“A servant approached. “Bread,” Tyrion told him, “and two of those little fish, and a mug of that good dark beer to wash them down. Oh, and some bacon. Burn it until it turns black.” ” (Game of Thrones)
Tyrion’s Breakfast at Winterfell
Not a bad way to start a day. This is the favorite breakfast of our sous chef, taster cat. He would like it every day.
However, call me traditional, but I really missed the presence of eggs in this breakfast. Bacon is always a sound choice, and the bread is yum, especially combined with butter and honey. The fish didn’t quite hit the mark, though. We would rather a darker, smokier fish that would suit the bacon, rather than such a light, flaky cod. Perhaps even a dried and salted fish? Next time, we might try pairing it with our Traditional Fingerfish…
For a really decadent and true-to-the-books experience, try pairing the breakfast with a dark coffee porter or stout. The beer goes with the medieval setting, while the slight coffee taste appeals to one’s morning psychology.
Make it at Home
- dark bread, such as a pumpernickel
- 1 egg
- 1/2 cup milk
- 4 6-ounce cod or other white-fleshed fish fillets
- 1/3 cup all-purpose flour
- 1/3 cup breadcrumbs or corn meal
- 1/4 teaspoon paprika
- salt and pepper to taste
- Vegetable oil, for shallow frying