Saturday, November 6, 2010

Baked Eggs


What do you usually feed your kids for breakfast before sending them to school? About a month ago, one of the readers’ posed this universal question to me via email. As parents, we are all aware that a good breakfast is essential to help kids stay focus in the classroom and to get them through the first half of the day in school. So, over the next few postings, I will address that question by sharing some of my kids’ favorite home-cooked breakfasts. Today, I will start with my son’s favorite Baked Eggs breakfast recipe. It’s a cinch to make, just crack a couple of eggs into the prepared ramekins with some cream, scallions, chopped tomatoes, and bake in the oven for about 13 to 15 minutes. Serve the baked eggs with some toast, fruits, and juice. Kids love it.


Baked Eggs

Ingredients

2 Large Eggs
2 tsp Whipping (Heavy Cream)
¼ Medium Tomato, seeded, and diced
1 Scallion, chopped
1 ½ tsp Extra Virgin Olive Oil
1 tsp Unsalted Butter
Sea Salt
Freshly Ground Black Pepper

Method

Preheat an oven to 375˚F. (190˚C)

Oil a ramekin and sprinkle it with scallion (white part only). Crack 2 eggs into it, scatter the chopped tomatoes, drizzle the cream, season with sea salt, freshly ground black pepper and top with butter.

Bake in the oven for about 13 to 15 minutes. Garnish with chopped scallion (green part) and serve immediately.

Serve 1

13 comments :

  1. That looks so pretty. And this makes a perfect brunch dish. Guests can even customize the toppings/fillings.

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  2. Beautiful dish, I want it. My kids seem to have inherited their father's Italian no wish for breakfast gene. I think I'll make this for myself!

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  3. How are the eggs done after 15 mins in the oven? They look half-cooked in the picture with the yolks perfect for dipping! A chef's version of traditional half-boiled eggs? ;-)

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  4. ugh baked eggs are the bane of my existence. I can never get the yolks to be soft; they're always overcooked. Do you have any special tricks?

    :)

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  5. just wonderin...the egg yolk wouldn't go 'ka-boom' even if you don't prick it...like wat happens if you don't prink an egg yolk & try to cook it in a microwave? Thanks

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  6. Fantastic recipe. These eggs look terrific.

    I’d love for you to submit one of your beautiful photos, and a link to your post, to my new vegetarian photo gallery showcasing the best vegetarian dishes and recipes on the web.

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  7. Great dish. I wish I had it sitting next to me right now, actually.

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  8. @KY: The egg white is fully set and the yolk is slightly runny. Yes, the egg yolks are perfect for dipping.

    @savoryseduction:I don't have any trick; it's merely the cooking timing.

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  9. @Anonymous: I am not familiar with microwave oven. I think the cooking procedure with traditional oven and microwave might be a little different.

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  10. You forget to add the tomato in the recipe instructions.

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  11. @Anonymous: Thanks.Just amended the recipe.

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  12. This looks great-more like a brunch item than a kids breakfast (just thinking about my kids!). A couple of my make aheads that are great for busy mornings for moms and dads:
    http://eatlittleeatbig.blogspot.com/2010/09/easy-make-ahead-breakfast-quiche.html

    http://eatlittleeatbig.blogspot.com/2010/10/recipe-for-overnight-oatmeal-three-days.html

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