This quick back-to-school breakfast has a secret (and surprising) ingredient

Aug 13, 2018
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This quick back-to-school breakfast has a secret (and surprising) ingredient

by Sarah

As back-to-school time approaches, we’re looking for quick, nutritious meals to make rushed mornings go a little more smoothly. That’s where the lazy frittata comes in. And by lazy, we mean a veggie scrambler. But frittata sounds more exciting, right?

On a busy school morning every minute counts. So when we tried this recipe, we used a secret ingredient: a gas range.

Ok, so maybe the stove top you use isn’t exactly an ingredient, but it can help you cook more quickly and make your recipe turn out better. The gas range helped us save time in a few ways. For one, the burners warm up faster than electric ones. Then, once the eggs are in, they cook more evenly over a gas flame than over an electric heat element, reducing the chance of burning your meal and having to start over (not that that’s ever happened to us).

You can also adjust the heat more quickly to move from sautéing veggies on high heat to adding eggs at a medium heat. With gas, the temperature difference is immediate, but electric ranges require some time to make the temperature shift. Finally, gas ranges are quick to clean up versus trying to fish out a stray onion or two trapped beneath an electric coil.

Here’s how to make your own fancy, quick, nutritious breakfast. 

Ingredients:

  • 8 eggs
  • 2 T milk
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • Olive oil
  • Chopped vegetables (good for cleaning out the produce drawer)
  • Cheese of your choice

Directions:

  1. Crack eggs and whisk ‘em up
  2. Add milk, salt and pepper
  3. Chop veggies
  4. Add oil to pan over medium high heat
  5. Add veggies, stirring frequently
  6. Reduce heat to medium and stir in eggs
  7. Allow to sit for a few seconds, and then stir frequently
  8. When eggs are cooked to your desired consistency, sprinkle some grated cheese on the top and add some leafy greens for an extra nutritional punch.

If your gas range needs some attention, give Service Guard a call at 800-504-2000. We can’t help you cook breakfast, but we can make sure your appliances are ready to help feed your hungry crew a good meal before school.

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