Baked Egg in a Tomato

I wanted to use up some of our tomatoes in a more creative way. I told Hubby I was trying a new recipe for lunch on Sunday. He’s pretty used to that happening these days, but he said this is not at all what he was expecting. I think he was expecting something sweet.

The baked egg in a tomato came out really good. The yolks were just slightly runny which is exactly how I like it. The combination of a fresh tomato, some cheese, and a baked egg made for a perfect weekend lunch.


I’m submitting this recipe for August’s What’s Baking? The theme was “Celebrate Summer” this month and I decided to mix things up by baking something savory instead of a sweet treat. Be sure to go check out The Mess Pot for a recap of what everyone else made

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Baked Egg in a Tomato

Yield: Serves 2

Ingredients:

2 large tomatoes
2 large eggs
1/4 cup shredded Mozzarella
1/4 cup shredded Parmesan cheese
Salt and Pepper, to taste
basil, to taste

Directions:

Preheat oven to 425.

Slice off the tops of each tomato. Using a sharp paring knife and a spoon, gently cut around the inside perimeter of the tomato and scoop out the seeds. Place tomatoes upside down on a tea towel or paper towel for a few minutes to let some more of the water drain out of the tomatoes. If you skip this step, the tomatoes may come out a little watery after baking them.

Place the tomatoes in an oven proof baking dish.

Depending on the size of your tomatoes, place 1-2 Tablespoons of the shredded Mozzarella in the bottom of each, making a little well with your fingers so the eggs will lay flat.

Break the egg into a small bowl. Carefully pour the egg into a tomato being careful to keep all the whites inside the tomato. Repeat with other egg and tomato.

Bake the eggs for 10 minutes. They will just begin to set by this time.

After 10 minutes, sprinkle the tops of the eggs with Parmesan cheese. Bake for another 7-13 minutes, until the eggs are set to your desired consistency.

Remove the eggs from the oven and let sit for 2 minutes. Sprinkle with salt and pepper, and garnish with fresh basil.

Recipe seen on Taste and See, originally from Epicurious.com

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12 Responses to “Homemade “Instant” Pancake Mix and Blueberry Pancakes”

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    Sara — April 2, 2010 at 4:20 pm

    These pancakes look perfect! I don’t make pancakes that often, but this mix would be an easy throw together to keep in the freezer. Yum!

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    Amy Kingman — April 2, 2010 at 4:28 pm

    Great idea to freeze the mix. I have been making our pancake batter from scratch for a while now, and it’s nearly impossible to go back to the boxed stuff! They just taste flavorless and cardboard-y. I had been reluctant to make mix ahead of time because I didn’t want it to go bad. Thanks for the idea!

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    Lauren — April 2, 2010 at 5:15 pm

    What a great idea to have a homemade pancake mix on hand!

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    Nancy — April 2, 2010 at 5:22 pm

    A good substitute for buttermilk – since most of us don’t keep it on hand, but do have milk in the fridge:

    1 TBS white vinegar with enough milk added to make 1 cup. Allowed to sit for at least ten minutes, this mixture will clot up and mimic buttermilk sufficiently for most recipes.

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    Memória — April 2, 2010 at 9:44 pm

    Those pancakes look amazing!! Oh my goodness.

    i think it is a great idea about freezing milk, too. I buy whole milk for baking only so I need to do that.

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    SimplySweeter — April 2, 2010 at 9:54 pm

    Wow. Those look so good I might have to whip some up…..like…NOW.

    http://www.simplysweeter.blogspot.com

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    Jen — April 2, 2010 at 10:28 pm

    You can also use lemon juice instead of vinegar in the substitute for buttermilk provided by Nancy.

    One thing to note about this recipe though. Not only is the buttermilk needed for the chemical reaction, but it also provides a great flavor to the pancakes that I don’t think you get from using the substitute. Also, buttermilk will keep for a very long time in the fridge since it’s acidic.

    AB mentioned in his cookbook that there are only four thinks he will not make without buttermilk: cornbread, biscuits, waffles, and pancakes. I tend to agree with him.

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    Kelly — April 3, 2010 at 1:24 am

    What a great idea to make your own pancake mix and then when you want quick pancakes, you can have a healthy mix 🙂

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    Kerstin — April 3, 2010 at 3:33 am

    Mmm, these look way better than a mix! Great tip to store the mix in the freezer too!

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    Sugar Bananas — April 6, 2010 at 1:04 am

    Yum! I love blueberry ‘anything’. Alton Brown recipes are always winners. If you’re looking for an even healthier pancake recipe, check out my ‘fluffy whole wheat pancakes’ on my blog. I mix batches of the dry ingredients and keep them in the freezer. Thanks for posting – I’m off to buy some blueberries! Oh, and I’m a new follower 🙂

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    Memória — April 9, 2010 at 8:20 am

    These pancakes look amazing!! Bookmarked!

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    Ashley — July 7, 2010 at 4:04 pm

    Hey Jen I am eating these pancakes at this very moment. They are so fluffy and filling! May I borrow this recipe for my blog and link it back to you??

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