rainy sunday brunching

It's one of those little gifts life hands you every once in awhile: a rainy Sunday morning.  That which invites you to have coffee in bed, to loaf around in your pyjamas and to think of things to cook.  Tomorrow I'm heading out of town for the week for work, so I've got some things in the refrigerator to use up, like a red pepper and some zucchini.  I had recently noted this recipe in my Pinterest recipe collection which I'd saved from my favourite foodie blog, Skinnytaste.com, and decide to make it, modified to incorporate some not-so-skinny pancetta, also sitting there in the refrigerator.  More thumbs-up from both sides of the table.

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Cook slices of onion until they're browned. Caramelizing works best if you do it slow and long; but that tends to make people in the household hungrier faster.  Today I counter pre-brunch hunger with fruit bowls of pomegranate, pear and grapes and cook the onions slow.

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Add in matchsticked zucchini and chopped bell pepper and cook until soft.

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Transfer cooked veg and some cooked pancetta to a pie plate. Whisk a combination of eggs and egg whites together with fresh grated parmesan cheese, salt and pepper, and a few drops of hot sauce and pour over top of the veg mixture.

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Bake 20-25 minutes at 400 F.

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Tastes great as a next-day leftover.


  1. Reply
    Lisa Golden December 2, 2012

    That looks delicious. And your photos of it are wonderful. I can almost taste it.

  2. Reply
    Jennifer December 2, 2012

    Why thank you Lisa, and it was delicious if I may say so. But how could you go wrong with those ingredients? Photographing food is not one of my better talents, but I soldier on…

  3. Reply
    Susannah December 11, 2012

    This looked so lovely that when I read this post last week I adapted the recipe (made it vegetarian) and promptly cooked it! It was lovely, thank you. ๐Ÿ™‚
    Your pictures are wonderful, and obviously good enough to get my mouth watering from the other side of the world! ๐Ÿ™‚
    Much love to you. x

  4. Reply
    Jennifer December 11, 2012

    Oh, glad you enjoyed it Susannah! I make it vegetarian sometimes. Much love back, glad to see you. I follow your Tumblr account on my feed reader, but don’t have a one myself, so watch from “afar.” Always inspirational!

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