Believe it or not, this breakfast-brunch was not a hangover cure. We have been recovering from the winter flu bug and I’m trying to cram in as many vitamins and as much goodness into us all as possible. So, here are my Swiss Scrambled Eggs - a warmed all-butter croissant, filled to the brim with spinach, ham, Gruyère cheese and scrambled eggs. You could use cheddar, but then it wouldn’t be a Swiss Scramble. On the side, a shot of raspberry and oat, live yoghurt shake. I think that’s us feeling a whole lot better already.
Repair, restore, recover – that’s my theme today.
Swiss Scramble with Croissants
- 1 teaspoon olive or rapeseed oil
- 50g ham or bacon, chopped
- A handful of fresh spinach or about 5 frozen balls of spinach
- 4 eggs, lightly beaten
- 50g Gruyère cheese, grated
- 2 large croissants
- If you are using frozen spinach, put it in a bowl and microwave it for a minute or so, until defrosted. Drain any excess water. Put it to one side.
- Take a frying pan and add a teaspoon of oil. Add the ham or bacon to the pan and fry for a few minutes. If using bacon, make sure it is cooked and a bit crispy.
- Add the spinach and stir into the ham/bacon. Add the beaten eggs and stir the eggs around the pan a little. Before the eggs are fully cooked, add the grated Gruyère cheese and mix until the eggs are scrambled/cooked to your liking.
- Split the croissants in half lengthways. Heat for ten seconds in the microwave if you want them warm. Fill with the scrambled eggs and serve.
As an alternative, or for a treat, use smoked salmon in place of the ham/bacon.
A word about the shakes. No, not those kind of shakes. We’ve been trying some Good Morning breakfast drinking yogurts by Good Heavens! They are a great alternative to making your own smoothies if time is short, or if you’re sick, like we were. Little shots (125ml) of creamy yogurts at less than 100 calories per bottle. If you are five years old, then 100 calories in an otherwise pretty unadveturous diet is an extra hit. If you are me, and every 100 calories count, these drinks are creamy enough to taste indulgent, but are not off the scale. They are aimed at adults, but my kids liked the ‘Luscious Strawberry’ flavour the best, as it was smooth. I liked the ‘Raspberry, Oats and Honey’ flavour, they were quite tangy. I also like the fact they are made in a boutique dairy, yet you can pick them up fairly easily at the supermarket.
Hope you try the stuffed croissntas. On Christmas Day, I like to make these with smoked salmon, spinach and swiss cheese.
That’s Captain Barnacles trying to get in on the action. We’ll let him.
With thanks to Good Heavens! for the drinking yoghurt samples. You can find the Good Heavens! dairy on Twitter @GoodHeavens1