Lazy Man’s Christmas Breakfast

I had to go back to work for the first half of the day today. But since it is a holiday, I did not need to go in as early as usual. So I decided to cook myself a nice breakfast before leaving for work.

Nice breakfast is basically just saying it nicely, what I was doing was basically finishing whatever I had left in the fridge.

This was my nice breakfast on Christmas morning…

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Sausages, tomato and scrambled eggs

This ChristmasΒ breakfast of mine consisted of 2 jalapeno chicken sausages, 1 tomato (had 2 but 1 was rotten, tsk!), and 2 eggs. It is a very quick and lazy plate of food. I did everything in under 10 minutes. Minus all the washing that comes after eating, of course.

I know what some of you will say. Even after more than a year, some of you will still go “This is not lazy at all, if really lazy will not even cook, bla bla bla…“. I’m tired to counter such thoughts anymore. When I say lazy, I mean lazy when compared to the Jamie OliverΒ way of preparing food. Whatever…

Let me do a breakdown here and explain to you why my breakfast is done in a lazy way…

Sausages and Tomato

I placed the sausages on the chopping board and cut them into slices nicely. Then using the same chopping board, I cut the tomato into eight pieces. Then I heated some oil in the wok and threw the sausage slices in to fry for 6 minutes. I flipped the sausages every minute to ensure even cooking and for both sides to get a nice char. Then I removed the sausages from the wok and arranged them nicely on the plate. Then threw the tomato pieces in to cook for a few more minutes, flipping the sides every 30 seconds to ensure even cooking. Then I scooped the tomato pieees onto the plate and arranged them nicely.

I heated some oil in the wok. Then I sliced the sausages into the wok very carefully using my blunt knife, with my index finger as a makeshift chopping board[1]. Once I was done slicing the sausages into the wok, I did the same with the tomato, again very carefully cutting them into 8 pieces. Once I was done with the tomato, I deem the sausages ready and flipped them all to the other side. Then I sort of just let them sit around for a couple minutes before scooping them all onto the plate.

Entire process took roughly 6 minutes.

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Because of my laziness, the tomato was overcooked and the skin was falling off. Not good.

The sausages though, I could’ve left the sausages intact and fry them whole. But slicing them means faster cooking time and I don’t have to turn them so frequently to ensure even cooking. And I get a lot of surface areas to be charred this way. More char = more deliciousness. Right?

Scrambled eggs

I cracked the eggs into a bowl and whisked them until bubbly. Then I added a pinch of salt and pepper and kept whisking until they got even more bubbly and fluffy. Then heated a bit of oil in the wok and poured the eggs into the wok. Then I used the spatula and did some complicated scrambling maneuver on the eggs for a couple minutes. Then I served the eggs onto the plate.

The wok was still hot from frying sausages and tomato, and there was still some residue oil. I cracked two eggs straight into the wok and didn’t even add any salt or pepper. I did the scrambling with the spatula for a couple minutes. Then I served the eggs onto the plate.

Now, with all the food on the plate, I sprinkled a bit of salt and lots of pepper onto all the food.

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Scrambled eggs

Let’s do some quick math now. Sausages and tomato took ~6 minutes, eggs took ~2 minutes, sprinkling salt and pepper took another 20 seconds. I am not lying when I saw all these were done in under 10 minutes.

Was my breakfast nice? Hell, yeah! This is simple, comfort food. As long as you know how to cook, it is pretty hard to mess this one up.

Unless if you cannot even differentiate between sugar and salt, or if you cannot even notice burnt food, whichever would mean you actually don’t know how to cook, then… please stay away from the kitchen. Go grab something nice to eat from a cafe or something…

[1] Kids, do not do this at home, this is dangerous. Uncle do this because uncle has been trained professionally in the art of ninja slicing πŸ˜‰


  1. Wow! I should call you karate kid instead for a marvelous quickie breakfast. I love that style, small bites. I can finish them all in 10 minutes too. When you get settled and married, hope it won’t be a quickie anymore. Go slow and steady yeah.

    • Why? Karate and ninja are totally different hahaha!

      I’m inexperienced with cooking after marriage, will have to learn from scratch wakakaka! πŸ˜€

  2. how do u cut the tomatoes without the chopping board? it is slippery and cutting it ‘ninja style’ would be too dangerous. Haha, a nice breakfast in under 10 minutes…not bad! i tried with ABC soup in 15 minutes includes cutting and boiling and washing up…but the soup doesn’t taste as good as it didn’t have all the flavors blended well.

    • It takes skills and sheer courage stupidity to do it with tomatoes. Don’t try to emulate me!

      Hahaha 15 minutes, the carrot not even soften leh, not to mention about the flavors… 😐

    • No, not really. Sh*t! I can’t remember what I had for dinner on Christmas. I think it was instant noodles. πŸ™„

    • What so lucky? Hahaha… Well, to be fair to Gordon, he never claim his recipes are so simple and easy to prepare. It is always Jamie and gang that does that. “This is oh so so easy to prepare, I guarantee you” and then proceeds to set up a wood fire oven or transfer some batter between 5 different bowls or something like that. 😐

  3. Nice high protein breakfast! Do you get extra pay for working on a public holiday? Or if it is voluntary, do you get any pay at all for working on Christmas?

    • The thing with the grey area stuff (in between official work and voluntary work)… never extra pay one lah. What I get is the rights to tell the boss in the future “boss, I half day today” without having to log into the system and he cannot say no. πŸ™„

      • Overcooked food usually means food that is harder to chew, or burnt food. The burnt food is of course not good to eat, but you can always cut away the burnt bits… πŸ˜€

        Btw, I wanted to leave another comment on your “Merry Christmas!” post but there is no “Reply” button to your latest reply to my comment πŸ™„

        • Yeah, I know. But if you undercook food, you can always slap the plate back into the oven for a few more minutes or something to fix it. Unless of course if you are serving Gordon Ramsay LOL! πŸ˜€

          Huh… Must be another setting change when I updated my theme to restrict the number of threaded comments. Let me go fix it.

  4. huh?? you need to go to work on Christmas?? is it official or voluntary?? anyway, at least it was a relax one I supposed, and I actually like your breakfast woh~~

  5. It is very nice indeed! I see that you took the trouble to narrate the “not lazy way” and then striking it off and then went on with a paragraph of the lazy way πŸ˜€ I like the charring of your sausages but my partner will freak out because he tells me that those burnt bits are bad for health and it gives him sore throat. Well, I never had any problems with that and I always go for the tasty burnt bits. It’s a tasty and robust breakfast, proteins from the sausages and eggs and some tomatoes for vegetables. I very like!

    • My mom would freak out with charred meat bits too. I’m partially doing this to her, because she hasn’t been nagging me for quite awhile now. πŸ˜€ πŸ˜€

    • I was going to say the same thing too that RG is being very diligent today by writing two versions of how to cook what he cooked.

      • I just wanted to experiment a bit, see if I explain the “lazy” bits in detail, will I get anymore comments that sounds like “this is not lazy at all”.. πŸ™„

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