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  • Writer's pictureDustin K


Since she's worked in the industry as long as she has, Tara has a wealth of recipes that she enjoys making. Some borrowed from her mentors, co-workers or internet research and others inspired by putting her passion and intuition into transforming classic staples into delicious family favourites.

What started as an exploration into german pancakes baked with apples and cinnamon turned into an adventure that brought us a new staple for special breakfasts in our home.

Not for the faint of heart, this hearty dish is a crowd-pleaser, so we reserve it for mornings when we have company and days where a large breakfast/brunch will be the highlight of the day.

Tara's Savoury Breakfast Yorkie

1/2- cup sliced mushrooms

1/2- cup sliced onions

1/2- cup sliced sweet bell peppers

1/2- cup sliced sausage

1/2- cup diced ham

1- cup flour

1- cup milk

8- eggs

1.5- tsp salt

1- tsp pepper

1- cup grated cheese (cheddar and mozzarella are what we used.)

3- tablespoons oil

Preheat oven to 450 degrees. Slice mushrooms, onions, peppers, and sausage. Dice up the ham. (You can use just ham or just sausage or even opt for bacon!)

Sautée all of these together with 1/2 tsp salt and pepper and oil you want it reasonably oily. It helps the batter not stick to the bottom of the pan.

In a mixing bowl, add 4 eggs and the milk and whisk up. Then add flour and 1 tsp salt.

Once the veggies and meat are sautéed pour the batter over the mixture. Do not stir in; leave it separated. Place in the oven for 10 -12 minutes.

Do not open the oven until the 10-12 min mark. You don't want it to deflate. Once you reach the 10-12 minute mark, pull it out and use a spoon to make 4 impressions on the Yorkie's top.

Crack an egg into each impression. The impressions don't need to be deep. It just needs to be enough to cradle the yolk of the egg, so it stays in place.

Finally, sprinkle the cheese on top. We like to spread it on the whole surface except for the yolk of the eggs. Place it back in the oven for 5-7 min or until the egg is cooked to your liking.

Aprx 5 min for a runny yolk

Aprx 7 min for a soft-cooked yolk

Aprx 9 min for a burnt (well done) yolk

Once the egg is cooked to your liking, cut into desired serving sizes and serve. It pairs well with a bit of Tobasco sauce, HP sauce or ketchup.

And we like to enjoy it with some fresh grapefruit to help cut the grease after.

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