My Entry for WBB#20
Hosted by Mansi Desai
I make this Baked egg with Potato and Pico de Gallo quite frequently on weekends. Its a luxurious and somewhat well balanced breakfast.If you can keep yourself from going after the potato for seconds that is. :) When I reluctantly wake up on a quiet sunday, stretch out, read the newspaper and reach out for this breakfast, life seems beautifully lazy with infinite possibilities. Ah the rhapsodies of a happily full stomach!
There are two components to this recipe:
1.The Potato Hash
2.Pico de Gallo
Both are do ahead. You can make them the previous night and throw the egg and potato in the oven in the morning.
So here is the recipe:
1.The Potato hash
4 medium Potatoes, preferably yukon gold
2 medium Onions, finely chopped
Chives, finely chopped
Black Pepper, freshly ground.
Peel the potatoes, and dice into 1 cm cubes. The next step is to roast them . You can do this on a non stick pan, that way it gets beautifully golden without much Oil. I find that Yukon gold potatoes absorb very little oil and roast beautifully. When the potatoes are nicely brown , add the onions. When the onions are translucent, add the chopped chives, salt and season well with pepper.
Dont be stingy with the pepper. These potatoes taste good with a solid peppery blast.
2. Pico De Gallo
2 Tomatoes, diced
1 small Onion, finely chopped
1 Jalapeno, finely chopped
Fresh Lemon Juice
Cilantro / Coriander leaves
This is a classic Spanish / Mexican Condiment. Just mix together all the ingredients. If you are planning to serve this the next morning , add the lemon juice and the salt half an hour before serving. Taste and adjust jalapenos if needed.
Take the potato hash in a baking dish( Ceramic or Foil). Make four little indentations in the potato. Crack open four eggs and put in the little indentations.
Bake at 350 F for half an hour for firm yolks. If you prefer softer ones, 15 to 20 min are enough.
So, this Breakfast has vegetables, fruits ( Tomato is technically a fruit!) and Egg. Im sure you can make it with only egg whites, in which case baking time is only 5 minutes. You can always top it with grated cheese.
Accompanied by fresh coffee or fruit juice this breakfast is the gateway to the glorious philosophical mindset of a Full stomach :) Enjoy!