Continuing with the Detox January theme this week I’m making Easy Spicy Italian Baked Eggs. They are perfect for breakfast, brunch or a light lunch, and if you’re into healthy food whether just for January or in general they are super healthy too!!
If you’re cooking for a crowd they are really good because you make them the day before, keep them in the fridge and on the day just add the egg, Mozzarella cheese and bake, that’s it!!
They are so versatile you can really make them with anything you have laying around in the fridge especially left-overs meats or grilled veggies, sometimes I also add chopped black olives and lots of herbs.
Layers of rich tomato sauce, smoked ham and free range egg topped with creamy Mozzarella, dried oregano and olive oil. Perfect for breakfast, brunch or a light lunch, and if you're into healthy food whether just for January or in general they are super healthy too!!
- 4 Free range eggs
- 8 slices Mozzarella for pizza
- 1 tbsp Capers
- 1 tbsp Sun blushed tomatoes
- 400gr Can of chopped tomatoes
- 1 bunch Fresh Basil
- Salt & black pepper to taste
- 50 gr Smoked ham, bacon or pancetta
- 1 tbsp Sriracha sauce Add more if you like spicier
- Olive oil
- 1/2 tbsp Dried oregano + more to sprinkle on top
In a pot add a can of chopped tomatoes, dried oregano, salt and black pepper to taste, Sriracha sauce, fresh basil, garlic and the chopped capers and sun blushed tomatoes.
Leave the sauce to cook for approx 15 minutes at a low to médium temperature
In a separate pan add a tbsp of olive oil to warm through the ham until is crispy, you can also use bacon.
Once all the ingredients are cooked we start to make the individual portions by oiling a couple of ramekins. For this video I made 2 ramekins, but the sauce and the ham will be enough for 4 or 5 ramekins.
Once the portions are done add a couple of slices of Mozzarella for pizza. To finish sprinkle some dried oregano and drizzle olive oil over each ramekin.
Bake in a preheated oven at 180C for 8 to 10 minutes for a soft yolk and 12 to 15 minutes for a hard yolk.
Once done remove from the oven and serve!
- I like to serve these eggs with crusty bread so whilst the eggs are baking I grill some Ciabatta slices with some olive oil.
- Mozzarella for pizza is a semi hard dry cheese that doesn’t releases water whilst cooking. If you can’t find Mozzarella for pizza you can use any other waterless cheese.
A while ago I did a similar recipe for baked eggs, but in that occasion it was more of a basic idea, however, this time I wanted to up the game and give these Easy Spicy Italian Baked Eggs an edge and a more grown up flavour with the Sriracha, capers and sun blushed tomatoes.
Of course, if you prefer the more basic recipe go and check out My Mom’s Baked Eggs . These eggs also use the basic recipe of Italian tomato sauce Southern Italian style that can be used not only for these baked eggs but for pastas or bakes here’s the link to the recipe 15 Minutes tomato Sauce.
One of the main ingredients in these Easy Spicy Italian Baked Eggs are sun blushed tomatoes, and I know that some times these can be difficult to find because they are not to be confused with sun dried tomatoes, the ones I used are sun blushed or semi dried tomatoes. But fear not, if you can’t find them I’ve got the recipe to make them yourself at home very easily and very quick, check out my How to Make Italian Sun Blushed Tomatoes in the Oven. I go step-by-step on how to make these little jewels that you can use in sooo many recipes that’s worth having them in the fridge all the time.
HOW TO SERVE THESE EASY SPICY ITALIAN BAKED EGGS
I like to serve these baked eggs with some crostini or crusty bread slices, I think it works really well, but if you’re making them as a light lunch you can also serve them with a green salad and a simple vinaigrette dressing or just some olive oil, salt and black pepper.
At home when I’m on my own I like to eat them with Arepa crisps, one because I’m gluten free but also because arepa crisps are 10 times crispier and more delicious than crostini and eggs and arepa complement each other very well indeed.
If you’ve never tried arepa crisps I really encourage you to try them, they are very delicious and so so crispy, here’s the recipe how to make them Leftover Arepa Crisps. By the way you can freeze them and defrost them when you need them by just putting them in a toaster.
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See you next time with another delicious recipe
HAPPY COOKING! 🙂