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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8 Responses to “Great American Taste Test – KFC biscuits”

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    Stephanie Wagner — September 15, 2009 at 11:26 pm

    Looks like these turned out great! I’m surprised they didn’t call for brushing some egg on top of the biscuits before cooking, that might get that top a little crispier…I totally want to make some of these Saturday morning.

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    Katy ~ — September 16, 2009 at 8:26 am

    These look very good to me. I have a favorite biscuit recipe, but want to give these a try because of the buttermilk.

    Have been following your blog for a while. Nice blog!

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    Jen — September 16, 2009 at 11:50 am

    I agree Steph. Or maybe just melted butter to give it the color.

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    tom — September 16, 2009 at 12:51 pm

    If you want to compare even more recipes from many of the popular sites, take a look at RecipeComparison.com. Just search for “buttermilk biscuits” and you’ll see all the ingredients nicely laid out in a table with a link to jump directly to each recipe.

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    Food Lady — March 14, 2013 at 2:07 am

    I worked at a KFC in the mid-90s. I had privy to the ingredients lists and methods. The biscuits came frozen and had egg in the dough. We brushed the tops after baking with butter-flavored oil that is commonly used in the restaurant industry. I remember thinking that the egg was unusual; I hadn’t seen many biscuit recipes calling for egg, and I have been baking since I was 8.

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    Dawn — April 11, 2013 at 2:00 pm

    kfc.com does not list eggs in their food allergy listing for the biscuits, just an fyi

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    Michelle — April 14, 2013 at 9:25 pm

    I, too, worked at a KFC when I was a teenager. The biscuits were not frozen. It was a bag mix and we mixed it with a large tub of shortening. Then mixed, rolled, cut and baked. We topped with a “liquid butter” substance fresh from the oven. They may make them frozen now, but they didn’t in the early 90’s.

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    Michelle — April 14, 2013 at 9:27 pm

    Oh, and there are NO eggs in the mix. Otherwise, it would be a cake, not a biscuit. That is common baking “science”.

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