For my first new recipe I decided to bake an egg inside a potato. I got the idea from an awesome picture and recipe I found here.
One egg for each Potato
Salt & Pepper
Olive Oil (pretend the Canola oil is olive oil. I don’t know why I grabbed Canola oil for the picture. And ignore the salsa, I decided later that wasn’t a good idea.)
I didn’t have some nice leftover baked potatos, which is really preferable for this recipe, so I had to take the extra hour to bake them. With leftovers this recipe takes about 30 minutes
First, I washed all the dirt and little crumblies of the potatoes’ skin. Then, using a fork, I poked a bunch of holes in them. It’s supposed to keep them from exploding or something. Next, I spread a little olive oil on the skin and sprinkled them with salt….well, more like doused them in salt.
(Just so ya know, this pan it totally clean, it’s just stained a little weird)
I baked the potatoes at 400 degrees for about an hour. I took ‘em out and poked ‘em several times before they were actually ready.
After they cooled down, I cut off the top of the potato and dug out the insides. I almost dug out the bottom, so be careful and don’t do that!
Then I cracked one egg in each potato.
Then I put them back on the cooking sheet and baked ‘em at 375 degrees for about 30 minutes…I didn’t want a runny yolk. If you do, cook ‘em for 20-25 minutes.
In the meantime, I cooked and cut up some bacon
Once the eggs were cooked…
I threw on some butter, salt & pepper, bacon and cheese.
Yeah! Look at that baked egg in a potato! Taste-ay!
Shout out to my roomie Anne for her awesome picture re-sizing skills and letting me use her fancy camera.
If I make this again, and I probably will, I would put a little bit of all the toppings inside the carved out potato before cracking an egg in it. I suggest you do the same. Enjoy!