Here’s kind of a fun way to start St. Patrick’s Day.
Find a well-formed green bell pepper, preheat an oven, slice the pepper into rings, put the rings into a greased hot pan, crack an egg into the pepper, season, top with grated cheese and throw the whole thing into the oven to cook to desired doneness. Remove, grin and enjoy!
This is actually just a fun twist on a common way to cook. There are already loads of different molds to cook eggs in.
Check the mail recipe on DJ's site to see some examples.
Ultimately, this is all like the ol’ Egg in the Basket
or Egg in the Hole
, where a hole is cut in a piece of bread, then the bread is put in a hot greased pan, then an egg is cracked into it. The hole cut can be anything you’ve got a cookie cutter for, be it hearts, circles, shamrocks, Mickey Mouse, etc.
Without being able to eat standard bread, another form needs exist to hold everything together. In this case … I’m using well formed green bell pepper rings! The great thing about this is, you can put anything inside that ring, as well. In this case, we’re going simple and just adding some ham, but you could put anything in there … sun-dried tomatoes, bacon, a bit of kale or cabbage, chopped onions or garlic, fresh herbs, asparagus rings, capers, and on and on.
You can also use things like red pepper rings, onion rings, tomato rings (a bit messy, but possible), etc. You can cook to your own favorite doneness. You can break the yolk or keep it whole. It’s all up to you. Fun flavors, colors and shapes.
What a lovely way to start the day!