I can't seem to do much today except sit in bed and stretch. This is my first holiday season where I had things to do. As you probably saw on my instagram, there were holiday parties at my boyfriend's parents' house, Christmas at my sister's, and a spa day on the 26th. I'm sure everyone's is like this, so I'll keep this intro short and sweet.
I'm in a post-holiday ennui, wanting to do the bare minimum. My parents are in their North Carolina house and so I have nothing to do but make dinner and care for Milo and their cats. I decided to play around with a Alsatian dish called the flammekueche, or tarte flambee, and made it into a breakfast pizza; something that can sustain and warm and fill you up the way only the holidays can.
- Dough for one pizza, whichever recipe you prefer
- 4 strips of bacon
- 1 medium-sized onion, roughly chopped
- 1/2 cup creme fraiche (Vermont Creamery's is my go-to)
- 4 eggs
- Salt and pepper
- Preheat oven to 425*F and place rack on second-to-top position
- While oven is preheating, place bacon in a skillet on medium-high heat and fry bacon until it is just beginning to crisp up (it will continue to fry in the oven as a topping)
- Do not drain bacon fat, but instead place bacon on a paper-towel lined plate to drain and replace bacon with your onion
- Cook on medium heat until just tender
- Remove onions from skillet and put on plate with bacon
- Roughly chop your bacon to small "lardons"
- Now, quarter your dough into four sections and roll each out to a small disc on a floured work surface
- Place on a parchment-lined baking sheet and bake for 10 minutes or until discs are firm, yet pliable and not browned
- Remove from oven and cool slightly before continuing
- Now, assemble your flammekueche by spreading about 2 TB of creme fraiche per disc
- Sprinkle on your onions and bacon, creating just a small divet in the center of your toppings to hold your egg in
- Now, carefully crack your egg in the center of your discs and put back in oven to bake for about 6-8 minutes (6 minutes will give you a runnier egg)
- Remove, serve immediately. These are not meant to be stored.