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Eggs Scavok

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Humor means as much to me as food. I need a good laugh as much as I need a good meal. This dish is named for one of my heroes, the creative and iconoclastic comedian Ernie Kovacs. Early in Ernie's television career, he hosted a program shown locally in Philadelphia, a fifteen minute cooking show called 'Deadline for Dinner'. He hosted guest chefs who would prepare a dish and give cooking tips while he cracked wise. One time, a guest did not show up. This was live television at the time. Ernie improvised and made "Eggs Scavok" (Kovacs backward) with whatever was at hand. It was by all accounts stinky and inedible, but hilarious to watch. The following recipe was improvised by me one weekend morning long ago, using what I had at hand as a young bachelor. This, however, is edible, I don't find it stinky, but it does play to my liking of strong flavored foods. I throw it together at least once or twice a month. Really.


Serves: 1

  • 3 eggs
  • feta cheese
  • croutons
  • sliced black olives
  • 2 shots bourbon
  • tabasco
  • butter
  • salt
  • black pepper


Eggs Scavok is a community recipe submitted by JonMc and has not been tested by so we are not able to answer questions regarding this recipe.

  • Take a small handful of croutons (maybe half a teacup's worth) and pulverize them roughly. I use a shallow bowl and a wooden potato masher.
  • If not already opened and in fridge, open a small tin of sliced black olives, drain. Crack three eggs into another bowl. Heat iron skillet over medium flame on stove, add what you think is enough butter, then add a little more.
  • Pour a shot of bourbon. Scramble eggs with a fork. Add bourbon. Scramble a little more, then pour into skillet. Pour a second shot of bourbon.
  • Add the crushed croutons to scrambled eggs, a tablespoon of the drained olives, crumble in enough feta to suit your taste, just a little salt, a lot of black pepper, and three to four shots of Tabasco sauce. Stir.
  • Drink second shot of bourbon as you stir and flip until the eggs are set to your liking. (I didn't say it was EARLY in the morning.) Yes, it looks like hell.
  • Additional Information

    Enjoy with buttered toast, and black coffee, no sugar.

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