But so tasty, with peppery and spiced smoked pastrami mixed into creamy scrambled eggs -- it's too much of a good thing. I first had Pastrami and Scrambled Eggs when I lived in the L.A neighborhood of Glendale at the local favorite old school Billy's Deli. Upon leaving the restaurant my only thought was "Were have you been my whole life, Pastrami and Scrambled Eggs?"
And for the price of this $10.95 breakfast you could easily do it yourself much cheaper. If you caught my Homemade Pastrami recipe video from last week and want to try your hand at it, just click here to get started. (I bought a whole beef slab of meat for less than $5, and the curing ingredients are cheap sugar, salt, pepper and ground coriander.)
You could also use leftover pastrami. If you are like me, it's hard to finish a typical overstuffed Pastrami Deli Sandwich. So instead of eating it a day later on soggy bread, you can just take out the meat and use it in my Pastrami and Scrambled Eggs recipe.
And there is nothing to it. Just heat up some cooked pastrami and stir in your favorite egg scramble. You don't even need to season it, as the pastrami is usually peppered and salt cured enough.
This is a dish to make on a Saturday or Sunday morning, where you'll have the time to recover from my food coma inducing Pastrami and Scrambled Eggs.
Ingredients (one serving)
- 1 to 3 eggs - scramble any way you like it.
- Leftover pastrami - shredded and roughly chopped. A pile that equals the size of one egg is a good serving. Of course, you can use as little or a much as you desire.
- No need for salt and pepper, as pastrami is seasoned enough for me - but you can add some if you like.
- A little bit of cooking spray or oil -- optional. I left it out as the pastrami leftovers came off the fatty ends, and were oily enough.
Heat up your omelet pan over a low/medium heat. Flake or peel off pastrami pieces from leftovers. Roughly chop the pastrami. You can oil the pan if necessary. Saute pastrami for a minute -- just long enough to heat it through.
Break in 1, 2 or 3 eggs and start scrambling it all together. Cook to desired doneness, it should only take 3 - 5 minutes. Serve with any favorite sides like: toasted bagels, bread or sliced tomato and cottage cheese -- although it's such a hearty breakfast you may only need coffee.
Make this recipe your own. Try melting cream cheese into the scramble (or your favorite cheese.) I like to add a splash of milk to my 2 eggs, lightly whisk together, then saute until done.