Monday, April 28, 2008

Potato Sausage Cheese Muffins


Potato Sausage Cheese Muffins

My Monday morning brunch. (On other days I have to eat breakfast very early -- and in a hurry -- to go to work before 7 AM, so recently Mondays are the only days that I can take time to enjoy brunch.) The recipe is here (in Japanese). *Woops, sorry! I forgot to mention that I replaced bacon in the original recipe with sausage.



Diced potatoes were microwaved and then sauteed with onion and sausage before being mixed into the batter. With a good amout of black pepper mixed in, and grated cheese sprinkled on top (which was also my twist -- the original recipe does not call for grated cheese), these muffins tasted so good that I ate 4 of them at once. Mmmmm...


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19 comments:

K & S said...

looks delicious!

SirPaul said...

The food looks excellent! did you accidentally link the wrong recipe, though? I see a similar recipe, but it uses bacon, rather than sausage. Maybe I mistranslated it..

obachan said...

K & S
Thanx!

Sirpaul
No, no, it was me. It's the right recipe. I forgot to mention that I added my own twists. Thanks for pointing that out. :)

Rosa's Yummy Yums said...

Delicious looking! A tasty recipe!

Cheers,

Rosa

domesticshorthair said...

Those look so good that I think my 3 year old would eat them. I'm going to have to try them. Thanks!

Lina said...

I've never had savory muffins like that before but they look great!

Lily Anette said...

Looks so good in the pic and I am sure it melts in the mouth!Delicious.

implosion said...

Yum. Oba-chan you always manage to make beautiful looking food!!! These are dainty and graceful. The bacon and cheese muffins we have here in Sydney are triple the size of these muffins and very *ungraceful*....

Felicia said...

My goodness those look tasty :)

sara said...

Obachan! Very much enjoying your Supermakret Chronicles, and these muffins sound scrumptious. How's your garden/ What is the weather like in Japan this time of year?

Christine said...

Potato sausage and cheese sounds like a very satisfying way to start the day. I find that if I start the day with a relaxed breakfast (or brunch!) I'm usually content for the rest of the day, regardless of what I eat, though I'm usually rushed for breakfast. I'm glad to see that you can enjoy brunch every Monday!

Hollywood Tai Tai said...

mmm mmm, looks good. i seldom eat brunch but this is perfect for lazy weekends. can you help translate the recipe into english? thank you.

obachan said...

Rosa
I always appreciate your nice comments. Thanks for visiting this site regularly. BTW, I really loved your recent "Daring bakers" post.

Domesticshorthair
Hope your 3 year old would love them.
Actually, this recipe calls for mayonnaise to be mixed into the batter, but I guess there are healthy alternatives, if you are concerned…

Lina
When I was younger, I didn’t mind having sweets for breakfast, and I often had sweet muffins first thing in the morning. But recently I prefer savory muffins with my morning coffee.

Lily Anette
Thanks. The key is the kick of the black pepper. That makes me want more and more.

Implosion
Or I somehow managed to make my photos look nice by using a photo re-touch software. Hahaha…
I like big muffins, though. I just don’t make them myself because my oven-cum-microwave is so small and it takes hours to bake big muffins in it. But I loved the big muffins that our Mr. Doughnuts used to sell.

Felicia
Thanks. Wow, I love your profile photo! That’s so cute.

Sara
It’s quite warm here …well, I would say “hot.“ It’s almost like early summer already. That reminds me… I should put my kotatsu heater into the closet…

Christine
Yeah, breakfast (or brunch) is so important, isn’t it? When I know that I'm going to have something nice for breakfast next morning, I can go to bed in a happy mood. And for me skipping breakfast is absolutely out of question.

Hollywood tai tai
Sure, can you email me?

Lannae said...

Wow, what a great idea! I have never thought of a savory muffin before. They look wonderful. I really like savory, and I would like a savory muffin.

Anonymous said...

What a wonderful way to start the day with your breakfast muffins!
They look delicious & I'm sure they were.
They remind me of some favorite breakfast bread pudding recipes I like to use to feed a crowd. They are in English on Epicurious.com, search 'Breakfast for a crowd' and look for the "4 forks" & high >90%"will make again" ratings. Recipes say serves 8+ and can easily be reduced. I make many substitutions to suit a lower fat/cholesterol diet. But I cannot recommend non-fat substitutions. Leftovers reheat on bake setting in microwave nicely. Itadakimasu!

Thank you again for your time and effort in maintaining this fascinating blog. I want you to know I appreciate the care and detail you provide. Domo arigato.

BTW I found "UDON" on Youtube, the whole movie! It was delightful, many well developed characters, a very relatable story and yes, I cried. I still cannot find it on CD though.
Rei

obachan said...

Lannae
Yep, savory muffins are worth trying.
I mean it. ;)

Rei
I agree. I like lower fat/cholesterol (but no "non-fat") :D

"UDON" made you cry?! I'm glad that you liked it. I thought the ending was rather cheap, though.

mama bok said...

Awesome..! will try it soon.. :)

obachan said...

Hope you enjoy it, Mama bok!

mizzymflo said...

it looks so delicious!
i would like to have the recipe, but i can't read a single word of japanese. is there any chance you can translate it? thank you very much!