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Creamy Baked Eggs

I am so sorry that my posts are few and far between. I feel like I am fighting my way back from a sort of dark abyss. I appreciate so much that you have stuck with me despite my lack of posts (totally inactive). It had been a long time since I had entered a contest at Food52 and missed it and the community. The most recent contest is “Your Best Creamy Breakfast”. Well, breakfast is my favorite meal of the day and of course anything creamy is definitely something I can get behind. Thinking about what to make brought me to my childhood, on special occasions my Mom made baked eggs or shirred eggs. This is my updated version of my Moms recipe. I was lucky enough to be picked as a finalist and would appreciate so much if you would cast a vote for me, click here and it will take you to the voting page on Food52. Thank you again for being so wonderful!

Creamy Baked Eggs

Recipe by sdebrango

Serves 2-4 depending on appetite

Béchamel

2 tbs butter

2 tbs flour

1 1/2 cup warmed whole milk

salt and pepper to taste

The rest

4 large eggs

5 oz baby spinach cleaned

4-6 slices bacon cut into bite size pieces

10 cherry tomatoes cut in half

1/2 cup grated gruyere cheese

Handful toasted breadcrumbs to coat pan or pans

Make béchamel or white sauce. Add butter to small heavy bottom saucepan, melt on medium low heat, add flour and whisk cooking for about 1-2 minutes. Slowly add the warmed milk whisking constantly and cook until it thickens. Season with salt and black pepper to taste. Remove from heat and set aside

Heat a saute or fry pan on medium high flame and add the bacon bits, saute until lightly browned. Remove the bacon leaving the rendered fat in the pan. Add the spinach and saute until wilted. Remove and set aside. Place the tomatoes in the to pan and cook until they start to blister and soften, set aside. Preheat oven to 425 degree’s. NOTE: if bacon doesn’t produce enough rendered fat add a little olive oil.

Assembly:

Butter pans,( I used 2 individual oval pans), ramekins or cocottes. Sprinkle bottom with toasted breadcrumbs. Divide the spinach between the pans, add the bacon bits and tomatoes. Spoon 3 heaping tbs of the béchamel on top. Create a well and gently nestle the eggs in the well. Spoon more béchamel around the eggs. Place your pans on a baking sheet and bake for 10 minutes, the eggs will not be completely set, that’s ok you are going to finish in the broiler. Remove from oven and adjust to broil setting. Cover top with grated cheese and place in broiler close to flame for about 1 minute or until cheese is melted and lightly browned.  Note: You can assemble this the night before and bake in the morning.

Serve with toast!

 

 

27 Comments Post a comment
  1. Looks delicious!

    September 20, 2019
  2. This looks very delicious, Suzanne 🙂

    September 20, 2019
  3. Hi Suzanne! A dark abyss does not sound good at all. Hope all is well now, or better. This is a great breakfast. My mother used to make something similar, but with salt cod. Of course, anything with a bechamel is good!!!

    September 21, 2019
  4. Fabulous! 😋🌿

    September 21, 2019
  5. hocuspocus13 #

    Happy Autumn Equinox

    September 22, 2019
  6. Hi, Suzanne I am SO SO happy to see you back. I wish all the best to you! ❤️

    September 22, 2019
    • Mochi!!! So nice to hear from you I do hope you are doing well. I’ve missed you. Thank you so much! I think of you often.

      September 22, 2019
      • Me too! I do hope you everything alright!

        September 23, 2019
  7. Hi Suzanne, This egg dish looks delicious. How are Percy and Jenna Rose? I hope you and they are doing well.

    September 22, 2019
    • Hi Sharon, doing ok thank you!! Hope you are doing well and thank you so much!!❤️

      September 22, 2019
  8. I hope you are feeling better Suzanne. I just voted for you, good luck.

    September 24, 2019
  9. Welcome back! I can’t find the number of eggs in the list of ingredients?

    September 24, 2019
    • Hi Stefan, oh no I will add, it’s 4 eggs. Thank you for picking that up!! Hope you are well!!

      September 24, 2019
  10. Hugs, Suzanne. ♥

    October 4, 2019
  11. Suzanne, thanks for giving us a delicious virtual dish. I hope it brightened your day as much as it did mine, to see you posting. This really, really, really makes me wish I could eat eggs. But no harm in the virtual kind! 😀 Hugs on the wing.

    October 5, 2019
    • Thank you so much Teagan!! You know what brightens my day, reading your stories. Thank you for that and for the kind comment it means so much to me!! I know you are allergic to eggs and I am thrilled you will virtually enjoy❤️❤️

      October 6, 2019
  12. This sounds lovely, and welcome back!

    October 12, 2019
    • Thank you so much!!! So good to see you again it’s been too long❤️

      October 12, 2019
  13. Doesn’t this look delicious!!

    October 19, 2019

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