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Growing up in Nigeria, eggs to me could only be made 2 ways, hard boiled or fried, i had never ever seen a runny yolk, in fact if you had served my father or mother a soft boiled egg you probably would have gotten an earful.
During my recent years of food exploration i have come to love poached eggs, with the delicious runny yolks, poached with just a tinge of vinegar, almost like heaven.
Another egg that has caught my fancy is Ina's Herbed Baked Eggs, Ina Garten is a food network star and host of the program Barefoot Contessa, she also was a nuclear policy analyst at the white house, which kinda automatically enters her into my book of heroes, foodie and geek!!!! :)
This egg recipe will make you almost die of anticipation, your entire house will be filled with the smell of fresh herbs, and you might actually burn your tongue from the first bite because you cannot wait to try. i have made this 3 times already, and every time i experiment more, add bacon, add ham, add tomatoes, possibilities are endless.
Best served with some freshly oven warmed bread.
Here's what you need
1/8 teaspoon of minced fresh rosemary leaves
1/8 teaspoon of minced fresh thyme leaves
1/8 teaspoon of minced fresh parsley
3 large eggs
1 tbsp of heavy cream
1/2 tbsp of unsalted butter
1/2tbsp of freshly grated parmesan cheese
2 slices of sauteed bacon.
Preheat oven broiler for 5minutes and place oven rack 6 inches below the heat.
Break eggs into a bowl so that they are ready to go when you need them
In a bowl, mix together the herbs and cheese
in a small ramekin or gratin cheese, add butter and milk and but then under the broiler for 3 minutes until hot and bubbly ( i forgot to take a picture of this step X_X)
Quickly pour eggs into ramekin and lightly sprinkle salt and pepper for seasoning, remember that it will be hot
Top with herb and cheese mixture
Serve with with some freshly oven warmed bread.
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