One of the best parts of visiting friends is sharing meals and learning new recipes. My friends in Oriental fixed a wonderful breakfast on Saturday morning: fresh fruit, bacon, strong coffee and a wonderful dish called lemon and basil eggs over foccacia by the smokin' hot chef Giada De Laurentiis.
I don't usually think of basil and lemons with eggs, but it was a stunning combination. The recipe calls for meyer lemon olive oil. Who has that hanging around the house? Instead my friend used normal olive oil with some lemon zest. It worked fine. Instead of basil and lemon, you could put in sausage and parsley or some ham and rosemary.
This is going to be my new brunch recipe.