Baked Eggs With Cheese (Uova Al Piatto All Parmigiana)

Total Time
30mins
Prep 20 mins
Cook 10 mins

A great dish for a light supper or brunch from a fabulous book called The Italian Cooking Encyclopedia by Hermes House publishing.

Ingredients Nutrition

  • 6 eggs
  • salt & freshly ground black pepper
  • 3 tablespoons boiled ham, cut into thin matchsticks
  • 6 tablespoons freshly grated parmesan cheese or 6 tablespoons romano cheese
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 3 -4 leaves fresh basil, to garnish
  • rounds crusty bread, warmed to serve

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees F.
  2. Butter a shallow ovenproof dish (or dishes if you prefer to bake the eggs individually.
  3. Break the eggs into the dish.
  4. Season with salt and pepper.
  5. Sprinkle the ham over the whites.
  6. Sprinkle the top with Parmesan or Romano.
  7. Dot with butter.
  8. Cover the dish,and bake for 7-10 mins., or until the whites have set and the cheese has melted.
  9. Garnish with basil.
  10. Serve hot with warmed peas.
  11. Variation: Add 2 ozs of canned peas after adding the ham.

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