I likes me some eggs. Poached eggs on toast is one of my favorite comfort foods and I'll eat it any time of the day. I think a runny egg yolk makes almost anything taste awesome x10. Not much beats the creamy, rich flavor and texture a nicely cooked egg adds. I also happen to think that adding an egg to almost anything makes it a meal. Lucky for me it really does! Eggs are a great source of protein and good fats, especially if you're cooking with high quality eggs.
Speaking of which, I've become a real Egg Snob lately. I've been buying eggs from local farms as much as I can and find myself turning my nose up at the pale yellow yolks you find in grocery store eggs. They make me sad. If you've never had a real farm fresh egg, you should so go out of your way to find some. It's worth it, trust me.
I also love potatoes. Mmm, starchy goodness. It must be my Polish genes. When I happened across this idea at Home cooking in Montana, I knew I had to try it.
These little potatoes are so delicious. You can stuff them with just about anything you'd like - various cheeses, veggies, meats, etc. Of course, the bigger the potato, the more fillings you can fit in! They're great as a light dinner alongside a salad, or would be perfect for a brunch dish as well. Best of all, they're super cheap and easy!
Egg Stuffed Potatoes
2 PRE-BAKED Potatoes
Various Filling Ideas:
cooked meats: crispy bacon, ham, sausage, leftover chicken/steak, tofu etc
veggies: chopped broccoli, spinach, roasted garlic, asparagus, onions, peppers, salsa
CHEESE!: cheddar, mozzarella, pepper jack, gouda, muenster, you name it!
1. Preheat oven to 350F. Slice just the top of your (already cooked-through) potatoes off to expose their fleshy goodness. Scoop out some of the flesh - you want plenty of room for your fillings, but you still want a good later of potato. Reserve the flesh for another use.
2. Sprinkle the inside of each potato with a little salt and pepper. Place some of your fillings into the hollow of your potatoes. How much you use will depend on how big your taters are. Just make sure to leave room for your egg.
3. Carefully crack a whole egg into each potato. Sprinkle with a little more salt and pepper to taste, and add a bit more cheese and fillings to the top.
4. Bake for about 20-25 minutes, or until the whites are set but the yolk is still runny. (Bake for a few minutes longer if you prefer a firmer yolk.)