Herb Baked Eggs

Herb Baked Eggs
Adapted from Ina Garten

I'm a huge fan of Ina Garten. I think I've seen every episode of her cooking show. Twice! I love her delicious and simple approach to French food. I have yet to try any of her recipes and not love them. This is one of my favourites.

Serves: 4

Ingredients:
1 clove garlic, minced
1 teaspoon thyme leaves, minced
1 teaspoon oregano leaves, minced
1 1/2 tablespoons parsley, minced
2 tablespoons parmesan cheese, grated
12 large eggs
1/4 cup heavy cream
2 tablespoons unsalted butter
Salt and Pepper to taste
Toasted French bread or brioche, for serving

Directions:
1. Preheat the broiler for 5 minutes and place the oven rack 6 inches below the heat.

2. Combine the garlic, thyme, oregano, parsley, and parmesan cheese and set aside. Carefully crack 3 eggs into each of 4 small bowls (you won’t be baking them in these) without breaking the yolks.

3. Place four individual gratin dishes on a baking sheet. Place 1 tablespoon of cream and 1/2 tablespoon of butter in each dish and place under the broiler for about 3 minutes, until hot and bubbly. Quickly, but carefully, pour 3 eggs into each gratin dish and sprinkle evenly with the herb mixture, then sprinkle liberally with salt and pepper. Place back under the broiler for 5 to 6 minutes, until the whites of the eggs are almost cooked. (Rotate the baking sheet once if they aren’t cooking evenly.)

4. The eggs will continue to cook after you take them out of the oven. Allow to set for 60 seconds and serve hot with toasted bread.

22 comments:

Arundathi said...

dragon - i wish i could just reach in and grab the bowl!!! that looks so delicious. can i do it one big dish like yours and not the individual ones?
love this! going to go well with my french-themed meal! :D

noble pig said...

I have seen her make this on TV and I'm always so jealous of Jeffrey!

Emiline said...

THAT looks amazing! I love Ina.
This is so simple, but delicious, I'm sure.

Peter M said...

I made this about a year ago and it indeed is a tasty and easy dish. I see you chose your own herbs combo here too.

Susan said...

Gorgeous brunch or light sup dish! Love these simple, yet elegant French egg recipes.

Lo said...

Those eggs could get by on their looks alone! Yum.

This is a perfect recipe for using up some of those fantastic fresh herbs in the summer garden. Ina rocks!

A scientist in the kitchen said...

I love these baked eggs as well. I've cooked this at home and it was a hit!

Gay

Kevin said...

That looks good! Eggs baked with herbs and cheese sounds really good as well.

Meeta said...

yum - now that looks simply delicious. What a lovely way to serve eggs!

Jerry said...

sounds great!

Natasha said...

Seems like a great idea for a quick and tasty dinner. Will try it asap!

Dragon said...

arundathi: I'd make this for you anytime. Come on over.

Noble: This is really simple but very impressive looking.

emiline: Ina rules!

peter: I did mix up the herbs. I can't seem to leave a recipe alone.

susan: It's one of my favourites.

lo: They both look good and taste good. A win, win.

scientist: Glad you liked it.

Kevin: thanks!

Meeta: I always get ooooohhhs and ahhhhs when I serve this.

jerry: thanks!

natasha: It's really simple to prepare. Give it a try.

Paula said...

Absolutely lovely! I'm so into eggs these days. I've got to give this one a try!

Lore said...

Your herb baked eggs instantly caught my eye while scrolling down the page. This is a recipe after my own soul!!!

Madam Chow said...

How did I miss this one? I have all her books, and this looks terrific!

Neen said...

Alright, I've been cruising through your site for a while now, and I have to tell you that I'm so impressed. The photos, the quality of the recipes.. wow. I'm adding you to my reader and will be back. Keep it up!

p.s. How do you get such great lighting for your photos?? Do you make all your food at 10am and take a photo then? I'm really floored!

Jewelry Rockstar said...

oooh never made this one, gotta try this on the weekend.I love love love this site!!!!

Emma said...

What a neat recipe! I'm happy I stumbled on your site! Baked eggs, cheese, and yummy herbs - it's ingenious and I cannot wait to try it!! It looks simple enough to make, which I like!

Anonymous said...

My stove doesn't have a broiler. Can I just bake in oven?

Katrina O said...

Have a hard time not getting the yolks overcooked (I like them runny) but the whites set. Did you broil on low or high?

Katrina O said...
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Dragon said...

Katrina, I always use a low broil :)

 
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