Sunday, February 17, 2013

Cooking for One: Baked Eggs Caprese

After looking at the cookbook Mini-Cocotte, I decided to try this recipe in my new, little Le Creuset pot. 

This was not a recipe from the cookbook but it looked like a good one to try and had very simple ingredients. Nothing is easier for breakfast than baked eggs.

This was really delicious – one that I would definitely make again - and a great recipe to serve up for a winter brunch. 

There are a lot of great recipes in this cookbook including Chicken Pot Pies, Scrambled Eggs and Chocolate Cocottes. I plan to try them all.

I like sharing meals with others, but with living alone I am eating alone at some time or other. 

Love the fact that Le Creuset has made it so easy to cook an interesting and delicious meal just for one.

Bon Appetit!

1 egg
1 slice of ham
3 cherry tomatoes
1 slice of white mozzarella cheese
fresh chopped basil
salt and pepper

Preheat oven to 375F and prepare small oven safe dish. 

Place slice of ham at the bottom of your dish. Cut tomatoes in halves and place on the ham. 

Cover it with white mozzarella slices. 

Sprinkle fresh basil on top and finally carefully crack the egg. 

Add salt and pepper to taste.

Bake for 25 minutes or until egg is cooked. I did not bake mine with the lid on but may try it next time.

Serve immediately with bread.