An Inspired Breakfast?
Sometimes you get inspired to do something silly like make an extravagant breakfast. This happened this morning. I had purchased a bag of nice, sweet red peppers. I had a can of homemade marinara in the refrigerator. The pullets have started laying eggs, so I could be generous with eggs. Why not make something special, although it was the middle of the week and not Sunday brunch.
I started by chopping the top off of the red pepper and microwaving it until it started to get soft. I had supported this in a custard cup as I was afraid the whole thing would fall apart before it reached the table. I think, when it was all completed, that it probably would have supported itself.
Next I put some sharp cheese in the bottom of the pepper. I partially cooked some of our homemade pork sausage, about a tablespoon per pepper. Next crack in a fresh egg. This was topped with more cheese and homemade marinara. Just a sprinkle of parmesan cheese and popped did continue to cook while it sat.
I put it into the 400 degree oven. My husband likes his eggs medium and I like mine will done, so I put them in for differing lengths of time. I was unsure, but his took about fifteen minutes and mine a few minutes more. Let it sit (rest) for a minute or two before serving as the container was so hot.
I served them in the custard cup, but he eventually lifted his out so it was easier to eat. He suggested that next time I make a boat out of the pepper by cutting it lengthwise and then preparing as above, placing it in a gratin dish instead of the custard cup. I will try that next time.
I did It was a yummy breakfast served with homemade onion rye bread and fresh oranges. Elegant!