These baked eggs are perfect for brunch or as a cozy comforting dinner. You can make use of leftover meats like ham or whatever meats you have on hand for the filling. It’s one of those comfort foods that instantly remind you of the smell of a hot cheesy pizza with fresh basil or a bowl of hot homemade tomato and basil soup with chunks of cheddar. Yummy!
For a vegetarian version simply swap the meat for chopped mushroom or your favorite veg.
BAKED EGGS RECIPE
➠6 Eggs (2 per portion)
➠1 White Onion
➠1 Red Onion
➠1 Cup chopped ham or leftover roast meats
➠3 Celery Stalks
➠¹/₂ Capsicum (Yellow or Red)
➠Handful of fresh dhania
➠2-3 Cloves of garlic
➠Salt and pepper to season
➠Cheddar cheese (grated) About a cup and a half
For the marinara sauce
➠Half of the chopped white onion
➠1 Tbsp Olive oil
➠1 Can Tinned Tomatoes
➠1 Stalk fresh rosemary
➠Handful of fresh basil leaves (Chopped)
➠1 Tbsp Red wine vinegar
➠1 Tbsp Brown Sugar
➠A pinch salt and black pepper to season
Prep and chop the ingredients that need chopping then make the marinara sauce.
Heat some oil in a small pot and add half of the chopped white onion. Once lightly browned add a pinch of salt and pepper then pour in the tinned tomatoes. Roughly break them up with a wooden spoon or scissors then add in chopped basil, dhania, and rosemary.Cover and simmer for 2 minutes.
Next, add the brown sugar and red wine vinegar then gives it a light stir to dissolve the sugar. Cover and reduce the heat to low letting the sauce simmer for another 4 mins. While you get started on the filling. At this point taste the sauce and check for seasoning, in case it needs more salt & pepper.
On a separate and clean pan add 1 tbsp Olive oil and begin to brown the celery on a medium to high heat, followed by the onion (white & red), garlic, capsicum and your chopped leftover meats. Finally, add a knob of butter and some roughly chopped dhania. Saving some for garnish later.
Add the marinara sauce to the filling mixture and divide it between each bowl. Leaving room at the top for the cheese and eggs. Sprinkle a good helping of grated cheese over the marinara sauce then finally crack 2 eggs on top and season with salt & pepper.
Bake the eggs in a preheated oven at 180°Celcius for 20 mins or until the eggs are cooked through. If you like a runny yolk simply reduce the time.
If you’re feeling cheesy sprinkle some parmesan cheese on top while it’s still hot. Garnish with dhania and serve with buttered toast or garlic bread.