Tuesday, November 11, 2014

French Inspired Herbed Baked Eggs

It couldn't be easier to make a dish of simple, classic French baked eggs.  It is quick to prepare and looks extra special to serve.
The recipes I searched are all very similar ~ use your favorite combination of herbs. I was still able to gather a few fresh herbs from my garden, even in early-November :)
Herbed-Baked Eggs

2 Servings

Recipe note:  I followed the recipe but used just two eggs per serving.  Next time I will add a little more Parmesan.  Broil until eggs are cooked as you like them, remembering they will continue to cook a bit after removing from oven.

1/4 teaspoon minced fresh garlic
1/4 teaspoon minced fresh thyme leaves
1/4 teaspoon minced fresh rosemary leaves
1 tablespoon minced fresh parsley
1 tablespoon freshly grated Parmesan
6 extra-large eggs
2 tablespoons heavy cream
1 tablespoon unsalted butter
Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper
Toasted French bread or brioche, for serving

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 teacups (you won't be baking them 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 tablespoon of cream and 1/2 tablespoon of butter in each dish and 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. (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 60 seconds and serve hot with toasted bread.


Catherine said...

Such a beautiful breakfast, lunch or dinner. Catherine

Lorrie said...

I do love baked eggs for breakfast or an easy dinner. These look lovely.

Winnie said...

WOwwww - it looks DELICIOUS !!!
I love eggs (although for supper as I don't eat breakfast) and I'd love to try this recipe

Dayle said...

I've never seen eggs baked in this fashion but they sound and look delicious. I will try, since I love, love eggs.

SavoringTime in the Kitchen said...

That looks absolutely delicious! The seasonings are perfect.

janice15 said...

Thank you for this recipe, going to give it a try.. looks wonderful with love Janice

lindsey said...

This recipe looks wonderful. I really should use eggs more often!

kitty said...

I eat eggs every morning, Lorraine, and your eggs are so appealing to me all sprinkled with fresh herbs!


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