Wednesday, January 18, 2012

Yummy Easy Baked Eggs

I recently saw an idea online for baked eggs, and decided to try it one night with what I had on hand. It was so easy and so delicious, if you're an egg eater, you've got to try it. It only takes five minutes to prepare.

What you'll need:
A small oven safe crock or ramekin, one for each person you're feeding.
Two eggs (per crock)
Sea Salt
Ground pepper
Parmesan, grated
Real bacon pieces
Shredded cheese, whatever kind is your favorite.
Cooking spray (or use butter, but
I like to avoid that when it's not necessary)

Preheat oven to 375 F. Spray your crock with the cooking spray. Crack two eggs into it. Don't stir or beat them, just let them sit whole (unless you don't like eggs if they're not scrambled, then scramble away).

Sprinkle sea salt, ground pepper, parmesan, oregano, and bacon on top. Again, don't stir anything, just sprinkle it over the top.

Put the crock in the oven. My oven is a bit low temp, so it takes anywhere from 25-30 minutes
to get the eggs as firm as I like them. If you like your eggs softer or runny, use less time. You can check them from time to time after around 15 minutes with a fork and see how they are doing.

Once the eggs are the way you like, pull the crock out of the oven. Sprinkle your shredded cheese on top and cover the crock with something for a few minutes to let the cheese melt.

Grab a fork, eat it! And try not to go right back in the kitchen and make another like I almost did the first time.

Imagine all the possibilities, you could put anything you want in there! Mushrooms, olives, ham, spinach...what do you like in omelettes? Put it in! Or do what I did and grab whatever you've got on hand. No butter, no frying, that's a bonus. Serve with toast, fruit...whatever.