I came up with my perfect breakfast about 5 years ago because I needed a healthy, athlete’s breakfast (good carbohydrate and protein). It’s oatmeal with an egg over-easy (made in a non-stick pan with Pam so I don’t add fat) on top, generously seasoned with salt and pepper. This may seem odd to you since most people have oatmeal with honey, cinnamon apples, or something sweet. But consider it a new take on the Chinese breakfast, congee, which is a savory rice porridge. If I call it fusion food, will you eat it?

oatmeal with runny duck egg 5

I love runny egg yolk. It is nature’s ready made sauce that coats anything it touches. It’s rich and fatty yet having just one egg controls the amount. Oatmeal has that wonderful chewy starchiness while being high in fiber. This savory oatmeal breakfast became a staple for me when I noticed that it kept me full longer, which makes sense since oatmeal and eggs are both in the top 10 of the “satiety index”.

*Photo was updated on October 15, 2009

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