Friday, October 05, 2012

a delicious thing

i know i've mentioned to you that i made this awesome baked egg thing.

here it is:

what you need:

an onion, diced
black beans. canned are awesome, or soak you own.
tomates. fresh is lovely. canned diced work just great.
garlic. either a lot or a little. fresh is lovely but jar garlic works great.
spices: cayenne, cumin, chili, paprika, whatever you like.
olive oil.



cheese. you can use any kind you want; i like american.


preheat your oven to 350.

hot up the oil in a pot large enough to simmer the rest of the stuff. when it's hot, toss in the onion and cook it at least until they're a little transparent. you may wish to cook them until they're golden or even until they start to brown a little.

then toss the spices in there and stir it a few minutes until they smell nice and fragrant and then add the garlic and cook just a few more seconds, until you sell garlic in the mix.

then add the tomatoes and beans with juices and simmer that for about forty minutes, until it's a nice thick stew kinda thing.

meanwhile, put fritos in the bottom of an oven safe dish. i make a single serving, so mine's pretty small. you should use as much as you need.

when the bean thing is cooked, take it off the heat and pour some over the top of the fritos (according to serving size, see?) pat down a little nest in the center and try to make the bottom so it's not leaky. this will be important later when you go to wash the dish.

break an egg into the little nest and then put some ore bean stuff around the edges of the egg.

stick that puppy in the oven until the white of the egg sets (8 to 10 minutes) and then cover the top with a slice of cheese and bake until the cheese is soft and bubbly.

if you get it right (and it will depend on your oven and your egg and how runny you like your yolk, you get this incredible creamy baked egg frito pie and just about the only thing that makes it better than it is is to eat it with a wholemess of sriracha.

1 comment:

Margaret (Peggy or Peg too) said...

I should not have read this while hungry! yum.


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