Poached Eggs with Breakfast Potatoes, Peppers, Squash, Tomato and Jarlsberg

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Monday through Friday I eat either a Greek yogurt or oatmeal for breakfast. And it’s not exciting. On the weekends, I like to step it up. This is a great breakfast or brunch recipe with protein, veggies, and carbs to give you a hefty start to your day. For the longest time, poached eggs made me balk. I could never get them right, but I’ve finally found an easy way to do them! Serve poached eggs over breakfast potatoes loaded with peppers and onions and yellow squash and potatoes. But first – make the coffee.

Ingredients:
2 red potatoes
2 tbsp olive oil
2 cloves garlic, crushed
1/2 small onion, chopped
1 small green pepper, chopped
1 small yellow squash, sliced then halved into moons
1 half tomato, chopped
1 tbsp flour
2 tsp white vinegar
4 eggs
salt and pepper to taste
a few slice of Jarlsberg, or sharp white cheddar, or whatever cheese you fancy

Directions:
1) Bring large pot of water to a boil. Add potatoes and cook for 20 minutes or until fork tender.
2) Remove potatoes from pot but leave the pot and reduce to a simmer on medium heat (you’ll use this later for the poached eggs).
3) Chop potatoes roughly.
4) Add oil to a large skillet and heat over medium high. Add garlic, onion, and green pepper and cook for about 3 minutes.
5) Add chopped potatoes to skillet, reduce heat to medium, and spread mixture evenly over pan. Cook for about 3 minutes without stirring.
6) Sprinkle some flour over the potato mixture and then flip everything over. The flour helps form a nice crust. (Add a little more oil if needed).
7) Back to your simmering water – add vinegar and a pinch of salt to the pot. Then crack eggs one at a time into a small bowl, then slowly dropping the egg into the simmering pot. Do each egg, then turn off heat, cover with foil, and don’t touch! Don’t even peek. Set your timer for 5 minutes.
8) Meanwhile, add squash and tomato to potato mixture and stir around. Season with salt and pepper and serve onto plates.
9) After the five minutes are up for your eggs, they should be nice and poached! Remove from pot with a slotted spoon and serve over your potato mixture. Add a few cheese slices to the side, eat, and then go back to bed.

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