In the Ambrosia Apple Test Kitchen with Breakfast
They say breakfast is the most important meal of the day. It kick-starts our metabolism, and gives us the necessary energy to go through our day. Studies have linked eating breakfast to good health, including better memory and concentration.
It’s particularly important that children eat a good breakfast, as their growing bodies need the nutrients and fuel. One study showed that kids who ate breakfast had higher test scores than those who didn’t. Most children don’t get all the vitamins and minerals they need from just lunch and dinner. If your young superstar doesn’t want to eat in the morning at home, an Ambrosia apple makes a perfect snack for on the way to school or between classes.
We headed into the test kitchen to see how Ambrosia apples can make our breakfasts even better. We started with a delicious breakfast sandwich. We realise that scrambled eggs and cheese in a buttery croissant may not seem like the healthiest of breakfasts, but hey! It was a weekend, and we added some slices of Ambrosia apples, which added some great texture and nutrition.
Next, we had a poached egg with Patricia’s breakfast potatoes. These potatoes are absolutely to die for, and the apples add a wonderful sweetness and texture that cannot be replicated.
Patricia’s Ambrosia Breakfast Potatoes
This is the basic recipe. You can always add anything you want. I use whatever potatoes I have on hand (russets or yellow – or one of each!), and I don’t peel them, but it’s up to you.
- 2 potatoes
- 1 small onion chopped
- 1 Ambrosia apple cut into small cubes
- 2 Tbsp butter
- Salt and pepper to taste
Boil potatoes until tender and chop into bite sized pieces. In a separate pan, melt butter and add chopped onion. Cook the onion until translucent and then add potatoes and Ambrosia apples. Cook until the potatoes are crispy (about 5-10 minutes on medium-high heat), turning occasionally with a spatula to stop them from sticking. Add salt and pepper to taste.
The next weekend, we skipped the croissants and cheese and opted for a delicious and nutritious fruit salad. We used diced honeydew, cantaloupe, pineapple, and Ambrosia apples. They added a fantastic crunchy texture.
And of course, don’t miss Anna’s Ambrosia Apple and Bacon Pancakes. The PERFECT Brunch.
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