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shirred eggs w/chorizo

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Recipe by
Vallèe du Willamette, OR

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.

(1 rating)
yield 8 ramekins
prep time 10 Min
cook time 15 Min
method Bake

Ingredients For shirred eggs w/chorizo

  • 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
  • black pepper, to taste
  • chili powder, for garnish (i used spanish smoked paprika although cayenne or regular paprika will do)
  • fresh cilantro, for garnish

How To Make shirred eggs w/chorizo

  • 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.

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