Sausage Farmhouse Scramble

Sausage Farmhouse Scramble

Dana and I went to Hash House A Go Go a last year when we went to Mohegan Sun Casino.  It was an amazing breakfast.  We both had a farm house scramble.  Basically it is a biscuit topped with griddled potatoes, veggies, meat, eggs and cheese.  Basically the best combination possible.  We have been talking about it for a while now.  After making homemade biscuits the other day, we thought it would be a great idea to make our own farmhouse scrambles at home.  My take uses sausage and a pepper medley.  Totally Awesome!

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Quick Turkey Breakfast Sausage

Quick Turkey Breakfast Sausage

Quick Breakfast Sausage

I am on a huge breakfast sandwich kick right now.  No idea, but I love the combination of sausage, egg and cheese.  However, this new kick has not been to good to my waistline.  So I decided to find out a way to eat my favorite meal and keep my stomach happy while keep my waistline in check.

Quick Turkey Breakfast Sausage

Add brown sugar, kosher salt, black pepper, sage, thyme marjoram and red pepper flakes to a bowl and mix.

The Spice Mixture

Add the ground turkey. Mix thoroughly to combine.

Combine with the turkey

Form the mixture into 2-3 oz patties and pan fry over medium/ high heat for about 4-5 minutes per side.

Quick Sausage Frying Up

Serve as is or along with a fried egg and cheese in a breakfast sandwich.

The Perfect Sausage Breakfast Sandwich

Quick Turkey Breakfast Sausage
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Recipe type: Sausage
Cuisine: American
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Serves: 6
 
A quick turkey breakfast sausage that is easy to make, delicious to eat and plays friendly with your waistline.
Ingredients
  • 1 pounds ground turkey
  • 1 tbs brown sugar
  • 1½ tsp kosher salt
  • 1 tsp ground black pepper
  • 1 tsp ground sage
  • 1 tsp ground thyme
  • ½ tsp dried marjoram
  • ½ tsp red pepper flakes (optional)
Instructions
  1. Add brown sugar, kosher salt, black pepper, sage, thyme marjoram and red pepper flakes to a bowl and mix.
  2. Add the ground turkey. Mix thoroughly to combine.
  3. Form the mixture into 2-3 oz patties and pan fry.
  4. Serve as is or along with a fried egg and cheese in a breakfast sandwich.

This sausage was flavorful, delicious and easy to make.  Make sure to make nice and thin patties.  I tried making a 4 oz patty that was similar to a hamburger.  It was delicious, but a ton of meat for 8 AM.  It totally overpowered the egg and cheese.  However, it was good, so if you like a lot of meat, try it out.

Super Easy Waffles

Super Easy Waffles

Waffles are one of my favorite breakfast treats.  However, basic Belgium waffles take a little bit of time to make.  You need to separate the eggs, whip the egg whites and fold them in.  Early in the morning, the last thing that I want to do is all of that.  I want a simple recipe that requires whisking one bowl and making waffles.  Therefore, I found a super easy and delicious waffle recipe.  Waffles in 10 minutes or less.

Super Easy Waffles – (From Epicurious)

  • 2 cups flour
  • 2 tablespoons sugar
  • 1 tablespoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 3/4 cups milk
  • 1/3 cup vegetable oil
  • 2 eggs

Combine the flour, baking powder, and salt in a big mixing bowl.  Whisk the milk, sugar, vegetable oil, and eggs together in a mixing bowl.

Batter

Gradually pour the milk mixture into the dry mixture. Stir until blended. Don’t worry if there are a few lumps.  This will happen.  Make sure not to over-mix the ingredients.  You want light and fluffy waffles.

Waffle Batter Mixture

Pour the batter into your waffle maker and cook according to your waffle maker instructions.  Each waffle maker is different, so the amount of batter needed varies.  Cook for 4-6 minutes or until the waffle maker stops steaming.  The lack of steam is a sure fire way to determine when the waffles are done.

Waffle

If you like your waffles a little crispy, add a minute to the cook time after the waffle iron stops steaming.

Super Easy Waffles

These waffles are fast easy and delicious.  You need to try these out.

Baked Eggs with Spinach

Baked Eggs with Spinach

On the weekend I like to cook breakfast whenever I get a chance. This Sunday I woke up early and started to read the September issue of Bon Appetit. I know it is October, but I just got around to it. It happens. Anyways, I came across a baked egg dish in the 5 ingredient section. It looked great and I just happened to have the ingredients available to make it.

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Bacon Waffles

Bacon Waffles

Last year I made Bacon Pancakes and they were some of the best things that I have ever eaten.  Actually they are one of my popular posts.  So I decided to update the recipe and do it with waffles.  Yep, bacon baked right into the center of the waffles.  I think I might have a new winner for the best thing that I have ever made.

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Cinnamon Sugar French Toast

Cinnamon Sugar French Toast

The other day I was strolling through the local Super Market when  I came across an amazing loaf of Challah bread.  I knew I had to make something with it.  So I decided to make my favorite French Toast for dinner.  Who doesn’t love breakfast for dinner.  Plus, a little brown sugar and Cinnamon to round off my French Toast.  The perfect complement for a savory sweet breakfast for dinner treat.

Cinnamon Sugar French Toast

Top with a little powdered sugar and this breakfast treat is going prime time.

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Breakfast Potatoes

I love breakfast.  Probably my favorite meal of the day.  Mostly because it is the only meal where it is cool to eat bacon straight up.  But secondly, because it is almost always served with potatoes.  I love those crazy tubers.  So I decided to whip up some potatoes.  These potatoes are loaded with peppers and onions.  They are almost a breakfast on their own.

Breakfast Potatoes

Heck, top with an egg and you are good to go.

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Breakfast Pizza

Breakfast Pizza

I have been experimenting with pizza crusts.  So I have a ton of pizza dough lying around.  You can only have so many pepperoni pizzas before you need to find something different.  So I decided to try my hand at breakfast pizza.  If you have been near a TV at all over the past couple of days you know that it has snowed here in DC.  It has snowed a lot, roughly 27 inches.  I have a front wheel drive car and there is no chance of me getting out of my house for another day at least.  So I had to substitute a few ingredients in my breakfast pizza.  Normally I would use salsa as the base, but since I had none and there was no way of me getting to the market.  However, I did have a can of diced tomatoes.  So I substituted that.  It was still good, but salsa is the best.

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Eggs Baked in Roasted Tomato Sauce

The other day I was reading the December issue of Food and Wine and I came across this recipe and I had to try it.  Roasted tomato sauce and eggs.  So simple yet I had never even thought of trying it.  Although it takes a bit to make it, the tomato sauce can be made ahead of time so that you can make a quick and easy dish.

Eggs baked in roasted tomato sauce
Eggs baked in roasted tomato sauce

Serve with some toasted slices of baguette and you have a great breakfast.

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Pumpkin Waffles

So I purchased a bunch of canned pumpkin and now I am unsure what to do with it all.  So today I decided to break out the waffle iron and make some pumpkin pancakes.  Pumpkin goes great with breakfast.  Pumpkin pancakes are awesome, and honestly, who doesn’t sneak a slice of pumpkin pie in the morning. So here are some awesome pumpkin waffles.

Pumpkin Waffles
Pumpkin Waffles

These go great with warmed natural maple syrup.

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Waffles

Have you ever woke up from an afternoon nap and thought, “I would love a waffle”.  I did the other day.  I woke up and totally craved a waffle.  Unfortunately my old roommate Mark, broke my waffle iron a couple of years back.  (Yeah totally called you out on that Mark)  So I decided to go to Target and grab a waffle iron.  They had a few, I chose the cheapest one.  Only $19.95.  Not too shabby, but more on this in the post.   Then I went looking for a great recipe.  I searched my recipe books and found a decent sounding one from the Better Homes and Gardens Cookbook.  I took this as a base and tweaked it for my own personal tastes.

The Ultimate Waffle
The Ultimate Waffle

I added a bit of sugar and vanilla to the recipe to give the waffle a little more depth.

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