Saturday, March 29, 2008

Breakfast Anyone?

This is my weekend cooking challenge. I found it on the Betty Crocker website. I'll let you all know how it goes.

Breakfast Strudel

Makes 2 strudels; total time: 45 minutes

1 box (1.1 lb.) puff pastry dough

2 T. unsalted butter

1 cup frozen cubed hash brown potatoes

1 cup red or green bell peppers, seeded, diced

½ cup onion, diced

1 cup smoked ham, diced

11 eggs (yes, you read that right--11)

2 T. minced fresh chives

4 oz. cream cheese, softened

2 T. orange juice

1 egg

1 T. water

2 T. Parmesan cheese, shredded

1. Preheat oven to 400º.

2. Thaw pastry according to package directions, about 30 minutes.

3. Melt butter in a large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat. Add potatoes and sauté 5 minutes. Stir in bell pepper and onion; sauté 3 minutes, then add ham.

4. Whisk eggs and chives together. Add them to the pan and scramble just until set. Season with salt and pepper to taste; off heat, stir in cream cheese and juice until blended. Refrigerate eggs while working with the pastry.

5. Unfold a pastry sheet on a work surface that’s been lightly dusted with flour. Roll pastry lengthwise to 12x10”, then transfer to a piece of parchment cut to fit a baking sheet. Trim pastry, fill with half the egg mixture, and braid as shown here . Repeat with remaining pastry and egg filling. Lift parchment and strudels onto baking sheets.

6. Combine the remaining egg and water; brush over top of strudels. Sprinkle with cheese and bake 20 to 30 minutes, or until golden. Let cool 5 minutes before slicing.


Nurse Heidi said...

That looks totally delicious! Ethan wants "breakfast for dinner" for his birthday this weekend, so maybe I'll give it a try.

michelleyv said...

Krista said she tried this recipe and it was great. . .I trust her. She's the BOMB!