Saturday, January 28, 2012

Baked Eggs in a Bread Bowl

Years ago, when I worked at Oxmoor House (Southern Living Books) we tested a similiar recipe. I was (and still am) so impressed with how pretty these are. The ones we tested/tasted had fresh spinach leaves lining the roll before the egg was added. I like them either way. This would be good on a nite when you want breakfast for dinner. And they're easy, too!

Baked Egg in a Bread Bowl

8 large, crusty dinner rolls
8 large eggs
1/4 cup chopped mixed herbs, such as parsley, chives and tarragon
2 tablespoons heavy cream
Salt and pepper
4 tablespoons grated Parmesan

 Preheat oven to 350ºF.

Slice off top of each dinner roll and gently remove some bread until there is a hole large enough to accommodate an egg. Arrange rolls on a rimmed baking sheet. Reserve tops.

Crack an egg into each roll, then top with some herbs and a bit of cream. Season with salt and pepper. Sprinkle with Parmesan.  

Bake until eggs are set and bread is toasted, 20 to 25 minutes. After eggs have cooked for 20 minutes, place bread tops on baking sheet and bake until golden brown. Let sit 5 minutes. Place tops on rolls and serve warm.

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