Baked Eggs + Brunch!

Baked Eggs

This summer marked the start of a delicious new food ritual. Every Saturday, a group of pals would get together for a brunch date. First initiated by our homie Christie, we have made an effort to bravely endure in her absence (she set the bar pretty high). Cooking and hosting responsibilities have been shared admirably and in anticipation of my forthcoming brunch debut, I tried baking eggs.

Baked Eggs

These rather elegant looking eggs are incredibly simple to make (in virtually any quantity) and can be tweaked to your liking. I cooked one straight up and made a variation with roasted mushrooms, thyme, Parmesan and green onion. To prepare, rub ramekins with butter and add the ingredients of your choice. Drop in an egg and season. Bake in the middle rack of a 375 degree oven for 10 to 15 minutes. The whites should just set… keep in mind that the egg will continue to cook in the hot ramekins.

Hyperbole aside, a buttery egg cooked to perfection is a thing of profound beauty. I will next attempt a huevos rancheros inspired version… until then, here are a few pics from our most recent brunch date chez Tamara and Tyler!

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2 Comments

  1. nicole says:

    Aww fun! I like pretty much anything that comes in a ramekin! I’ve never thought of sticking roasted mushrooms in one–will have to try that.

  2. tamara says:

    Glad that we have a venue to brag about our new little tradition!
    This post is a giant tease – can’t wait to sample the delicious-looking baked eggs (and by sample of course I mean eat three times what any normal human should as has become customary at brunch).

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