Egg In A Spicy Nest

I used to loathe spicy food, especially for breakfast. Now things are changing. I’m not sure if it’s because I’ve been slowly learning to enjoy spicy Cali-Mex food over the past five years, or if my palate is simply changing. Whatever the case, I’m starting to incorporate more daring and hot flavors into my weekly menus.

Here is a simple riff on the classic “egg in a nest” recipe. Enjoy!

Egg In A Spicy Nest  (Makes 2)

You will need:

2 eggs

1 red potato, thinly sliced

¼ cup cheese (your choice, I used parmesan)

1 Tbsp diced shallots or onion



chili powder

red pepper flakes

(season to taste)

What you do:

Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Grease two cups of a muffin tin or two individual size ramekin baking dishes.


Combine sliced potato, cheese, shallots, salt, pepper, chili powder and pepper flakes. Divide the mixture in two and place each half into a greased baking device. Bake for 10 -12 minutes.

Remove from oven and crack an uncooked egg over the top of each “nest”. Bake for another 10 minutes or until the egg is cooked to your liking.