What to Make With Your New Basil Olive Oil

This entry was posted on April 3, 2020 by Jacquelyn Buchanan.

Basil Olive Oil Fried Egg with Yogurt and Peas

If you haven’t experimented with Olive Oil fried eggs - well, you should. You may feel a bit like the antichrist by frying eggs at medium-high temperatures. The eggs pop and the edges get crispy and brown and, I’m telling you, you may never go back to the slow-mo butter version. The new McEvoy Ranch Basil Olive Oil adds an additional flavor and aroma element that is truly addictive. Directions Heat 1-2 Tbsp. McEvoy Ranch Basil Olive Oil in a skillet over medium-high heat. When oil shimmers but before it smokes, crack an egg into the oil. Add salt and pepper. Cook, sliding the egg around in the skillet until the yolk is set and the edges of the white are light brown and lacy. Place 2 Tbsp. plain Greek yogurt onto a warmed plate. Slide the egg onto the yogurt. Sprinkle with lightly steamed fresh peas and drizzle on more Basil Olive Oil.

Nick’s Focaccia

This recipe was developed by a colleague of mine several years ago. Nick is an excellent baker and this recipe rocks with McEvoy’s Basil Olive Oil. The overnight rise makes for a tender crumb and a crunchy crust. Makes ½ sheet pan - approximately 11” x 17” Ingredients 5-½ cups all-purpose flour 1 - ¼ oz. package active dry yeast, 2-¼ tsp. 5 Tbsp. sugar 3 Tbsp kosher salt, divided 2-½ cups cold water ½ cupMcEvoy Ranch Basil Olive Oil, divided Directions
  • Combine flour, yeast, sugar and 1 Tbsp. in a large bowl.
  • Stir in the water, mixing until just incorporated.
  • Mix in 3 Tbsp. of the olive oil.
  • Drizzle more oil on the top of the dough and turn the dough over to coat the bottom of the bowl.
  • Drizzle a little more oil on top of the dough and cover with plastic wrap. Refrigerate for 1 hour.
  • Remove dough from the refrigerator and fold the four corners of the dough into itself. Return dough to the bowl, drizzle a little olive oil on top. Cover the dough with plastic wrap and return to the refrigerator overnight.
  • Punch dough down in the bowl and let rise at room temperature for 1 hour.
  • Coat a rimmed baking sheet with 2 to 3 tablespoons of olive oil and sprinkle with cornmeal or polenta.
  • Spread dough onto the baking sheet, cover with plastic wrap, and let rise for 1 hour or until large bubbles appear.
  • Preheat the oven to 400F.
  • Sprinkle the dough with 2 Tbsp. olive oil and the remaining 2 Tbsp. salt.
  • Bake until golden brown, about 20 minutes, rotating halfway through.
  • Cool focaccia on baking sheet for 5 minutes then transfer to a wire rack to finish cooling.

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