But every once in a while I need eggs. And I need them on a crumpet. Preferably with a sharp cheddar bubbling over top. I need that sunny nectar, the runny egg yolk, to ooze out over the rest of my breakfast sandwich and drip down into all the pockets of my crumpet. And sometimes I need to jazz up my breakfast sandwich a bit. Recently I made ratatouille (G loved it. *Score!* He even said “This is my favourite.” as he ate it, which I did not expect because he seriously is not a fan of courgettes (zucchini). Nope. He spits them out and makes a face). The next morning I peered into my refrigerator wondering what to have for breakfast. I was not in the mood for the usual. And the leftover ratatouille peered at me through it’s tupperware container. “I go great with eggs.” it seemed to say as it stared me down. I knew I had no choice. I had to use it. It turned out to be the best choice I made that day. I don’t know if there is a better companion for ratato
uille than eggs.
About the recipe:
I love having left overs. It usually translate into not having to make anything for lunch the next day, but if leftovers help make my morning go smoother I’m all for it. Leftover ratatouille doesn’t typically scream breakfast, but you put an egg on that thing and boom, you’ve got a tasty morning meal. I love when I’m able to transform leftovers into something different and sometimes better. This may even make ratatouille better. It’s the perfect way to use up that ratatouille in your fridge.
There really is not a recipe for this. If you’re looking for a good ratatouille recipe I’m a fan of this one from the Kitchn. Its perfect for a hot summer day when you really don’t want to use your oven. If crumpets are not easily accessible to you (then I feel very sorry for you), this can easily be made on an English crumpet or toast. I used mature cheddar for the cheese on my sandwich, but you can use whatever you have on hand.
And of course everything is better with bacon so why not have some of that on the side, or on the sandwich?
How do you jazz up your breakfast sandwiches?
- cooking spray
- 1 egg
- 1-2 spoonfuls of leftover ratatouille
- a nice thick slice of cheese (cheddar or goat cheese are great)
- 1 crumpet
- butter for spreading
- salt and pepper
- Heat a small pan and spray thoroughly with cooking spray. Spray an egg ring and play in the pan.
- Crack egg into egg ring. Sprinkle with salt and pepper. Heat ratatouille in the pan outside of the egg ring, stirring occasionally. Start toasting crumpet.
- When crumpet is toasted, butter and set aside.
- When egg is mostly done (about 3 minutes), pull egg ring off and flip. Cover with the ratatouille and the cheese. Turn the heat off, but don't remove the pan just yet, let sit for a minute while the cheese gets all nice and melty.
- Place egg and ratatouille on the crumpet and enjoy. Oh, and wipe the runny yolk off your face.
- Also amazing with bacon.
- Go crazy and change it up with different cheeses or add a sauce. Let me know how your transformed it.