370 – Baked eggs in roasted tomatoes / البيض المخبوزة في الطماطم المشوية

Dec 31, 2015 | Appetizers

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Ingredients :

  • 4 large tomatoes
  • 4 eggs
  • 2 tablespoons shredded cheese
  • 1 tablespoon chopped scallions
  • 2 tablespoons heavy cream
  • Salt, pepper, ground paprika
  • Chopped chives or cilantro for decoration

Directions :

Step 1 – Preparing the Cheese Filling: 
1- First, let’s make a quick filling.  Slice and finely chop some scallions. In a bowl I am mixing the chopped scallions with shredded mozzarella cheese and heavy cream. Season with salt, pepper, and some ground paprika.
2- Feel free to use any ingredient combos, you can add tuna, smoked turkey, chili pepper if you like spicy…. Be creative!

Step 2 – Preparing the Tomatoes: 
1- Time to prepare the tomatoes. Slice off the top of the tomato and keep it on the side for decoration later.
2- Using a spoon, empty the inside of the tomato without breaking its shape of course. No cutting skills required.. anyone can do this.

Step 3 – Putting together Tomatoes and Eggs: 
1- Now, prepare your baking pan. Here I am using a muffin tin.
2- Brush it with olive oil. Place one tomato in each muffin hole and brush the inside of the tomato with olive oil as well.
3- Season the tomatoes with salt and pepper, then add a small spoon of cheese filling in the tomatoes.
4- Break a whole egg in each tomato, season with salt and pepper, and that’s it!!!

Step 4 – Baking the Tomatoes and Eggs: 
1- Place in a preheated oven at  400 F / 200 C and bake for around 15-20 minutes or until the eggs are done.
If some egg white overflows and cooks outside of the tomato, just clean it off and eat it… no one will know!
2- Serve immediately when still hot, top with sliced chives and the tomato hat! Eat with crusty bread… check this out… beautifully cooked eggs in super flavorful roasted tomatoes… hmmmm

Bon appetite!

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