Tuesday, March 15, 2011

"Good Morning Idaho"- Eggs Baked in Potatoes

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As soon as I stumbled across this recipe from Real Simple, I just had to try it!  It shouldn't be a surprise to anyone here how much I love eggs.  They are so comforting and delicious.  I'm already head over heels in love with my other baked eggs recipes.  There is the traditional recipe, Baked Eggs, and then there is the fancier (but just as easy!) Eggs Baked in Tomatoes with Prosciutto and Pesto.  This is the perfect addition to the list.  Plus it is all the best breakfast components in one delicious bite- eggs, bacon (or sausage) and potatoes.  Yum!  We enjoyed these as a dinner with a bowl of Roasted Red Pepper Bisque.  It was a lovely combination.  Jackson told me I should make his eggs like this from now on.  This has easily become his new favorite food.

While making these guys the name "Good Morning Idaho" popped in my head and I loved it!  I think it is the perfect name for the perfect dish.  They are very easy, with modest ingredients that you will probably always have on hand.  You need one large baking potato per person.  Rub them in olive oil, sprinkle the skin with coarse sea salt and puncture all over to avoid an explosion in your oven.  Roast at 400 degrees for 45 minutes.  Remove from the oven and allow to cool slightly so you are able to handle them. Once cool, carefully cut the very top of the potato off.  Sprinkle this little yummy bit with pepper and enjoy before moving on to the next step.  This is the bonus for being the chef *wink*

Now you want to take a spoon or a large melon baller and very, very carefully scoop out the insides of the potato.  You don't want to remove too much, because you'll want the potato as part of your meal too.  But you will need room to crack your egg in.  Sprinkle the insides of the potatoes with salt and pepper and add a pat of butter.

What do you do with all that potato you just scooped out?  Save it to make Potato Puffs of course!

While you are roasting your potatoes fry up some bacon or sausage until crisp.  Allow to cool and then chop into pieces.  I used prosciutto since I had it on hand, but any breakfast meat would be good.  Now you want to add some of your yummy ingredients to the inside of the potato bowl, being careful to leave enough room for the egg.  For these potatoes I used prosciutto, chopped green onion, finely chopped fresh rosemary and shredded cheese.

Now very carefully break one egg into the center of each bowl.  Sprinkle with additional cheese, herbs and meat.  Place into a rimmed baking dish and return to the oven at 350 for an additional 20-25 minutes, or until the whites of the egg have set and you have the yoke done to your liking.



  1. That looks great! If it wasn't midnight and the risk of waking my family, I'd make me some right now. I think I'll try this for breakfast with some sausages. Happy belated St. Patrick's Day by the way!

  2. Hi Jena!!! It is so wonderful seeing you on here! It has been AGES! I hope you are doing well, sweet friend. Did you end up making these yet? Be sure ot let me know what you think!



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