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Pesto Eggs

Pesto Eggs

Pesto Eggs

About this recipe:

We’re jumping on another TikTok trend: Pesto Eggs! Who knew you could fry your eggs in pesto for the most delicious breakfast? What we did know is that Kosterina Extra Virgin Olive Oil makes a distinct and truly fantastic pesto. Make our pesto, make these eggs, thank us later.

Ingredients

For the Eggs:

  • 2 eggs
  • 1 Tablespoon Kosterina Original Extra Virgin Olive Oil 
  • ¼ cup Kosterina Extra Virgin Olive Oil Pesto, recipe follows
  • 1 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 2 large slices of sourdough bread (or your bread of choice), toasted
  • 3 Tablespoons ricotta cheese
  • 1 teaspoon pine nuts, for garnish

For the Kosterina Pesto:

  • 3½ cups fresh basil, cleaned and towel-dried
  • ¾ cup grated Parmigiano-Reggiano cheese
  • ½ cup pine nuts
  • 2 peeled garlic cloves
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt
  • ¾ cup Kosterina Original Extra Virgin Olive Oil plus more for storing

Directions

For the Eggs:

  1. Heat a large non-stick pan on medium heat and drizzle Kosterina Extra Virgin Olive Oil to coat the bottom of the pan. Spoon in the pesto and spread around.  
  2. Carefully crack two eggs on top of the pesto.
  3. Sprinkle with the red pepper flakes and salt. Cover until desired doneness. (two minutes for sunny-side up)
  4. Lay the toasted bread on a plate and spread the ricotta on the bread.  
  5. Place the eggs on top and sprinkle the pine nuts. Drizzle more Kosterina Extra Virgin Olive Oil as desired. Enjoy!

For the Kosterina Pesto:

  1. In a food processor, pulse the basil, cheese, pine nuts, garlic and salt.  
  2. Stream the oil into the machine as the basil mixture processes.
  3. Remove from the machine when a thick paste forms. Place in air-tight containers with a thin layer of Kosterina Extra Virgin Olive Oil on top to prevent oxidation and refrigerate for up to seven days or freeze for up to one month. 

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