Mexican Baked Eggs

I came up with this recipe just after I woke up this morning, cooked it for breakfast and knew I just had to share.

These are creamy baked eggs with some ham, cherry tomatoes, green capsicum (bell pepper) and Mexican chilli powder added to give a great flavour. Teamed up with some toasted tortillas, these make a great breakfast or brunch. Another good thing is that they are quick and easy to make.

The cooking time given below results in a perfectly runny egg yolk, but if you don’t like your yolks that way just give them a couple more minutes in the oven.

Ingredients – serves 2:

  • 4 cherry tomatoes, halved
  • 1/4 green capsicum (bell pepper), finely chopped
  • 25g/1 oz sliced ham, finely chopped
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 tbsp cream
  • sprinkling of Mexican chilli powder, to taste
  • freshly ground black pepper, to season
  • 2 tortillas, toasted, to serve

Method:

  • Heat your oven to 190C/170C fan forced/370F.
  • Spray two small ovenproof dishes (ramekins are fine) with cooking spray.
  • Divide your tomatoes, green capsicum and ham between the two dishes.

  • Crack an egg into each dish, being careful not to break the yolk.
  • Top each dish with 1 tbsp cream, a sprinkling of the Mexican chilli powder and some black pepper.

  • Get a baking tray that is deep enough to sit your ovenproof dishes in and then¬†fill the tray¬†with boiling water so that the water comes half way up the ovenproof dishes.
  • Carefully put into the oven and bake for 15 minutes.
  • Serve immediately with your toasted tortillas.
  • Enjoy!

 

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One Response to Mexican Baked Eggs

  1. i LOVE this idea, mexican food and eggs are two of my favorite things! definately bookmarked for the weekend! perfect brunch idea :)

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