I really cherish when I have time to dedicate to making breakfast and to have time to sit down and thoroughly enjoy it without rushing out the door. I am currently post graduation and on a gap between finishing a seasonal job and starting an internship with a local publishers so I am finding myself with loads of time to bake and cook which I absolutely love! Though I am getting a bit frustrated with not having anything completely set as a way to pass my days I keep reminding myself to enjoy it as I will probably never have so much free time again in my life!
Now onto the recipe! These Baked Eggs are inspired by something that I saw Jamie Oliver cook on his Summer Rave Up. Honestly I watch so much Food Network that I can’t even remember when I saw this recipe but the mood for savory eggs caught me last week so I decided to give these a go!
1 Red Onion 2 Eggs (Adjust for the number of people to serve)
1 Green Pepper Various Herbs to Season, paprika, salt and pepper etc.
1 Bag of Spinach 1 Tin of Tomatoes
2 Table Spoons of Tomato Paste Some Fresh Basil
1 Chili 6 Streaky Rashers, chopped up
- Sweat out the red onion in a pan on a medium heat. This takes patience but the longer you sweat it for the sweeter the onion will be and this will give great depth and flavour to any dish.
- Turn up the heat to the highest and then add in the streaky rashers. I always season my bacon with a little bit of paprika before I cook it as it gives it a nice colour. The chili can also be added at this stage to further flavour the rashers.
- Once the rasher is slightly browned off the pepper can be added.
- After the pepper has been cooked out for a minute or two the tin of tomatoes is added along with the tomato paste. The temperate of the pan should now be dropped back to medium as you want the sauce to simmer not boil.
- The remaining ingredients such as the spinach, basil and seasonings are now added in. Let the whole thing cook together on the hob for a minute or two. Some chopped up cherry tomatoes also work really well in this recipe.
- Now its time for the eggs, make little wells within the mixture and simply crack your eggs in! I bake the eggs out under the grill as the pan I was using had a plastic/ silicon handle so I did not what to put it in the oven. But if your pan is more robust than mine then feel free to bake it for about 10 minutes!
How long you bake for eggs for is really up to you depending on how you like your eggs! I also could not resist adding a sprinkle of cheese before I grilled it! This recipe is very easy and can be played around with to suit your own personal tastes.
This dish was delicious and filling which is something I really wanted that morning after being in Dublin all the day before! I hope you guys enjoy this recipe and hopefully will give it a go in the future!