a refreshing brunch for this horrible weather.. ;)

This dish is inspired by a food blog called tasty-yummies.  I often crave the refreshing taste of lime especially when the weather gets warmer.  The highlight here really is the fries and the lime zest aioli on the side.  :) I didn't follow everything that Beth did with her recipe.  I couldn't go to the wet market due to the horrific weather these few days.  So I just got my potatoes from Park n' Shop near my house.  I'm not going to yap too much here and go right to the recipe.  Please give it a try at home if you have time over the weekend.  It's so easy to eat well.  :) 

Servings: 1 person

Preparation Time: 45 minutes

Cooking Time: 40 minutes


1 baked potato*, julienne

1/2 small onion, thinly sliced

1 egg

2 slices of bread, toasted with butter

1 tbsp butter (I used my own homemade herb butter for this sandwich)

1 slice kraft cheese

1-2 small lime zest

1/2 lime juice

1/2 garlic clove, finely chopped

3 tbsp mayonnaise

1 tsp cayenne pepper powder

extra-virgin olive oil

* Special preparation for the fries before baking:  Soak the fries in cold water for at least 30 minutes or overnight then rinse with water after.  Pat dry and mix the fries with 2 tbsp extra-virgin olive oil, season with salt, pepper, lime zest, and cayenne pepper.  Transfer the seasoned fries to a baking dish with 2 tbsp of olive oil on the baking sheet and lay them evenly on the baking dish without overlapping.  

Instructions for the fries: 

1) Preheat the oven at 180ºC.  

2) Bake the fries for 30-40 minutes until crispy.  Check occasionally to avoid burning by using a spatula to move the fries or flip them to the other sides.  

Instructions for the sandwich:

1) While baking, preheat a frying pan with a little oil, add onions and cook until the onions are translucent and caramelized on medium-low heat.  This should take about 5-10 minutes.  Set aside.  

2) With the same frying pan, add a little oil under medium-low heat, pour in the whisked egg, season.  The scrambled egg should be done in less than 3 minutes.  

3) Combine the egg, cheese, and caramelized onion on the toasts to make a sandwich.  

Instructions for lime zest aioli: 

Add 2 tbsp of mayonnaise with chopped garlic, lime zest and lime juice.  Feel free to add a little cayenne pepper powder for a little extra kick.