Baked Eggs and Beans on Toast

Have you ever had baked eggs? I hadn't until I cooked this meal. In fact, I didn't even know people baked eggs. Apparently they do - and they turn out to be a beautiful and tasty dish. I loved the fact that this was served with a fresh grape tomato salad. When tomatoes are in season - they pack so much flavor!

Baked Eggs and Beans on Toast
Adapted from Food Network Magazine, November 2011 Issue
Serves 4

2       tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil, plus more for brushing
½       small onion, chopped
1       tablespoon tomato paste
2       tablespoons apple cider vinegar
1       tablespoon honey mustard
2       teaspoons Worcestershire sauce or steak sauce
Kosher salt and freshly ground pepper
2       15-ounce cans navy beans (1 undrained; 1 drained and rinsed)
8       large eggs
4       thick slices crusty bread
2       cups halved grape tomatoes
¼       cup chopped fresh parsley

1. Preheat the oven to 375°. Heat 1½ tablespoons olive oil in a large ovenproof skillet over medium-high heat. Add the onion and cook, stirring, until golden, about 5 minutes. Add the tomato paste and cook, stirring, 1 more minute. Stir in the vinegar, honey mustard, Worcestershire sauce, ½ cup water, and salt and pepper to taste. Bring to a simmer, then add the beans, plus the liquid from one of the cans. Cook until the beans are soft, about 5 more minutes.
2. Make eight indentations in the bean mixture and crack an egg into each. Sprinkle with salt and pepper and transfer to the oven. Bake until the egg whites are set, 10 to 14 minutes.
3. Meanwhile, heat a large skillet over medium-high heat. Brush the bread with olive oil on both sides and toast in the skillet, 1 minute per side. Toss the tomatoes, parsley, the remaining ½ tablespoon olive oil, and salt and pepper to taste in a bowl. Divide the toast among plates; top each with 2 eggs, some beans and the tomato salad.

1 comment:

  1. OMG yummy cant wait for my sis to wake up so we can try and make this hehe x