Papercup Coffee Co inspired Baked Eggs
I eat out a lot (too much) and one of my fav spots to visit to is Papercup Coffee Co on Great Western Road. There's a lot of things to love about Papercup – the friendly staff, the delicious coffee (even for me, a novice drinker) and the cool decor – but one of their biggest drawcards is their baked eggs.
As I'm a southsider I have made up my own version for lazy weekends when I can't manage to get over to the West End. This recipe should be enough for two people (or one really hungry person):
Baked eggs with chorizo
1 red onion, sliced Some chorizo (as much as you want), chopped into small dice 1 tin of chopped tomatoes 1 handful of spinach (other leafy greens are good too, like kale) Small amount of feta cheese, chopped 2 eggs, cracked individually into a cup Some nice bread, lightly toasted and topped with butter and z'atar spice
In a frypan, melt some butter/oil. Add the red onion and cook for a couple of minutes, then add in the chorizo. Allow it to cook over a medium heat until the chorizo is nicely coloured and oozing oil. Add in a tin of tomatoes and the greens and allow the tomato to warm through and the greens to wilt. With a spoon, make two holes in the sauce mix and add in an egg to each hole. Keep the temperature low and allow the egg to cook – if you have it up too high, the egg white will go rubbery. Top with feta when the white is cooked though, the yolk should still be gooey.
Disclaimer: I have no idea what the actual official recipe is – mine is definitely missing *something* special that comes with eating out rather than cooking for yourself!