Lazy Sunday: Baked Dippy Eggs
Yesterday I had a healthy breakfast when I made my Ultimate Granola, so today called for some salty breakfast goodness. I wanted a different take on the classic bacon and eggs so I grabbed all the mouth-watering flavours from my fridge and chopped and layered my way to Baked Eggs. The best lazy Sunday breakfast imaginable.
This is a brilliant option if you have guests dropping by for brunch and want an easy answer to entertaining. This is also the perfect recipe for the weekend morning when everything is moving in slow motion and you want a fuss-free, flavourful breakfast to wake up your senses. This is the best alarm clock I know.
I often wax on about my love of bacon. If it was up to me bacon would be classified in its own food group. There's something about about that salty, crispy thing I call love. And this recipe allows me to mix bacon with some great flavours for an incredibly easy and delicious breakfast option. Simple can be better.
The baked eggs I made this morning mix and match the flavours I love. I reach into my fridge and pantry and find the flavours that talk to me. The ones I turn to when need a something special to help start my day. On this day that's a slice of baguette that's crispy at the edges and soft in the middle, salty bacon, aromatic basil, slightly runny eggs and Parmesan that oozes over the edges. It's perfect, for me.
The great thing about this dish is the versatility it gives you. You can play with what you have in stock at home and create your own version. I've thrown together variations in the past, from fennel and peppers to arugula and prosciutto to ham and tomatoes. Trust me, this is the breakfast you'll want to rely on when you want a change to your weekend routine. The one ramekin wonder.
The next time you wake up late on a weekend morning and want something simple and tasty, try this. If you have company coming by and want an easy option, this is your recipe. You can prep and layer early in the day and break the egg last second. Than you can greet your guests and enjoy their company while this dish does the work for you? Easy, right? I think so.
From my kitchen to yours,
Baked Dippy Eggs
- 2 slices of bacon, cooked and cut into quarters
- 1 large egg
- 1 tbsp. heavy cream
- 1 slice baguette, slightly toasted
- 1 tbsp. basil, chopped
- 1 tbsp. Parmesan, coarsely grated
- Preheat oven to 400 degrees. In a saute pan, cook bacon over medium heat until slightly crisp and transfer to paper towels. Slice the baguette toast until barely brown in a toaster or the oven.
- Grease an 8 oz. ramekin with butter and place one baguette slice at the bottom. You might have to push it in to fit. Sprinkle basil over top and layer the bacon pieces around the perimeter, leaving a well in the middle for the egg.
- Gently crack the egg into the well, making sure not to break the egg. Drizzle the cream over top and season to taste. Sprinkle Parmesan over top.
- Bake the eggs until the whites are set but the yolks are still runny, about 14 minutes. Keep checking after 10 minutes, you don't want your yolks to overcook.