Idaho Sunrise

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.

Ingredients!

Baked Potatoes

One egg for each Potato

Bacon

Cheese

Butter

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!