Sometimes you just have to throw logic out the window.
Today is one of those days.
It’s a breakfast for dinner kind of day.
This is a great and delicious recipe for breakfast or dinner.
The kids like to crack the eggs into little ramekins to make their own.
And they love to dip the bread!
Serves 4 Prep Time: 5 minutes Cook Time: 10 minutes
WHAT YOU NEED:
½ t minced fresh garlic
½ t minced fresh thyme leaves
½ t minced fresh rosemary leaves
½ t minced fresh oregano leaves
2 T minced fresh parsley
2 T freshly grated Parmesan
8 extra-large eggs
4 T heavy cream
2 T unsalted butter
Whole Wheat Toast for dipping
WHAT TO DO:
Preheat the broiler for 5 minutes and place the oven rack 6 inches below the heat.
Combine the garlic, thyme, rosemary, oregano, parsley and Parmesan and set aside. Carefully crack 2 eggs into each of 4 small bowls or teacups without breaking the yolks. You aren’t going to bake them in these, you just want to have them ready to go.
Place 4 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 2 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.) The eggs will continue to cook after you take them out of the oven. Allow to cool a bit and serve hot with toasted bread.
Noteworthy Nugget: I leave off the herbs for my pickiest eater. I give him extra cheese. You could make this with cheddar cheese too or any other kind of cheese your kids really like!
These are an ode to a recipe I made with my mom when I was a kid out of my favorite kids cookbook. Walt Disney’s Mickey Mouse Cookbook. These were sort of like Smee’s Baked Eggs. I think I made everything in that book when I was a kid. Wish I could find it!
It’s been a rough week around here for us. I promise to be back on schedule next week. Be sure to enter our Disney Princess – Ariel contest by midnight tonight. Winners of this and the Cinderella contest announced next week!