Eat of the Moment

Baked Eggs

Do you follow model Chrissy Teigen on Twitter? No? Okay, well stop reading this post, go and follow her and then come back. I promise you won’t be disappointed by Chrissy’s tweets. Not only is she honest, witty and smart, but she’s just as obsessed with food as I am. Her food blog, So Delushious! is so refreshing, funny and laid-back. Did I mention she’s a Sports Illustrated swimsuit model, too? Because yeah. A funny, gorgeous foodie is that Chrissy Teigen.

The other day, I was inspired to make baked eggs by Chrissy’s awesome blog. I’ve made baked eggs many times before, but never with the recipe she used (one from Ina Garten). I got all excited to make her recipe, and then I realized it calls for fresh herbs and I don’t have any. And I’m moving this week and I have no time to get to the grocery store and no desire to fill up my fridge with more stuff I’ll have to schlep to my new apartment. So what’s a girl to do? Well, make baked eggs using what I had on hand, of course. Which was: tomatoes, eggs, dried dill, Parmesan, salt and pepper. Luckily, baked eggs are delicious no matter how you decide to flavor them.

So that was a roundabout way to get to my own baked eggs recipe, right? Well, here it is.

Baked Eggs

total time: 20 minutes

total hands on time: 5 minutes 

serves 1-2

What you’ll need:

  • 2 eggs
  • 1/2 tomato, sliced
  • about a tbsp of butter
  • dried dill, shredded parmesan, salt and pepper to taste

What you’ll do:

1. Preheat oven to 375.

2. Slice tomatoes and butter ramekins or spray with cooking spray.

2. Place about half a square of butter and one or two slices of tomato in the bottom of each ramekin.

3. Sprinkle dill and parmesan on top of the tomatoes.

4. Crack an egg into each ramekin.

5. Place in the oven and bake for about 12-15 minutes, or until the white is set.

I did one egg in each ramekin, but you could easily do two, I think.  Baked eggs would be great at a brunch party but I also like them  as a simple entree, especially on a weeknight. I enjoy them with some crusty toasted bread (and so do Ina and Chrissy!) and a really simple salad. And of course, customize these to your liking! Try caramelized onions, chopped zucchini, salsa, bacon, chile peppers, pepper jack or feta cheese…the list goes on!

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