There are times where you have to try, try, and try again. Such is life. It gets a bit annoying when that happens with a recipe.
I saw a recipe in a cookery book of Barefoot Contessa’s for easy baked eggs. Ooh, I thought, this looks amazing. Let’s have a go.
To start her method was to broil. I followed it to the letter. Three times and failed each time. I was starting to get annoyed! The flavours were there but the yolk would over cook and the whites would stay runny. Not the way I wanted.
In the meantime I tried Jovina Cooks Italian recipe for Marinara Baked Eggs. I still struggled with getting the yolks runny but it was a better result. My husband and I talked about maybe separating the eggs and cooking the whites for a bit. Darya on Tortore mentioned in the comments the same idea so that settled it. I was going to give it another try.
This recipe is for one serving. Finely chop a handful of parsley, rosemary, and thyme. Then finely mince a clove of garlic. Grate about a 1/4 cup of fresh parmesan. Set all this aside.
Preheat the oven to 400F/205C. In a shallow bake safe dish heat up 1 1/2 tablespoons of cream and a tablespoon of butter.
Separate three eggs and add the whites and half the cheese and herb mixture to the dish. Season with sea salt and pepper. Bake until the whites are almost set, fluffing a few times as it cooks. Add the three yolks.
Add the rest of the herb and cheese mixture. Bake a few minutes more until the yolks are warm but still runny. I was feeling really positive by this point! Once the eggs are cooked, remove from the heat. Grate a bit more parmesan over the eggs. Toast up crusty bread to serve with.
Look at that, runny yolks! This was easy. 🙂 And oh so good. I am so happy I figured this out. There is an extra step but it means I get the result I’m supposed to.
I can never get these right, either. Now I know the trick!
I figured it was a common problem! 🙂
I love eggs, I could eat them every day. Your baked eggs look just perfect. Great idea separating the yolks so they don’t over cook. Those eggs are creamy and delicious and I have to make them.
Persistence pays off until you get it the way you like it.
Seriously! Though I was starting to wonder if I should just write this idea off. Glad I didn’t. 😊
Looks like a delicious breakfast dip! I’ve never tried this before but it seems perfect for a chilly Fall day.
It is! I hope you get a chance to try it. 🙂
Gorgeous – perfect sophisticated comfort food!
Thank you! I’ve been practising. 😉