Happy Monday everyone!
I’m always looking for amazing breakfast dishes that can feed a roomful without too much effort. My friends and I often go away for the weekend and we all love a good cooked breakfast, but all our favourites require one or two people to slave over a hot stove. We’d much rather be drinking coffee at the table together.
I might have found it that easy simple dish. This is a little thing I made for lunch the other day with some beautiful eggs, plus ham, spinach and cheddar I had left over from other things. It was so tasty that I had to share.
Baked eggs over spinach, ham and cheese. Inspired by this and this, then done a little something like this….
Butter a ramekin (or two). Put in diced ham, grated cheese and steamed baby spinach. However much you want or have. Add salt, pepper and some herbs (I chose herbes de provence). Break over an egg (I had to use two because the way I cut my cheese meant one egg didn’t cover it). Bake at 375F/190C/gas 5 for ten (runny yolks) to fifteen (firm) minutes. Eat over hot buttered (granary) toast.
I know it doesn’t look like much but oh boy, these were tasty. Buttery and rich and full of flavour.
I think this would be lovely with smoked salmon in place of ham or peas in place of spinach… the cheese wasn’t really needed as it was already really rich from the butter and egg. Just spinach or just ham would be nice, or even just baked egg. Make life as easy or as complicated as you want.
Sure, this recipe has a few steps, but what I really like about it is that it is pretty forgiving – it doesn’t require the careful attention that poached or scrambed (etc) eggs need. You can put it in the oven and sit down with a coffee. It’s not fiddly, you don’t need to measure anything or worry if anything is missing (just think of things that would be nice under eggs and put them in the ramekin!). I think it would scale up easily too – you could make it in a muffin tin and easily feed six or twelve with only a little more effort.
What’s your favourite breakfast to feed a hungry crowd?