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Baked Eggs In Potato Skins With Chilli

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This isn’t really a recipe, more of a suggestion for a gluten and dairy free breakfast or brunch.

As we now have two coeliacs in the house I like to try and vary the breakfast options over the weekend when we have a little more time to linger over breakfast.

I tend to bake the potatoes the night before while dinner is in the oven as they are easier to handle cold the following morning!

Obviously the egg size dictates the size of the skins that you need, I’m using my girls eggs and they are very large, smaller eggs, just use smaller potatoes.

To bake the potatoes, I wrap them in foil and bake in a preheated 200 degree Centigrade  oven for 1 hour.

Makes 4.

Ingredients

2 x 350g large baking potatoes, baked

4 eggs

1/4-1/2 teaspoon chilli flakes

a couple of pinches, fresh chopped parsley

salt and pepper to taste

Method

Preheat the oven to 200 degrees Centigrade.

Cut the potatoes in half so you have two thinner halves, this makes them easier to stand.

Scoop most of the potatoes out, leaving a thin layer that hasn’t broken through the skin.

Lay the potatoes skins on a baking sheet, carefully, crack an egg into each skin, sprinkle with chilli flakes and season well.

Bake in the oven for 8-12 minutes, I tend to bake for around 8 minutes as I like my yolk runny!

Remove from the oven, sprinkle over the parsley and serve.

Fried Potatoes with Eggs

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We recently got some new chickens and this is the third double yolk egg they have given us! I find with the girls eggs that they are too bulbous once cracked in the pan so I have to flip them over to cook all of the white, I only turn them for a few seconds before flipping them back and serving.

I often cook extra potatoes, either boiled or baked as these were, as they are so handy for leftovers, so, here are last nights baked baby potatoes.

Serves 4

Ingredients

40g butter

12 cooked baby potatoes, sliced into thick chunks

4-8 eggs depending on appetite

salt and pepper

1/2 teaspoon smoked paprika

1/2 teaspoon dried chilli flakes

A few chives, snipped with scissors

Method

In a large frying pan heat the butter.

Once hot, add the potatoes and cook until golden on both sides.

Move the potatoes to the side of the pan.

Crack the eggs in the pan, season with salt and pepper, smoked paprika and chilli flakes,  fry turning if you want.

Spoon potatoes onto your plates, top with the eggs and sprinkle with chives.