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Pinnacles Scramble

Total Time
1 hr 10 mins

Annie Somerville created this dish years ago on a camping trip to the park with her husband, and it’s been a brunch favorite at Greens Restaurant ever since.

Camping breakfast: Pinnacles Scramble (0513)

Photo by Thomas J. Story
 1 can (7 oz.) chipotle chiles in adobo sauce
 1 tablespoon olive oil
 1/4 teaspoon kosher salt
 1/4 teaspoon pepper
 1 pound large Yukon Gold potatoes, quartered lengthwise and sliced crosswise 1/2 in. thick
 1 large poblano chile
 4 green onions, sliced diagonally
 8 large eggs
 2 tablespoons milk
  About 1/4 tsp. each kosher salt and pepper
 2 tablespoons unsalted butter
 3/4 cup shredded sharp cheddar cheese
 2 tablespoons chopped cilantro
 2 cups fire-roasted tomato salsa
  Crème fraîche
  Warm corn tortillas*
Step 1


Step 2

Make potatoes: Preheat oven to 475°. Purée chipotles and sauce in a blender. Spoon 2 tbsp. into a bowl; save the rest for other uses. Stir in oil, salt, and pepper, then potatoes.

Step 3

Spread potatoes on a rimmed baking sheet lined with parchment paper, leaving a corner empty; put poblano in corner. Bake, turning chile and potatoes occasionally, until chile is blackened and potatoes are well browned, 20 to 25 minutes. Let cool. Peel, stem, seed, and coarsely chop chile. In a plastic container, combine potatoes, chile, and onions; chill until used, up to 2 days.

Step 4


Step 5

Whisk eggs and milk in a bowl to blend with 1/4 tsp. each salt and pepper; set aside. Heat a large cast-iron skillet over medium-high heat. Melt butter, then add potato mixture and stir occasionally with a flexible spatula until hot, 2 to 3 minutes.

Step 6

Add egg mixture, reduce heat to medium, and cook, scrambling gently, until set, 2 to 4 minutes; add cheese and cilantro during last minute. Serve with salsa, crème fraîche, and tortillas, plus more salt and pepper to taste.

Step 7

*Double-wrap tortillas in foil and warm over low heat, turning often.

Step 8

Note: Nutritional analysis is per serving.

Nutrition Facts

Amount Per Serving
Calories 461Calories from Fat 51
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 26g40%

Saturated Fat 12g60%
Cholesterol 461mg154%
Sodium 1045mg44%
Total Carbohydrate 36g12%

Dietary Fiber 2.4g10%
Protein 21g42%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily value may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.