No rest for the weary at Weights + Measures

- With food served from early morning until late night, Weights + Measures is developing into quite the dining destination in midtown Houston. Located in a warehouse on 2808 Caroline Street near Dennis Street, Weights + Measures is a restaurant, bake shop and bar.

During a visit to Weights + Measures on FOX 26 Morning News, CBS Sports Radio 650 show host Cleverley Stone learned from from chef/owner Richard Kaplan how to prepare a properly-poached egg, easy tomato-date jam and a cracked egg breakfast pizza.


Mushroom Toast

Prep 30 minutes
Cook 5 minutes

  • 2 ea poached large AA eggs
  • 2 oz Ingredient, breakfast, Cheese mix Menu
  • 2 oz Ingredient, Mushroom Mix Menu
  • 3 oz Item, Breakfast, sautéed onion Menu
  • 4 leaves Upland cress
  • ½ ea pumpernickel toast
  • 1 ea W+M Breakfast Potatoes
  • .3 oz AA unsalted solids butter
  • 1 ea S+P to taste
  • 1 ea W+M picked parsley Herb
  • Breakfast, Cheese mix (½ lb burrata alla Panna cheese, ½ lb St. Andre cheese, ½ lb mozzarella fresh cheese)
  1. Soften cheeses to room temperature and thoroughly combine.
  2. Refrigerate until needed.

Mushroom Mix

  • ¾ lb crimini mushrooms sliced
  • ¼ lb oyster mushrooms sliced
  • 2 fl oz olive extra virgin Italy oil
  • 2 oz AA unsalted solids butter
  • 2 ea S+P to taste Spice
  1. Sauté mushrooms in oil and butter until they release their water and are just soft.
  2. Season with salt and pepper.
  3. Refrigerate until needed.

Breakfast, Sautéed Onion

Prep 5 minutes
Cook 10 minutes

  • 1 lb sweet onion
  • 1 fl oz olive extra virgin Italy oil
  • 1 oz AA unsalted solids butter
  • 2 ea S+P to taste Spice
  1. Sauté onions in oil and butter until caramelized.
  2. Add salt and pepper to taste.
  3. Refrigerate until needed.

Morning Cracked Egg Pizza Components

  • 11 oz Pizza Dough Ball
  • Sauce Soubise
  • Redneck Cheddar
  • Cubed Cooked Pancetta
  • Thin sliced Yukon Gold Creamer Potato
  • 4 Cracked Grade A Large Eggs
  • Shredded Basil
  • Tomato & Date Jam

Prep
15 minutes, Cook 20 minutes

Ingredients

  • ¼ cup olive extra virgin Italian oil
  • ¼ lb AA unsalted solids butter
  • 1.5 oz tomato paste
  • 2 oz sliced peeled shallots
  • 2 ea. smashed peeled garlic
  • 1 oz fresh ginger thin matchsticks
  • ½ lb canned roma tomatoes (San Marzano preferred)
  • ¼ lb pitted dried dates
  • 1/8 cup Harissa Sauce (store bought)
  • ½ cup granulated sugar
  • .05 lb sprig thyme herb
  • 1 ea beans vanilla
  • .05 lb basil herb torn
  • 1 ea  orange zest only
  • .25 cup cider vinegar
  • .5 tbsp kosher salt
  • 1 tsp cracked black pepper

Directions

  1. Sauté shallots, garlic, ginger, tomatoes and dates in olive oil and butter.
  2. Simmer for approximately 15 minutes.
  3. Add harissa sauce , tomato paste, sugar, thyme, and vanilla bean.
  4. Simmer for another 10 minutes.
  5. Remove thyme sprigs and bean pods, add basil and orange zest and season with vinegar, salt and pepper.
  6. Let cool and store in the refrigerator in an airtight container.
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