Herbed Baked Eggs - Eggs baked in cream and butter and flavored with garlic, thyme, rosemary, and Parmesan cheese. Wonderful for breakfast or brunch.
This recipe, originally from Ina Garten is one that BeeBop and I enjoy frequently. It's a great brunch dish for a lazy Saturday morning or good for breakfast anytime with some sausage and toasted sourdough bread (or rye would be good, too).
I think it would also be good for a springtime supper with sauteed spinach on the side and some crusty french bread. BeeBop, on the other hand, doesn't think much of anything would be good with sauteed spinach on the side. He's a real meat-and-potatoes kind of guy. But he likes the baked eggs for breakfast...as long as there's some sausage or bacon on the plate.
How to Make Herbed Baked Eggs
Preheat the broiler for 5 minutes and place the oven rack 6 inches below the heat.
Combine the garlic, thyme, rosemary, parsley, and Parmesan and set aside. Now, I've said before how I don't like fresh, raw garlic first thing in the morning. Honestly, it makes me want to gag. Cooked, fine. Cutting or working with it raw in the morning...gag. I don't know why, but it does. So, when I know that I'm going to make these eggs I plan a little ahead and do the garlic-herbs-cheese step the night before when I'm cooking supper and put in the fridge for the next day. Problem solved!
Carefully crack 3 eggs into each of 2 small bowls or cups (you won't be baking in these) without breaking the yolks. It's very important to have all the eggs ready to go before you start cooking.
Place 2 individual gratin dishes on a baking sheet. Add 1 tablespoon cream and ½ tablespoon of butter in each dish.
Place under the broiler for about 3 minutes, until hot and bubbly. It should look something like this:
Quickly, but carefully, pour 3 eggs into each gratin dish and sprinkle evenly with the herb mixture, then sprinkle liberally with salt and pepper.
Place back under the broiler for 5 to 6 minutes, until the whites of the eggs are almost cooked. It may take longer depending on how long you messed around getting the eggs in the dishes and the herb mixture on top...or taking pictures in the middle of the process :-)
Rotate the baking sheet once if they aren't cooking evenly. The eggs will continue to cook after you take them out of the oven. Allow to set for 1 minute and serve hot with toasted bread.
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- Baked Eggs with Spinach and Tomatoes from Budget Bytes
- Baked Eggs in Avocado Cups from Add A Pinch
Herbed Baked Eggs
- ¼ tsp minced fresh garlic
- ¼ tsp minced fresh thyme leaves
- ¼ tsp minced fresh rosemary leaves
- 1 tblsp minced fresh parsley
- 1 tblsp freshly grated Parmesan cheese
- 6 eggs
- 2 tblsp heavy cream
- 1 tblsp butter
- Salt and pepper
- Preheat the broiler for 5 minutes and place the oven rack 6 inches below the heat.
- Combine the garlic, thyme, rosemary, parsley and Parmesan and set aside.
- Carefully crack 3 eggs into each of 2 small bowls or cups (you won’t be baking in these) without breaking the yolks. It’s very important to have all the eggs ready to go before you start cooking.
- Place 2 individual gratin dishes on a baking sheet.
- Place 1 tblsp cream and ½ tblsp butter in each dish.
- Place under the broiler for about 3 minutes, until hot and bubbly.
- Quickly, but carefully, pour 3 eggs into each gratin dish and sprinkle evenly with the herb mixture, then sprinkle liberally with salt and pepper.
- Place back under the broiler for 5 to 6 minutes, until the whites of the eggs are almost cooked.
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Lana Stuart is the cook and occasional traveler here at Never Enough Thyme. Lana has been cooking since she was tall enough to reach the stove and started this blog in 2009 to share her delicious home cooking recipes. You'll find about 700 recipes here so there's sure to be something your family will like!
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