I’m back to my favorite kind of breakfasts, BAKED!
I was actually in the mood for baked potatoes, and realized I was out of bacon (which I liked to fry, cut into pieces and top my potato with); so I decided to make it more of a breakfast dish instead 🙂
This is a really simple, easy and pretty quick way to make a baked potato.
Ingredients (2 servings):
- Medium sized potato
- 2 eggs
- 1/4 cup shredded cheddar
- 1/4 cup shredded red cheddar
- 1 tbsp grated parmesan
- 2 tbsp butter (soft, not melted)
- 1 tbsp olive oil
- Salt, pepper & thyme for seasoning
- chopped parsley for garnish
First, pre-heat your oven to 220 °C (425 F), then you’ll need to bake the potato to soften it until its fork tender. Now there are 2 ways of doing so, either in the pre-heated oven for 45-50 minutes OR in the microwave for like 8 minutes. I went with the latter 🙂 You’ll need to poke some holes with a fork all around the potato, drizzle it with the olive oil, and some salt & pepper.
8 minutes later, you have a baked potato (fork tender). You’ll need to let it cool for a minute or two. Then slice that baby into two halves (vertically) and start scooping out some of the potato filling to create your potato cup, gently so you don’t cut through the peal.
Now, use 1 tbsp of butter on each potato cup, it should start melting as you spread it on the bottom of the cup, as the potato will still be hot. Then add a dash of salt & pepper, and a tbsp of the shredded cheddar (mix of both).
Crack your eggs (making sure your yolk don’t break), and gently pour 1 egg into each potato cup. Now, you might need to take out some of the egg whites with a spoon, so not to overflow your cup (depending on the size of potato and size of egg you’re using), but if you do, make sure you don’t take out all the whites.
Now your cups are ALMOST ready to bake, just sprinkle some more salt & pepper, some thyme. And place on a baking sheet and straight to the oven! Take them out after 5 minutes to add the mixed cheddar and parmesan, then put them back in right away.
Bake your potato cups for a total time of 10-15 minutes, depending on how runny you like your yolks. And SERVE!