Wednesday, December 2, 2009

Baked Eggs And Vegetables In Bread Cups

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Like one of my previous recipes, this one too is inspired by something that caught my eye on the Pepperidge Farm website. I used the basic idea from there but made my own changes to the recipe.

(For 9 bread cups)
9 bread slices, crusts trimmed
5 eggs, beaten
¼ cup milk
5 Tbsp shredded cheddar cheese

Other ingredients:
2 Tbsp butter
2 cloves garlic, crushed and minced
½ tsp red pepper flakes
2 cups of mixed vegetables, finely chopped (I used what I had- onions, asparagus, potatoes, radishes)


Preheat the oven to 375 F. Grease a muffin tin.

Take a slice of bread and brush one side of it with a little bit of the beaten egg-milk mixture. Place the slice (brushed side down) in the muffin cup and press down gently. Repeat with the other slices.

Meanwhile, melt some butter in a skillet on medium heat. Add the garlic, red pepper flakes and onions followed by the asparagus, potatoes and radishes. Cook for 3-5 minutes. Mix well and set aside.

Once the vegetables have cooled a bit, add to the eggs. Add salt, pepper, cheddar cheese and mix well. Distribute the vegetable-egg mixture between the cups of the muffin tin (I had enough mixture for 9 cups). Bake for 15-20 minutes or until the eggs are done.

I like how the bread, eggs, vegetables and cheese come together to make this a very simple and elegant meal. This is a nice variation on the traditional eggs-on–toast routine and would be great for breakfast, lunch, or even dinner.

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12 Burps:

Laavanya said...

I have a similar recipe posted (but w/o egg) - however I can't get the bread cups to look so perfect. Must try this version sometime - looks yummy.

sra said...

Very nice idea, but I'll have to find some other container to shape the bread!

Rachel said...

By looking at the pic you wouldn't say the shell is a bread...This is something I am trying very soon

Divya Vikram said...

Yummo! A meal in a bread cup !!

TBC said...

Laavanya- thank you. I have to take a look at your eggless version. :)

Sra- you could do the same thing in mini-ramekins if you have those. :)

Rachel- sure, give it a shot. I was pretty happy with the way they turned out.
How have you been? :)

Divya- that's exactly what it is.:)

mangocheeks said...

What a wonderful creation and portable too.

TBC said...

Mangocheeks- thank you.:)

Nags said...

oh my! this is such a lovely idea.

TBC said...

Nags- thank you.:)

Anonymous said...

i tried this... and came out well......thanks for the wonderful idea

TBC said...

Anon- thank you for the feedback. Glad it worked for you!

Anonymous said...

Thinking about doing this with a larger piece of bread and cracking in a whole egg as opposed to beating it.

Great blog you have here. You've given me a lot of ideas.

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