There are those days when the last thing I really feel like doing is cooking something elaborate. I want, simple, fast and dare I say… *easy*. These past few months have been tiring for me. Tis the busy season (starts about 2 weeks before Halloween and stops early January for about 2 weeks) here at TKW for holiday orders. Trust me, I’m loving every bit of it but my real job threw a pretty big curve ball at us with wanting even more hours. So be it, I’m thankful I have a job, right?! But these 18 hour days have been rough on me to say the least. However I push through as I love what I do and if I want to make my dreams come true with TKW then I put in the hard work. Just like my Mom always said “Anything worth having is worth working for!” Amen Momma!
So last weekend in the midst of flour up to here *I’d point out where here was but you can see it by the floured hand prints on my body – don’t ask but I always manage to have flour on my butt, hips, thighs and chest*, batter on my face, chocolate in my hair (still no clue how that happened) and about 900,000 sprinkles on my fool Mr. Fantabulous had the audacity to ask me to make him lunch. I mean, some nerve, huh? LOL Nah.. just messing. I needed a break but the last thing I wanted to do was make some big meal. Now while my fridge was full of about 8 different go-to containers of food, I simply didn’t want him in the kitchen interrupting my flow. Now he’ll offer 9,000 times “Honey can I help? What do you need?” which is awesome but I’m a machine in the kitchen and having someone there under my feet is more of a distraction than a help. Perhaps it’s part of that “he’s not going to do it like *I* would” thinking which I’m going to have to get over when I open that TKW bistro. Or maybe I’m just being realistic as I know if he’s in the kitchen he’s going to eat half of whatever I make causing me to make even more… LOL
Well I decided to take some liberties from stuff I had made before and stocked up in the freezer. As I was perusing the freezer I recalled a picture my BHLS (black hearted little sister shared with me that her sister had made – feta cheese flatbreads with an egg) and I know I wanted something like that. (Thanks sis!) I had made a ton (literally like 40 or so of these in one fail swoop) of Grilled Flatbreads (in different shapes – oval and round) and figured that would be awesome as a Breakfast Pizza. I opted to make it pseudo healthy (the bad part was pretty much the garlic butter base I put on it as a sauce) with spinach, baked ham, smoked gouda (cause we needed that cheesy melty factor) and a fried dippy egg on top. YES… I call it a dippy egg. You have runny yolk, you have toast. You dip the toast in the what… fried egg? Over easy egg? NO! You dip it in the DIPPY EGG! *wink*
When I served this to us for brunch I got the ‘look’. Now I know that “um… there’s something foreign in front of me, what do I do with it???” look all too well. I just grinned, sat down and proceeded to pierce my what now DIPPY EGG with the tip of my knife and cut it like a pizza. The gooeyness of the yolk ran out like golden lava over the melty cheese, crispy edged ham and wilted spinach. Now combine that with the garlic butter sauce and the crunchy flatbread… HEAVEN!!! I’m thinking this will be in made again this weekend for sure! Maybe I’ll add some bacon, beer caramelized onions (yes, beer!) and bbq sauce.
Folks this was so simple, so good… if you haven’t made the flatbreads yet, you really need to. They are incredibly easy, make a ton and GREAT for that quick snack. I can’t tell you how many times I’ve just grabbed a frozen flatbread, toasted it, added some sauce/cheese/toppings and had a fabulous pizza just for me in 5 minutes.
We started with this…
Look at that golden yolk lava begin to flow as I just pierced it with the tip of my knife…
LOOK at that yummy goodness just waiting on the fork! Seriously, right now my tummy is growling from these shots! This was SOOOOOOOOOOO GOOD! I mean SO incredibly good!
And just to prove that I don’t actually inhale my food, I did stop to take a picture in the midst of stuffing my face.Print
- 2 Grilled Flatbreads *See note
- 2 Tbl soft butter
- 1/2 tsp garlic powder
- 1/4 tsp oregano *optional
- 4 slices of baked ham, thinly sliced
- 2–3 cups fresh spinach leaves
- 1 1/2 cups shredded smoked gouda
- 2 large eggs
- Salt/Pepper to taste
- Preheat oven to 400F.
- In a small bowl mix together 2 Tbl butter, garlic powder and oregano to make a spread.
- Spread 1 Tbl of the garlic butter mixture on each of the flatbreads.
- Put 1 1/2 cups of spinach on top of the flatbread evenly distributing it leaving a 1/2″ space from the edge.
- Next top each flatbread with 2 slices of ham. It’s okay if they overlap a bit but try to make it so it covers the flatbread as much as possible.
- Sprinkle the cheese over top the ham and spinach.
- Place on a baking sheet and bake for ~10 minutes or until the cheese is melted and flatbread is crispy (to your liking).
- While the flatbread is cooking, heat a non-stick skillet over medium heat.
- Lightly spray with cooking oil (unless you’re one of those die-hard butter lovers then use a scant bit of butter).
- While the pan is heating up, crack 1 egg into a bowl (remove any shells).
- When the pan is hot enough, pour the egg in.
- As the egg is cooking use the edge of your spatula to make it as round as possible by gently nudging the edges into shape.
- Sprinkle with salt and pepper (if you want).
- As the white part starts to set, put a lid on top of your pan and reduce the heat to low. What you’re doing here is steaming the egg to finish cooking while removing the need to flip it.
- Cook for about a minute or 2 (depends on how runny you like your egg).
- Remove the egg from the pan and repeat with the 2nd egg (or you can always do 2 pans at the same time to make it easier).
- When the pizzas are done, plate them and gently place a dippy egg on top of each.
- Eat while hot (don’t let the yolk set).
Grilled Flatbreads – I used this recipe but just made them plain omitting the Asiago and ranch. I also made them round but you can make them any shape you want.