my friend steve was in town this weekend. after a long night out around the far boroughs of nyc, I decided it was best to wake up to a plate of eggs. I had quite a bit of delicious new york produce leftover from a recent farmers market trip and decided to take advantage of it with this comfortable, but spicy, version of baked eggs. —abuck
saute lardons of cured pork belly, remove from pan when done. in the same pan, saute shallot, garlic, and a chopped arugula. butter or oil a number of ramekins, add some of the mixture to each, then top with shredded cheese.
carefully crack two eggs into each ramekin.
place ramekins on a sheet pan, then bake for 15-20 minutes, until the egg whites have set.
when egg whites have set, top each ramekin with additional cheese and broil or torch the cheese to burn.
Cut avocado in half, remove pit, remove all of the flesh with a spoon and add to a bowl.
Extract a small amount of juice from an orange, add to the avocado. Finely dice jalapeno, add to mix. Finely dice spring garlic, add. season with salt and pepper, serve on top of the baked eggs