I was feeling a little rough this morning, so after returning from class I whipped up this hangover-curing dish. I love spicy foods when I’m feeling a bit of alcohol-induced ickiness, so I upped the spice factor with some jalapeños, crushed red pepper flakes, and pepper jack cheese. The eggs cut through the spice a bit and provide a wallop of protein. The oatmeal is filling and settles the stomach, while the layer of melted cheese provides some creamy goodness. After eating this, I felt a million times better.
It would be pretty darn good even if you aren’t feeling under the weather. The jalapeños retain quite a bit of crunch, adding a nice touch of texture to the otherwise creamy dish. It comes together quickly and is a great way to cross several food groups off your list in one sitting.
Spicy Hangover Baked Eggs and Oatmeal
1/2 cup rolled oats
1 cup milk
1 small jalapeno, with seeds, sliced into thin rings
1/4 cup corn kernels, defrosted if frozen
1 tsp. crushed red pepper flakes
1/4 cup pepper jack cheese
2-3 tbs. plain Greek yogurt
Kosher salt and freshly cracked black pepper
Preheat oven to 400º.
Bring milk to a boil over medium heat. Add oats and corn and season with crushed red pepper flakes, kosher salt, and freshly cracked black pepper. Reduce heat to low and simmer for five minutes.
Transfer to an oven-proof bowl. Top with jalapeño. Create two depressions in the oatmeal with the back of a spoon. Carefully crack eggs into the depressions. Top with shredded cheese.
Cook 15-18 minutes until whites are set. Remove from oven and top with a dollop of plain Greek yogurt.