Leftovers Breakfast Scramble


March 9, 2013 by Jason Rice MD

This wasn’t a planned post, but I was making one of my favorite breakfasts this morning and figured I’d write a quick post. I make this all the time on the weekends when I have leftovers from the week – it’s a great way to use up anything you have left over, and it takes hardly any effort at all.

The basic premise is to chop up whatever you’ve got into bite-sized pieces and scramble it with eggs. Honestly, you don’t even need to read any farther…that’s pretty much all there is to it. But, if you want to get a little more detail, by all means, continue.


  • Leftovers, cut into bite-sized pieces
  • Eggs (however many you want based on how many people are eating)
  • Shredded cheese
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • Hot sauce, bbq sauce, ketchup or any other condiments you enjoy

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Cut up whatever leftovers you’re using into bite-sized pieces. I used leftover chicken chili, so I got to skip this step, which was nice. Heat some olive oil in a pan and toss your leftovers in.

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You want to fry up the leftovers to get them good and hot and also crisp them up a little. You’re aiming to change the consistency of the leftovers a little bit, not just warm them back up. Once your leftovers are sizzling nicely in the pan, add your eggs. Season with a little salt and pepper if needed (this depends mostly on how heavily seasoned the leftovers you’re using are.)

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Scramble the eggs and stir continuously to mix the leftovers into the eggs as they cook. Once the eggs are just about done, add a little (or a lot) of shredded cheese.

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I like to turn the heat off after the eggs are done cooking and just use the heat of the eggs to melt the cheese.

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Serve with the condiments of your choice – I like Frank’s Red Hot Sauce on my eggs.

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Clearly the above photo was staged, because it seems highly unlikely that Eats For All Ages would have a breakfast laid out that didn’t include coffee…

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There we go…MUCH better!

So, next time you have some leftovers in your fridge, and you aren’t sure what to do with them, grab some eggs and make yourself a delicious weekend brunch scramble. Enjoy!


One thought on “Leftovers Breakfast Scramble

  1. […] is a follow-up to the Leftovers Scramble I posted not too long ago. While the results are undoubtedly delicious when you fry chili and […]

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