Okay, let’s face it. We’ve all had those mornings when we wake up, take two steps towards the bathroom and realize we’re still slightly in the condition we were the night before. As the great Jimmy Buffett said, “there’s a thin line between Saturday nights and Sunday mornings.”
The best advice I was ever given in college was, “if you ever wake up and realize you’re still drunk, just crack another cold one and keep on drinkin.’”
Let’s say you get hungry while recovering from the prior evening. Here’s another piece of good advice:
“Break eggs in case of emergency.”
The following is the sloppiest morning-after-party breakfast you’ll ever see, but boy, does it taste good.
This recipe serves one. In the event you made a friend last night, double the ingredients.
What you’re gonna need:
· 3 eggs
· ¼ cup of water
· ¼ cup diced red onion
· ¼ cup diced green pepper
· ¼ cup diced tomato
· 1 small jalapeno pepper, minced
· Cooking oil (I used olive oil because it was within arm’s reach)
· 1 large potato
· Salt and Pepper
· ½ teaspoon of hot sauce (optional)
· Cajun seasoning (also optional)
Here’s what you’re gonna do:
1. First thing’s first, remember that knives are sharp and this may take some concentration on your part, depending on how awesome the party was last night, alright? Just be careful.
2. Depending on how you like your homefries, either chop up the potato into cubes or slice it into thin disks. Put a skillet on medium heat and add about 2 tablespoons of cooking oil.
3. When the oil starts to bubble a bit, add the potatoes. Sprinkle with some salt and pepper (and, if you like, some Cajun seasoning) and let them cook while you’re working on that other thing, but you know, stir them every so often. ¼
4. Crack three eggs into a bowl and whisk until the yolks are broken. Add the ¼ cup of water, then keep whisking until the egg batter has the same consistency all around. Stir your potatoes and probably add some salt. Potatoes soak up salt like crazy.
5. Get out another skillet and put it on medium heat. Add a tablespoon of cooking oil. When it starts to get bubbly, add your egg batter.
6. Immediately add your green pepper, jalapeno pepper, onion, and tomato. If you want, add the ½ teaspoon of hot sauce.
7. Once your egg starts to cook, loosen up the edges using a spatula. Lift one edge and tilt the skillet so some egg batter flows down and takes its place. Keep doing this all around until the egg is cooked. If this doesn’t work for you, spare yourself the trouble and scramble the eggs. It’ll taste pretty much the same.
8. Stir the potatoes! Are they tender yet? Yes? Good! Put them onto low heat and keep them warm.
9. Once the eggs are done, slap them down on a plate next to the homefries.
10. Grab the ketchup out of the fridge and dress your lovely breakfast with some fancy tomato and vinegar sauce.
11. Crack open your beer and enjoy!
A Beer!? In the Morning!?
There has been a revolution in breakfast etiquette and beer is now up alongside the mimosa and the bloody mary as the morning-after recovery elixir. There’s one in particular, though, that stands out above the rest as the best for a breakfast beer pairing, and that’s the Coffeehouse Porter from Berkshire Brewing Company.
An American-style porter, the Coffeehouse is exactly what it sounds like. It’s a porter infused with coffee beans, which makes it the greatest merger between two flavors ever. The classic hangover cure meets the classic hangover cause and that means when one wakes up still a little tipsy, this is the perfect middle ground.