“THE B-Line” or BREAKFAST: Priya KC Bhatt loves brunch and breakfast. To watch her eat is sometimes as satisfying as to eat yourself. She just enjoys it so much. A good brunch. I don’t know if I enjoy anything that much (maybe good standup?)
It’s a a full heart, body, mind, soul moment (stole that from my business partner, David Sudolsky).
For breakfast on Valentine’s Day I made a thing for her. I’ve always enjoyed turning dinners and leftovers and spare parts into an indulgent breakfast. Like taking samosa a and chutneys and turning them into a spicy frittata. Or using leftover pastries and making bread pudding.
In this case, I used the rich Sunday gravy I made for our parents anniversary as a way to tie this breakfast together.
Key thing? Outside of the sauce (which you can substitute any vegetarian or meat sauce with some success I’d gather) the breakfast took minutes. Which is all we have these days with two young’uns running around on a Sunday morning.
Two pans one saucepan and you can multitask and assemble this quickly. Stuff to do before the pans come out?
1) Cook the bacon.
2) Get the sauce warming.
Step 1: Cook the bacon. Before it stiffens create a nest. Use a circular plate helps. Substitute? Skip the bacon. Use roasted broccoli or kale that’s well seasoned (soy sauce, nutritional yeast, etc).
Step 2: Whole Foods Olive Loaf. Thick sliced. Slathered with butter, garlic, Italian herbs, sea salt. Pam fried on the grill. Plate it inside/atop the bacon nest. Substitute? Any thick bread that can hold the butter and all that’s about to follow without becoming a soggy mess.
Step 3: Fried egg in that same butter. Sunny side up but for Priya a quick flip to seal it while keeping the egg runny. Rest atop the olive slice. Substitute? Chickpeas. With black salt. Seriously.
Step 4: Place egg atop loaf. 1-2 eggs is dope.
Step 5: Cover with sauce. Make sure some of the egg is exposed so when you slice it you see the yoke drizzle through the loaf, next and sauce. Substitute? Any tomato sauce. Need something acidic as well as rich.
Step 6: Top this rich, spicy, acidic, buttery, unctuous stack with a bright, chilled, burrata and crack black pepper generously atop it. Substitute? Be careful. If you’re to this point maybe just leave it be.
Eat. It. Right. Away.
It’s called the B-Line because it’s a bee line straight to someone’s heart!
#iamgrateful and #iamthankful that little things like this fill her heart and tummy. I got a few pings about this so I figure I’d share the recipe in detail here.