Late night eggs

A while ago I devised a no carb snack for whenever I couldn’t sleep and wanted to munch on something simple. I just ended up using ingredients I randomly found in my fridge at the time (portabello mushroom, eggs, a small handful of cherry tomatoes and store bought pesto), but for this I wanted it to be a little fresher. I usually use store bought pesto but it tastes much better with fresh pesto after trying it again.

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What you’ll need for the fresh pesto, I was planning on using the bleu cheese but eliminated it for this.

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Mix the fresh basil, pine nuts, garlic, salt, pepper, and parmesan cheese and grind it. You want something very coarse, not so processed. I feel like Ina Garten in this pic, but I should really get a denim shirt and say things like “how bayy-ad can that be”

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Some food recipes require surgical precision, this is not one of those things. Fill the portabello mushrooms with pesto.

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Crack a quail egg on top. You can also use a small egg too. (don’t use the jumbo sized ones). Bake it in the oven at 400 for 10-20 minutes. This really depends on how mushy or firm you like your mushroom.

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To keep this dish warm while eating it, light a small candle with a mini pan holder.

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