Had a blinding night out at some friends’ dinner party on Friday.
That’s why I found myself on the couch in my nightgown watching Gordon Ramsay’s cooking show late Saturday morning.
No celebrity chef panders to hungry Americans quite like Gordo. And as he adroitly whipped up an eggy Mexican feast onscreen, I was hit with a bolt of inspiration. I launched myself off the sofa and into the kitchen, flinging open the cupboard doors for a quick inventory of supplies, before cracking on with a cheesy Ramsay-influenced breakfast.
With all my ingredients assembled, I preheated my oven to 350°F (180°C), tied on my apron, and got to cookin’.
While the eggs baked, I used the window of opportunity to whip up a jug of Bloody Marys. There’s only one vodka you’ll ever want to use, and that’s Bakon. It’s infused with the essence of crispy peppered bacon slices, and it adds a delicious smokey flavor to your Mary.
A final stir before the oven timer goes off, and out comes this sexy beast…
I’m talking about the baked eggs of course!
A sprinkle of cilantro (coriander to you Brits)… and ¡Ay, caramba!
It’s chow time.
A couple scoops of these huevos picante brought me back from the brink, and gave me the strength to resume my post – on the couch, reading a freshly imported magazine from home.
If you want to give it a try, here’s your grocery list:
(Hindsight is 20/20: If I could do it again, I’d top with a scoop of sriracha guacamole).