Black Friday is something I’ve never participated in.
I have an aversion to large crowds of people fighting over discounted merchandise. I prefer to do my Christmas shopping from the comfort of my home when possible (AKA online), sometimes even collecting gifts before Thanksgiving. (Did I really just say that? I’m turning into my mom).
But for those of you who will be rising at the crack of dawn to brave the masses and wait in long lines…this recipe is for you. And if you’re like me and plan to just sit around and eat leftovers on Black Friday, well then, this recipe is also for you!
You can basically use whatever leftovers your little heart desires. I suggest turkey because, chances are, you’ll have a lot of it left over. And because the extra protein will really help you with that burst of energy you need to grab that last flatscreen TV.
I also went with these leftover red thumb fingerling potatoes I roasted the night before. I love these as an alternative to mashed potatoes. They are much easier and I love the red flesh inside; they’re so festive. You could probably use leftover mashed potatoes though. Green beans would also be good…maybe even try using some leftover stuffing!
You’ll also need half an onion, a clove of garlic, and if you have any herbs leftover, you can toss in a teaspoon of that. I also added some spinach I had on hand for color.
Whisk together eggs, thyme and cheese. Season with salt and pepper. (Check out my sweet action shot!)
Melt butter in a 10-inch, oven-safe skillet. Sauté onion until soft and translucent. Add garlic and spinach and cook until spinach is wilted.
Add turkey and potatoes and cook until warmed.
Pour eggs into pan and cook until eggs are set on the bottom and starting to set on top, about 5-10 minutes.
After eggs have cooked a couple minutes, I like to gently lift the edges to allow more uncooked egg to flow underneath. Or, you could just leave well enough alone and let it cook on its own. Your choice.
Sprinkle with fried onions (the kind you use in green bean casserole) and transfer to oven to cook for another 5-10 minutes, or until egg is cooked through. If you want your eggs browned on top, you can cook it under the broiler at the very end.
Cut into wedges and serve! You can top with plain yogurt (or sour cream), or serve plain. I also find this delicious when served cold or at room temperature. Either way, you will have a belly full of protein and plenty of energy for your Black Friday shopping. Don’t forget the black coffee, you’re gonna need it. Good luck out there!!