Monday, June 30, 2008

Baked Eggs

What do you do when the rest of the family (which is just 1 and a quarter members anyway) wants to eat cornflakes and oats for breakfast on a Sunday morning when you are in the mood for something more elaborate? - Why?! Go right ahead and make something just for yourself.

And its even better if it is something which can be specifically be made in portions for just one person; that way when its time to eat breakfast with everyone else, you don't have to "share".
*evil grin*

Wicked thoughts aside, I was really in the mood to have some eggs for breakfast, but making an omelet with just one egg was not fun while two eggs were too many for a single person. So I baked myself an egg in a ramekin.

The fancy name for this is Eggs en Cocette. Cream, ham, veggies and cheese with just set eggs make a perfect breakfast for one in about 15 minutes. Of course, you can make as many as the people at your table.

I used cream cheese, tomatoes, coriander and LOTS of pepper for my version of this protein packed breakfast. It goes to Weekend Breakfast Blogging's (WBB) second anniversary edition being hosted by Raaga of the Singing Chef - this month focuses on Express Breakfasts. WBB is originally the idea of Nandita of Saffron Trail.

Baked Eggs

1 Egg
1 tbsp Cream Cheese
Half a tomato chopped
2 tbsp coriander leaves

1. Preheat the oveen to 220C
2. Lightly grease a ramekin and fill the bottom with the cream cheese
3. Top the cream cheese with tomatoes and chopped coriander. (If you want to add other veggies like mushroom, zucchini etc, just saute them a bit before adding)
4. Carefully break an egg into the ramekin on top of the tomatoes and coriander.
5. Add salt and pepper - grated cheese can be added at this stage.
6. Place the ramekin into a baking dish with water in it which covers 3/4 th of the ramekin.
7. Bake for 10-12 minutes, I cooked it till it was firm and set.
8. Eat it from the ramekin with toasted bread while other members look on wide eyed :)

Elaborate versions here and here.


Asha said...

Sure, why not? No need to be guilty to have whatever we like! I know some ladies feel guilty, I don't! If none of others in my family don't want to eat but just me, I will go right ahead and cook it for myself and enjoy it too!:D

Looks wonderful and peppery, enjoy!:)

Cham said...

If i make only for me, sure they will grab my ramekin! I will end up with only spoon... Looks so good the bake egg...

Kalai said...

Yummy!! I totally agree with you. If you want eggs, you should definitely have eggs. And what a showstopping dish! You bet they'll be jealous! :)

Cynthia said...

And when they are served individually, makes it even more special.

Mallugirl said...

it is indeed rare to cook something for oneself but i am glad u did it and blogged it too!!:))

evolvingtastes said...

High five! Baked eggs has been a fairly recently addiction, but a very good one.

Miri said...

Thanks everyone! It was fun baking these and I am not particularly fond of eggs other than boiled or omelet, but even I loved these.

sra said...

Good for you that you made what you wanted for yourself, Miri! I like drumstick but The Spouse doesn't so I rarely make it - not out of any guilt because I get bored of it soon and it lies in the fridge in the hope I'll eat it some day - after which it's too late to even donate it!

sunita said...

We are all entitled to pamper ourselves...I'm sure you enjoyed your lovely breakfast :-)

Rachel said...

I gedown to not doing it if the other family memebers do not's time I indulged in what I like....