Monday, June 7, 2010

Fried Basil Egg with Mac & Cheese


This is a similar idea to the Exploded Macaroni Omelet dish that I made several months ago.  It is a simple, straight forward cheese, egg and pasta seasoned with some fresh torn basil, garlic, salt and cracked pepper.  It made for a tasty wake and bake munchie-hangover cure.  


Ingredients
(serves 2)

1 box Annie's Macaroni and Cheese
2 1/2 tbsp butter
2 eggs
a small handful of chopped or torn fresh basil leaves
salt and garlic-pepper


Directions




Cover pasta in a a pot or saucepan with water (about 6 cups).  Bring to a boil and cook at Medium heat. 
Cook for another 5 minutes or until done. 
Drain pasta.  
Heat 2 tbsp of butter in the pasta pot on low heat. 
Place 1/2 tbsp of butter in a small skillet or frying pan set to Medium-High heat. Crack an egg in the frying pan when the butter melts.  I like to bust open the yolk with a spatula. 
Tear or cut up the basil leaves and sprinkle on top of the eggs.
Add 1/4 cup milk and powdered cheese to pasta pot. 
Mix cheese, butter and milk together until smooth and creamy. 
Add pasta back in and mix well. 
After about 2 minutes, pile as much pasta as you want in a a bowl.
Salt eggs in the frying pan.  Flip eggs for 30 seconds and then  remove and place yolk side up on top of the Mac n' Cheese. 
Crack some Garlic-Pepper to taste. 
If you don't have garlic pepper, you can add ~ 1 tbsp minced garlic to the butter to fry the eggs.
You can also garnish with a little shredded cheese if you have some on hand.  

EAT WITH A KNIFE AND SPOON!


8 comments:

  1. That looks hellishly good! Not exactly junk food, but just as yummy-looking...

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  2. Tried this yesterday morning and it was hell'a good. You've got a great blog here, maybe post something a bit more challenging I enjoyed making the somasa pie, was something new for me.

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  3. Wow, that looks heavenly, and I don't even like eggs, lol. I would definitely gobble this down baked. http://stonerdiary.wordpress.com

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  4. This is the BEST hangover cure! Got to love boxed mac and cheese...and doesn't everything taste better with an egg on top?

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  5. Yoooo! this Looks Soo Yummy; Hell Yeah id Munch on this late Night , Easyh to make And yet has great Quality ! <3

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  6. This is a healthy meal to try. You can mix various herbs as well.

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