Well today is the first day of a two-week staycation, wich means I am staying close to home. There is no better way to start a staycation than with a great breakfast to set the tone. Unfortunately, the day is off to an unforseen start. Lets see, no eggs, no butter, no milk, and no bread. No problem.
We are just going to make a breakfast omelette without eggs by making potatoes are base. Not quite an omelette, not quite a pancake, and not quite like any potato pancake you have ever eaten, but it is quite delicious. Here is what you will need;
- 4 Medium potatoes shredded
- 1 Medium Red Onion Diced
- 1 Cup of Kernel Corn Drained
- 1/2 Cup Diced Ham 1/8 to 1/4 inch
- 10 Slices of English Bacon
- 2 Tbl of Granulated Garlic
- 2 Tbl of Dried Basil
- 1 Tsp of Pepper
- 1/2 Cup of Olive Oil
- 1 1/4 Cup of Fresh Granulated Pecorino Romano
- 4 SLices of Emmenthal Cheese
- 2 Tbl of Lovage
In a large mixing bowl combine your shredded potatoes, diced onion, corn, ham, garlic, basil, pepper, olive oil, and lovage (Libeček in Czech). Mix thoroughly until all ingredients are incorporated. Place in medium sized baking pan and flatten out with spatula. Heat your oven to 200 degrees celsius. In my oven I used a double grill element with the pan insertion 3/4 away from the bottom but not so close to the top.
Next take your English bacon slices and place over the top to cover the surface. Any bacon will do, but I find English bacon to be a bit more meaty. Take the pan and place it in the oven. After about 15 minutes, or when you see that the bacon has cooked and the edges have started to crisp. Briefly remove from oven and evenly sprinkle the 1 cup of grated Pecorino Romano cheese over top. Place back in oven. After about 5 more minutes or until the Romano has melted, pull the pan back out and cover the surface with your slices of Ementhaler cheese. Insert back into oven for about two minutes, or until ementhaler is melted. Remove from oven, sprinkle the remaining Romano cheese on top.
Cut into desired pieces and sprinkle a bit of Lovage over top. Easy peasy my friends and a great alternative way to start out your staycation when you forgot to buy, milk, butter, eggs and bread. Oh and Brambora is the Czech word for Potato.