Sunday, January 15, 2012

Heavenly Breakfast Crepes

These breakfast crepes are a delicious and fun bundle of pancakes, bacon, and eggs.  Drizzled with pure maple syrup, you think you have died and went to heaven they are so good.  We didn't "steal" this recipe per se, although I'm sure it is out there somewhere...

Prep Time:  20 minutes
Total Time:  30 minutes
Servings:  4


enough prepared crepe mix to prepare 8 crepes. 
8 slices of market fresh bacon
3 eggs
fresh pure maple syrup


  • Cook bacon.  I place mine in the oven on a sheet of parchment paper for about 20 minutes.
  • While bacon is cooking, prepare crepes according to package directions using a small non-stick fry pan.
  • Mix up eggs and cook, one at a time, in the same no-stick fry pan used to prepare the crepes. 
  • Take one half of a prepared egg and one slice of bacon and place along the edge of the crepe.  Gently roll crepe from the filling side to the other and plate with the seam side down.
  • Drizzle with maple syrup and garnish with fresh mint (if desired).  Serve two to a plate.

Recipe Links:

Here is a great, no-fuss way to bake bacon.

Thursday, January 5, 2012

Cajun Catfish

This year for Christmas I received a couple of All-Clad fry pans from my beautiful wife and a cookbook from my thoughtful son.  In this season of giving, the two of them found something for me that they are sure to enjoy for years to come...

Prep Time:  10 minutes
Total Time:  30 minutes
Servings:  4


4  6-ounce fresh catfish fillets, about 1/2 inch thick
3 to 4 teaspoons blackened seasoning
2/3 cup panko bread crumbs
3 tablespoons olive oil
1 medium onion, diced (1/2 cup)
1 medium red or yellow sweet pepper, diced (3/4 cup)
2 cloves garlic, minced
3 cups of cooked barley or rice (about 1 cup dry)

  • Rinse fish; pat dry with paper towels.  Sprinkle fish with 2-3 teaspoons of the blackened seasoning.  Place bread crumbs in a shallow dish.  Coat both sides of fish with the bread crumbs.
  • In a large skillet or fry pan cook fish fillets in 2 tablespoons of the hot oil over medium-low to medium heat about 6-8 minutes or until golden brown and fish flakes easily when tested with a fork, carefully turning once.  Remove from pan and keep warm.
  • Add onion, sweet pepper, garlic and the remaining 1 tablespoon oil to skillet.  Cook and stir until vegetables are tender.
  • Stir barley or rice and the remaining 1 teaspoon blackened seasoning into vegetable mixture; heat through. 
  • Divide mixture evenly onto 4 warmed dinner plates.  Serve fish over mixture.

Recipe Links:

Here is a great recipe for a homemade blackened seasoning.
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