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1 "Banger" sausage, squeezed from its casing, fried and crumbled
2 strips of applewood-smoked bacon, likewise
1 nice red potato, cubed small and fried up
1 red cherry pepper (alas, no firecracker, but flavorful)
1 skinny red pepper, also mildish
Chives to suit.
Three good-sized golden-yolked eggs, from chickens that had a chance to eat weeds and bugs along with their chickenfeed. Scrambled.
It works for me. Nicely smoky and complex. One might sprinkle some manner of cheese on it -- even Parmesan would work. I could've stood some heat from the peppers; a little Serrano instead of one of the other two would not have been remiss. The long-departed (and much-missed) hippy-dippy grocery chain had a line on locally-grown cherry peppers of consistent and delightful heat, but the ones from our corner grocer are highly variable in hotness. On the other hand, they have them at all, and in the middle of February, yet!
2 months ago