Feeding Us Back: The Rebel Within
Last year, we posted this drool-worthy food porn champion: “The Rebel Within,” from Telltale Preserve Co. in San Francisco, a savory breakfast muffin with breakfast sausage baked into the mix, plus a full soft-cooked farm egg inside. The pic has inspired legions of angry emails about why we never posted the recipe. The answer is that we didn’t have it, and Telltale has since gone out of business.
BUT you ES-ers are too too much. Reader of the week Bo commented with a recipe for his own take on “The Rebel Within.” Consider yourself served.
The Rebel Within Resurrected
1 C all purpose flour
1 t sugar
1/2 t baking powder
1/2 t salt
1/2 t pepper
1 C cottage cheese
1/4 C sour cream
4 T unsalted butter, melted and cool
1 large eggs
4 soft boiled eggs, peeled (recommend a 5 to 6 minute easy boil)
1 scallion, minced
1/4 C diced ham
1. Adjust oven rack to middle position and heat oven to 400. Lightly grease a 6-cup muffin tin. We used a tin that makes larger than usual muffins.
2. Whisk flour, sugar, baking powder, salt and pepper together in large bowl. In separate bowl whisk cottage cheese, sour cream, melted butter, eggs, scallions and ham together. Gently fold wet mixture into dry until just combined (do not overmix).
3. Fill muffin tin halfway with batter and then lay the peeled soft-boiled eggs in and cover with remaining batter to cover. Bake until golden brown, about 25 to 35 minutes, rotating the tin halfway through.
4. Let them cool in the tin for about 5 minutes and then remove from the tin and serve.