Pizza Eggs take two
Finally a picture.
So, here’s the story: Sean and I buy the three cheese frozen pizzas from Trader Joe’s. Not the two or the four cheese ones. Those are gross. Last time Adam (my brother) came to visit, we did a taste test, and the three cheese pizza was the definite winner. We use the cheese pizzas as a base for any toppings we want. They’re so much simpler than making our own pizza dough, especially for those nights when we’ve had too many beers at the brewery and we just need a quick dinner before we pass out on the couch with the dogs. (We do make our own dough sometimes too, but that’s usually reserved for not so drunk nights.)
So, what you do to make pizza eggs is cut a few pieces of bacon up, and fry them in a pan. Then arrange them on a frozen pizza, so that there are four openings for eggs to fit in.
We cook the pizzas in our toaster oven, because it’s much easier to heat up than the big oven. I set the heat to 450 which is as high as our oven will go. Cook the pizza and bacon for five minutes. Then take the pizza out and crack an egg into each hole. Be careful not to let eggs run all over the place. I broke one of the yolks, which sort of sucked, so it would probably be better to crack the eggs into ramekins first to ensure that you don’t have broken yolks.
Put the pizza back in the oven to bake until the whites are set on the eggs. Don’t judge us because the oven is dirty. I bet yours is too.
Here the eggs are almost set.
Give the pizza a little shake when the eggs look done. If they’re too wobbly let them cook a little more until the whites are set.
In the meantime, I made a little salad of arugula and finely shaved onion, that I dressed with lemon juice, olive oil, and salt and pepper.
Open yourself a bottle of wine. In the interest of full disclosure, we had already had too many beers at this point, and the wine was a bad idea. Also, this is a bad picture of some really damn fine wine.
When your pizza’s done take it out and sprinkle it with some salt and pepper. You could have done that earlier when you first put the eggs on the pizza, but I forgot.
Slice the pizza, and then toss your greens with the dressing, and pile them on top of the pizza.
Be sure not to trip over any dogs on the way to the table.
It would have been more delicious if I didn’t overcook the eggs, and the oozy yolk had drizzled everywhere, but maybe next time I’ll get it right. It probably would have been tasty too to grate some fresh Parmesan over the top of the pizza, but I already told you I was too drunk to remember to do that.
This was a really good dinner. You should try it.