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Egg Tuesday – How to bake eggs. The perfect holiday breakfast.

December 15, 2009

As a spokesperson for the American Egg Farmers I devote my blog to cooking and enjoying eggs every Tuesday.

I love to cook and entertain so the holidays are just another excuse to do that to the fullest! As much as I love cooking there are times when I don’t want the process to keep me away from enjoying my guests and family. For these times baked eggs are the key. Baked eggs are simple to make ahead of time and actually feel special. Each guest gets their own individual warm “casserole”. It feels decadent when you dip into the soft, tender egg cooked in its own sauce. The choice of toppings is endless and the process is always quick and easy.

Today I am doing my version of quick eggs Florentine. Here we go.

Key Flavor Factors, the process.

Pre-heat oven to 350.
1. Choose a ramekin (or any ovenproof cup). I am using a 5 oz one which will work for one or two eggs.
2. Use a touch of butter or olive oil to coat the inside of the ramekin.
3. Crack one egg (two eggs will also fit) into the ramekin.
4. Top with shredded spinach.
5. Pour on one TB of cream or milk.
6. Top with 1 Tb grated Parmesan cheese. You can use any pre-grated cheese  that you like. 
7. Top with 1 tsp lemon juice.
8. Place in oven for 10 minutes (for a soft yolk) 12 minutes for a firmer yolk.
9. Using an oven mitt carefully place hot ramekin on a plate with a damp piece of napkin or doily (to prevent sliding). Serve with toast for the dipping!

You can do as many of these as you like ahead of time. Put them on a sheet pan (cookie pan) and place them in the refrigerator. When you are 15 minutes away from wanting to serve them just pop them into the 350 degree oven and you are done.

Other great toppings:
Arugula (for a peppery flavor), chopped tomato and a drizzle of balsamic vinegar.
Chopped salami, bread crumbs, lemon zest
Cilantro, lime juice and Monterey Jack or any Mexican cheese.

Please help to feed the hungry by making a pledge (no cost). The American Egg Farmers are donating up to one million eggs to help feed the hungry.

Eat well, Enjoy life, Be happy

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2 Comments leave one →
  1. Sandi Cochran permalink
    December 15, 2009 8:23 pm

    Thanks Jeff for all your great ideas. This one stays simple yet elegant. I love how you always include variations in your videos. Happy Holidays to you and your family.

    • Jeffrey Saad permalink
      December 17, 2009 10:05 am

      Thank you Sandi, my pleasure! You too!

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