Ski Slope Breakfast
Breakfast of champions for a cold winter day
- 50 g fat bacon
- 50 g smoked ham
- 200 g pre-boiled potatoes
- 50 g stinky cheese
- Red chili to taste
- 1 onion
- 2 eggs
- frying oil
- Cheese grater
- Cutting board
I will admit one thing. The best part about winter, other than Christmas, is going skiing. I have been skiing for as long as I can remember, but ski trips are more than that. Going on a ski trip is about discovering new slopes, having fun at the apres skis, and of course, eating. And no, we don't believe in easy dinners on a ski trip.
However, sometimes, when it's really cold outside, and you simply can't take a holiday, it is nice to be able to have a taste of ski slope food from the comfort of your home. This being said, let me tell you how you can prepare the most amazing breakfast that will transpose you right on the ski slope.
- In Romania, we have a sort of bacon that is all lard and no meat. We call it 'slanina'. That is the type you should look for. However, if you can't find it, you can go with normal bacon.
- Cut your bacon into 1 cm cubes and put them in a pan. Fry the bacon on medium-high heat for a couple of minutes or until it turns translucent. Take it out and put it on a plate, but leave the oil in the pan.
- Finely chop the onion and fry it for 5-6 minutes in the bacony goodness. Stir in the chili, and bring the bacon back in the pan.
I use pre-boiled potatoes for this recipe. They are very practical and pretty. However, you can use baby potatoes and boil them yourself, but be sure to leave them fork tender, so they won't go mushy.
- Add the pre-boiled potatoes to the pan and roast them with the other ingredients. Bring the ham in and leave the pan on medium-high heat for the last 5 minutes, stirring constantly.
- Take the pan off the heat and add the grated cheese.
Now, I don't know if you can get ahold of some Austrian mountain cheese or a similar kind of stinky cheese, but that's what would make this dish perfect.
If you live in Romania, check out 'Puturoasa de Trascau' from Torockoi (no, this is not any kind of ad.)
However, if you can't find the proper cheese type, you can make a mix between Emmentaler and Gruyere. Don't use any kind of blue cheese or any molded type. That is not the stinkiness you want in this recipe.
- Stir everything and add the chives.
- Serve it with a sunny-side-up fried egg.
So here it is - our interpretation of the best breakfast for a skier's diet. Remember that this is not a light meal, but it is ideal for a cold winter day. It is the perfect breakfast of champions to have before you hit those slopes.
* I like serving this meal accompanied by a fresh salad and a glass of fresh orange juice.
** You can skip the chili if you don't feel it.
*** If you want a delicious dessert to go after this amazing meal, check out our Easy Apple Strudel. This will give you a full Austrian experience.
**** Be sure to tag us on Instagram when making this dish.
Nutrition Facts / Serving
- Calories 787
- Total Fat 58 g
- Cholesterol 164 mg
- Sodium 66 mg
- Potassium 61 mg
- Total Carbohydrate 27 g
- Sugars 4 g
- Protein 13 g