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Saturday Stirrings: New Fangled Farm Fry

Say that three times fast.

I’m a breakfast girl. It is by far my favorite meal of the day. And I’m not talking Cheerios or toast. I need something that sticks to my ribs to make it through my busy day. What with the children all trying to drive me insane and all.

When I was younger, living in Texas, and was still in possession of a metabolism, my favorite breakfast involved biscuits, gravy, bacon, and a side of heart failure. And I love potatoes, sausage, and eggs stuffed into a flour tortilla. Heaven.

Alas, I had to change my diet and my disposition. And I was none too happy about it either. Until I found this recipe. DO NOT TURN YOUR NOSE UP WHEN YOU READ THE INGREDIENTS. Just push your way past the gag reflex, and you’ll have a wonderfully delicious HEALTHY and hearty breakfast. I’ve even made this for dinner. You simply have to trust me on this one.

I got the recipe from Dana Carpender’s “15 Minute Lo Carb Recipes.” I heart her.

New Fangled Farm Fry

4 Slices Bacon (I’ve even used Turkey Bacon)
1 C. Cauliflowerets, chopped into 1/2 “ pieces
1 C. Diced Turnip, chopped into 1/2 “ pieces
1/2 C. Diced Onion
4 Eggs
1/2 C. Shredded Cheddar Cheese
Salt & Pepper

Chop the bacon up into smallish bits. Start cooking bacon in a big skillet. Combine the cauliflowerets and turnip in a microwavable dish, add a couple of tablespoons of water, cover, and microwave on High for 7 minutes.

Drain the vegetables when they’re done. drain all but a few tablespoons of fat off the bacon, and add the cauliflower, turnip, and onion to the skillet. Sauté until the onion is translucent. Scramble the eggs with a fork, pour them into the skillet, sprinkle the cheese over the whole thing, and stir until the eggs are set. Salt and pepper to taste, and serve.

Note: If you use Turkey Bacon, you will need to add a wee bit of extra virgin olive oil to sauté your vegetables. I sometimes serve this in a whole wheat tortilla for extra credit.

Serves 2. (12 grams of carbs, 24 grams of protein)

This and a pot of coffee, and you’re set for the day.

10 Responses to Saturday Stirrings: New Fangled Farm Fry

  • I guess I will just have to trust you on this healthy one. As for me and my household, I still have to have my potato egg and cheese taquito from the ol’ Whataburger every now and again. 😉

  • I say it sounds good, all except the turnip. I have had mashed cauliflower in place of mashed potatoes and they are delicious! So, I am thinkin’ that this will be good!

  • I’m a little worried about you right now…and the children…who is scared for the children!!

  • Turnips?

    Haven’t seen those puppies since I … well … you know …

    fell off the truck…

    (ok. fine. smirk. Someone had to say it)

  • Turnips?? I might substitute that part. ;O) Sounds good though. Thank you for adding in the South Beach Recommendation substitutions.

  • It actually sounds perfectly yummy to me!


  • sounds good
    Im about to go and make breakie here 🙂

  • Okay, seeing as I can’t eat either bacon or cheese and those are the only things in there aside from the eggs that sound remotely tasty…I think I’ll be skipping this one. Not that I don’t trust you and all, but seriously if it didn’t have the bacon and cheese would YOU have tried it? Yeah, that’s what I thought.

  • Thank you, Lord, for Texas and turnips. It’s amazing how yummy some things can taste when they are all combined in a nice tortilla. I’m sure it’s mighty tasty! You’re the #1 blog gal out there, even if you eat out of the garbage and have frizzy hair. Tee-hee.

  • So, what’s not to love? That sounds great!