If you’ve run out of easy breakfast recipes, try making baked eggs. These miniature egg casseroles let you avoid the messy clean-up that results when you fry or poach them on the stove. In addition, you can customize the recipe in a million different ways—nearly anything you can add to most egg recipes will bake quickly and easily with eggs in a cup.
Baked Eggs Recipe
- 4 eggs
- 2 oz butter
- Salt and pepper to taste
- 2 slices white bread
- Toast the slices of white bread until each one is brown on both sides with the best 4 slice toaster. Crumble; spread the bread crumbs evenly at the bottom of four microwavable cups.
- Preheat the oven to 325 degrees. Set a baking sheet on the oven rack as platform to support the cups.
- Slice the butter into four sections and drop one into each cup. Break the eggs over the butter and bread; add salt and pepper as desired.
- Carefully set the cups on the baking sheet. Bake for fifteen minutes, then gently poke each egg yolk with a fork to determine if they are fully cooked. Remove and serve when the yolks are solid.
Alternatively, you can cook them in an egg cooker.
Baked Egg Variations
- Eggs in Milk: Add two tablespoons of whole milk or half-and-half to the eggs before baking. This boils the eggs in milk and adds a creamy flavor to the dish.
- Mini Huevos Rancheros: Add two tablespoons of salsa, one tablespoon of guacamole and a sprinkling of cheddar cheese to each cup. Sprinkle with Tabasco sauce as desired.
- Eggs Puttanesca: Add three anchovy fillets, one tablespoon of capers and one tablespoon of olive oil to each cup. (Here’s some olive oil dispensers you may like)
- Healthier Baked Eggs: Use two tablespoons olive oil as a substitute for the butter. You can also use crumbled wheat bread instead of white bread.
- Full Breakfast Eggs: Add two slices of cooked bacon to each cup before baking.
- Easy Eggs Benedict: Add one slice of ham to each cup. While baking, make easy hollandaise sauce in a blender. Drizzle over the eggs before serving.
- Baked Egg Burgers: Add a small amount of cooked ground beef and cheddar cheese to each cup before baking.
- Eggs Bolognese: Add two tablespoons of tomato sauce and a handful of cooked ground beef to each cup before baking.
- Portuguese Eggs: Add two tablespoons of fresh cilantro and half a clove of sliced garlic to each cup before baking. Inspired by Portuguese Egg and Garlic Soup. (Here are some great garlic presses for you!)
- Vegetable Eggs: Add one tablespoon chopped scallions, one tablespoon fresh cilantro and two tablespoons sliced tomatoes to each cup before baking.
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