Guest Post Recipe: Eggs In A Nest 3


Today I am so excited!! I know that I rarely put up a post on the weekend, but that could change if you all follow suit with this reader… One of my regular readers (Gary) sent this along to me, and it is just so great looking, and filled me with such excitement, that I broke my general rule and rushed to get this up to share with you all!

Gary and I have got a real connection and have been able to discuss several different things at length! If you’re a regular reader, you may recall seeing a comment on one of my blog posts several months ago about the quality of frozen fish. Gary wrote about how his experience as a fisherman years ago confirmed that frozen fish are often the highest quality (unless you’re buying right off the boat) that you can get your hands on (you can find that comment on the Date Night Out post). He also submitted a recipe in the comments section on my Recipes page which looks absolutely amazing!!

Today’s recipe is special though; he sent it along to me without my request (which is exciting in its own right) and included pictures! This is the perfect recipe to share with you all, both because it’s from one of you, and because it just looks amazing! You can bet that I’ll be making something like this myself!
If you’d like to send along a recipe, here’s what you should do: Reach out to me on my “Contact Me” link. Once we’ve made contact, I’ll share with you my UPC email address. Then you can send along your recipe like Gary did and include the pictures you’ve taken.

Good cooking everyone, enjoy this recipe – I know I will!

EggsInANest07

Hi UPC,

 

I made this for breakfast yesterday and it was so delicious, I made it again today and took pictures to share. Here’s the story of this recipe:

 

My mom was a Camp Fire Girl and a Camp Fire Girl leader all of her life before having kids of her own.  One of the favorite camp breakfasts was “egg on a rock” where a rock was heated in a fire, and a piece of bread with a hole in it was set on the hot rock, and an egg cracked into the hole.  The bread held the egg and the rock cooked the whole thing.  It was always a favorite skillet breakfast for our family too.

Now that my diet and taste have grown up, I make a nest in the fry pan of yummy things, and cook the egg in the nest.  In summer it is leeks and kale out of the garden, but in the winter, the smoky flavors keep the outside frost at bay.

 

The ingredients:

1″ of bacon cut off the end of a rasher

One medium onion

3 dashes of smoked Habanero sauce

2) 3/16″ smoked pork loin chops (or sliced smoked rib meat)

1/2  pepper

3 or 4 baby ‘bella mushrooms

2 – 4 eggs

 

The balance between bacon and pork decides how much fat you want in the final product.  I use enough bacon to fry the onions, and use smoked pork for the smoky flavor and the meat.

 

EggsInANest01: Fry the bacon until it is nearly done.

EggsInANest02: Chop and add the onions.  If using smoked loin, chop it fine and add it now so it will absorb some moisture from the onions.  Add a few drops of smoked Habanero sauce to taste.  Carmalize the onions at low heat covered (15min or more) 

EggsInANest03: This is the smoked loin I used this morning.  My smoked rip isn’t so lean so I slice it thin (like bacon) and add it after the onions are carmalized turning it to brown the outside just before the peppers and ‘shrooms.

EggsInANest04: Chop and add the Peppers and Mushrooms.  Cook until wilted (5 min) at low heat, covered

EggsInANest05: Make pockets in the mixture

EggsInANest06: Crack an egg into each nest.  Cover and cook until it’s done at low heat

EggsInANest07: Serve the egg and nest, garnish with a slice of avocado.

 

Yum!

 

– Gary

Recipe Card:
Guest Post Recipe: Eggs In A Nest
"Eggs In A Nest" are a delicious take on a breakfast egg dish. Add whatever vegetables and flavorings work best for you, make a nest in the pan, crack the eggs and cook!
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Recipe type: Breakfast
Serves: 2-4
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Ingredients
  • 1 inch of bacon cut off the end of a rasher
  • 1 medium onion
  • 3 dashes of smoked Habanero sauce
  • 2¼ inch smoked pork loin chops (or sliced smoked rib meat)
  • ½ bell pepper (red, yellow, or orange)
  • 3 or 4 baby 'bella mushrooms
  • 2 - 4 eggs
Instructions
  1. Fry the bacon until it is nearly done.
  2. Chop and add the onions. If using smoked loin, chop it fine and add it now so it will absorb some moisture from the onions. Add a few drops of smoked Habanero sauce to taste. Carmalize the onions at low heat covered (15min or more)
  3. This is the smoked loin I used this morning. My smoked rip isn't so lean so I slice it thin (like bacon) and add it after the onions are carmalized turning it to brown the outside just before the peppers and 'shrooms.
  4. Chop and add the Peppers and Mushrooms. Cook until wilted (5 min) at low heat, covered
  5. Make pockets in the mixture
  6. Crack an egg into each nest. Cover and cook until it's done at low heat
  7. Serve the egg and nest, garnish with a slice of avocado.
Notes
The balance between bacon and the added pork decides how much fat you want in the final product. I use enough bacon to fry the onions, and use smoked pork for the smoky flavor and the meat.

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