Season with salt and pepper to taste. Sprinkle with half the Parmesan cheese. Turn off the heat (best tip!) and, with wooden spoon, loosely scramble the eggs and allow to sit for a minute until all of the egg has set.
Spoon into serving bowl and sprinkle with the remaining Parmesan cheese.