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
1 slice leftover pizza (any and all toppings optional)
1 tbsp goat cheese or cream cheese
1/2 tbsp butter
Red Pepper flakes
Salt and Pepper
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!