How does a typical super lazy weekend morning look like? You wake up really really late. Your morning is no longer a morning any more, and by the time you “rise and shine”, you are technically well into the afternoon. The breakfast would have to transform itself into a semi-mid-day meal. Then a gang of your besties call you to ask if they could come over. And as much as you’d like to see them and chat or watch a movie together, you’d hate to spend your time in the kitchen doing the “breakfast”. It’s a weekend — and after a week of slogging at work, who wants to cook today? Wouldn’t we all love our weekends to go slow, relaxed, and rested? A brunch is always a good idea, and it should be an easy weekend. Common, we all deserve a leisurely one! The whole purpose of spending a hard week is that it ends in a holiday. And a Sunday well spent brings a week of content.
Now, what about the lazy morning treat? Eggs and toasted bread have forever been a classic breakfast food — always — and in most countries. But in India, the mornings usually taste of Indian breads, coupled with a potato-based side. And no matter where on Earth you live, you’d never fail to blend-in your homestyle food with the local cuisine. I did exactly that a few hours ago.
Well, it isn’t Saturday. Nor Sunday. But I had a very weekend-y Friday today! Mr. Man and I were home-based this morning, and were able to steal some of those rare “We time” and “Me time”. That called for a “Toast”!! Indeed. As much as we love spending time with our two beautiful little girls, we also love our “me-times”. J was at school, and A, deeply asleep in her crib. And we had a quiet toasty morning. And sometimes, all happiness depends on a leisurely breakfast! I boiled an egg and a potato, spiced them up a bit and used on toasted Texas bread — they were very comforting and delicious. Texas toast is just as our regular bread, but the slices are double the thickness. The thickness provides this dish with a great body as well as supports to hold the chunky topping. Mr. Man, being the big food critic that he is, often tells me that I’d know that the food is “really good” if he praises it without being asked, and praises it more than twice. Today, between his e-meetings and phone calls, and within a span of 15 minutes, he complimented me a few times. I counted……he lauded me 5 times! And then this evening, he asks me to do the eggs and veggie toast for him again. So here’s raising one simple, easy, quick and happy Toast for you…
- 2 Texas toast bread or 4 regular Bread slices
- 1 tbsp of Guacamole — use 2 tbsp if using 4 regular bread
- 1 tbsp of your favorite flavored Cream cheese spread (a non-sweet variety) — use 2 tbsp if using 4 regular bread
- 1 small boiled potato (I used a baby gold/yellow potato with it’s skin on)
- 1.5 tbsp corn (frozen or fresh)
- 1 large hard boiled egg
- 0.5 tsp Cumin seeds
- 0.5 tsp ground black pepper (or more per your taste)
- 2 tbsp of shredded iceberg lettuce or your favorite fresh shredded herb
- 1 tbsp light olive or vegetable oil
- Salt to taste — Optional (I didn’t use any in this recipe, and it tasted great!)
- Peel the egg shell. Slice the egg into about 8 pieces.
- Chop the boiled potato into small cubes.
- Toast the breads in a toaster for about a minute or until moderately browned and crunchy. Alternately, heat a non-sticking frying pan over medium heat (without any oil/grease), and crisp the bread for about 1 minute on each side.
- Spread guacamole on one Texas toast and cream cheese on the other. If using regular bread, apply 1 tbsp of the spread evenly on one slice. Place a second slice on top of it and spread the remaining 1 tbsp of guacamole or cream cheese on it’s top side.
- In a non-stick frying pan over medium heat, pour the oil and add cumin seeds.
- As soon as the seeds splutter, add corn and fry until they are half roasted.
- Now add the chopped boiled potato cubes and egg slices. Add ground pepper and toss together. (If you’d like to add some salt, please add them at this time.)
- Fry till the veggies and eggs have taken a lovely spicy coat, are slightly browned and nicely done.
- Divide the egg and veggie topping on the prepared bread slices.
- Serve them along with the shredded lettuce or a fresh herb of your choice.