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