Shirred Eggs w/Chorizo

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@Celestina9000

From MofC with a few changes. You will need eight ramekins to prepare this recipe. If you prefer bacon, turkey/beef bacon, leftover taco meat, veggie bacon or similar can replace the chorizo. The eggs were served with flour tortillas.


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Serves:

8 ramekins

Prep:

10 Min

Cook:

15 Min

Method:

Bake

Ingredients

1/2 lb
chorizo (read recipe intro for sub suggestions)
10-12
grape or cherry tomatoes, cut in half
2-3 Tbsp
yellow onion, finely minced (red or white onion will work)
1-2 Tbsp
unsalted butter
1/2 c
crema mexicana (can sub sour cream, creme fraiche, mascarpone, plain yogurt. i used sour cream and stirred in a little bit of heavy cream)
1/3 c
cotija, crumbled + a little bit more for garnish (i used a combination of cotija, feta, sharp white cheddar and freshly grated parmesan)
8
eggs
black pepper, to taste
chili powder, for garnish (i used spanish smoked paprika although cayenne or regular paprika will do)
fresh cilantro, for garnish

Directions Step-By-Step

1
Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
2
In a pan over medium heat, brown the chorizo and break up into small pieces. Cook completely. Remove the meat with a slotted spoon and transfer to a paper towel-lined plate to drain. *Reserve* the drippings.
3
Reheat the pan and briefly cook the tomatoes and onion for about 1 minute but no longer than that. Remove from heat and set aside.
4
Butter the bottom and sides of each ramekin. Place 2 tablespoons of the crema Mexicana (or sub) in each dish. Add the cheese, 1/2 of the meat and all of the tomato/onion mixture in the ramekins.
5
Break an egg into each ramekin, season with black pepper and finish with the remaining meat and a sprinkle of cheese.
6
Bake approximately 15 minutes or until the eggs are set (depending on your desired doneness). I cooked the eggs a total of 14 minutes. {Reminder}-the eggs will continue to cook after you remove the ramekins from the oven.
7
Lightly garnish the eggs with Spanish smoked paprika, a small spoonful of crema Mexicana and a garnish of fresh cilantro.

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Eggs
Main Ingredient: Eggs
Regional Style: Mexican