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Midnight (or anytime) Skillet Breakfast

While I'm posting this awesome skillet full of breakfast-anytime food in honor of Mexi's birthday (today) and Father's Day (in 3 days), I'd be lying if I said I didn't enjoy this just as much as the guys do.  People often look on this as man-food or a manly my house we don't discriminate. The "midnight" in the title comes from the need to fill your stomach after being out at the bars or pubs or clubs.  Back in college when I lived in the dorms and we had no way of cooking anything for ourselves, we always stopped for fast food...usually a Whopper or a Chicken Sandwich from BK.  All that grease surely helped to soak up some of the alcohol.  This meal is about a million times better in taste, smell, and presentation- and it will do the same job.  Sometimes we spend the summer days and summer nights outside, gradually lighting the fire and hanging out with some beers until all hours.  If we don't wind up roasting something on sticks while we're out there, we come in famished around eleven or twelve, and this will fix us right up.  But like I said, nobody has any qualms about frying this up in the daylight, either.
Midnight (or anytime) Skillet Breakfast
Gather as much of each ingredient as you'd like, per person and go with it...
adapted from The Naked Chef Takes Off
breakfast sausage, links or patties 
Pancetta (or Bacon)eggs
olive oil
freshly ground black pepper
sourdough (or other good bread), sliced & toasted
hot sauce, for serving
Turn your broiler on.  Place a large, nonstick (I use cast-iron) pan over high heat.  Throw in your breakfast sausage (2 or 3 per person), halved if you wish for faster cooking. Once the sausages are about cooked through, throw in about a hanful mushrooms per person (halved or quartered if very large).  The shrooms will soak up the sausage grease, but if it seems not to be enough, then drizzle with a big of olive oil.  Sprinkle with a bit of salt and pepper.  Throw a couple of tomato wedges (per person...or use some nice cherry tomatoes) in the pan.  Add a couple of slices of Pancetta (or bacon) per person.  Once the Pancetta has begun to crisp up, crack in the eggs in empty spots, sprinkle with a bit of salt and pepper and allow to cook for another minute or two.  Slide the whole pan under the broiler to finish cooking the eggs.  Serve with some good toast and some hot sauce.
So, if you've got a meat 'n potatoes-type of man, why not wake him up with this on Father's Day this year?  Or send him to bed with it...

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