Prep 35 mins
Cook 15 mins
My love of eggs - for breakfast, lunch or dinner - is no secret. So when I came across this one I knew it was a likely winner. Have not tried it yet but posting it with the original ingredients. I will most likely reduce the calorie count in my own rendition.
- 2 tablespoons olive oil
- 1 onion, thinly sliced
- 1 red bell pepper, cut into strips
- 1 yellow bell pepper, cut into strips
- 1 fresh red chili pepper, seeded and finely chopped
- 6 plum tomatoes, peeled, seeded and quartered
- salt & freshly ground black pepper
- 2 teaspoons chopped of fresh mint
- 4 eggs
- Before preparing dish, decide whether you want to cook the eggs in the oven or on the stove. Directions for both methods provided.
- Heat oil in a heavy skillet. Add onion and cook 5 minutes or until soft. Add peppers and chile, cover and cook 8 minutes or until bell peppers are just tender.
- Add tomatoes to bell pepper mixture, cover and cook 5 to 8 minutes or until vegetables are blended but still retain their shape and texture. Season with salt and pepper and stir in mint.
- For oven baked eggs: Preheat oven to 350F (180C). Divide mixture among four individual serving oven-proof dishes. Make an indentation in vegetables and carefully add an egg to each one. Cook in oven 12 to 15 minutes or until eggs have set.
- For skillet poached eggs: Make four wells or cups in vegetable mixture and carefully break in eggs. Cover and cook over low heat 5 minutes, basting occasionally with juices.
- Garnish with mint sprigs and serve.
Very good! I used the stovetop option. This was flavorful and a had a nice little kick from the chili pepper. Thanks for sharing!
This was an excellent breakfast dish. Thanks to prior comments I did some tweaking of the recipe. First, I did not have a red chili pepper so I used a jalapeno pepper. Then I used canned tomatoes and included about 2 tablespoons of juice with the tomatoes to make up for the lack of liquid when poaching the eggs. Oh, and I cooked on the stove top in a skillet. Again excellent dish, made easier with the addition of the extra tomato juice. Thanks for a new breakfast dish that I will make this again. Made for ZWT3.
Great combination of flavours. I made this for one -- and for breakfast. I expected the veggies to sweat out enough moisture, but like the other reviewers, I didn't have any liquid for basting. I needed to add several tablespoons of water. I forgot to take a photo, but will add one the next time I cook it. I love savoury for breakfast. Made and enjoyed for Zaar World Tour.