Baked Eggs for Two

By • September 16, 2009 • 3 Comments

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Author Notes: This versatile recipe is a weekend favorite of mine. Pancetta may be substituted for Turkey Sausage. Thyme may be substituted for Tarragon. Asiago may be grated onto eggs before broiling, or feta or ricotta salata crumbled over eggs after broiling. Creativity is your secret ingredient. My hunny and I prepare this almost every Sunday morning, and serve with french press coffee. It's pretty effortless... You can roll out of bed and fifteen minutes later, you've got stellar start to your day!Traveling Tongue

Serves 2

  • 3 large brown eggs or 4 small brown eggs
  • 1/2 package frozen spinach, thawed and drained
  • 1 large heirloom tomato, sliced
  • 1/2 shallot, finely chopped
  • 1 link of sweet, lean Italian turkey sausage
  • 2 tablespoons heavy cream
  • 1 tablespoon fresh tarragon, roughly chopped
  • Salt and Pepper
  1. Turn oven dial to High Broil.
  2. Remove sausage casing and break into smaller bits. Lightly brown sausage and shallot in a small saute pan and set aside.
  3. Arrange spinach and tomato slices in the bottom of a 1 1/2 quart casserole dish or 48 oz. Ramekin, leaving small wells in which to place the eggs.
  4. Crack eggs into wells and scatter turkey sausage and shallot over dish. Add a pinch of salt and freshly cracked pepper.
  5. Pour heavy cream over dish.
  6. Broil for 8-10 minutes, until whites have solidified and yolks are slightly runny.
  7. Sprinkle with chopped tarragon and serve immediately.
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about 1 year ago Danielle

I did a delightful variation on this. I replaced the frozen spinach with an unmeasured layer of fresh, used Aidell's chicken apple sausages instead of turkey, and opted out of cream for plain skim milk. I topped it with chunks of goat cheese, dried thyme, and fresh shredded basil and mint. Ate it for breakfast, and then again for dinner the next day- one of the best meals I've made myself in a while.

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almost 5 years ago vvvanessa

sounds delicious! lovely photo.

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about 5 years ago PhoebeLapine

This looks absolutely delicious. I love using turkey sausage, and I'm sure it tastes excellent with the spinach. I think I like the thyme substitution though. thanks!