Sorry for the pun. I couldn’t help myself.
This might be kind of weird, but I actually just found out that baked eggs exist. I think I was scrolling through my Instagram feed and I saw that someone posted a picture of baked eggs that they got at a cafe. Although I often try to eat vegan breakfasts, I usually make an egg-ception (sorry again!!) for eggs because they’re such an easy savory meal. So realizing that you can BAKE your eggs was actually pretty egg-citing for me! And the best part? They’re super easy, so it’s okay if you don’t egg-cel at baking! They will still egg-ceed egg-spectations. (I’m actually not sorry.)
Baked eggs are as simple as they sound–you crack an egg. Then you bake it. To make it more of a full meal, though, I like to add different vegetables to my eggs, just like people do with quiches and such. My favorite combination? Spinach, mushrooms, and cheddar.
Don’t just stop there, though. The possibilities are endless! If you aren’t vegetarian, you can recreate the classic eggs and bacon breakfast by crumbling on bacon bits. I’ve seen a lot of people add tomato sauce to the bottom of theirs, which sounds really good. If you’re a carbaholic (I sure am), you can add an english muffin in under your egg. Let me know in the comments what you think of!
Here they are before being baked:
If you have company, you can also create a super easy brunch dish by putting a bunch of eggs into a large ramekin to make a sort of baked egg casserole. I’m sure that would be a crowd pleaser!
Anyway, without further ado, here are my basic instructions for a baked egg for one.