Jul 16, 2010

Food Fridays.

Because apparently i'm not able to ever post recipes on here by thursday…
yesterday i have the best excuse, though. i was unavoidably detained all day. & by the time i came home - right before daniel, dinner & cleaning up two days of messes & ironing work shirts just became more important.


Yesterday i decided, after watching Food Network in Goodyear all day…that iii want to have a glass of wine out while i'm cooking. have you noticed that? all of the fancy chefs always have a pretty glass of wine sitting on their counter. untouched by greasy messy fingers & batter.


so i did this while making dinner last night.
it could not possibly become a habit - because i can't fit that many bottles of wine into our budget :P
but it was very nice :)
i will do it again. for sure.

SO…this is not a recipe you will want to drink wine with while making (i hope) because this is a breakfast dish!

Herbed - Baked Eggs

1/4 teaspoon minced fresh garlic
1/4 teaspoon minced fresh rosemary leaves
1 teaspoon of fresh cilantro
1 teaspoon of fresh basil
(you can obviously use whatever herbs you like & however much…this is just what i did)
1 tablespoon (about) of freshly grated parmesan cheese
2-3 eggs
1 tablespoon of olive oil or milk
a sliver of butter
sea salt & pepper to taste

no. 1 
preheat the broiler for about 5 minutes and place the oven rack 6 inches below the heat.
no. 2
combine the herbs and the parmesan cheese and set aside. Carefully crack 2 eggs into each of 5 small bowls or teacups (you won’t be baking them in these)
no. 3
now put 1 tablespoon of cream or olive oil & and your butter in each dish and place under the broiler for about 2 minutes, until hot and bubbly. Now quickly crack 3 eggs into your gratin dish (you can do this beforehand in a bowl if that is helpful) & sprinkle evenly with the herb mixture & adding desired amount of salt & pepper. 

no. 4
place back under the broiler for 5 to 6 minutes, until the whites of the eggs are almost cooked. I made the mistake of leaving them in TOO long. Longer than 6 minutes. It didn't look like the yolks were cooked at ALL, but when i pulled them out they were basically hard boiled :P So 6 minutes should be perfect. Allow to set for about a minute.
 serve hot with toasted bread or eat as it is.

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