Jasper Hill's Sample Makes for Great Shirred Eggs
I love shirred eggs. They are a reliable standby in my breakfast universe. When I am feeling too lazy to roll an omelet or even do some whisking, I turn to them. They cook quickly too; the only trouble I run into is remembering to take them out when the yolks are just right.
Our cheese from Jasper Hill made the perfect topping for eggs Sunday morning. Although this recipe is as basic as they get, you can add any pre-cooked meat or vegetable to the eggs for endless variety. But if you're feeling lazy like me, enjoy the simplicity and deliciousness of your favorite melting cheese solo. I also love using queso asedero on top and eating them with salsa and some corn tortillas on the side...did I mention shirred eggs make a great, light dinner!?
- 4 eggs
- 1 tsp butter
- 2 T cream
- 1/4 C Jasper Hill sample, grated
- Salt and pepper to taste
Find two bake-proof ramekins that will hold two eggs comfortably. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Butter the ramekins and crack two eggs into each. Season with salt and pepper, and pour 1 T cream over each. Lastly, add the grated cheese.
Bake until the whites are set and the yolks firm but not hard-cooked, 10-12 minutes. Excellent with toast. Serves 2.
Just in case you were dying to make the fish tacos or cauliflower gratin from my first post, I am including them here. Enjoy!
- 4 mild, white fish filets (season with salt, cumin, garlic powder, ancho chili powder, and allspice)
- 4 tortillas, corn or flour
- 1 medium avocado, diced
- 4 T salsa, your favorite
- 4 T sour cream
- 4 T Jasper Hill cheese, grated
- 1 C green cabbage, very finely shredded
Pat the fish filets dry. Sprinkle each with the spice mixture. Saute on medium-high 2-3 minutes per side, depending on the thickness of the fish, until opaque throughout.
Put the cabbage inside the tortillas. Top each with a fish filet. Add avocado, salsa, cheese and sour cream. A little Tabasco never hurt either. Makes 4 tacos.
Cauliflower and Bratwurst Gratin
- 4 bratwurst
- 1 medium head cauliflower, broken into florets
- 1 onion, sliced
- 2 T vegetable oil
- 1 tsp caraway seeds
- ½ C Jasper Hill cheese, grated
- ½ C panko
- 2 T butter, melted
- Salt & pepper
Preheat oven to 400. Toss the cauliflower and onion in the oil with some salt, pepper, and caraway seeds. Place in a 9x13” casserole dish along with the bratwurst. Cook, stirring and turning bratwurst every 15 minutes, until bratwurst and done and vegetables are soft and golden-brown in parts, 30-35 minutes.
Slice the bratwurst and return to casserole. Toss the Jasper Hill cheese and panko with melted butter; season with salt and pepper. Scatter over the top of the casserole dish and place under the broiler until toasty and melty.