January 10, 2010

Herb-Baked Eggs


  • 1/4 teaspoon minced fresh garlic
  • 1/4 teaspoon minced fresh thyme leaves
  • 1/4 teaspoon minced fresh rosemary leaves
  • 1 tablespoon minced fresh parsley
  • 1 tablespoon freshly grated Parmesan
  • 6 extra-large eggs
  • 2 tablespoons heavy cream
  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • salt and freshly ground black pepper
  • Toasted French bread


  1. Preheat the broiler for 5 minutes and place the oven rack 6 inches below the heat.
  2. Combine the garlic, thyme, rosemary, parsley, and Parmesan and set aside.
  3. Carefully crack 3 eggs into each of 2 small bowls or teacups (you won't be baking them in these) without breaking the yolks. (It's very important to have all the eggs ready to go before you start cooking.)
  4. Place 2 individual *gratin dishes on a baking sheet.
  5. 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.
  6. Quickly, but carefully, pour 3 eggs into each *gratin dish and sprinkle evenly with the herb mixture, then sprinkle liberally with salt and pepper.
  7. 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.)
  8. The eggs will continue to cook after you take them out of the oven.
  9. Allow to set for 60 seconds and serve hot with toasted bread.
* pie plates can be used in place of gratin dishes

Chef's notes:
  • Thinly sliced ham can be added on top of the whites before cooking.
  • Bread crumbs can be added to the herb mixture.
  • Herb mixture can be altered to echo what is already in your garden or on your spice shelf. I have used dried rosemary, garlic and parsley flakes with bread crumbs and shredded Asiago cheese and it was delicious.
  • NUTMEG adds great flavor to egg and cheese dishes.

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