Cheesy English Muffins with Smoky Balsamic Red Pepper Compote and Fried Eggs

Serving Size: 4
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To trim about half the cooking time off on the morning you want to make it, you can prepare the Smoky Balsamic Red Pepper Compote up to three days in advance (just keep it in the fridge until using, and FYI, you might want to make a double batch because it is also fabulous spread on sandwiches!)

Smoky Balsamic Red Pepper Compote

  • 2 Tbsp olive oil
  • 1 Tbsp good quality balsamic vinegar
  • 0.25 tsp fine sea salt
  • 0.25 tsp smoked sweet paprika
  • 0.25 tsp crushed red pepper flakes
  • 1 large clove garlic, crushed or grated
  • 1 medium yellow onion, diced
  • 1 medium red bell pepper, diced
  1. For the compote, heat the oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Add the bell pepper and onion and cook until softened and starting to caramelize in spots, about 10 to 12 minutes, stirring occasionally and turning the heat down as necessary so pan doesn’t get too dry and start to burn. Stir in the garlic, crushed red pepper flakes, paprika, and salt and cook 30 seconds, then add the vinegar and cook 30 seconds more. Remove from the heat.

English muffins

  • 8 eggs, fried (or poached)
  • 5.25 Ounce (150 g) Manchego cheese, grated (Fontina is also good here)
  • 4 Cobblestone Bread Co. Wheat English Muffins, split in half
  • fresh thyme leaves, for garnish (optional)
  1. Preheat oven to 375F.
  2. Spread 1 1/2 of the compote on each English muffin half and sprinkle the cheese on top. Place the English muffin halves on a baking sheet and bake until the cheese is melted, about 5 minutes.
  3. Meanwhile, fry or poach the eggs.
  4. To serve, place 1 egg on top of each English muffin half. Sprinkle a few fresh thyme leaves on top and serve immediately.

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