Tuesday, July 2, 2013

Recipe Re-Do:Puff Pastry Savory Breakfast Strudel

So as you may know, this blog is spanking new, and I have only posted a couple of recipes. As I said when I posted the Carrot Cupcakes, I am totally allergic to following recipes. I do, however, like to use recipes for inspiration. So from now on, I am going to call these type of recipe posts "Recipe Re-Do". I have a lot of recipes that are all me. But some of my recipes start of with an inspiration recipe, and I want to make sure and give proper credit. So now on to my first Recipe Re-Do post:

Okay, So this is called a "breakfast strudel" because it has eggs, ham, etc. But just for the record, I actually make this for dinner. We aren't big breakfast people in my house, so dinner it is.
This is something my mom makes, and she originally gave me this recipe that she got out of a magazine http://www.cuisinerecipes.com/2008/12/18/breakfast-strudel/2/. I got my love for food and love of cooking from my mom. She is probably the best cook I know, and she is ALWAYS trying new recipes. So, props to my mom for sharing this inspiration recipe with me. My recipe isn't totally different from the inspiration, but I just had to make a few changes, that's what I do.
*Before I give you the recipe, I want you to know that the recipes is perfect for making substitutions. You can sub with different veggies, sausage rather than ham, or add more veggies and go meat-less. Don't be afraid to try something a little different.

1 box (2 sheets) puff pastry- thawed
1 large onion- diced
1 bell pepper- diced
1 small zucchini- diced
2 cups ham- diced (you can use whatever ham you like, even Canadian Bacon)
10 eggs
1/2 cup cheese- shredded (again, whatever you like- I use half cheddar/half parmesan)
1/4 cup salsa
salt, pepper, onion powder, garlic powder, paprika, cayenne pepper (to taste)

Heat a couple tablespoons oil in a sauté pan and add veggies and ham. Season with salt & pepper. You will want to sauté at med-high heat until veggies soften and get a little color and the ham starts to brown on the edges. Next, beat your eggs with the salsa and add salt, pepper, onion powder and garlic powder. Add egg mixture to pan with veggies and ham. Cook like scrambled eggs, continuously stirring from the outside in, until eggs are fully cooked. At this point, you can add a dash of paprika, and a tiny dash of cayenne. Taste you mixture, and make sure it is seasoned to your liking. Remove from heat, and add cheese. Evenly combine until cheese begins to melt. Set aside, and now it's time to prep your puff pastry. Unfold your puff pastry sheet onto floured parchment and follow these steps...

 Now that you have your strudels prepped, you can brush with an egg wash, or spray with cooking spray (like I did) and bake in a 400 oven for about 30 minutes, or until pastry is golden brown.
This dish makes a delicious breakfast or dinner, and it's best served with salsa or hot sauce...YUM!

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