I haven’t had the greatest luck baking eggs. Combine that with the fact that I’m not a huge fan of eggs-as-breakfast and you have a disaster waiting to happen. But the picture looked so good! (said every Pinterest devotee ever at one point or another)
Now, I know that some of you guys don’t like it when I substitute and half-ass. I get that. But I also try to make these the way I’d make them even if I weren’t going to blog it, and that means that sometimes shit happens. Today’s shit that happened? My ramekins are tiny, I broke the yolk, and I don’t have kale. (Who the fuck has kale? It’s gross on sandwiches and is really only useful if you boil the hell out of it.)
So I improvised. Yes, we’re gonna call this improvising, not half-assing.
Yeah, the instructions in the post say to be careful not to break the yolk. My bad.
I had fresh(ish) Parmesan cheese and not-quite-as-fresh bacon bits.
And since it was just me, I only used one egg in one ramekin, and I wasn’t willing to sacrifice more eggs and wash more ramekins should it turn out tasting like warm butt, I decided to do this in the microwave.
Dudes, I was not going to heat my entire oven up for one egg. Not.
Forty-five seconds later, I had this:
For those of you who think runny yolks are gross, I probably should have warned you to look away. I, personally, think runny yolks are delicious. They are even more so, it turns out, when they are mixed with cheese and bacon. But I guess you can probably improve almost anything with cheese and bacon.
Anyway, at this point, I guess the test had morphed into less of a pin test and more of a Pinterest-inspired lazy recipe, but it was still good. I ate the whole thing and then the dog helped me wash out the ramekin.
So, I can’t tell you, really, if the pin worked, but I can tell you that one egg with a broken yolk that you add Parmesan cheese and bacon bits to and then microwave for 45 seconds is pretty damn delicious.