Leafing through the internetz last weekend, I saw cutie chef Jenny Park and her food outpost Trails Cafe photographed on The Selby, just dripping in rustic cuteness. The avocado sandwich! The famous egg in a basket! (I’ve been at a dinner party with Jenny before, she makes some bomber Korean chicken wings too.) It’s been years since I’ve eaten at Trails, so I took this as a strong sign from the heavens that it was time to
EAT go for little hike in Griffith Park and maybe casually drop in at Trails and coincidentally want to eat everything.
To make a long story short, I hiked that mountain, triumphantly stepped up to Trails, and was rewarded with “Uh we sorta just ran out of eggs in a basket.” You know that emoji with all of the facial features scrunched inward that you use to illustrate feelings of fury or constipation — that’s what I looked like.
Them Jeans (you’ve read about him here before) to the rescue. He was like “Yo We KaN ToTeZ MaKe Da EgGz, SaMz.” And that’s what we did, pero with a little twist!
Here’s how we did what we did. I mean we freestyled it from the cross section diagram on The Selby, so nothing is exact.
Stuff You’ll Need:
1 Loaf of multigrain bread
Pesto Sauce (we made our own tho)
(*aforementioned Them Jeans twist)
Okay! Here’s what you do:
1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Completely made up that number, but it sounded right. Then make your pesto sauce. Or buy it. I really don’t care what you do for pesto.
2. Saute some diced pancetta and baby asparagus that you’ve chopped into 1” pieces.
3. Ooo the funnest part. Remove the crust off of each slice of bread, then gently work the slice into a muffin cubby. Repeat for all muffin cubbies in your tin.
4. Then line each bread cup with a layer of pesto. Follow this action by cracking an egg into each cup. Then top each cup off with some chive, parmesan, rosemary, asparagus, pancetta, cracked pepper. Looks something like this:
5. Now bake dem breads! I said bake dem breadssss! For I guess 15 minutes? Haha yah, real technical over here. When the crust is golden brown and your stomach is growling, it’s time dude.
The baked eggy cups were so much fun to make and a total crowd favorite. And I no longer had that bitchy constipated look on my face. Everyone wins. Thank you Jeans for coming through in the clutch, and thanks for the inspiration Jenny! I still have yet to try your eggs in a basket but oh believe me girl I am coming for them.