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Breakfast Veggie suggestions?

Answered on August 19, 2014
Created January 07, 2011 at 12:54 PM

I have almost gotten breakfast down. But I need a veggie..

I put eggs (from fridge in shell) and bacon on a foil-lined cookie sheet and pop it into a cold oven which I set to 350. 30 minutes later breakfast is done.

I have it with tea and should find an veggie that works. Maybe I could put some zucchini strips on the pan with the bacon, and they would roast in the drippings?

What veggies are good in the AM and would not be much of an extra step?

EDIT: I forgot to mention I don't have a dishwasher.

This works for me now because the only cleanup is throwing the tinfoil away after the bacon fat has congealed on it and disposing of some egg shells and paper towels.

The idea of getting a pan dirty for breakfast and having to deal with it is pretty unappealing most days.

Ideally it would be something I could eat without silverware like bacon and "hardboiled" eggs:)

Additional Edit: Wanted to put the link to Alton Brown explaining the egg trick up here too http://www.food.com/recipe/hard-cooked-eggs-in-the-oven-baked-eggs-61856

A912ff969107d3eda04ee78c683a6bc5

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on October 08, 2011
at 12:15 PM

I like spinach raw. No trouble at except making sure I have some in the house.

50637dfd7dc7a7e811d82283f4f5fd10

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on March 24, 2011
at 04:03 PM

+1 on the sauerkraut and eggs. Delicious.

Fac1af832cc3c6a20059c41411fd0f6b

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on February 23, 2011
at 09:28 AM

Sometimes for dinners I bake spinach with bacon and cheese in a cast iron pan. I fry the bacon, remove and crumble the bacon, cook spinach in bacon grease with some onion, add eggs bacon and cheese and cover and cook on the stove top on low or put in the over at 350 or so for 20-30 minutes, maybe more depending on how many eggs I use. It might work for breakfast.

1568416ef28477d1fa29046218d83ddd

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on January 07, 2011
at 08:04 PM

Thanks, lazy low clean up cooking is my specialty. :)

1568416ef28477d1fa29046218d83ddd

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on January 07, 2011
at 07:10 PM

@Nick I do store bacon fat if I fry it, but the risk of ending up with bacon fat all over my clothing first thing in the morning is enough for me to not pour it off when it is cool and the fat isn't really dense enough on the foil to make reuse simple. This my desire to sop it up in a veggie :)

49de4cd2f26705785cbef2b15a9df7aa

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on January 07, 2011
at 07:02 PM

Don't let throw away the bacon fat! Either pour it into a container to use later, lick it up (very classy), or reuse the foil and cook something else in the fat.

77732bf6bf2b8a360f523ef87c3b7523

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on January 07, 2011
at 06:42 PM

Ah. Makes sense. =)

1568416ef28477d1fa29046218d83ddd

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on January 07, 2011
at 04:29 PM

@Ben Give it a go! Just be sure to lower the temp if you are just cooking eggs. I hope you enjoy it as much as I have. I admit I don't cool them in icewater unless I am doing a huge pile, I just peel right away under running water. @Jae It sounds stupid but it is the fat, there is this pan full of yummy bacon drippings that I could cook something in if I can get the combo right.

1568416ef28477d1fa29046218d83ddd

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on January 07, 2011
at 04:25 PM

I like the eggs and bacon but I hate to have all this bacon fat and not cook anything in it

77732bf6bf2b8a360f523ef87c3b7523

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on January 07, 2011
at 03:38 PM

"I need a veggie." Why? I just eat my eggs and bacon and am happy with that.

667f6c030b0245d71d8ef50c72b097dc

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on January 07, 2011
at 03:20 PM

ok, after reading this thread all the way through im pretty shocked ive never done this with my eggs. i have hardboiled eggs almost every morning. i boil them though (like many of us im assuming). this, though, sounds awesome. im trying it for sure.

1568416ef28477d1fa29046218d83ddd

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on January 07, 2011
at 02:50 PM

Ohh I also didn't think about this and I have someone who adores brussels sprouts in the family

0e395acc856e3353f3f5892e6b09b0e7

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on January 07, 2011
at 02:37 PM

I put my spinach in a glass bowl and microwave for about 2 minutes, drain and add Kerrygold. Cleanup easy peazy.

7e746be2f0e550a8cd7df881322ae705

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on January 07, 2011
at 02:33 PM

That is SO COOL. I love the whole idea with the breakfast in the oven all at one time and easy clean up. Awesome!

1568416ef28477d1fa29046218d83ddd

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on January 07, 2011
at 02:24 PM

Ohh yea, cut it in to strips and leave the skin so I can eat it like a giant orange!! That sounds so good :)

1568416ef28477d1fa29046218d83ddd

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on January 07, 2011
at 02:19 PM

I learned about it from Alton Brown, here is the link http://www.food.com/recipe/hard-cooked-eggs-in-the-oven-baked-eggs-61856

1568416ef28477d1fa29046218d83ddd

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on January 07, 2011
at 02:18 PM

Yep, it is just another way to do a hard boiled egg, you can also soft boil them like this. You have to watch the time or the white gets rubbery, but once you have the timing down for your oven it is easy perfect hard boiled eggs without a pot.

7e746be2f0e550a8cd7df881322ae705

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on January 07, 2011
at 02:01 PM

Okay. Hold the phone. I've never heard of this! What is the consistency of the egg when you crack it? Is it cooked all the way through like a hard boiled egg?

1568416ef28477d1fa29046218d83ddd

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on January 07, 2011
at 01:45 PM

Opps forget to add that if you are gonna try it they are best at 325, I use tthe higher temp to crisp the bacon. The bacon prefers a preheated oven but the eggs can crack if they are not but in a cold one :)

1568416ef28477d1fa29046218d83ddd

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on January 07, 2011
at 01:34 PM

Well the aspargus should work in season, but the mushrooms might make it too wet for the bacon... unless I used a roasting pan and put the veggies on the bottom

1568416ef28477d1fa29046218d83ddd

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on January 07, 2011
at 01:32 PM

I will try broccoli but it might be a little strong for the morning, the other stff might balance it though

1568416ef28477d1fa29046218d83ddd

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on January 07, 2011
at 01:27 PM

I might give that a tryy

1568416ef28477d1fa29046218d83ddd

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on January 07, 2011
at 01:27 PM

Hum, I might try that but I am usually in the bath while breakfast makes

1568416ef28477d1fa29046218d83ddd

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on January 07, 2011
at 01:26 PM

Yep, they are boiled eggs, just not hard boiled

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6f89d28332249b72a183e0b82a012cd3

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on January 07, 2011
at 01:19 PM

I eat spinach nearly every morning, though it probably wouldn't work in the oven as you described. I just toss it in a steamer basket and it's done in a few short minutes! Clean up is a breeze.

0e395acc856e3353f3f5892e6b09b0e7

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on January 07, 2011
at 02:37 PM

I put my spinach in a glass bowl and microwave for about 2 minutes, drain and add Kerrygold. Cleanup easy peazy.

Fac1af832cc3c6a20059c41411fd0f6b

(1548)

on February 23, 2011
at 09:28 AM

Sometimes for dinners I bake spinach with bacon and cheese in a cast iron pan. I fry the bacon, remove and crumble the bacon, cook spinach in bacon grease with some onion, add eggs bacon and cheese and cover and cook on the stove top on low or put in the over at 350 or so for 20-30 minutes, maybe more depending on how many eggs I use. It might work for breakfast.

A912ff969107d3eda04ee78c683a6bc5

(178)

on October 08, 2011
at 12:15 PM

I like spinach raw. No trouble at except making sure I have some in the house.

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0c0c5c65612425e497b7231c21516943

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on January 07, 2011
at 01:01 PM

My favorite is asparagus, mushroom and garlic with eggs. I usually will have it for dinner and then the next day eat the leftovers. It is TODAY's breakfast.

1568416ef28477d1fa29046218d83ddd

(6235)

on January 07, 2011
at 01:34 PM

Well the aspargus should work in season, but the mushrooms might make it too wet for the bacon... unless I used a roasting pan and put the veggies on the bottom

2
14d2a231fb261051a036a6ab6ca7bebd

on January 07, 2011
at 01:24 PM

Kale with a little garlic is really good with morning eggs. Saute the garlic for a few minutes, then chop up and add the kale. The whole process will take about ten minutes. Enjoy!

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209d2fc1f43df88348031c7c38077172

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on January 07, 2011
at 01:14 PM

Kale might work. Through a few kale leaves on the pan with some spices and a little oil. Not sure if 30 min would be too much. Maybe add it half way through?

1568416ef28477d1fa29046218d83ddd

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on January 07, 2011
at 01:27 PM

Hum, I might try that but I am usually in the bath while breakfast makes

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A8d95f3744a7a0885894ee0731c9744c

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on May 12, 2011
at 04:49 PM

Green beans maybe? I love roasted green beans, and I bet they would taste amazing roasted in bacon fat.

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B3c62d89cd47b7d7209b6a99243d0ded

on March 24, 2011
at 04:02 PM

Throwing a handful of shredded coconut into the hot grease makes a tasty treat, and the fat really helps me feel energized and satisfied for the rest of the day.

1
1471beca8e3adff4ae2f89d10e5f7acb

on March 24, 2011
at 03:54 PM

Instead of having to worry about cooking something, I always eat a couple of forkfuls of a lacto-fermented vegetable with my breakfast. I keep three or so different kinds in the fridge and switch them out as I see fit. Sauerkraut tastes really fantastic with bacon and eggs. Yum!

50637dfd7dc7a7e811d82283f4f5fd10

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on March 24, 2011
at 04:03 PM

+1 on the sauerkraut and eggs. Delicious.

1
9aa2a816c61170cc0183a68be0386ba5

on March 24, 2011
at 01:54 PM

This morning I had 2 eggs, a slice of bacon and some peppers & onions. Colorful veggies are good for you!

I have several bags of frozen spinach and mustard greens that I also intend to eat off and on for breakfast as well.

You could save yourself a whole bunch of time if you got one of these (or two or three): http://www.amazon.com/s?ie=UTF8&index=blended&field-keywords=mastrad%20personal

You can put the slice of bacon in the bottom, two eggs on top and then veg on top of that and nuke it for 2 minutes. Viola - yum yum!

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on February 15, 2011
at 05:38 PM

I did this in a pan (and it was delicious), but you could conceivably do it in the oven. I imagine it would be pretty awesome with bacon.

http://paleograd.blogspot.com/2011/02/asparagus-eggs-sunny-side-up.html

Silverwear would be required for eating it, however.

1
65660697ed243c7980725fd014eb00e0

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on January 07, 2011
at 02:46 PM

I'd roast some Brussels sprouts with it.

Thanks for the great "egg in shell" cooking lesson, by the way. It doesn't get more convenient than that. I can't wait to try it!

1568416ef28477d1fa29046218d83ddd

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on January 07, 2011
at 02:50 PM

Ohh I also didn't think about this and I have someone who adores brussels sprouts in the family

1
C491ff8ce20d5c17f8f7ff94392a9570

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on January 07, 2011
at 02:21 PM

Winter squash sounds good to me right now, but it could just be the season. ;) That temp/time would be perfect for it and the bacon grease would make it yummay.

1568416ef28477d1fa29046218d83ddd

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on January 07, 2011
at 02:24 PM

Ohh yea, cut it in to strips and leave the skin so I can eat it like a giant orange!! That sounds so good :)

1
7e746be2f0e550a8cd7df881322ae705

on January 07, 2011
at 01:12 PM

I do thin cut circles of zucchini or yellow squash. I'm sure they would both roast well in the bacon drippings.

1568416ef28477d1fa29046218d83ddd

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on January 07, 2011
at 01:27 PM

I might give that a tryy

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6b8d877883d0ccf7f180fd30713b9c37

on January 07, 2011
at 01:12 PM

Bell peppers! That is if you are down with nightshades. :) So, lemme get this straight, you put eggs in the shell in the oven?? I have never heard of that. How do they come out? Like boiled eggs?

-Nat

7e746be2f0e550a8cd7df881322ae705

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on January 07, 2011
at 02:33 PM

That is SO COOL. I love the whole idea with the breakfast in the oven all at one time and easy clean up. Awesome!

7e746be2f0e550a8cd7df881322ae705

(18701)

on January 07, 2011
at 02:01 PM

Okay. Hold the phone. I've never heard of this! What is the consistency of the egg when you crack it? Is it cooked all the way through like a hard boiled egg?

1568416ef28477d1fa29046218d83ddd

(6235)

on January 07, 2011
at 01:26 PM

Yep, they are boiled eggs, just not hard boiled

1568416ef28477d1fa29046218d83ddd

(6235)

on January 07, 2011
at 02:18 PM

Yep, it is just another way to do a hard boiled egg, you can also soft boil them like this. You have to watch the time or the white gets rubbery, but once you have the timing down for your oven it is easy perfect hard boiled eggs without a pot.

1568416ef28477d1fa29046218d83ddd

(6235)

on January 07, 2011
at 02:19 PM

I learned about it from Alton Brown, here is the link http://www.food.com/recipe/hard-cooked-eggs-in-the-oven-baked-eggs-61856

1568416ef28477d1fa29046218d83ddd

(6235)

on January 07, 2011
at 01:45 PM

Opps forget to add that if you are gonna try it they are best at 325, I use tthe higher temp to crisp the bacon. The bacon prefers a preheated oven but the eggs can crack if they are not but in a cold one :)

1568416ef28477d1fa29046218d83ddd

(6235)

on January 07, 2011
at 08:04 PM

Thanks, lazy low clean up cooking is my specialty. :)

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24fcc21452ebe39c032be6801d6bbadd

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on January 07, 2011
at 01:09 PM

Chopped up broccoli roasts very nicely! Sauteed spinach is great with eggs, and only takes a couple mins to make.

1568416ef28477d1fa29046218d83ddd

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on January 07, 2011
at 01:32 PM

I will try broccoli but it might be a little strong for the morning, the other stff might balance it though

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60199d3a580a4e17969059609e48e678

on May 12, 2011
at 05:46 PM

roasted beets :) and you can make them the night before and chill them if you don't want warm beets. I like fennel and beet salad, make it at night and let it marinate in the fridge until morning. its perfect to beat the summer heat!

1 fennel bulb (sliced thinly)/ 1 beet (cooked and quartered)/ juice and zest of 1/2 a lemon/ 1 tablespoon honey or whatever sweetener you prefer/ 1 tablespoon olive oil (or whatever oil you prefer) salt and pepper. Mix and chill. Dijon Mustard also works very well in the marinade if you like that flavor.

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E2b9c679315c7c9c7265783dde89f350

on February 15, 2011
at 07:04 PM

You could try whole garlic cloves (peel the night before), chunked onion, and maybe the stems of swiss chard? Save the leaves for dinner (fantastic in a stir fry), or maybe toss in at the end and stir around in the still sizzling bacon grease.

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461312f31b933638202e0308ab4011b4

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on January 07, 2011
at 01:42 PM

I'd say sauteed spinach or asparagus. Make extra for dinner then eat the leftovers!

Cara http://primroseandpaleo.wordpress.com

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