Well today is an exciting day. Since Tuesdays are kinda lame and Steve and I don't see each other at all cause of our schedules we decided to celebrate my birthday/anniversary today. This means basically a day of laying around in my pajamas and making delicious food. I'm really excited for the menu we've planned and I'm gonna blog it all. Our first course is a breakfast/brunch thing that Steve made . He made baked eggs in tomatoes wrapped in Prosciutto. I came across this on the blog Almost Bourdain and decided I needed to eat these.
They are pretty easy to make, the biggest problem we encountered was that the blog we got the recipe from had their oven temp in Celsius and Steve didn't realize at first...thus we were wondering why nothing was happening with our oven set to 180 degrees. oops :) The only thing I would change was that there was no specifications on how much olive oil to use so I think we could have cut back on that a bit. Over all those these were amazing and we will be making these again.
Baked Eggs in Tomatoes
- 4 tomatoes
- 4 eggs
- Olive Oil
- Salt & Pepper
First you have to cut the tops off the tomatoes and scrape out the insides. Turn them upside down and let drain for 15 minutes.
While those are draining prepare your basil mixture. In a bowl (or preferably with a mortar and pestal) smush up the basil with salt and pepper. Add a little olive oil and smush some more.
Once tomatoes are drained rub your basil mixture on the inside of them.
Next take your slices of prosciutto and wrap around the outside of the tomato. Secure with toothpicks. Throw these into the oven at 350 for about 15 minutes until prosciutto starts to crisp up and the tomatoes are soft.
Remove from oven and crack your eggs into the tomato. Bake for another 5 or so minutes or until the egg is set.