I am generally not that into a big breakfast. A cup of coffee followed by some yogurt and berries or maybe toast with almond butter. But today is different. It is rainy and cold and I have a very busy day ahead.
I spied some leftover San Marzano tomatoes from braising some beef short ribs on Wednesday and there are always some eggs in the fridge.
I simmered the tomatoes with some hot chilli flakes, a good glug of olive oil, a bit of basil. I soaked some rather stale slices of baguette in some milk. I layered these in the bottom of a small cast iron skillet, made some space for an egg in the centre and nestled it in. On top, a bit of Parmesan cheese, salt and pepper. Under the broiler for 5 minutes and then a shower of arugula leaves.
I ate while looking out at the back garden with the coloured leaves that are quickly beginning to fall from the trees.
And now, I’m ready for the rest of the day.