Amazing what you can do with leftovers. Buttered potatoes, spinach or escarole, ham, peppers and eggs make this the most delicious combinations of flavors and really can be a great breakfast, lunch or dinner. Check out this meat packed meal that everyone in the house will love. Oh and you can add whatever you like I have some other suggestions below.
So don't throw out those leftovers let's get creative!
Utica Style Breakfast Recipe
Cut and peel 2 small potatoes into 1 inch chunks and fry until golden brown and crisp, set aside (or use leftover boiled potatoes in butter)
1 link Italian sausage cut in small slices and fried, set aside.
3 slices of prosciutto, ham or capicola ( I used Italian hot capicola) .
2 cups fresh spinach or use leftover boiled escarole
2 eggs ( these will be fried but you can make them any way you like)
In a large frying pan add:
1/4 cup extra virgin olive oil add spinach
2 to 3 cloves of minced garlic
1/2 teaspoon of granulated garlic powder
1 sweet or hot long Italian or even cherry peppers – sliced in strips
optional : chopped tomatoes, slices of zucchini, mushrooms, cooked bacon, leftover roast beef, leftover pork chops cut up, chopped eggplant, kale, swiss chard, onion, any kind of cheeses like provolone, mozzarella, havarti, swiss, jack.
In a large frying pan add oil saute; sausage, peppers and ham, add all spices. Add potatoes, greens cook until potatoes are golden and sausage is cooked, spinach is wilted. Scoop all to the side and if necessary add a little more oil, fry the eggs to your likeness serve on top of the greens mixture. You can also add any kind of shredded cheese on top and let it sit on top of the meat mixture so it will melt while cooking eggs.
salt and pepper to taste don't forget the Italian bread toasted!