I went to bed too early on Wednesday to post my What to Eat! But I am well rested and ready to face Thursday so I guess its a good trade.
Recipe #4 from my Breakfast in Bed experimentI was so excited to try this one- I love pineapple and ham.
And it seems funny to me to even have to follow a recipe for some of these ideas.
I often pull things out of the fridge to add to my scrambled eggs. But really. I don't think I would have just pulled out the swiss cheese to add to my eggs. Definitely cheddar, and maybe mozzarella, but not Swiss. But now I am sold on Swiss for this!
And Pineapple! I don't know that I would ever have added them to my scrambled eggs. I was so surprised to enjoy pineapple with my eggs!
I have heard Swiss described as having a nutty flavor. And I agree. If eating it just plain, not without a contrasting flavor, swiss does not have any appeal to me. But melted over the saltiness of the ham and sweetness of the pineapple I would have to agree that there is a hint of nuttiness. I love it.
My whole family agreed that I should use the really small ham bites, and definitely the small pineapple tidbits, and not the bigger ham or pineapple chunks. I made this for the family with large ham, and large pineapple the first time. The second time- went the smaller route. The rest have all been with small ham and small pineapple, it really does make a difference.
salt and pepper to taste
1 1/2 cups cooked ham, cubed
3/4 cup pineapple tidbits, drained
1 1/2 cup shredded Swiss cheese, divided
Preheat broiler. In a large bowl, beat eggs with salt and pepper. Pour into a lightly greased nonstick skillet. Stir eggs over medium heat until set but still soft. In a separate skillet, warm ham cubes. Add ham to eggs along with pineapple and 1 cup of the cheese; continue to cook until eggs are set. Spoon eggs into 4 au gratin dishes. Sprinkle with remaining cheese and broil just until cheese is melted.
So I followed the directions EXCEPT- what is an au gratin dish? I don't have any, whatever they are. So I just put all the eggs in one dish. Also the recipe says it serves 4. But it fed our family of 6 with a tiny bit leftover.