Chick Meals

Baked Eggs for Morning, Noon or Night

Since I’m only cooking for myself nowadays (damn Navy), I’m always looking for quick healthy recipes to make. 1. They have to require a minimal amount of ingredients so I’m  not endlessly searching around the store with a screaming baby. 2. They need to take less than 30 minutes to make. Because most days I don’t even have an extra 10 minutes to spare. 3. They need to be on the healthy side, because I’m not trying to gain 40 pounds over here. And I also don’t have 3 hours a day to exercise.

I was watching the Food Network the other day (standard – ask my babysitter, whenever she comes over to help, this channel is on) and this recipe caught my eye. Mainly because it was all about eggs. I love eggs. I will eat them any way, just give them to me. Now.

This is the perfect dish to make anytime of the day because the eggs are baked in a pool of tomato sauce. There are thick slices of fresh mozzarella layered in. And if you are obsessed with salty things, (like me),  the olives and salami (I just used a hint of salami) will meet your salty standards. The whole shebang reminds me of a greek dish, which, is mouth watering. It’s like you’re on a Greek island. Riding on a donkey up a hill. I don’t really know whats happening now.

Baked Eggs

Here is the link to the recipe – http://www.foodnetwork.com/recipes/geoffrey-zakarian/baked-eggs-with-salami-mozzarella-olives-and-garlic-bread.html

You add the eggs in at the very end, and then toss it in the oven to finish it for about 15 minutes. I cooked it for the full 15 minutes and my eggs turned out over hard. I’m an over easy girl so I wasn’t too fond of this. My suggestion is to cook it for 10-12 minutes. Unless you are an over hard fan, then by all means go for it.

The bread was the perfect addition. I almost never eat bread because I don’t want to waste the calories on gross American prepackaged bread. I used to live in Amsterdam, and they know how to make some bad ass bread. So I’m spoiled now. But I bought a french baguette and broiled it with a bit of Olive Oil, rubbed it with fresh garlic and sprinkled parmesan on it. The bread was the perfect addition because it soaked up all the sauce and egg and oh my gosh. Bread this time? Worth it.

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