ST. LOUIS, MO (KTVI) - Público Chef Mike Randolph shared his recipe for a Latin-inspired breakfast dish that diners could devour any time of day.
He showed us how to make Braised Bacon & Egg Arepa with Habanero Jam.
Chef Randolf also has his hand and ownership in other St. Louis area restaurants. So, breakfast, lunch and dinner is covered.
University City, Missouri
Half & Half
8135 Maryland Avenue
St. Louis, MO 63105
Randolfi`s: Opening in August 2015
6665 Delmar Blvd
University City, MO 63130
RECIPE: Braised Bacon & Egg Arepa with Habanero Jam
Bacon: Ask your local butcher for thick slab cut to 2" square, heat through in 300 oven and sear
Egg: Use rendered fat from seared bacon to fry egg over-easy.
1 dried habenero
5 dried guajillo peppers
Seed and toast and submerge in hot water
2 shallot, diced
3 clove garlic, diced
1 cup sugar
1/4 cup lime juice
Soak chiles in 1/2 cup liquid
Add all other ingredients
Cook, purée add pinch of salt and refrigerate
2 cup arepa flour (pan works well)
1/2 cup milk
4 tablespoons buttermilk
1 tablespoon of extra virgin olive oil
2 tsp baking powder
1 tsp baking soda
Assemble wet ingredients together and lightly whisk until mixed.
Sift dry ingredients of flour, salt, baking powder and baking soda together.
Add dry ingredients slowly to milk, egg and oil mixture.
Hand mix until combined.
Let batter sit for 5 minutes and then heat griddle to medium heat.
Use an ice cream scoop for each arepa and cook on each side for 4 minutes.
Serve one arepa with egg and bacon atop arepa.