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    One-pan brunch

    Here's a weekend treat that only leaves one dirty pot. Prices per portion are for Trader Joe's in the San Francisco Bay Area.

    2 eggs (US$0.22; extra large)
    2 oz. "nova" smoked salmon (US$2.00; Portlock wild sockeye, 8 oz size)
    4 oz. string beans (US$0.58; fresh "Blue Lake" green beans, one-pound pkg)
    unsalted butter or "cooking spray"
    small pinch (up to 1/8 tsp) salt (or to taste)
    fresh ground black pepper
    medium-sized frying pan with a lid

    Take everything out of the refrigerator and put the (uncracked) eggs in a small bowl or measuring cup and fill with warm water. Pour some warm water into the frying pan and put it on a large burner, toss in the salt, cover and turn up to medium-high. Snap off the stems from the string beans and rinse. Add beans to the frying pan; they will need to cook/steam for several minutes to your preferred degree of done-ness.

    Meanwhile, remove eggs from warm water, pat dry with a paper towel, and set aside. Slice or flake off a portion of salmon onto a serving plate. Clean the fish oil off your hands with the paper towel. Check the beans and, when done, drain the pan (by opening the lid just a crack) from several angles (because the beans can trap water). Add the beans to your plate. Return mostly dry pan to the stove to completely dry, turn heat down to medium. Add a little butter or cooking spray. When the butter is all melted and sizzling, break each egg into the pan and cover with the lid. After a minute, check the progress of the eggs. If you want the "sunny side up," gently cut the less cooked thick area of the egg whites so that more is exposed directly to the pan. (If you prefer "over easy," hopefully you know how to turn over the eggs without making a mess. <img src=/S/wink.gif border=0 alt=wink width=15 height=15> )

    When the eggs are done, slide them onto the waiting plate. Grind fresh black pepper over the eggs and beans, as desired. Eat together, savoring the saltiness of the salmon, the sweetness of the beans, and the richness of the eggs.

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    <table border=1 cellspacing=0 cellpadding=5><td align=right> </td><td align=right>Eggs</td><td align=right>Salmon</td><td align=right>Beans</td><td align=right>Total</td><td>Calories</td><td align=right>170</td><td align=right>80</td><td align=right>35</td><td align=right>285</td><td>Total Fat-g</td><td align=right>11.5</td><td align=right>4.5</td><td align=right>0</td><td align=right>16</td><td>...Saturated-g</td><td align=right>3.5</td><td align=right>1</td><td align=right>0</td><td align=right>4.5</td><td>...Monounsaturated-g</td><td align=right>4.5</td><td align=right>2.5</td><td align=right>0</td><td align=right>7</td><td>...Polyunsaturated-g</td><td align=right>1.5</td><td align=right>1</td><td align=right>0</td><td align=right>2.5</td><td>Cholesterol-mg</td><td align=right>490</td><td align=right>36</td><td align=right>0</td><td align=right>526</td><td>Sodium-mg</td><td align=right>162</td><td align=right>350</td><td align=right>7</td><td align=right>519</td><td>Total Carbohydrate-g</td><td align=right>1</td><td align=right>0</td><td align=right>8</td><td align=right>9</td><td>...Dietary Fiber-g</td><td align=right>0</td><td align=right>0</td><td align=right>4</td><td align=right>4</td><td>...Sugars-g</td><td align=right>1</td><td align=right>0</td><td align=right>1.5</td><td align=right>2.5</td><td>Protein-g</td><td align=right>14.5</td><td align=right>12</td><td align=right>2</td><td align=right>28.5</td></table>If you are not on a carbohydrate-restricted diet, a good slice of toast will help with the runny yolks. <img src=/S/smile.gif border=0 alt=smile width=15 height=15>

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    Re: One-pan brunch

    Is it a photo of your cooking? It looks great.

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    Re: One-pan brunch

    Couldn't be. Those eggs are "over-easy" and Jefferson said he likes his "sunny side up". <img src=/S/smile.gif border=0 alt=smile width=15 height=15> But they do look Great !! What's your address Jefferson ?? I'll drop by next Sunday around 11:00 AM. Should I bring a nice, chrisp Chardonnay or a bottle of Grey Goose for Bloody Mary's ?? <img src=/S/grin.gif border=0 alt=grin width=15 height=15>
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    Re: One-pan brunch

    Actually, those weren't turned over, but I guess the egg whites on the top were pretty thick so the "sun" was obscured. Not unlike the weather that day.

    The photo was taken on a small table next to a sliding glass door with mid-morning light. It was the best of about 8 shots quickly taken from different angles, some with flash and some without. I was recently reading several hours' worth of online discussion and tips on food photography, and picked up a lot of ideas. However, because it was more important to me to eat breakfast than to shoot it, this picture would never make it into print. <img src=/S/laugh.gif border=0 alt=laugh width=15 height=15>

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    Re: One-pan brunch

    <center>
    <hr>break each egg into the pan and cover with the lid.<hr>
    </center>I should pay better attention to the posts. This step is sufficient to put that "haze" on the "sunny-side". But you have created a magazine quality photo of a cooking show quality dish. <img src=/S/thumbup.gif border=0 alt=thumbup width=15 height=15> If you'd made that for me, the best photo you'd have gotten would have been of an empty plate with egg yolk stains and a dirty fork. <img src=/S/grin.gif border=0 alt=grin width=15 height=15>

    Nicely done !! <img src=/S/chef.gif border=0 alt=chef width=19 height=22>
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    Re: One-pan brunch

    > empty plate with egg yolk stains and a dirty fork.

    Next time I'll do "before and after." <img src=/S/laugh.gif border=0 alt=laugh width=15 height=15>

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