Breakfast in a Basket

By Dixie Elliott

Breakfast in a Basket
Indulge at breakfast time with this delicious recipe.

Crispy potato cakes topped with salty pancetta and the sweet taste of tomatoes – this will be a breakfast to remember.

Serves 6

500g potatoes, peeled

60g butter, melted

12 thin slices pancetta

500g baby vine-ripened tomatoes

olive oil cooking spray

6 eggs, at room temperature

½ cup pure cream

1 tbsp finely chopped chives

10g butter

60g rocket

1 Preheat oven to 220°C. Grate potatoes and place into a colander. Working quickly (to prevent potatoes browning), use your hands to squeeze as much liquid as possible from potatoes. Place into a bowl. Add butter, salt and pepper. Stir until combined.

2 Grease 6 small metal pie tins and line base with baking paper. Press a thin layer of potatoes on base and sides of tins. Place onto a baking tray and bake for 25 minutes or until golden and crisp. Remove potato shells from tins. Set aside.

3 Place tomatoes onto a baking tray and spray with olive oil. Cook for 15 minutes or until heated through.

4 Place pancetta onto another tray in a single layer. Place in oven and cook for 10 minutes or until crisp.

5 Whisk eggs, cream and chives in a bowl. Season with salt and pepper. Heat butter in a large non-stick frying pan over medium heat. When butter has melted and is sizzling, add egg mixture. Cook for 1 minute or until egg begins to set.

6 Using a wooden spoon, gently drag cooked egg in towards centre of pan allowing uncooked egg to slide into space. Cook for 2 minutes or until egg is just cooked.

7 Place a potato basket onto each serving plate. Top with scrambled eggs, pancetta and rocket. Serve with tomatoes 
on the side.

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