CAIR PARAVEL EGGS

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The Wizard's Cookbook: Magical Recipes Inspired by Harry Potter, Merlin, The Wizard of Oz, and MoreLucy, Edmund, Susan, and Peter, and not forgetting Caspian . . . over the centuries many have sat at Cair Paravel, the castle where the kings and queens of Narnia hold court. Many remarkable banquets have been held there, but the dish that has been most well-received is based on eggs. Why? Because wherever and whenever you eat it—in the middle of nowhere or in some very tricky situation—it will always be like being at home.

  • Yield: 4 Servings
  • Preparation Time: 5 Minutes
  • Cooking Time: 10 Minutes

Ingredients

  • ½ baguette
  • 3½ oz thickcut bacon, cut into
  • lardons
  • Sunflower oil
  • 4 eggs
  • Pepper
How to Make It
  1. When the sun rises over the land of Aslan, cut half a baguette into 4 pieces, 2 inches long, and pull out some of the crumb to make a nest; set aside.
  2. Sauté the bacon for a few minutes in a nonstick frying pan until golden brown, drain off the excess fat, and set aside.
  3. Pour the oil into the frying pan. When it is hot, place the bread nests in the pan, hole-side up.
  4. Break the eggs carefully. Gently slide each egg into a hole, lightly pressing the baguette so the egg white doesn’t run underneath the bread. Season with pepper.
  5. Cook for 2 minutes, then turn the nest over with a spatula and cook for another 2 minutes.
  6. When the bread is as golden as the coat of the Great Lion, place it on a plate and scatter over the bacon pieces.
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