As part of our CSA program, we’ve been recieving a half dozen farm-fresh eggs every week. They are organically farmed by some nice Amish folks just across the Wisconsin border and they’re delicious. And when I say farm-fresh, I mean FRESH (sometimes I’ll find a stray feather in the carton!). I never thought I’d be able to tell the difference between one egg and another in terms of flavor but these are really, really good.
I know there is some concern right now about egg safety since there is a recall in effect, so I encourage folks to carefully check their egg cartons to ensure what you have in the fridge are okay (and if you’re interested in getting your eggs from an area farmer, check for vendors at your local farmers market or visit Local Harvest for sources in your area)
With all of that in mind, the eggs I receive each week are wonderful and since we recieve a steady, weekly stream thats alwasy ready to be eaten, I’ve taken to eating one for breakfast on the mornings that I’m working from home. Most often its a simple poached egg with a dash of salt & pepper and a slice of whole grain toast, but this week I thought I’d branch out.
After finding some prosciutto in the crisper, I decided a simple baked egg was on the menu. I used 2 thin slices of prosciutto to line the bottom and sides of a muffin cup. I heated the oven to 400 degrees F and tossed the pan in. After about 10 minutes the meat was getting crispy around the edges. I blotted away some of the extra fat and cracked and egg into the center. Back into the oven for another 8 minutes until the egg white was set and the yolk was still soft.
Out of the oven, the egg lifted right out of the pan. A crack of fresh pepper, a side of buttered toast (Seeduction bread from Whole Foods…devine!), and some CSA canteloupe topped with mint and goat cheese rounded out my breakfast.
In all honesty, this smelled so good coming out of the oven I felt really badly. Now that JiT is working from home I’m never sure if I should make breakfast for him or not since he’s not much of a breakfast eater and usually declines. But the minute he smelled this come out of the oven, his eyes lit up. Sadly for him, this one was all mine. It was filling, fast and super easy to clean up (always a welcome bonus). And a healthy, yummy breakfast certainly makes answering work emails more fun.
No real recipe for this one– just follow instructions above. This would be great for a lazy Sunday too. Happy weekend!