- The Washington Times - Tuesday, August 19, 2003

If you’re part of a twosome living on pizza deliveries you’re familiar with the idea of breakfast pizza. It’s the cold leftovers from last night’s dinner.

But I’d like to recommend an elegant and freshly made brunch breadless pizza for a change. This version — which admittedly bears a close resemblance to a frittata — includes your favorite morning ingredients decked out like a pizza.

Start with a crust of sauteed potato slices. Parboil potatoes so they brown quickly in a skillet. Add a thick layer of eggs, then creme fraiche in place of a pizza’s typical mozzarella and smoked salmon for the sausage. You’ll have a beautiful and luscious dish for two that’s probably more palatable than cold pizza in the a.m.

Serve brunch pizza on the weekend when you have time to enjoy it. Add hot croissants and a luscious blueberry shake for an indulgent meal.

Brunch pizza

6 small new potatoes

Salt, pepper

1 tablespoon butter

1 tablespoon vegetable oil

4 eggs

1 teaspoon fresh dill weed

cup creme fraiche or sour cream

2 ounces diced smoked salmon

Cook potatoes in boiling salted water to cover for 20 minutes or until partially tender. Drain well and slice -inch thick. Heat butter and oil in an 8- or 9-inch skillet. Add potato slices and brown over medium heat, about 5 minutes.

Beat eggs, dill weed and salt and pepper to taste together. Pour over potatoes. Cook over medium heat 5 minutes or until set. Occasionally lift up edges of egg to let uncooked egg run under.

Remove from heat. Spread with creme fraiche or sour cream and top with smoked salmon. Cut into wedges to serve. Makes 2 servings.

Blueberry shake

⅛ teaspoon ground nutmeg

3/4 cup half-and-half or milk

1 cup vanilla ice cream or reduced-fat vanilla ice cream

1 cup fresh or frozen blueberries

2 tablespoons sugar

teaspoon vanilla

Combine nutmeg, half-and-half or milk, ice cream, blueberries, sugar and vanilla in a blender. Blend until frothy, scraping down sides of blender occasionally. Pour into 2 chilled glasses. Serve immediately to 2.

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