By Alia Al-Chalabi
Looking for a nice, big breakfast after a long week? Here’s the perfect dish for a weekend feast to share with your roommates.
- 1 package turkey bacon
- 1 tablespoon maple syrup
- 4 eggs
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 1 teaspoon black pepper
- 1 tablespoon butter — or 2 if scrambling the eggs
- 1 teaspoon olive oil — if frying the eggs
- 2 cups of water — if boiling the eggs
- Bread of your choice
- Two pans
- One pot
- Butter knife
To cook the turkey bacon, heat up a medium-sized pan and then melt the butter. Once the pan is hot and the butter is completely melted, add the turkey bacon four strips at a time. I prefer turkey bacon, but if you’re using regular bacon do not add butter to the pan, the bacon fat will be enough to fry itself.
Once the turkey bacon is almost completely done, add in maple syrup, coating each piece in a drizzle. You may need more or less maple syrup depending on how many pieces come in your package.
For the eggs, you can choose to make them three different ways. You can make fried eggs, which I recommend using olive oil instead of butter because it will make it easier for you to flip the egg and gives you a nice crunchy white. If you like your eggs over easy, cook on one side and flip. For over medium or over hard, cook longer on one side before flipping. After you flip it, don’t cook the egg longer than a minute. Be sure to sprinkle salt and pepper.
To make a perfect scramble, add the butter to the pan. Pre-mix your eggs in a bowl until completely incorporated and you can’t see a difference of yolk and white. Add salt and pepper. If you like basil, bell peppers, or tomatoes in your eggs, add those to the mixture as well before adding to the heat. Drop your eggs into the pan and start swirling them around. Use a spatula to gently scramble them in the pan. Once cooked to your liking, remove from the heat and slide onto a plate.
The last way to make your eggs for this breakfast is to hard boil them, but not all the way. You can also cook all four eggs at once for this method. Bring your water to a boil and drop your eggs in, but only cook them four minutes. Peel your eggs (run them under cold water first or dip them in an ice bath for easy peeling) and then put them in a bowl. Mash the eggs with a fork and then drop in chunks of your favorite bread. The egg is a little runny here and the bread is going to soak up all the delicious yolk. I love making eggs this way because it’s a little different, easy to make and very tasty.
However you cook your eggs, enjoy!