For football season I love to make some breakfast dishes – east coast games are sooooo early dammit.
Breakfast dishes are difficult, so am always looking around for another way to make some eggs & whatnot – sorry, I’m just not an oatmeal or cinnamon roll person – I go savory all the way. If you want sugar, check Pinterest. Don’t get me wrong, Pinterest has up-voted one of my crocks quite a bit (thanks Sonja!).
I digress, ingredients:
- 1 lb boneless pork shoulder
- 1 cup salsa (suggest, medium or hot…)
- 1 white onion, coarsely chopped
- 2 lg russet potatoes – peeled & cut into 1-inch cubes
- 2 green or yellow chile peppers, diced
- 1 jalapeño, diced
- 2 garlic cloves, minced
- 6 eggs
- 1 cup shredded cheddar or Mexican 4 cheese
- avocado slices for serving
Make it happen:
Cut the pork into 1 inch pieces (I used 4 lb shoulder & used rest for another crock), place in sealable bowl, add salsa & diced jalapeno – marinate in fridge overnight.
Lightly grease crock with olive oil or use spray.
Mix onion, potatoes, chile peppers, garlic & salt/pepper.
Place pork marinade (from overnight) in bottom of crock & add in onion, potatoes, chile peppers, garlic & salt/pepper.
Cook on HIGH for 3.5 hrs.
15 mins before serving – make 6 indentions in crock mixture & crack eggs into each indention (closer to edge cooks faster).
Lightly shake the cheese over mixture, cover & cook.
Make sure egg whites are solid or you can serve sooner if you like over easy… Serve with avocado slices on top & a crumpet!
Wow, this dish was pretty amazing. Potato mixture came out just soft enough, but not too mushy (with crocks it is tough cause you can get a lot of moisture that might ruin the veggies). The eggs cooked way faster than I was expecting, but were eggcellent (see what I did there). Lastly, the pork was so incredibly tender & had just the right amount of kick – I could use more kick, added some hot sauce. Avocado on top – great for a bit of cool & color.
Done & done. If you cook one of my breakfast crocks – try this one.
One final note: get everything ready the night before & that way you can just throw in the slow cooker early & go back to bed for a bit (unless you have kids, you’re on your own at that point).