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5 breakfast dishes to enjoy at dinner

By: Enrique Gili on Nov. 28, 2012, 4:50 p.m.
Baked eggs

Photo: Enrique Gili

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Baked Eggs

A highly versatile dish requiring eggs and whatever tasty bits are handy and you can swap in alternative ingredients.
Cheese: Smoked Gouda or Gruyere
Herbs: Thyme or oregano
Meat: Cooked Canadian bacon or chorizo
Vegetables: Sauteed mushrooms or green onions


Prep time: 10 minutes

Total time: 20 minutes

Yield: Makes 1 serving


Baked Eggs


  • 1/2 teaspoon butter
  • 1 wedge ready-made polenta
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 slice provolone cheese, chopped
  • 1 teaspoon Parmesan cheese, grated
  • 1 tablespoon fresh basil and marjoram, chopped fine
  • 1 tablespoon heavy cream (optional)
  • Dash sea salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste
Cooking directions
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit.
  2. Lightly coat inside of medium-sized custard dish with butter from top to bottom. Place polenta on bottom and layer with provolone. Crack 2 eggs and gently pour over cheese. Add Parmesan and herbs.
  3. Place on center rack of oven and cook for 12 minutes, or until eggs set. The finished result resembles a mini souffle.