Tuesday, May 14, 2013

Baked Eggs (Individual Servings)

You know how when you are shopping for a new or used car, and you've got it narrowed down to a couple of makes and models, and then you start seeing those cars on the road everywhere? Have you ever had that experience with recipes? I don't know where in the world I've been that I haven't tried baked eggs until now.  I'm sure I've perused many baked egg recipes before I took notice of them. Now I'm seeing baked egg recipes everywhere. I've discovered many of my favorite magazines and food blogs have recipes for baked eggs. Bottom line, as my husband and I periodically revisit "Phase 1" of  "The South Beach Diet" baked eggs make a great addition to our repitoire. Using some greens, a couple of eggs, some leftover bacon, sausage, beef, or pork, and some cheese makes a great combination.



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Baked Eggs (for each individual serving)
1 teaspoon of butter (pure South Beach would call for fake butter but I use real)
1 tablespoon of milk or half and half (pure South Beach would call for low fat but I use whole)
1/2 cup of raw greens, roughly chopped or torn (I've used spinach and baby kale)
2 eggs
2 tablespoons of grated parmesan cheese
1 - 2 tablespoons of crumbled bacon or sausage (pure South Beach would call for turkey but I use pork)
salt and pepper


1. Butter a small two-cup capacity oven-safe casserole dish.



2. Add 1 tablespoon of milk.



3. Roughly chop greens and arrange them in the casserole dish.




4. Crack 2 eggs over the greens being careful not to break the yolks.



5. Sprinkle with grated cheese, salt and pepper.



6. Add any leftover meat you have preferably bacon, sausage, or ham. I would have used more bacon but we usually don't have a lot of leftover bacon in the house.



7. Bake at 350 for 15 to 18 minutes depending on how you want the yolk.  I like a 17 minute egg which gives me solid white with a semi-solid yolk.


From other websites:
"Herbed-Baked Eggs" by Food Network's Ina Garten
"Baked Eggs with Bacon and Spinach" by Epicurious
"Baked Eggs" by Use Real Butter (I think I was mostly inspired by this post)
"Soft and Pretty - Eggs en Cocette" by the Kitchen
"Recipe for Baked Eggs with Mushrooms and Parmesan" by Kalyn's Kitchen (Plus, Kalyn has loads of South Beach Phase 1 recipe egg dishes on her site. I highly recommend checking those out)

5 comments:

  1. Looks good and thanks for the shout-out for my egg recipes; always appreciated!

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  2. You bet! My mouth often waters after reading and seeing your posts! Thanks for all you do for our foodie world. I appreciate your blog very much and have learned a lot about blog etiquette from you.

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  3. Love this! I had spinach, onions and cotija cheese. This made my day.

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  4. Yum. Spinach, onions and cotija cheese sounds like a great combination. Thanks for commenting. I hope your comment encourages others to let us know the combinations they have tried.

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  5. Love this recipe....don't add the bacon but keep it to cheese and seasonings. Easy dinner....oh and don't use butter but just cooking spray. Today I am making it with farmer's market kale....

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