02.16.12

FOOD / 15


bri and i are friends for lots of reasons: a shared love for all things creative, a penchant for lazy sundays and an insatiable appetite for baked eggs!  yup, you heard me, baked eggs.  we love’em and you know what else?  we love to share them.  i eat the whites and she eats the yolks and we share whatever is in between (with a side of potatoes, of course).  so today, in honor of this special friendship, i give you baked eggs.


what you’ll need:
• 4 eggs
• 3 slices of thinly sliced prosciutto (or 1/4 cup of cubed pancetta)
• 4 oz of fresh spinach
• 1 tablespoon of unsalted butter, divided
• 1/3 cup heavy cream
• salt (nice flaky salt like maldon is best) and fresh ground pepper

what to do:
• preheat your oven to 350 degrees
• in a small saucepan, saute the prosciutto or pancetta on med/low heat for about 3 minutes, then add the heavy cream and bring to a simmer. once you see those little bubbles all around the edges, remove from heat and let sit for ten minutes

then:
• saute the spinach in a little bit of butter or olive oil just until it’s bright green (which is probably about 3 minutes on med heat). let cool and then coarsely chop.
• also, now is a good time to separate the heavy cream from whatever your chosen salted meat was. easiest thing to do is run it through a strainer.

and now:
•  place 4 ramekins on a baking sheet, add a cube of butter to the bottom of each.  after that, you can divide the spinach and prosciutto four ways and disperse among the ramekins.
• add a tablespoon of heavy cream to each dish and top each with a cracked egg.
• top each of these with an additional teaspoon of cream (yes, we are being decadent) and a sprinkling of salt and pepper.
• pop those babies in the oven for about 15 to 20 minutes, rotating the pan half way through.  keep in mind that the yolks will still be a bit runny, so if you don’t like’em that way just bake them for a bit longer.

viola, there you have it. baked eggs.

feel free to play around with the ingredients. maybe try peppers and bacon instead or add some goat cheese. let us know how it goes. enjoy!

{ column + photos by jen gotch, design by designlovefest }

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  • 1. Laura  |  February 16th, 2012 at 6:34 am

    Yum! It reminds me of this baked egg in an avocado (!) that I found recently from thekitchn…http://pinterest.com/bearseatberries/just-a-giant-taste-please/#/pin/187884615674206202/

  • 2. adele  |  February 16th, 2012 at 6:56 am

    I wonder if you can leave out the cream or use low fat creme fraiche to make them healthier?
    Happy Thursday hun xoxo
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  • 4. Anna Z  |  February 16th, 2012 at 7:39 am

    This looks delicious! Thank you for the recipe. I have always wanted to try baked eggs.

  • 5. Mallory  |  February 16th, 2012 at 8:03 am

    You two are just too cute!

  • 6. Rebecca - A Daily Something  |  February 16th, 2012 at 8:09 am

    Woooah! These. look. good.

  • 7. Abby  |  February 16th, 2012 at 8:17 am

    That looks delicious!! Sounds like the perfect comfort food to me!

  • 8. jen  |  February 16th, 2012 at 8:31 am

    hi adele. you could definitely do it without the cream. maybe try a little lo fat ricotta cheese instead.

  • 9. Diana  |  February 16th, 2012 at 8:31 am

    I know what I’m having for breakfast! Thanks for sharing, I always love these recipes.

  • 10. Amanda  |  February 16th, 2012 at 9:08 am

    I am so iffy about eggs but these look amazing. If I added latkes in there somewhere I think it would be even more amazing! Thanks!

  • 11. bougiehippie  |  February 16th, 2012 at 9:11 am

    I know what Im eating for breakfast tomorrow! thx!

  • 12. Kristina Price  |  February 16th, 2012 at 9:58 am

    i have some heavy whipping cream leftover that im wanting to use. talk about decadent. how big are the ramekins you used?

  • 13. sarah.a  |  February 16th, 2012 at 10:22 am

    so yum. only recently discovered this dish, it’s tasty :)

  • 14. Allywan  |  February 16th, 2012 at 10:24 am

    I can have eggs for dinner right? Because this is happening.

  • 15. Kelsey @ Pinegate Road  |  February 16th, 2012 at 10:27 am

    I love love love that Jen is back on your blog with these recipes :) I have such a fun time recreating them…I still make the honey badger drink to this day, and I can’t wait to try this one as soon as I fill up on groceries. Thanks Bri & Jen!

  • 16. lydia {ever ours}  |  February 16th, 2012 at 11:37 am

    oh my goodness. this looks amazing. i’ll def. need to try this.

  • 17. Sarah  |  February 16th, 2012 at 11:58 am

    Delicious. I need to make this right now.

  • 18. Kimberley  |  February 16th, 2012 at 12:53 pm

    This is absolutely gorgeous. Baked eggs are the best!

  • 19. katie evans!  |  February 16th, 2012 at 2:33 pm

    ohh la la. i’m going to make these this weekend.

  • 20. Becky  |  February 16th, 2012 at 2:39 pm

    ommm nommmzzz

  • 21. Adriana  |  February 16th, 2012 at 4:19 pm

    I am totally going to make this!!! nom nom nom.

  • 22. Maddie Flanigan  |  February 16th, 2012 at 5:40 pm

    this looks so delish and it’s a great way to spend time with your dearest friends. Thanks for posting!

  • 23. Heather {the lovely cupboard}  |  February 16th, 2012 at 9:04 pm

    Except for the proscuit, this WAS my dinner tonight! HA

  • 24. Heather {the lovely cupboard}  |  February 16th, 2012 at 9:04 pm

    Oh, I added crumbled feta too…

  • 25. lidia  |  February 16th, 2012 at 9:29 pm

    i’ve been really into baked eggs for breakfast lately, i pop ‘em in the oven and meanwhile go about cleaning the kitchen, totally convenient! this recipe looks yummier than what i’ve been doing, i usually butter a glass dish chop onion, cilantro and bell peppers top with 2 eggs S&P and grate some cheese on top. will be trying this soon! thanks for sharing.

  • 26. Tan  |  February 16th, 2012 at 11:33 pm

    How do I begin to describe how yummers this sounds! I eat poached eggs all the time, but next time I’m baking them!

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  • 28. Marie  |  February 17th, 2012 at 12:34 pm

    Yum! This looks amazing.

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  • 29. Annie Hollywood  |  February 18th, 2012 at 11:38 am

    So nostalgic… I always eat my friend C’s yolks at brunch but I moved across the country :( Food and friendship really go together.

  • 30. Mari  |  February 19th, 2012 at 6:00 am

    Had made baked eggs with not so great results before, but seeing your recipe, made me want to give them another go. We enjoyed them today with a friend and her daughter, and we all thought they were delish!

  • 31. julia  |  February 19th, 2012 at 10:53 am

    I LOVE baked eggs. We make ours with browned butter, green onions, and balsamic vinegar. Delicious.
    I am going to be house sitting soon for a family with 11 chickens, which means lots and lots of fresh eggs, so I am trying to collect new recipes to try out. This looks delicious, and would make a perfect Sunday breakfast.

  • 32. Anna  |  February 24th, 2012 at 8:53 am

    Thank you for this recipe! This was our dinner last night, and it was so so good. Plus, even my picky 2-year-old loved it. Plus, plus, it was so wonderfully affordable. Check it out: http://www.inthenext30days.net/2012/02/good-dinner-for-cheap-post-in-pictures.html

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