Friday, August 13, 2010

eggwhite scramble (using leftovers...delish!)

It was a glorious morning in Park City with some slick mentor-student action over at the chess table. With a nutritious breakfast, Adamo and Max tackle chess drills and perplexing rules of number theory all morning!
Leftovers rule! Always use the leftover, refrigerated, cooked veggies and protein from last night's dinner for your next morning's Eggwhite Scramble. This eliminates the tedious task of prep-saute required for a tasty and substantial morning scramble (or omelet), food for the brain!

Here is one of my fave mega-combo breakfast plates: (1) Cut oranges, (2) Leftover veggie/protein eggwhite scramble, (3) White rice, sesame, a dash of Maggi, cracked pepper, (4) Crepe with berries, (5) Ice Vietnamese Coffee.
**Eggwhite Scramble with Leftovers**
  • just the eggwhites from 4-6 large eggs (throw away yolks)
  • one cup of leftover cooked vegetables and protein (in this case, it is a stir-fry of bokchoy, wild mushrooms and king crab)
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil (or grapeseed or vegetable)
  • 2 big pieces of smashed garlic cloves, peeled
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • optional: cooked rice, sesame seeds, Maggi

Heat a pan with oil. Add 2 smashed garlic cloves. When the garlic turns gold, add the leftover crab and veggie medley. Pull out your splatter screen if the oil starts popping (wet veggies + hot oil = explosive oil popping)! Use tongs (or do the Italian flip with the pan) to spread out the veggies, crab and garlic so that everything gets heated. Add salt and pepper to taste. I like to keep the pan on high temp (so you gotta work fast). Then pour the eggwhites over and around the vegetables, using tongs to spread the eggwhites around. Flip over large sections at a time to cook the other side. The end result should be firm portions of veggie-crab held together by the now-solid eggwhites.
(If you are skeptical about the crab, you must not have had the killer Bellagio Omelette, aka Lobster Omelet, from The Bellagio Cafe. If, in fact, you haven't, you must get to Vegas ASAP and try it! Trust me, it's life-changing (really!!!) - crisp cut asparagus, a taste of goat cheese, huge chunks of Maine Lobster, all seasoned perfectly and artfully mixed into a fluffy eggwhite omelet. The vibrant green and orange specks against the the white...gorgeous omelet display!)
Scoop some rice onto a plate, pour the Scramble over the rice. Add roasted sesame seeds. Add Maggi and cracked pepper to taste. For a big breakfast, add a warm crepe with berries and a bowl of cut oranges. Don't forget to start the filter for the Vietnamese Coffee!

(Music? Still listening to Houston Davidson's mixtapes!)

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