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Sunday, May 06, 2007

Pizza Eggs

This was probably my first attempt at cooking. As a child, I loved eating fried eggs for breakfast, and sometimes for dinner too. I also loved pizza, and wondered if I could make a pizza on a fried egg rather than a bread base. Thus was born, the Pizza Egg.

Ingredients:

  • 1 or 2 eggs
  • 1 or 2 tomatoes diced
  • Cocktail sausages, chopped into thin slices
  • Salami, cut into strips
  • Sliced cheese, cut into strips
  • Salt
  • Tomato Ketchup
  • 1 tbsp cooking oil (your choice of oil)
Some people may want to skip the oil and use a non-stick pan, but I don't really reccommend that. It just doesn't taste the same, and you won't get an egg spitting without oil.

Keep all your ingredients ready before you start cooking. Things move really fast once you start. You may want to pre-fry the salami and sausages if you prefer.

Method:

  1. Heat the oil in a frying pan, then turn the flame to low
  2. Break the eggs and slide them onto the pan in quick succession
  3. Add the diced tomatoes, sliced salami and sausages onto the surface of the eggs while they're still liquid.
  4. Allow to fry for a till the egg sets and holds onto the meat and tomatoes.
  5. Add ketchup.
  6. Add cheese strips over the top, and allow to melt.
  7. Turn off the flame, add salt to taste and serve.

Variations:

If you'd rather not have the yolk in a liquid state, you can do one of two things. Either flip the egg for a bit after everything has set. This can be tough since the tomatoes will start to leak. Alternately, break the yolk while adding ingredients.

If you have kids at home, try this variation on eggs. They might just love it.

3 comments :

architext
May 06, 2007 8:47 pm

A colleague of mine made me a pizza egg around two months back.
It was awesome. The topping was potato slices and he used butter, milk and oregano.

Spud
May 05, 2008 7:08 pm

Hey! why not go POSH and make an omlette out of the egg and then add the toppings,

Blues
May 05, 2008 8:50 pm

you could, but I like 'em sunny side up.

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