Eggs in Tomato Cradles

Total Time
Prep 20 mins
Cook 20 mins

One more thing out of the Bulgarian National Cuisine cookbook that I am planning to try. It comes from the region of Veliko Tarnovo. And it does sound appealing, doesn't it?


  1. Cut out the upper part (or lid) of the tomatoes and hollow them.
  2. Drain any excess juice, sprinkle with salt and put the tomatoes in a greased pan.
  3. Divide the butter into 10 pieces; place one in each tomato and break an egg over it.
  4. Bake for 20 minutes in a preheated oven at medium temperature.
  5. Serve hot, sprinkled with cheese and black pepper.
Most Helpful

Very easy to make and a big hit with the children in the house. Tastes good too. Was a great addition to a slap up meal for a Saturday evening - perfect for when you don't really want to cook.

Missy Wombat February 14, 2004