Date Night Dinners - Egg Tarts

3/28/2014 tringel 0 Comments

This week was another one of our "easy" go to meals - breakfast for dinner. But, with inspiration from pinterest we tried to fancy it up. It did not turn out to look as pretty as the photos on the site the recipe originated from (especially taken with my "not smartphone" camera as my real camera is on the fritz at the moment). But never fear; it tasted amazing!

The key to this dish is building a good barrier. When the recipe says to fold the sides up, make sure you really fold up the sides. A flat surface is also key. Unfortunately Brenden and I did not realize the importance of these elements until we had cracked and poured our eggs onto the dough, and the raw egg started sliding out. Brenden's became especially messy because he decided to ad-lib the recipe and "scramble" his eggs since he does not like eating the liquid-y yolk. Ironic because, the yolks ended up cooking through through on mine and it looked a lot prettier and more appetizing. (Next time I would cut down the cooking time a few minutes to mimic more the yolk of an over easy egg). But no matter, it all cooked evenly and the flavors blended to make the perfect breakfast...for dinner.

This meal combines all of the classic breakfast elements into one dish and one bite. And it all gets cooked together. You don't have to toast with one hand and scramble with another and fry with the last. That is way to much effort, especially being we only have two hands.

The dish is easily customizable and there is hardly any clean up, just the backing tray. As you already witness, Brenden customized his egg preperation. We also substituted turkey pepperoni for bacon to make it more pizza-like (are you surprised pizza IS Brenden's favorite food, I think we had it for three nights in a row prior, you'd think we would be tired of the pizza concept...nope). Spices and cheese types are also easily interchanged. I used garlic powder and basil with cheddar cheese while Brenden sprinkled on some hotter spices. Honestly, I don't think you can go wrong with this. Imagination is the limit.

Breakfast Tart

  • 1 tube refrigerated crescents
  • 4 eggs
  • 10 turkey pepperoni slices
  • 2 Tbsp cheddar cheese, shredded
  • seasonings as desired (ie. salt, pepper, garlic, basil)
  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
  2. Open and unroll the crescents onto a baking sheet lined with parchment paper.
  3. Split the dough down the middle, forming two large squares, pinching the perforations together in each square.
  4. Fold up the edges of each square of dough (about 1/2 inch of the edge around each square).
  5. Crack two eggs into the center of each dough square.
  6. Place five pepperoni slices atop the eggs on each dough square.
  7. Sprinkle each square with a tablespoon of cheese.
  8. Sprinkle chosen seasoning as desired.
  9. Place baking try with crescent squares in the oven and bake for 10-12 minutes, until the edges of the crescent dough are golden and the eggs are cooked to your preference.

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