Sunday, January 13, 2013

Spirited Infused Eggs

As we all know, eggs have a porous shell, and will absorb flavors when introduced either for a long period of time or under extreme conditions.

Place 6 eggs in a sauce pot with 2 cups of cold water. Add:
1/2 cup of vodka
1 Tbsp wine vinegar
1 Tbsp red pepper flakes
6 cloves garlic
1 bay leaf
3 cloves
2 tsp sea salt

Cover and heat to boil, after which add a drizzle of olive oil. Keep cover on, turn off heat, and let sit for 15 minutes. Cool the eggs in a bath and peel.

The flavor infusion is invisible, but detectable, like the slight hint of a person's scent that draws you in....

Toast a slice of baguette or bagel, whatever bread can withstand an olive oil / garlic / salt massage (I prefer a baguette, but did not have one on hand).

I would pair this with a dry sparkling wine, which will assist in bringing out the delicate, subtle notes. Santé!