Sunday, November 8, 2009

Pizza Eggs


                    

So I'm a huge fan of the Showtime series Weeds.  Somewhere in the 1st season there is mention of Pizza Eggs, with no further explanation.  It is a reoccurring meal mentioned on the show.  Ever since I heard those two words put together, my mind has raced with many interpretations of the actual dish.  This will be one of several Pizza Egg recipes that will be posted in this blog, both to pay homage to the fine writers at Weeds and because this first experiment was DELICIOUS!


  Lucky for me and this recipe, my boyfriend works at a pizza restaurant, and I received a beautiful gift of leftover slice-pie pizzas and bread loaves the other night.  Although this pizza was just plain cheese, ANY pizza topping combos that you fancy would be excellent in this dish.  I chose to simply add some capers to my pizza...my new favorite pizza topping.  After trying to explain where capers came from to a friend and consulting this killer book:  Food Plants of the World , I discovered that not only are capers flowers, but they are one of the most popular pizza toppings in the world!?!?  I tried it and fell in love.  Of course, you can order or make whatever kind of pizza you want. 


Leftovers on Huevos, Part II


Ingredients
1 slice leftover pizza (any and all toppings optional)
2 eggs
1 tbsp goat cheese or cream cheese
1/2 tbsp butter
Parmesan
Red Pepper flakes
Oregano
Hot sauce
Salt and Pepper




Directions
Reheat leftover pizza slice in oven.  Remove and let cool for 5 minutes.  Cut off the bone (crust) with a knife, and nibble on it while you cook-like an appetizer.  Cut the cool, but still warm pizza into 1-2" chunks and set aside.  Heat butter in a frying pan on Medium-High heat.  When the butter has melted, begin making the scrambled eggs.  I personally like to crack the eggs in the pan and then take a wooden spoon and start scrambling.  I add a little goat cheese (if it's not already on the pizza) straight into the pan instead of milk to add some cream and fluff to the eggs.  You may also find it helpful to occasionally lift the frying pan off of the eye while scrambling to prevent overcooking the eggs.  About halfway through cooking the eggs (~3 minutes), add the pizza chunks in.  Continue to scramble another 3-5 minutes until eggs are cooked and the pizza has assimilated.  Garnish like you would pizza and/or eggs:  add any combination of parmesan, red pepper flakes, oregano, salt, pepper, hot sauce or whatever else you throw on your Pizza Eggs, and feast on this stoner breakfast of champs!  









 

10 comments:

  1. Hi, thanks for visiting my blog :)
    This recipe looks so yummy. I think I remember that episode of Weeds haha. I went to Paris last year and I ate a pizza with a fried egg and heavy cream on top, in addition to bacon...it was AMAZING. I've been wanting to recreate that egg pizza but your version looks so delicious and way easier to make!

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  2. I can't believe it! My hubster and I talk about pizza eggs all the time! I'm making some today with pizza rolls. Hopefully they turn out as well as yours. :)

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  3. I too am a Weeds fan! In the first season when Shane asked for pizza eggs I was immediately hungry!! I am going to make my first stab at making them today :)

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  4. son of a bitch!!! i just ate all my leftover pizza and THEN decided to google this recipe cuz weeds randomly came to my mind. I wish i wasn't so silly sometimes..... hehe Next time i get pizza, i'm doing this. Gonna have to set a memo for myself on my fridge.

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  5. haha i literally just said the sane thing as i ate my last slice of pizza

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  6. Literally just looked this up after I saw the second episode of weeds.

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  7. The way I interpreted the dish was to heat the slice of pizza in a pan with butter and just crack an egg right on top of it... But this way sounds better. im deffinetly going to have to try me some pizza eggs

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  8. love this! just make it for my boyfriend, we used pineapple pizza and it was fantastic.

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  9. Just made this with leftover Little Caesars pepperoni and capers. Oh my God! This is orgasmically delicious! I didn't have any cream cheese on hand, so I used ricotta instead. Not bad, definitely gave it more of an Italian feel, but I am sure the cream cheese would have given it extra oomph (insert forceful hip thrusting motions).

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