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Saturday night’s potatoes are Sunday morning’s breakfast!  I keep harping on how much I love leftovers…and this is why.This one falls under that “quick and dirty” category…okay, The Goddess is aware there is no such category, but this proves that there could be!

I used some of the leftover Lebanese Potatoes with Tomatoes and Mint from Saturday evening’s dinner as a base for our breakfast.  This concoction was a bit of an accident.  This will give you a glimpse into the inner workings of the mind of The Goddess…this is scary, so buckle up!  I was toasting some sesame seeds to make a batch of za’atar (more about that in another post).  I use the same small skillet I use to fry eggs.  After I completed my sesame seed-toasting, I was planning on frying eggs for our breakfast.  There were a few errant seeds left in the pan when I made an omelet for The Latin Lover.  They looked lovely embedded in the omelet and I thought what a nice crunch they might add.  224I had already decided I was going to have some of the leftover potato/tomato mixture, with a couple of pan-fried eggs.  You remember a number of weeks ago I posted a recipe for Shakshuka, which is pretty much tomatoes with eggs and a few extra little flavor things thrown in for good measure.   In this case, it would be potatoes thrown in!  I like potatoes and eggs together and I think tomatoes are good with both.  Then I remembered the sesame seeds and I thought this dish needed some crunch.  So I tossed the sesame seeds into the skillet and when they were almost to their toasted perfection, I drizzled in a teaspoon of olive oil, broke the eggs into the skillet and followed the procedure for184 Perfect Fried Eggs.  When they were perfectly cooked,





002I turned the eggs upside-down over the heated potato/tomato mixture, exposing the toasted sesame seed crust.  Then, I dropped a dollop of Greek yogurt on top and sprinkled the whole thing with some sumac.  Sumac is a very Middle Eastern ingredient.  It is a beautiful burgundy red and has a refreshing, lemony taste.  I sprinkle sumac on salads and some soups  You can purchase it in Middle Eastern markets, but The Spice Mill has it,too.

I will make this again.  I really liked the sesame seeds.  They add a nice, unexpected texture and their delicate nuttiness (and clearly The Goddess’s knows nuttiness) compliments the eggs.  This would make a nice lunch or dinner, as well.

Next time, and there will be a next time, I will drizzle a bit of sriracha over the whole thing or add some red pepper flakes; some additional onion would be a good thing, too.  I think this might be good stuffed into a pita bread, too.  It’s this type of reworking a leftover into a totally different meal, that makes me absolutely adore leftovers!  Clearly there are no more leftovers from this meal…YUM!