Friday, June 13, 2014

Hearty brunch dish: soft boiled egg, roasted potato, spiced breadcrumb, meat and cheese.


Yields a perfect one serving dish.

Get ready for one of the easiest brunch dish. Nicely fulfilling, hearty and simple. 

Boiling an egg: the important thing about boiling an egg is starting with a room temperature egg and a nice boiling water. I once used fridge temperature egg and put it into a pot of boiling water and it cracked, was pretty cool to watch, but the shape of the egg was super ugly. I love a soft boiled egg with runny yolk and egg white that just set. For that, boil the egg for exactly 4 minutes. For harder yolk, just add a couple more minutes. 
As soon as it's done, put it into an ice cold water to stop the cooking. 
Egg, done. (Gordon Ramsay style lol)

Cut 1 potato into nice chunks and put in room temperature water. 
Bring it up to a boil and then simmer for 15 minutes.
 Once it's done, drain and return the saucepan on heat and let the remaining water evaporates while shacking the saucepan. 
Meanwhile, preheat oven to 200 degree C.

I used some canned lite spam, but you can substitute this with any meat. 
Ground beef or some chorizo will be nice for this dish, but I was too lazy and decided to use canned meat. 
Fried it with some olive oil until it was crispier on the outside.

Drain the oil on the dried potato, and set the spam aside.
Add more oil to coat the potato chunks and season only with salt.

Prepare the spiced breadcrumb with: fresh sourdough breadcrumb (crumbled by hand); a pinch of: BBQ spice, salt, pepper, garlic powder; olive oil just enough to moisten the mixture.

Put both the seasoned breadcrumb and potato on a lined baking tray. And put in the preheated oven. Only 4 minutes for the breadcrumb, whereas the potato for another 26 minutes, keep turning the potato so it browns evenly.

It doesn't look pretty in picture, but it tasted amazing.

At the bottom of a clay pot I put: about 1/4 cup diced tomato spiced with basil, topped with spam topped with jarslberg cheese. Bake this in the oven just until the cheese melts, about 5 minutes. Once done, I put the roasted potato on top along with the spiced breadcrumb. Took out the egg from the water and sprinkled it with dried parsley and chili flakes.

Served it with a slice of toasted multigrain sourdough, perfect with salted butter.

Cut open the egg and.... eggporn!


  1. Dang girl, that's some delish looking brekkie there- the egg and breadcrumb especially! Looking forward to meeting you and the other food bloggers @ Papi Chulo ;)

  2. aww thank you :) can't wait to meet you all too heheh

  3. What do you mean it doesn't look pretty in picture? Every single picture in this post makes me salivate.. Haha. THAT is a perfectly boiled egg. Great recipe!

  4. really? I thought it looked a bit messy :D thank youuu :)