1 large/about 400 g russet potato, peeled and coarsely grated
4 tsp sesame toasted oil + a little extra to grease the cocotte
4 Tbsp kimchi
4 large eggs
2 Tbsp shichimi togarashi
- Place a wire rack at mid-level in the oven and preheat to 350F/180C.
- Coat 4 mini cocottes or ramekin dishes with a little sesame oil. Place 1/2 cup of grated potatoes in each cocotte. Mix the salt and pepper in a small bowl. Add 1/4 teaspoon of this mixture over the potatoes in each cocotte. Drizzle 1 tsp of sesame oil over the potatoes in each dish and place the cocotte on a baking tray. Place in the oven without a lid and bake for 20 to 30 minutes or until the potatoes turn golden brown and crispy.
- Remove the tray from the oven, scoop 1 Tbsp kimchi over the potatoes in each cocotte, make a shallow well in the center of the kimchi, and then crack an egg over each and season with salt and pepper and 1/2 tsp shichimi togarashi. Return the tray to the oven and bake for 10 to 12 minutes until the egg whites are set and the yolks are soft and runny. Watch the eggs carefully, as they can overcook easily. You can cook them longer if you prefer a hard-set yolk. Remove from the oven and serve hot with toasted buttered slices of sourdough bread.
- Both mini cocottes and ramekins work well here. I use sesame oil over butter to grease the dishes but also for flavor. Use a good quality sesame oil, you can usually find some a bunch of tasty varieties in Asian markets, such as wild sesame oil and some chili infusion ones.
- Depending on what grate size you use, your potato cooking time might change slightly.
- Similarly with Kimchi, there are so many varieties that you can go “wild” and have fun baking and eating.