The Rebel Within is one of the more interesting “stunt” items on a menu in San Francisco. It’s named after a Hank Williams song and sold at the Craftsman and Wolves restaurant in the Mission district.
The Craftsman and Wolves Rebel Within is an Asiago cheese, green onion, and Easton sausage-flecked muffin with a wet poached egg in the center. My “paleo” grain-free and therefore gluten-free Rebel Within is made with coconut flour, green onion, and breakfast sausage.
The seriously tricky part of this recipe is keeping the egg runny even after being baked. It’s all in the timing, baby. The graphic below is featured on the Craftsman and Wolves site and supposedly lays out the anatomy of the thing, but wasn’t super helpful when I actually set out to recreate the recipe.
Rather, this exhaustive breakdown of the process was the key to success.
If this recipe seems ridiculously finicky and you’re not up for a challenge in the kitchen, by all means, give this a pass. Although… honestly it might be easier than it looks. I put it together while loading the crockpot with chicken to cook low and slow, plus re-testing a layer of my Allergy-Friendly Sex in a Pan and it still came out just fine! So if you want a breakfast/brunch item that can seriously impress, give these a shot.
One more thing. If you don’t like the name “The Paleo Rebel Within”, you can also call this “The 14-Egg Breakfast Recipe”.Print