Herb baked eggs and tomatoes

Homegrown tomatoes and herbs

It is possible all these ingredients came from your home. Or, you can find all these ingredients at the farmers market.
It is possible all these ingredients came from your home. Or, you can find all these ingredients at the farmers market. | Source

Fresh Herbs

Season a dish with herbs and garnish with a spring of fresh herbs.
Season a dish with herbs and garnish with a spring of fresh herbs. | Source

Herb baked tomatoes and eggs

When I saw the original recipe on Pinterest from Curvy Carrot, I vowed to make it as soon as the garden started producing lots of tomatoes. As it tuns out, it's an excellent dish anytime.

  • The perfect breakfast on the patio with morning coffee.
  • Great herb garden luncheon.
  • Easy long day, light meal.

I added fresh herbs and cooked the eggs about five minutes longer for set eggs, no runny egg whites for me.

When tomatoes are their most productive, so are the herbs in the herb garden. This simple dish is elavated to gourmet statis with a sprinkling of fresh chopped herbs.

Herbs - Consider seasoning with a sprinkle of fresh, chopped chervil, basil, parsley, or chives. Combine herbs in the French classic: Fines herbes. The ingredients of fines herbes are the quintessential herb combination in French cooking. Chop and toss fresh parsley, chives, tarragon and chervil.

Bacon - In one tomato, I added a teaspoon of real bacon bits, before the egg went in. Frying bacon is much too messy and takes too long for this light, simple dish. When you cook bacon for BLTs, make a couple of extra strips and save for this dish.

Herb seasoned tomato

If you do not have a garden this year, find big ripe tomatoes at the farmers market.
If you do not have a garden this year, find big ripe tomatoes at the farmers market. | Source

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees. I used a big tomato and the large egg just barely fit. Cut a really small sliver off the botton of the tomato to help it sit flat. Cut a slice off the top to make the top level. Gently scoop out the tomato pulp and seeds. Discard or save pulp for another use.
  2. Sit tomato shell in a baking dish. Add salt and pepper or a sprinkle of chopped basil or other chopped herbs to the inside of the tomato, if you like. Add Tablespoon of shredded cheese.
  3. Crack egg into the tomato shell. Bake 15 minutes. Remove from oven, sprinkle with remaining cheese. Bake about 10 minutes more or until egg is cooked Do not over bake. Remember, the egg will contue to cook once it is removed from the oven. It is better to err on the side of underdone because you can always cook it more.
  4. Remove from oven. Transfer to serving plate. Add salt and pepper (optional). Garnish with fresh chopped herbs (optional). Serve imediately.

Ingredients

  • 8 -10 ounces about half a pound tomato, scoop out contents
  • 1 extra large or large egg, a smaller tomato will only hold a smaller egg
  • sprinkling chives, basil, chervil, chopped (optional)
  • pinch salt and pepper, to taste
  • 1 teas Real bacon bits, optional

Cook Time

Prep time: 5 min
Cook time: 20 min
Ready in: 25 min
Yields: 1 tomato equals one serving

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Patsybell 4 years ago from zone 6a, SEMO Author

Thank you for your kind words. I hope you are close enough to get the last of this summer's tomatoes. That is what I had to do this week. Buy farmers market tomatoes because my garden was just burned up from the heat wave.


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toomuchmint 4 years ago

Yum! This is a great way to show-off great cooking and an abundant garden. My tomatoes didn't turn out this year, but if it's half as tasty with store-bought tomatoes, it'll still be worth it. :-D


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Patsybell 4 years ago from zone 6a, SEMO Author

Love to hear what you think. I had a baked egg in tomato this morning. Used mozerella and a dusting of parmesan. I appreciate your comments.


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Glimmer Twin Fan 4 years ago

Patsy - This will probably be breakfast tomorrow. Thanks!


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Patsybell 4 years ago from zone 6a, SEMO Author

Thank you for you kind comments. Leave your egg a bit underdone while cooking. By the time you get to the table, it will be cooked like you prefer it.


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Patsybell 4 years ago from zone 6a, SEMO Author

I have never tried cooking eggs in the microwave. I would put a moist paper towel loosely over the top. I hope you will let me know how it turns out.

Thank you for the comment Rochelle Frank. You've sparked my curiosity. Wish we lived closer. We could trade eggs for tomatoes. I buy my eggs at the farmers market.


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lady rain 4 years ago from Australia

This looks like a fun recipe. Will definitely try it out when I harvest the big tomatoes. Thanks for the idea!


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Rochelle Frank 4 years ago from California Gold Country

This looks good. I don't have an overabundance of tomatoes this year, but our hens are laying. Gotta try this. I wonder if it could be done in the microwave, on a lowered setting with pierced egg yolks.

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