Prep 15 mins
Cook 10 mins
The perfect luncheon or Brunch dish, leaving your hands free to entertain your guests while they are baking. Very French, and you can make them with any seasonings you like.
- 1⁄2 teaspoon minced fresh garlic
- 1⁄2 teaspoon minced fresh thyme leave
- 1⁄2 teaspoon minced fresh rosemary leaf
- 2 tablespoons minced fresh parsley
- 2 tablespoons freshly grated parmesan cheese
- 12 extra large eggs
- 1⁄4 cup heavy cream
- 2 tablespoons unsalted butter
- salt & freshly ground black pepper
- toasted French bread or brioche bread, for serving
- Preheat the broiler for 5 minutes and place the oven rack 6 inches below the heat.
- Combien the garlic, thyme, rosemary, parsley and Parmesan Cheese and set aside.
- Carefully crack 3 eggs into each of 4 small bowls or teacups (you won't be baking them in these) without breaking the yolks (It's very important to have all the eggs ready to go before you start cooking).
- Place 4 individual gratin dishes on a baking sheet.
- Place 1 TBS cream and 1/2 TBS of butter in each dish and place under the broiler for about 3 minutes, until hot and bubbly.
- Quickly, but carefully, pour 3 eggs into each gratin dish and sprinkle evenly with the herb mixture, then sprinkle liberally with salt and pepper.
- Place back under the broiler for 5 to 6 minutes, until the whites of the eggs are almost cooked (rotate the baking sheet once, if they aren't cooking evenly).
- The eggs will continue to cook after you take them out of the oven.
- Allow to set for 60 seconds and serve hot with the toasted bread.
A friend had originally tried these after seeing them featured on an episode of Barefoot Contessa on the FoodNetwork. She raved about them, and I decided to give them a try. They are fabulous. I did increase the parm and garlic in the recipe, though. We served them for Sunday brunch, but I think that they would be perfect for simple weeknight dinners for 2, also.
Loved this! Actually does not take too much time to make tho it does make lots of dishes to wash, LOL. Store was out of rosemary, so I used tarragon and oregano, can't wait for the garden to have fresh herbs so I can whip this up any time.
Lovely recipe! I love eggs in every form, but I'd never had them baked. Used herbs from my garden. These and the parmesan added so much flavor to the dish. My husband said, "It's the best egg I've ever had." He's not so generous with compliments either. My brother loved it too. We savored every last bite! I've added this to my favorites. Thanks, MarieAlice.