Devil’s Mess…a heavenly scramble

March 5, 2011 | By andrea | Filed in: Breakfast, Eggs, Quick Cooking, Recipes.

I love scrambles! When I’m not ordering pancakes at a breakfast place, I’ll go with an egg dish like a scramble. This particular recipe has some of my favorite ingredients: spicy Andouille sausage, mushrooms, spinach, onions and, of course, eggs. And while I don’t think the devil should get any credit for something good, this dish gets its name from the spicy sausage and red pepper flakes. Oh yeah! It makes a great lazy Saturday morning breakfast…enjoy!

Devil’s Mess
-recipe from The Sunset Cookbook (Oxmoor House, 2010)

A big, spicy scramble of eggs, hot pork sausage, vegetables, and red chile flakes in which all the flavors remain distinct.
Serves 6.

1 tablespoon olive oil
1 medium onion, chopped
8 ounces mushrooms, sliced
1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
1 cup chopped andouille sausage (about 6 oz.)
10 large eggs
1 tablespoon minced garlic (about 3 cloves)
1/4 teaspoon red chile flakes, or to taste
6 ounces spinach, washed and thoroughly dried (about 2 qts.)
Hot sauce

Heat olive oil in a large nonstick frying pan over medium heat. Add onion, mushrooms, salt, and pepper, and stir often until onions are light golden, about 10 minutes.

Increase heat to medium-high, add sausage, and stir often until sausage has browned slightly and released some fat, about 5 minutes.

Meanwhile, in a medium bowl, whisk together eggs and 3 tbsp. water.

Reduce heat to medium and add garlic and chile flakes. Stir until garlic is fragrant, about 1 minute. Add spinach to pan and toss with tongs until it has wilted, about 2 minutes. Transfer sausage-vegetable mixture to a bowl and wipe pan clean.

Add eggs to pan and scramble just until set, 4 to 5 minutes, then gently stir in sausage-vegetable mixture. Serve with hot sauce if you like.

Sunset, OCTOBER 2008

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8 comments on “Devil’s Mess…a heavenly scramble

  1. Suzy says:

    Ooh good – my sort of cooking!

  2. The perfect Sunday breakfast. I’m going to have to save this one for next weekend.

  3. Miz Helen says:

    Your scramble looks great. I would like to invite you to bring a dish to Full Plate Thursday. Thank you for sharing and have a great day!

  4. angie says:

    love scrambles as well this one sounds like it is made for those in love with spicy foods

  5. Your scramble sounds awesome. I love cooking breakfast any time of day. I’m printing this out and I hope to try it out soon. Thanks for sharing this great recipe.
    ps- Tomorrow I’m featuring a bunch of recipes on my blog. I’d love for you to stop in if you can 🙂 Have a wonderful day!

  6. Thanks so much for linking to THIS WEEK’S CRAVINGS, we appreciate you sharing your recipe with us! We invite you to come back next Monday for a St. Patrick’s Day Celebration, linking “ANYTHING GREEN”!!!

  7. What a wonderful combination of ingredients. I would love to eat this.


  8. lori ares says:

    Just made this for friends and it was a hit. Spice is perfect and adding some sundried tomatoes is good too. If you don’t mind egg whites you can do part full eggs and part egg whites and it is lighter, healthier and lower fat. Good protein start to the day!