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Sunday, February 17, 2019

Herb Baked Eggs

This is one of my favorite breakfast dishes. Herb Baked Eggs is probably the best way you can start a Saturday or Sunday morning. Pair these with some thick bacon and a flaky buttery biscuit and you'll be ready to take on the day.

Something to note is that everyone likes their eggs a bit different. I personally like them nearly set with only a slight bit of runny yolk, while some people prefer them sunny-side up style with a super runny yolk. The cooking time below is going to yield you a firm yolk. Not your style? Adjust the cooking times a bit, and  give them a check as their cooking to see how "done" the yolks are. When they've reached the style you like, take them out and enjoy!

-5 eggs
-1/2 teaspoon minced thyme (fresh, don't use dried herbs)
-1/2 teaspoon minced rosemary (again...fresh!)
-2 tablespoons minced parsley (you guess it...fresh not dried)
-2 garlic cloves, minced
-salt and pepper
-2 tablespoons grated Parmesan cheese
-1 tablespoon butter, cubed
-5 tablespoons light cream

1. Heat oven to 450. In a pie plate, place the cubed butter and the light cream. Bake for 5 minutes.

2. While the butter and cream are heating, crack the eggs into a bowl. Combine the garlic, thyme, parsley, rosemary, and Parmesan in a small bowl. 

3. Pour the eggs into the heated butter and cream mix. Top with the Parmesan herb mix, season with salt and pepper. Bake for 7 minutes, then place under the broiler for  2 and 1/2 minutes. As noted above, if you want runny eggs adjust these times lower and keep checking them for your desired "doneness". I like firm eggs but if you like more of an over-easy you'll want to cook them a bit less. 

Source: Barefoot Contessa

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