Smoked Pork and Egg Scramble

Hearty breakfast of Pulled Smoked Pork Scramble and wheat toast (Photo Credit: Adroit Ideals)

It was a sultry morning a few Sundays ago. As my husband and I sat in our screened porch reading the latest news on our tablets, we knew the day was going to be a hot one. Summer was definitely here and I had a lot of yard work to accomplish before the heat set in. So, what to make for a hearty breakfast to hold us for a few hours? How about a Smoked Pork and Egg Scramble? A great way to use some of the ingredients in my kitchen!

Hearty breakfast of Pulled Smoked Pork Scramble and wheat toast (Photo Credit: Adroit Ideals)
Hearty breakfast of Pulled Smoked Pork and Egg Scramble with wheat toast (Photo Credit: Adroit Ideals)

I started with a piece from the smoked pork shoulder. The smoky richness of the smoked pork certainly adds depth to this dish. I shredded it with two forks.

Shred the succulent smoked pork with two forks.  (Photo Credit: Adroit Ideals)
Shred the succulent smoked pork with two forks. (Photo Credit: Adroit Ideals)

Diced some yellow potato and sweet onion.

Diced Yukon Gold potato and Vidalia onion (Photo Credit: Adroit Ideals)
Diced Yukon Gold potato and Vidalia onion (Photo Credit: Adroit Ideals)

And quartered some ripe grape tomatoes, and chopped some chives from my kitchen herb garden.

Chop chives and quarter some grape tomatoes (Photo Credit: Adroit Ideals)
Chop chives and quarter some grape tomatoes (Photo Credit: Adroit Ideals)

Sauteed the potatoes and onion in butter until lightly browned.

Saute the Yukon Gold potato and onion in butter (Photo Credit: Adroit Ideals)
Saute the Yukon Gold potato and onion in butter (Photo Credit: Adroit Ideals)

Added the shredded smoked pork and then the tomatoes and chives.

Add the pulled smoked pork to the potatoes and onions (Photo Credit: Adroit Ideals)
Add the pulled smoked pork to the potatoes and onions (Photo Credit: Adroit Ideals)
Add the grape tomatoes and chives to the mixture (Photo Credit: Adroit Ideals)
Add the grape tomatoes and chives to the mixture (Photo Credit: Adroit Ideals)

Scrambled the fresh eggs with some heavy cream.

Fresh eggs are a great start to a tasty breakfast  (Photo Credit: Adroit Ideals)
Fresh eggs are a great start to a tasty breakfast (Photo Credit: Adroit Ideals)
Whisk the eggs and the cream until light and bubbly (Photo Credit: Adroit Ideals)
Whisk the eggs and the cream until light and bubbly (Photo Credit: Adroit Ideals)

Added the eggs to the pork mixture.

Pour the whisked eggs into the pulled pork scramble (Photo Credit: Adroit Ideals)
Pour the whisked eggs into the pulled pork scramble (Photo Credit: Adroit Ideals)

And stirred until the eggs were set.

Stir the pulled smoked pork mixture until the eggs have cooked and set (Photo Credit: Adroit Ideals)
Stir the pulled smoked pork mixture until the eggs have cooked and set (Photo Credit: Adroit Ideals)

Added the cheese snd stirred until it melted.

Add the shredded cheese to the pulled smoked pork scramble (Photo Credit: Adroit Ideals)
Add the shredded cheese to the pulled smoked pork scramble (Photo Credit: Adroit Ideals)

And served with chopped chives as a garnish!

Pulled Smoked Pork Scramble with Yukon Gold potatoes, onions, grape tomatoes, chives, eggs, cheese, and pulled smoked pork (Photo Credit: Adroit Ideals)
Pulled Smoked Pork Scramble with Yukon Gold potatoes, onions, grape tomatoes, chives, eggs, cheese, and pulled smoked pork (Photo Credit: Adroit Ideals)

Serve with buttered toast or a biscuit. Add a pretty dish of ripe berries and diced cantaloupe or my Minty Fruit Salad on the side.

Try this smoked pork and egg scramble for dinner, too. It’s tasty as a filling for breakfast burritos and breakfast tacos. Just heat up some tortillas and you’re ready.

Enjoy!!

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From the kitchen of A Food Lover’s Delight….

Smoked Pork and Egg Scramble

Ingredients:

2 T butter
1 small potato, peeled and diced into 1/2 inch pieces
1/2 medium yellow or Vidalia onion, chopped
1 c pulled smoked pork
10 grape tomatoes, quartered
1 T chopped chives (reserve half for garnish)
3 eggs
2 T milk or heavy cream
1/4 c shredded cheddar cheese

Method:

1. Over medium-low heat, melt the butter in a non-stick omelet pan.
2. Saute the diced potato until slightly brown and soft.
3. Add the diced onion and saute with the potato until the onion is translucent and the potato is cooked through.
4. Add the smoked pork and stir. Cook for a few minutes.
5. Add the tomatoes and half of the chives. Stir.
6. Whisk together the eggs and the milk or cream. Add to the pan, stirring as the eggs start to scramble.
7. When the eggs have scrambled and the mixture is heated through, add the cheese. Stir to melt the cheese.
8. Divide between two plates, sprinkle with the remaining chives, and serve!

Serves 2 as a main course. Offer whole wheat toast or a biscuit with butter and jam. For a healthier side dish, try my Minty Fruit Salad!

Variations: Substitute ham chunks instead of the smoked pork for a similar flavor. Substitute shredded Monterey Jack cheese for the cheddar. Add diced red or green bell pepper along with the onions and potatoes. Kick it up a notch with some diced jalapenos or green chile sauce on top. Also, this scramble is a great filling for a breakfast burrito or breakfast tacos!

Smoked Pork Scramble served with buttered whole wheat toast!  (Photo Credit: Adroit Ideals)
Smoked Pork Scramble served with buttered whole wheat toast! (Photo Credit: Adroit Ideals)

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