The medical director at the vet I work at has a bunch of chickens. She is very proud that they are fed an organic diet and are free range. They lay all sorts of crazy colored eggs. Check it out:
She gave me a dozen eggs to make something with. I think I would thrive on Chopped. It’s why I love getting the CSA every week. Coming up with recipes with what I receive is one of my favorite things to do. I love being creative in the kitchen, so when I received the eggs, I knew I had to create something delicious.
This is the first recipe I made with one of her eggs and it was inspired by Macheesmo’s Bacon Cheddar Savory Oatmeal.
I added garlic because garlic is important in any savory dish. I used chicken broth instead of water to make the oats just to give it a little extra flavor. Feel free to add a little more broth if you like your oats thinner. You can also season the oatmeal with a little salt and pepper if you want, but I did not.
Have you ever poached an egg?
It can be difficult if you do not use the right technique. Crack your egg and place it in a small container, preferably with a handle. I used a measuring cup. While you’re preparing the bacon, garlic, and onion, bring a small pot of water to a boil. Don’t fill it too high. When it comes to a boil, add a tablespoon of white vinegar and reduce the heat so that the water is still simmering, but not overly bubbly. Carefully pour your egg into the pot. Let it cook about three minutes. Remove it from the pot with a slotted spoon. Ta-da!
- 1 cup chicken broth
- ½ cup oats
- 1 clove garlic, minced
- 1-2 strips bacon, cut in 1" pieces
- 1 pearl onion, diced
- ¼ cup cheddar cheese (or cheese of choice)
- 1 egg
- 1 Tbsp white vinegar
- salt and pepper
- Crack an egg into a small dish or measuring cup. Set aside.
- Bring a small pot of water to a boil. Add the vinegar and reduce heat to a simmer.
- While the water is coming to a boil, in another pot, cook the bacon over medium low heat.
- Set the bacon aside and add the garlic and onion to the pan. Cook until the onion is soft.
- Stir in the oats and pour in the chicken broth. Cook until desired consistency is reached and stir in bacon and cheese.
- To the pot of water with vinegar, add the egg and cook about three minutes.
- Spoon the oatmeal into a bowl and place the egg on top. Sprinkle on more cheese and season with salt and pepper if desired.
Do you like savory oatmeal?