Monday, October 22, 2012

Breakfast For Dinner

It's finally feeling like fall here in Los Angeles, so tonight on the truck at Silverlake Wine we are serving up our favorite menu of Breakfast for Dinner. If you're nowhere near our truck tonight, here's a recipe to make your own cold weather dinner!

photos:  Max Wanger for Anthology Magazine


Serves 4

1 large leek, halved, and sliced in half moons
2 breakfast sausages links, stripped from their casings
3 T butter
2 T all purpose flour
2 cups half-and-half
1 qt pancake batter
1 cup blueberry maple syrup (1 cup fresh blueberries boiled in 2 cups maple syrup, and reduced by half)
8 organic eggs
4 T creme frache
1 bunch chives, chopped
olive oil, se salt flakes, and black pepper to taste
1 bunch chicory, mizuna, or other bitter greens

1. Preheat oven to 400 F

2. In medium saucepot, cook leeks and sausage in 1 T butter over high heat, about 4 minutes, until crisp and caramelized. Dust in flour to create a paste and stir in half-and-half. Bring to a simmer over medium hear while stirring with a fork or whisk. Allow to thicken, about 5 minutes. Season with salt and pepper. Remove from heat.

3.  Heat a large, ovenproof, nonstick pan over medium heat. When hot, add in enough butter to coat the bottom of the pan and, working in batches, pour batter in 3" rounds. Drizzle 1 T Blueberry maple syrup into the raw side of each pancake. As soon as you see bubbles form on the surface of the pancakes, flip with a spatula. Cook about 1 minute on this side. Repeat until batter is gone. Should make at least 8. Cover pancakes with a lid or towel to keep warm.

4.  Add butter to coat the bottom of the same ovenproof pan. Whisk together the eggs, creme fraiche, chives, and a pinch of salt and pepper, and pour into the pan. Place pan in oven for 3-4 minutes. When eggs are set, cut fritatta into 4 even pieces.

5. Toss greens with olive oil, salt and pepper. To make a sandwich, place a pancake on the plate and top with a piece of frittata, 1 spoonful of sausage gravy, a handful of greens, and at last another pancake. Put your slippers on and eat up!

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