As you’ve probably noticed by now, I like to make recipes my own by making substitutions or taking short cuts. When I came across this recipe for a breakfast called Egg Nests from Simply Recipes, I wanted to make it without turning on the oven. Instead, I decided to use a frying pan and treat this similar to making an egg sunny-side-up.
This ended up being a terrible idea! It looked very pretty and similar to the picture from the website. The bottom was over crispy from trying to cook the egg through and the texture was mushy and unappealing. Kudos to B who ate the whole thing anyway! I, on the other hand, gave it a try but just couldn’t finish.
Lesson learned: Unless you are certain that you can make a change to the recipe, follow the instructions! Yes, shortcuts are nice and some days you just don’t feel like cooking with a certain method, but sometimes it’s just better to do as the author says or start over and choose another recipe.
I’ll be trying this one again during the winter when I don’t mind turning on the oven as much.