I love to brunch! And I usually overeat when we go out to brunch so cooking at home on a Sunday morning is usually where you’ll find me. I recently had the Isle of Palms Egg Benedict at Acme Lowcountry Kitchen on the Isle of Palms, SC and it was delicious! Crab cakes and poached eggs is a win. I thought I would use this dish as an inspiration to create a spinach & crab scramble.
The Harris Teeter I shop at has small containers of crab at the fish counter. The fish guy told me to get the cheapest version since I was using it for a breakfast dish (he wasn’t quite sure of my egg plans) so I went with his recommendation. I think next time, I will go with the crab that’s one step above the basic for a better crab flavor.
Spinach & Crab Scramble- makes enough for two people
1c fresh spinach
6 small cherry tomatoes, sliced in half
3-4 eggs, beaten
2 strips of crispy bacon torn into pieces
salt and pepper
Place a medium sized sauté pan over medium heat. Swirl with just a bit of olive oil. When the pan is hot, add the spinach and sauté until wilted. Add the tomatoes and cook for a few minutes. Pour the beaten eggs into the pan and sprinkle the crab and bacon on top. Cook the eggs until scrambled and voilà! Breakfast is ready!
If you’re wondering how to make the most perfect breakfast potatoes, here you go!
2-3 yukon gold or red potatoes, peeled and diced
olive oil or bacon fat
spices such as cumin, adobo seasoning, cayenne, pepper, Penzeys Forward
Use the same pan you cooked your bacon in (I use cast iron) on medium to medium high heat. I usually remove the bacon fat then add back 1-3 tsp into the pan. Into the hot pan add the potatoes. Sauté for 5-10 minutes or so then add spices. I sprinkle a little of all of the spices listed above and never measure. Add less to start and more later if needed. Cook until potatoes are cooked through, stirring intermittently.
If you like peppers and onions in your breakfast potatoes, add them after you add the spices or once the potatoes are cooked about halfway.
If you try this recipe, leave a note in the comments to tell me how it turned out! I’d love to hear from you!