Amateur Baked Eggs part 2 & 3

    I decided to venture into baked eggs territory once more this past week. This time I used cream instead of milk and the concoction came out beautifully!

    Part 2: I substituted the cured meat with some sauteed oyster mushrooms. I just added some salt and black pepper to taste. They were wonderful and gave a nice ‘meaty’ texture that carnivores would miss in other vegetarian dishes. Le bf has conjured up a new recipe for sauteed mushrooms so I will try his suggestion the next time.

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    Part 3: In addition to the beef salami I used during Part 1, I also chopped up some bbq chicken to go into the ramekins. This lent some sweet notes to the baked eggs giving the taste a little more depth than if I were to use salamis solely. Although I loved it, the boy prefered if the taste was singular and he would probably appreciate it more If I had separated the two meat ingredients. Well, to each his own I say. :)

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    I can’t wait to try out some other flavor combinations. What kind of ingredients do you usually use? Or what would you like to have in your baked eggs?

Amateur baked eggs

Afer scouring the kitchen for ages, I finally found my long-lost ramekins. This only meant ONE thing. I was going to have to dive in head first into unfamiliar territory. Baked eggs.

I’ve seen these delectable savoury treats make its rounds on my favorite blogs. This one for example. Even my friends were in on the action. They sounded so simple, yet so scrumptious. I knew I had to give it a try.

So yesterday, while clinging to the basic recipe my friend Chloe directed me to, I concocted my own version of baked eggs with what I had on hand. This was the result:

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I whipped it up in about half an hour, including baking time. I just sautéed garlic, slices of beef salami, shredded leftover chicken and a dash of full cream milk on low heat. Then I poured everything in a ramekin, cracked the egg over it and added some salt and Italian herbs. It came out like custard and was a dream. Although I do believe I’m only supposed to spoon in one tablespoon of cream. :)

I can’t wait to add in mushrooms and spinach. Perhaps add some grated cheese as well. The variations are endless.

What do you like to put in your baked eggs? Any tips for amateurs like me?