ndnickerson: (nancy drew ivory charm)
So, since I have been doing my best to eat a hearty (and yet low-carb) breakfast lately... for posterity:

First, find everything you need. A clean frying pan, to start, one with the sloped sides like an omelet pan. A wooden spoon, a coffee cup, a plate, a fork, a knife. Butter, four large eggs, grated or thin-sliced cheese, toppings (for me, usually spinach and mushroom, sometimes with sausage and/or onion), salt/pepper, a tortilla.

  1. Cut the tortilla in half. (I do this to save on carbs. A whole low-carb burrito-sized tortilla is 6 carbs.)

  2. Sprinkle/arrange cheese over tortilla, and leave some on the other half of the plate.

  3. Crack four eggs into the coffee mug. If you are anal about having egg whites in your scrambled eggs, go ahead and whisk them together with a fork. If not, just leave them.

  4. Put the pan on the stove and set the temperature to medium (because I'm impatient).

  5. Slice two pats of butter.

  6. Toss one pat of butter into the pan and make sure the melted butter coats the bottom.

  7. Arrange six or seven mushroom slices in the pan. Sprinkle with salt.

  8. Cook mushrooms for one minute, then flip them over and add a handful of raw spinach to the pan. Stir with the wooden spoon until the spinach has wilted and the mushrooms have caramelized on both sides. (If adding other pre-cooked toppings, toss them in at the end and stir until heated through. Chicken is really good with this.)

  9. Slide the mushrooms and spinach out of the pan and onto the tortilla/cheese.

  10. Toss the other pat of butter into the pan. If the butter smokes and turns brown, turn the heat down (and you really should wipe out the pan and melt another pat of butter, which I almost never do).

  11. Once the butter is melted, pour the raw eggs into the pan. If needed, break the yolks with the wooden spoon and stir it all around, then add salt (and pepper, though no pepper for me lately).

  12. Wait for the eggs to cook on the bottom before messing with them, or they will stick to the pan.

  13. Once the eggs are cooked to your desired temp, slide them onto the plate.

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